Lodge News

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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Visit to Chelsea Lodge

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Grand LodgeOn Friday 18th March six brethren from Croeso Lodge made the trip to London to visit Chelsea Lodge 3098. We received a warm welcome and were privileged to observe a faultless ceremony in the impressive temple at UGLE.

Then it was off to the Connaught Rooms where we were treated to a first-class festive board which included some brilliant entertainment from the talented Chelsea Brethren.






Remember Abbey Road?

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A quick one in the Freemasons Arms before the main event


WM Gareth and Bro Howard enjoy the festive board


Bro George Muranyi, JW of Chelsea Lodge and a fine pianist joins us for dinner


W,Bro Andrew totally bewildered by the magician!

Helping Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies celebrate 50 years in Freemasonry

Helping Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies celebrate 50 years in Freemasonry




Promotions and Appointments to Provincial Grand Rank

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

congrats penCongratulations to everyone in South Wales accepting promotion or first appointment to Provincial Grand Lodge. Croeso are pleased and proud to have been awarded two first appointments and two promotions this year. Well done to Bro Arthur and W.Bro Ian on their first Provincial collar and W.Bro Paul and W.Bro Ceri for their promotion.


Promotions to Grand Rank

Friday, March 11th, 2016


Congratulations from Croeso Lodge to those Brethren who have accepted Promotion or First Appointment in Craft Grand Rank. Well deserved!
For details click the link below.


LOI dates for March

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Practice makes perfect!

Rehearsals for our April meeting will be held at CMH on:-


Tuesday 8th March 2016. 8:00pm
Thursday 24th March 2016. 8:00pm
Wednesday 30th March 2016. 8:00pm
Tuesday 5th April 2016. 8:00pm

Please make every effort to attend.

Ddydd Gwyl Dewi

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

St DavidHappy St Davids day!!

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Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015



LOI Dates for January

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Practice-Makes-PerfectThere will be rehearsals for our installation ceremony on Tuesday 5th, 12th and 19th January at 8:00pm in the Cardiff Masonic Hall. Please make every effort to attend, especially if you are taking an office next year. For more information, contact W.Bro Viv: v.creedon@nullbtinternet.com
We look forward to seeing you