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Welcome to the Mark Province of Dyfed Website


Provincial Grand Master
R.W.Bro. Gary Hicks

Welcome to another 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.

Congratulations to W Bro Roger Gealy to be appointed as Provincial Grand Senior Warden 
and W Bro Iwan Jenkins as Provincial Grand Junior Warden and to all other appointees.

Full list of those to be appointed and promoted in Provincial Grand Lodge are here 

2018 list of appointments and promotions to Provincial Grand Lodge - list 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

2019 Mark Golf Day - Fri 24th May 2019

Memorial Cup Jim Doyle

Derllys Court Golf Club Carmarthen SA33 5DT...

£35 Per Player, this includes Coffee Bacon Roll, Wholesome 2 course Meal after Golf, & Prizes.

Start Time 10.30-11.30am Maximum handicap 28

1 of the Team Members Must be Mark Mason                                                            

Top 2 Scores Count (Yellow tees, Stableford competition).

Team Competitions; nearest the Pin, Hole 2 & Longest Drive, Hole 11

Contact Berwyn Jones or Iwan Jenkins 

Copy of Invitation here

The Mark Benevolent Fund Grand Parade
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 2pm
Freemasons’ Hall, London


Latest News from the Province -

Mark Provincial Lottery 

Brethren are reminded of the Provincial Lottery which will provide prizes at the Provincial Festive Board.

Last year's prizes were - 1st Prize - £225 - 2nd Prize £135 - and 3rd Prize £90 

Details and Applications forms and rules are available on the Lottery Page... Click here for details...

January 2019 - Mansell Mark Installation 


An excellent turnout for the Installation of W Bro Brian Vince with
20 Grand Lodge Officers and 54 Past Masters in the Inner Workings.
Excellent work by W Bro Vernon Edwards as installing Master who
also gave the Working Tools ...  Both seen here with W Bro Martin
Lowe Deputy Provincial Grand Master. 

October 2018 Installation sees
W Bro Adrian Hallett as Master in Llanelli


Handover of New Volvo First Response Vehicle

Members of Loventium Mark Lodge at the Handover of a new First response vehicle for the Aberaeron area.

Mid & West Wales Fire Service receive the vehicle on 12th October 2018. 
Donations of £250 from Loventium Mark Lodge and £250 from the Dyfed Mark Province.

full story here .....

Pleased to announce that Worshipful Brother Gerald Taylor is to receive Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank at the forthcoming meeting of Royal Ark Mariner Grand Assembly to be held on 11th December 2018. Gerald is the current scribe of Dyfed Royal Ark Mariners Lodge held at Haverfordwest, and was in the Chair in 2010. 

We offer him our heartiest congratulations..... 

Link to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Assembly here 

The October meeeting of Loventium Lodge welcomed Prestonian Lecturer W Bro Paul Calderwood where we received an excellent talk about the early days of the Mark degree, the fight for recognition and the relationship with the United Grand Lodge of England.

An excellent meeting .. and grateful thanks to W Bo Paul who is researching the history of Mark Masonry in the South Wales Province. 

Blood Bike Awareness Day


On Friday 17th August 2018 (Blood Bikes Awareness Day), The PGM, the Deputy PGM and their wives attended a very well organised MBF National Blood Bikes Dedication and Handover day at the National Conference Centre Birmingham - Full story here



Meeting under the Authority of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master
Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas


R.W.Bro. Gareth Raymond Hicks, ProvGM
W.Bro.Martin James Lowe RAMGR Deputy ProvGM

A very successful meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Masons of Dyfed was held on the 30th June 2018. 
The weather was superb, with cloudless skies and a the Provincial Grand Master welcomed many Right Worshipful Brethren and supporters from all over the country. 

We congratulate all who received Provincial hnours and promotions on the day 

Full list of officers appointed and promoted in Provincial Grand Lodge 2018

Investiture of Grand Officers

We are delighted to have 6 members of the Province receiving honurs at Grand Mark Lodge this year.

From Left to Right:
RW Bro Ivor Shuttleworth (PPGM), W Bro Tom Evans, RW Bro Gareth Hicks (PGM), 
W Bro Wynne Moodie, W Bro Martin Lowe (DepPGM), W Bro Clive Griffith, W Bro Jeffrey Squirrell,
W Bro Bob Davies

Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank

At the Annual Provincial RAM Assembly on the 8th June 2018, the Provincial Grand Master was pleased to award Provincial Grand Rank to four hard working members of the Province. We congratulate them all.

W Brethren: Adrian Thomas, Christopher Samuel, Tudor Thomas and Geoffrey Hall
with the Provincial Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Gareth HIcks 
and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master W Bro Martin Lowe