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Square Meals Closure – 30th June

Following the Welsh Assembly First Minister’s announcement that several restrictions are being eased, non-essential shops were allowed to open as of Monday 22nd, that relatives are to be allowed to travel further distances to support their family members who have been isolated and the heartening news that the ‘R’ rate is now reducing still further, we at the Cardiff Masonic Hall have decided that the fantastic work that has been carried out tirelessly throughout the last three and a half months by our dedicated and selfless volunteers is now therefore coming to an end.

Over this period, our Chefs, Waiting and Bar staff, our Office and Managerial Staff and a host of volunteer drivers brought together by their passion to help and support those less fortunate than themselves, have put themselves on the line day after day to cater for so many in the South Wales Provincial area. This has enabled isolated and vulnerable individuals to be able to benefit from delicious and nutritional meals from a wide range of our menu. It has also allowed those less fortunate through circumstances beyond their control to be supported at a time when Charities in the area have been stretched to capacity through the limitations put on their funding.

In total, we have completed over 2000 deliveries of meals during this time and this is only part of the amazing support that has been delivered to families in South Wales by the Freemasons in the area.

I am immensely proud of everyone that has stepped up and volunteered throughout the recent challenges and I want to express the appreciation of the entire Board at the Cardiff Masonic Hall for all of the selfless contribution that has been given. You have all excelled in your respective roles and given so much.

So, after what seems like an age, the ‘Square Meals’ initiative from the Cardiff Masonic Hall will come to an end on Tuesday 30th June. All orders received up to that date will continue as usual and all deliveries will be made on the usual scheduled days. Tuesday 30th will be the last delivery day covering that day and the Wednesday following.

Please remember though, the initiative may be stopping, but the Freemasons of South Wales and beyond are still here, dedicated and ready to help and assist if you or your families find yourselves in need of help. It is, after all, the basis of what Freemasonry stands for and is here for. So if you need further assistance, please reach out, we are here to support you.

Kindest regards, always,

Phill Hanlon
Director and General Manager

Special Meeting at Cardiff Masonic Hall, Thursday 6th December

A message from W.Bro. Alan Gardener, Assistant Provincial Grand Master.


Brethren,

In my role as Assistant Provincial Grand Master I have been asked, when needed, to assist any or all of the Masonic Hall Companies in our Province and see where we can exchange ideas and spread best practice. Therefore, I cordially invite all Masters, First Principals, Lodge Liaison Officers and Dining Stewards to attend a meeting that I will
Chair, in conjunction with the Directors of the CMHCL, with regard to the Cardiff Masonic Hall Company and its future.

Let me state at this point that I do not have a magic wand, and we will all need to continue to work together if we wish to be successful and improve our facilities and make The Cardiff Masonic Hall financially sustainable.

This meeting is open for all Lodges, Chapters and all side degrees which meet at the CMHC. As you all are aware, the (CMHCL) has been going through a transitional period over the last Eighteen months and I feel that now is the time to reflect on what progress has been made.

To help us succeed in aim we will require the assistance, cooperation and support of all brethren in order that we achieve a Masonic Hall that we all are proud to be associated with. More importantly, one where we look forward to attending our meetings and enjoying the food and beverages within comfortable surroundings and a venue that we would be pleased to bring our partners, wives and friends.

Having spoken to many of the brethren, and more importantly listened to them over the last few months, I feel that I have a general understanding of where we are, and more importantly where you feel we should be, especially within the next Twelve / Eighteen months. I am sure you do not need me to remind you that we are all Masonic brethren and shareholders in the company, and we all need to work together, if we are to be
successful.

I would welcome your attendance and your positive comments, if there are any questions which you would like me to address those, which are not covered in the agenda, please forward them to me before the 1st December and if time permits on the evening, and if I have sufficient knowledge of your question, I will hopefully supply you with a suitable reply. Could you please inform me before the 1st December 2018, regarding who from your Lodge / Chapter etc., will be attending this meeting.

Yours sincerely and fraternally
Alan Gardener
W.Bro. Alan Gardener PSGD APGM


Download a pdf of the CMHC Special Meeting Agenda and Reply Slip

Please advise Hannah Law at Cardiff Masonic Hall that you are able to attend by completing and returning the reply slip to:
hannah.law@cardiffmasonichall.co.uk
or by telephone on 02920 396576 – office hours 10.30am to 3.30pm

Autumn Rugby Internationals 2018

Wales v Scotland

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Kick off 2.45pm

Wales v Australia

Saturday 10th November 2018
Kick off 5.20pm

Wales v Tonga

Saturday 17th November 2018
Kick off 2.30pm

Wales v South Africa

Saturday 24th November 2018
Kick off 5.20pm

Meal & Pint for just £13

Bar will be open from 12 noon for every home match day!
Matches shown on our screens
We can cater for up to 200 guests
Enjoy Free Wi-Fi

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment
Email: Hannah.Law@cardiffmasonichall.co.uk

Autumn Rugby Internationals Menu

Price £13.00

Choose From:
Chicken Curry, Rice & Chips + Pint,
Beef Bourguinon, Rice & Chips + Pint
OR
Scampi and Chips

Want Dessert?
For just £5 extra Choose From:
Welsh Ice Cream
OR
Welsh Cheese selection and crackers with a choice of grapes and chutney

Bar will be open from 12 noon for home mach days.

Up to £400 off your wedding at Cardiff Masonic Hall

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As Wedding Season is currently underway, Cardiff Masonic Hall are feeling the love in the air and would like to share that!

We are offering up to £400 off a booking fee for a Wedding booked at the Hall!

To enter this competition please go to our Facebook page.

On Friday 27th July a name from the comments will be picked at random by a name generator then revealed!

*Terms and Conditions apply depending on guest numbers*

Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of South Wales June 2018

The Annual Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, of the Province of South Wales

Will be Holden at the Masonic Temple, Guildford Street, Cardiff, under the Banner of the South Wales Mark Provincial Stewards Lodge No. 1829 on

Wednesday 6th June 2018.

The meeting will commence at 2.00pm to conduct the business of Provincial Grand Lodge and the Investiture of Provincial Grand Lodge Officers.

Strictly Cymru Grand Final at Cardiff Masonic Hall

A dance competition for disabled competitors of all abilities, young and old.

Cardiff Masonic Hall,
on Saturday 7th April 2018 1.30pm until 10.30pm

Entry price includes:

  • Drinks Reception including Canapés
  • Entry to watch Strictly Final Competition and professional dance performances
  • Entry to Celebration Disco including Evening Buffet

All monies raised will be used to enable disabled people in Wales to access sport and dance.

Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com
Children under 2yrs – Free
Children under 16yrs – £5
Adults – £15

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Awards 2017

Eight local charities have benefited from a series of special Community Awards from South Wales Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote of 178,801 votes across England and Wales.

The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.