May 2022 Newsletter
My Dear Brothers
Mayday traditionally heralds the beginning the Summer season and I am sure I am not alone in welcoming it this year more than almost ever before as we hopefully emerge from those dark days of the pandemic and begin our careful return to something like normality.
And what a joy this Spring has been in particular with the garden and wild flowers seeming brighter and more abundant than ever and birds singing louder and longer than I can remember as if to join with us in happier days ahead!.
With the return of our regular programme of Masonic meetings, there is much work to be done before to the end of this Masonic year at the end of June which results in diaries being very crowded catching up with the recent disruptions creating inevitable clashes which is unfortunate and disappointing.
For our District of Dyfed, May and June will be particularly memorable with a total of seven members receiving the following higher degrees at the Grand East in Duke St:-.
- On May 17th. E & PP Tim McDermott – Landsker Chapter – Kt. Kadosh 300
- On June 7Th. The following E & PP’s to Kts Kadosh, 300 ;
- E & PP David Griffiths – Ceredigion Chapter
- E & PP David Parry – Sarn Helen Chapter
- E& PP Tony Trumper – Maridunum Chapter
- The following three Ill Bro’s to Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, 320
- Ill Bro Syd Smith – Ceredigion Chapter
- Ill Bro Eifion Evans – Landsker Chapter
- Ill Bro John G Evans – Sarn Helen Chapter
I cannot recall ever having so many Brethren receiving their promotions together and both I and our District Recorder wish to heartily congratulate them on their preferment which are so richly deserved.
Pelican Peleton & Wales Air Ambulance – May 22nd 2022
The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has been regularly and generously supported by Masonic Charities over many years and has saved many lives by providing rapid high quality critical care when most needed by flying over 40,000 missions in the last 20 years which is a staggering achievement.
Surprisingly, the Charity receives no direct Government support and to keep their helicopters flying they need the public’s continuous support.
The Pelican Peloton is a cycling event that Ill Bro Nick Sawyer of the Sarn Helen Chapter, in Aberaeron, is organsing in conjunction with the WAA and is detailed in the attached poster.
Whilst the majority of the Sarn Helen cycling route is within our Dyfed District, the balance passes through both the North and South Wales Rose Croix Districts and they are both supporting the event which finishes in Aberaeron when the North and South teams hopefully arrive close to each other. There will be a welcome reception at Aeron Lodge, Aberaeron from 2pm with a BBQ and refreshments for participants and supporters to which all are cordially invited.
Donations from individuals and Chapters within the Dyfed District will be gratefully received through the links below
- On-line donations through ‘Just Giving’ which enable the benefits of Gift Aid:-
- General further details:-
- Registration and links to the routes of all 10 Stages can also be downloaded from: –
I do hope to meet many of you before the summer break and in any case may I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful break enjoying both the sunshine and our return to happy social gatherings as they were more than two years ago.
Sincerely and Fraternally