Lodge News

Christmas Party Time!

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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You are cordially invited to the Christmas Party of the Year!!
The Croeso Gala Ladies Evening will be held on Saturday 16th December at The Cardiff Masonic Hall. This event is always the highlight of our social calendar and a perfect way to kick off your Christmas celebrations. As ever, Masonic and non-Masonic guests are most welcome so why not bring a few friends or loved ones along and give them a tour of the Temple as well as treating them to a first-class night out.

Enjoy a first class meal and fine wines in impressive surroundings before dancing the night away to Wales’ premier party band The Scarletons

Check them out at http://www.thescarletons.co.uk/ and dust off your dancing shoes!!

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As always for this event, tickets are selling fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

All proceeds will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cancer Research Wales

To reserve your place please email jandhmears1@nullsky.com. Remember to include your menu choice from the selection below.

Ardennes Pate
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Main Course
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings
Daube of Beef
Vegetarian Wellington
All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables
Raspberry and White Chocolate Roulade
French Apple Tart
Selection of Cheeses
Coffee and Mints
To include wine on the table

Rehearsal dates for November meeting

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Dates for the rehearsals for our November meeting are as follows. Meetings start at 8:00pm

  • 24th October     Lord Swansea
  • 31st October      Edgar Rutter
  • 7th November   Duke of Connaught
  • 14th November Duke of Connaught



Rehearsal dates for March meeting

Saturday, February 18th, 2017
  • Tuesday 21st February 8:00pm ER Temple
  • Tuesday 7th March 8:00pm DC Temple
  • Tuesday 21st March 8:00pm ER Temple
  • Wednesday 29th March 8:00pm DC Temple

Rehearsal dates for January meeting

Saturday, January 7th, 2017
  • Monday 9th January 8:00pm DC Temple
  • Tuesday 17th January 8:00pm LS temple
  • Tuesday 24th January 8:00pm DC temple

Its party Time – Croeso Gala Night

Monday, November 28th, 2016

lets-partyThe Croeso Gala Ladies Evening will be held on Saturday 17th December at The Cardiff Masonic Hall. This event is always the highlight of our social calendar and a perfect way to kick off your Christmas celebrations. As ever, Masonic and non-Masonic guests are most welcome so why not bring a few friends or loved ones along and give them a tour of the Temple as well as treating them to a first-class night out.

Tickets are only £35 and include an excellent three course dinner with an ample supply of red and white wines.

Live entertainment will be provided by the award winning band ‘Soul in Motion’ an amazing five piece Motown Band who were a great success at last year’s event.

soulinmotion There will also be a charity raffle in aid of the WM’s chosen charity and a special gift for the ladies.

Tickets are selling fast so it is important to book early to avoid disappointment.

To reserve your place at this event contact WM Gareth at burgesshome@nullbtopenworld.com or call 07545 993472

Dress code is black tie/posh frock

Tercentenary celebrations

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Plans to celebrate the tercentenary of freemasonry are well underway. At Provincial Grand Lodge in Barry, our Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Gareth Jones, OBE in addressing us said:-

“Looking ahead , we will have our tercentenary to celebrate. We already have 2 big events planned in South Wales and I have asked W.Bro. Kevin Hearne to co-ordinate all activities across the Province and to take the lead in ensuring we contribute to national activities too. 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our communities with pride, show what we as Freemasons do for the good of society, dispel some more of the myths about our Craft and attract more good men into our ranks. I hope all lodges – or all masonic centres – will plan to hold at least one event to celebrate our 300 years, perhaps linked to a showing of the Royal Albert Hall celebrations.”

To discover more about what is happening and how you can get involved click here

To obtain your Tercentenary Jewel  click here


Rehearsals for September Meeting

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Tuesday 16th August 7:00pm County Cons Club, Birchgrove
Tuesday 23rd August 7.00pm County Cons Club, Birchgrove
Tuesday 30th August 8.00pm Cardiff Masonic Hall
Tuesday 6th September 8.00pm Cardiff Masonic Hall

Not just a pretty face!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Hearty congratulations to our very own W.Bro Robert Cozens who graduated this week with a hard earned Master of Arts degree. Well done Rob.RobMA

Croeso Members Take to the Skies

Monday, June 13th, 2016

image4Croeso  WM W.Bro Gareth Burgess is part owner of Avi8tors Flying Club in Cardiff. When he offered Croeso Members the chance to fly with him in a military jet our brave Senior Warden, Bro Jeff Mears, was the first to volunteer for the experience of a lifetime.

A date was set and Bro Jeff prepared himself thoroughly for the event by watching Top Gun on DVD the evening before the flight.
After a safety briefing which included instructions on the use of the ejector seat, radio and oxygen systems, Bro Jeff donned his bone-dome and strapped himself into the cockpit.

Bro Jeff "Goose" Mears

Bro Jeff “Goose” Mears

Captain Burgess took the two seater Jet into the air accelerating to over 400 mph. He flew at low level from St Athan Military Airfield along the South Wales coast towards Ogmore by Sea. The 45 minute sortie included an exhilarating high speed, high G flight along the coastline before returning for a 250 mph fly-by 50 feet above the runway followed by a tactical running break manoeuvre to land back at St Athan.
Bro Jeff said after the flight that he would recommend the experience to anyone and was proud of the fact that he managed to hold on to his breakfast throughout the whole trip.
If you would like to take a flight with Gareth, visit www.avi8tors.co.uk or contact him at burgesshome@nullbtopenworld.com

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Gareth "Maverick" Burgess and Jeff "Goose" Mears

WM Gareth “Maverick” Burgess and SW Jeff “Goose” Mears


Summer Ball

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Summer is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a Summer Ball!
The Worshipful Master has organised an outstanding evening at the stunning Canada Lodge and Lakes Resort in Cardiff.



We have secured exclusive use of the entire venue for the evening of Friday 24th June 2016. Guests will be welcomed from 6:30pm and will be able to enjoy a bar reception and use of the beautiful terrace area. Dinner will be a 3 course meal with a fish and vegetarian option.


We will dine at 7:30pm in the lower banquet hall with background music playing softly, a few quick toasts and a raffle will then see us retire to the upper banquet hall which will be set up to accommodate tabled seating with a bar area and terrace.
Dancing and entertainment will follow, provided by the popular and lovely Diva Divine who will play from 9pm until Midnight. image3The main theme is Motown but she has a fantastic set list including modern hits as well as timeless classics. Diva Divine is all about the party and will interact with the audience to ensure the dance floor is packed all night long.

Tickets are only £36 per person which includes a three course meal & two bottles of wine per table.
Contact The WM at burgesshome@nullbtopenworld.com for a booking form to reserve your place but please hurry, there are only 12 tables of 10 available and the event is certain to be a sell-out. Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

As ever, non-masonic guests are most welcome. Proceeds will be in aid of the WM’s chosen charity for this year, The Motor Neuron Disease Association

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