Lodge News

Knock Knock knock!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Calling all budding comedians! If you enjoy a good laugh then why not join us for the second annual Croeso Lodge joke evening at The Sandringham Hotel in Cardiff on Friday 23rd October at 7.00pmcomedy logo (3) (638x640)

Its a relaxed and informal affair where we enjoy good food and a few drinks before taking turns to share a joke or funny story.
Last years event was a huge success and this year promises to be even bigger and better. Tickets are selling fast so get yours now. As ever, guests are most welcome.

Contact Viv Creedon V.Creedon@nullbtinternet.com to reserve your place for only £20, price includes a three course meal.



Croeso Donates £500 to Cardiff Chameleons

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Cardiff Chameleons Swimming Club enable children and adults with special needs or learning disabilities to participate in competitive swimming competitions or just to swim for pleasure. Last year Croeso Lodge donated £500 to help them prepare for the upcoming Special Olympics in Los Angles.
We were delighted to recently receive these pictures from Chameleon member Andrew Williams who won gold and bronze medals at the event.

Despite support from Croeso and others, Andrew still had to raise almost £1000 to cover his and his carers expenses while in the USA. Huge congratulations to Andrew and everyone who took part in the event.

If you would like to find out more about Cardiff Chameleons click here




Bro Stanley Wakefield

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

StanIn loving memory of Bro Stanley Wakefield who was called to the Grand Lodge above on 5th July 2015. A true gentleman, a fine Freemason and a tireless servant of Croeso Lodge. Rest in peace Stan.

Its almost time to get on your bike for Tomas

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Don’t forget that the Tomas Martin bike ride is this Saturday (please see previous post for details). Good luck to all the riders taking part.

Bike Ride

If you’re not riding you can still help out by becoming a Marshall, contact Bro Phil for details. Phil.Martin@nullrcdltd.co.uk
Failing that, why not simply turn up at some point en-route and cheer on the riders.
Your support would be most welcome.


Croeso donate to Cruse Bereavement Care

Monday, May 25th, 2015

crus cheque

W.Bro Robert Cozens presents a cheque for £500 to staff from Cruse Bereavement Care, Wales.

W.M. Les Hopkins presents a cheque for £500 to Cruse Bereavement Care Wales.

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve.

Cruse Bereavement Care Wales’ vision is that all bereaved people should have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Most people will cope with help and support from family and friends but for those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of Cruse is Croeso member W.Bro Robert Cozens (left).


If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call Cruse on 0844 477 9400 or email   cardiff@nullcruse.org.uk. To find out more about the amazing work Cruse do, click here

2021 Festival News

Monday, March 30th, 2015

rmbi-needs-youKeep up to date with 2021 Festival news. click here

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


Get your thinking caps  on and join the W.M. for a curry and quiz night at Whitchurch Golf Club on Friday 1st May 2015. Tickets are just £10 per head and there is no limit to the the amout of masterminds you can have in your team.

Please book early as numbers are restricted to 100 and the event is certain to be a sell-out.

All proceeds for the evening will go to the W.M.’s chosen charity for this year, CHILDLINE.

Tickets are available from Les, Henry or Rob or you can register your team and arrange payment on-line by clicking  here

If you can’t make it on the night, dont worry, you can still support this excellent cause by buying a raffle ticket for only £5 or donating a prize for the raffle – better still, why not do both!





Get on your bike for Tomas

Monday, March 23rd, 2015


Tomas Martin is the son of long-standing Croeso member Bro. Phil Martin. When he was just two years old Thomas developed a rare neurological disorder which has left him severely physically disabled and totally reliant on his power wheelchair. Now 21, Thomas is a charasmatic, determined and likeable young man with a wicked sense of humour and with the love and support of his family and friends leads as active a life as possible.

Tomas’s existing transportation is now very old and tired  so Bro Phil is raising money to fund a much needed specially converted vehicle. This will accommodate Tomas’s  current and future needs and go some way towards giving Tomas the quality of life he deserves.

Bro. Phil has organised a sponsored bike ride from Blaenavon to High Cross, near Newport and hopes as many as possible will get involved. Members of Croeso took part in a similar ride a few years ago and a great time was had by all. The ride covers a distance of about 20 miles but don’t worry if you’re not a super fit athlete like those pictured above, the route follows a well-maintained, tarmac cycle track through beautiful scenery and is mostly downhill or flat. The event will take place on Saturday 13th June from about 11.00am and, even at a leisurely pace, should take no more than around  three hours, not including stops at the many fine hostelries en route!

The ride is open to everyone so please get involved if you can. We need marshalls as well as riders. To find out more or to register, please click the links below.

On your bike for Tomas


Defibrillator at Cardiff Masonic Hall

Friday, March 20th, 2015







Many of you will have noticed the new AED (Defibrillator) in the security office at Cardiff Masonic Hall. W.Bro Ceri Morgan and Bro Jeff Mears attended a training session on Thursday 19th March and are now competent to use this device. Lets hope they never have occasion to.