The passing of the veils

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Unusually, there will be a demonstration of the ‘Passing of the Veils’ Ceremony in Monmouthshire. This ceremony is only permitted to be used in the Province of Bristol except for demonstrations. It should be a very popular event so book early to avoid disappointment.

Fraternal visits for the Newport Lodges

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The first of the new fraternal visits was held at the Jasper Tudor Lodge last Saturday. It was a well attended, enjoyable event and there were also two initiates. The idea is that the Newport Lodges from time to time visit each other. The next fraternal visit will be at the Albert Edward Prince of Wales Lodge on Thursday 8th February.

A New years message from the provincial grand master

 

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To all Members of the Province of Monmouthshire
Dear Brethren,
What an absolutely exceptional period the last 12 months have been! This time last year we prepared to celebrate our Tercentenary year. Over the last 12 months we have thoroughly enjoyed celebrations Nationally, Provincially and at a Lodge level to the extent that I  am very happy that we, in Monmouthshire have used this unique opportunity to our best advantage; both enjoying the moment and also strengthening our future through the heightened promotion of our work within our local communities.
As our ‘mini-festival’ in favour of the Monmouthshire Masonic Trust Fund concludes, we will continue as a Province to enjoy a charity resource that enables us directly to benefit the communities in which we live, and for many years to come. The establishment of a building fund, a fund growing slowly but surely, will support the repair and improvement of our buildings in the future. There are very healthy signs that positive interest in Freemasonry has grown recently, leading to increased applications for membership.
As members of the Province of Monmouthshire and as we move forward into the next 300 years, this is our golden opportunity to embrace this significant upward trend and to join with its momentum, for the benefit of our Membership and our Lodges.
As ever we remain proud to be Monmouthshire Masons, so lets move forward with total determination to be stronger for the future generations of our members.
I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year
Sincerely and fraternally yours
Richard G. Davies
Provincial Grand Master