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Welcome to the Mark Province of Dyfed Website

Provincial Grand Master
R.W.Bro. Gary Hicks

Welcome to a new Masonic Year..

A warm welcome to the website of the Mark Province of Dyfed which covers the three Counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

We hope that this website will be of interest to not only Freemasons but also to those merely intrigued.

The Mark Degree in Freemasonry, which greatly enhances the Craft Masons’ understanding of operative masonry, has been practised in the three counties for many years with our oldest Mark Lodge being established in 1870.

We currently have 12 Mark Lodges and 6 Royal Ark Mariner Lodges meeting at various centres throughout the Province.

The Province is governed by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas and is presided over by the Provincial Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Gary Hicks and assisted by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Worshipful Brother Martin Lowe.

The Province is very active bringing much pleasure and friendship to all its members .
It is known by its members as the “Friendly Degree”.

The Mark Degree promotes Charity with the Mark Grand Charity making very considerable contributions to major National and International worthy causes.

The Province and individual Lodges also make donations to meet many Local needs.
We hope that this site will be a stimulus to Craft Masons’ to seek further insight into Freemasonry
and the Mark Degree in particular.

Current list of appointments and promotions to Provincial Grand Lodge here
(forthcoming appointments and promotions for June 2018 announced here


W Bro Martin Lowe - Deputy Provincial Grand Master and R W Bro Gary Hicks PGM


M W Bro Raymond John Smith with R W Bro Gary Hicks


Latest News from the Province -

MASONIC GOLF DAY 

Derllys Court Golf Club, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen on Friday 18h May 2018.

This is a glorious 18 hole Parkland Golf course. There is also a Pro-shop attached and buggies available (weather permitting)
This will be the first of the seasons for the Mark Province  

Cost is £30.00 inclusive of Coffee/Bacon Roll on arrival, 18holes Golf followed by a meal and

Presentations. (Tee off times 10.00am. to 12.00pm) Please (arrive by 9.30/11.00)

Please contact Berwyn Jones & Iwan Jenkins
Letters will be sent out to Lodge secretaries for information and to those members who we have addresses for and who have supported the society over the last few years.

(See latest news for entry form)


2018 Provincial Appointments Announced:
Congratulations to Emyr Davies as next Provincial Grand Senior Warden
and to Sion Wilson as our next Provincial Grand Junior Warden

 
Full list of appointments and promotions here

General Purposes Committee

The General Purposes Committee will be held at Carmarthen on Saturday 14th April 2018. It will be a morning meeting commencing at 10am and finishing by 12.30pm.

The format will change slightly from previous years, personal invitations to attend will be sent to the following officers of the lodge, Worshipful Master, Treasurer, Secretary, Charity Steward and Almoner.  There will be brief presentations aimed at each of these key offices, simply to being everyone up to date on changes anticipated in the near future. But the committee also provides an oppourtunity to share any problems and to indentify  potential solutions.

 

Over £419,000 So far (1st June 2017) 

Congratulations to everyone 

See full article on the MBF section here 

See the Facebook Pages here 

 

   

Pro Grand Master and Dyfed MBF Walking Team

Huge Congratulations to our intrepid walkers , VWBr Gary Hicks, WBrn adrian Thomas and David Doyle

The Province have raised a massive £6,840.62 to date (1st June 2017) 

Read the letter from WBro Bob Davies here 

 

Teifion Celebrates 50 years in Mark Masonry 

See full article here 

 

Picton Castle Lodge saw the celebration of W Bro Teifion Evans through 50 years of Mark Masonry... 

Mark Golf Day at Derllys Court Golf Club

Full story here 

Provincial Officers Sunday Lunch - May 21st 2017

Sunday 21st May 2017 saw the Annual Provincial Sunday Lunch, arranged this year by W Bro Geoffrey Hall (PrGSW) and W Bro Alun Davies (PrGJW), at the Nantyffyn Hotel, Clunderwen.

An excellent turn out of Grand and Provincial Grand Officers past and present were there to enjoy the food and friendship with wives and partners, but also to celebrate five years under the guidance of RW Bro Ron Jones PGM.

See full article and further pictures here 

 

Over £4,500 raised so far by our walking Team - hoping to be £5,000 before the books close at the end of May..

Congratulations to VW Bro Gary Hicks (PGM Designate) and to WBro Adrian Thomas who did the entire walk dressed as a Red Dragon, and WBro David Doyle. An excellent time for the 7.5 mile walk of 2 hours 20 minutes.

£1000 was presented from the West Wales Craft Province - 

MBF Walk May 2017

 

Pictured here with the Pro Grand Master Richard Wallis...