Director of Ceremonies Cup

At the Charles Lyne Lodge of Installed Masters meeting last Thursday, part of the itinerary was to present the Director of Ceremonies cup. This cup is awarded to the Lodge Director of Ceremonies who has shown excellence throughout the year within his Lodge and the after proceedings.

Below is pictured Worshipful Brother Paul Wadsworth who without doubt fully deserved the award.

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Pictured below is W. Bro. Paul flanked by the RW Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy provincial Grand Master and members of the St Johns Lodge

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Her W. Bro. Paul is being congratulated by W. Bro. John Judd, the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies and also a member of the St Johns Lodge.

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jasper tudor lodge maintain their reputation as charity champions!

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What a wonderful sum of money. The Jasper Tudor Lodge No. 4074, donated £4074 to the Monmouthshire 1997 trust fund which is dedicated to supporting local charities. Added to that was £425.30 raised in a raffle on the occasion of the Lodge Installation evening and a mysterious donation of 70 pence to make the total given a magnificent £4500. The funds were raised throughout the year by many different events. From raffles at Lodge meetings, guessing the weight of a pumpkin at the Provincial Grand Lodge meeting, a race night in May and a social evening in October, and a lottery bonus ball scheme but without doubt, the highest fundraiser was the event held in the Summer by the Maindee Martial Arts and Fitness Centre who raised many thousands of pounds towards helping young people achieve things that without the financial support of those around them they would never be able to do. As several Brethren are members of that group they were more than pleased to help the trust fund as well as their other good causes.

Pictured left to right

Deputy PGM Chris Evans (background) RWPGM Richard G Davies, Brother Aaron Gassor and W.Bro. Ben Waters.

Congratulations to the Lodge in general and all those who were instrumental in raising such a large sum of money to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Anthony M. Halse

Monmouthshire masons travel to london

On Friday 10th February, Bro Andrew Price (The Armed Forces Lodge Charity Steward) was Installed into the Chair of Comrades Lodge 2740 (his mother lodge) at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London.

Comrades Lodge is a Lodge for serving or retired Warrant Officers and Senior ranks of the Guards Division.

There was massive support from Monmouthshire Masons, with over twenty making the trip to London, including The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

Temple number 10 (the second largest temple in the building, which houses 23 temples), provided the stunning backdrop to a military style ceremony of West End workings.

The festive board was certainly one to remember with some fantastic speeches along with music accompaniment from three Scots Guards Pipers!

The pictures show:

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WBro Andy Price with his brother Steve, The Worshipful Master of Kennard Lodge 1258.

(Both Worshipful Masters of their Mother Lodges during the tercentenary year)

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The Comrades Lodge Painting

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WBro Andy Price with Rt WBro Richard Davies The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Monmouthshire, WBro Chris Evans The Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Monmouthshire and WBro (Colonel) Bill Withers The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

This article courtesy of W Bro. Steve Price.