Welcome to another Masonic year

Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Gary HicksA 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 who are intrigued and want to find out more.

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, assisted by Deputy Provincial Grand Master Worshipful Brother Martin Lowe.

The Province is very active, bringing much pleasure and friendship to all its members.

Mark is known by its members as the “friendly degree”.

R.W.Bro. Gary Hicks, Provincial Grand Master

New brother made at Lliedi Lodge

Bro Marc Bassett (centre) flanked by Deputy Provincial Grand Master W Bro Martin Lowe (left) and Lliedi’s Worshipful Master W Bro Alan Davies (right)

Bro Marc Bassett was advanced into Mark Masonry at Lliedi Mark Lodge #820 in Llanelli on Monday 25 April.

Here our new brother can be seen flanked by Deputy Provincial Grand Master W Bro Martin Lowe (left) and Lliedi’s Worshipful Master W Bro Alan Davies (right).

With thanks to W Bro Adrian Hallett.

Dyfed Mark Masons donate £1,000 to local hospice

PGM Gary Hicks, accompanied by DPGM Martin Lowe and members of Lliedi Mark Lodge, presents a cheque for £1000 to David Craddock of Ty Bryngwyn Llanelli Hospice in October 2021

Mark Master Masons of Dyfed have donated £1,000 to Ty Bryngwyn Llanelli Hospice, a provider of specialist palliative care for the community of Carmarthenshire.


2020 is a year which will long be remembered with the impact of the Covid-19 virus causing a global Pandemic  which has impacted on the lives of millions of people.

When the first Lockdown in the UK happened, the Provincial Grand Master immediately requested that the Provincial Benevolent Fund  gave donations of £1,000 each to Foodbanks in the three Counties in our Province, to support those in our communities likely to suffer most from the shutdown of the economy and shielding.


Minutes of the mark Provincial Grand Lodge (June 2019)

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Minutes of the Annual General meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Dyfed, held at the Halliwell Centre, University of Wales Trinity-St David, Carmarthen on Saturday 29th June 2019, under the banner of Picton Castle Lodge No 297.

Some Heroes Wear Aprons

W.Bro Mike Price the Worshipful Master of Mansel Mark Lodge, is director of a stationery firm in
Carmarthen called Bowen & Weaving.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, W. Bro. Mike received a phone call from a gentleman, named Dimitrios in the village of Nantgaredig, asking if W. Bro Mike could supply clear binding covers. He explained that he thought he could make protective face masks for medical staff and other front line staff who would be leading the fight against the virus, using a 4D printer

Picton Castle Charity Donations -

Picton Castle Lodge No. 297

 Prior to tiling at our lodge meeting Tuesday the 22nd of October 2019 our  PGM R W Bro Gareth Hicks accompanied by our WM W Bro Ron Ansell presented representatives of the PEMBROKESHIRE SPECIAL NEEDS GYMNASTIC CLUB, Judith Laxton, Selina Johnson and her son Jac with the cheque for £1500. Judith Laxton very graciously accepted the cheque on behalf of the special needs gym club.


Provincial Grand Officers 2019 - 20

Congratulations to all those who will be appointed and invested at the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge


Dyfed Mark Provincial Lottery


Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Dyfed


Annual Lottery


New First Response Vehicle for Aberaeron

October 2018 - Aberaeron, and members of Loventium Lodge of Mark Master Masons are present at the Handover of a new Volvo First Response Vehicle.

Aberaeron Town Improvements Committee hand over this new vehicle to Aberaeron Fire Station. 

Funded by the community for the community

L to R:
Bro Dewi Morris, W Bro Gwynfor Davies, W Bro Iwan Jenkins & W Bro Malcolm Charlton 


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