Welcome to Porthkerry Lodge's Web Site. Porthkerry Lodge is a Masonic Lodge based at the Masonic Hall, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, S. Wales
It embraces and consists of a diverse cultural and social mixture of men representing many walks of local life, from those who are now retired but still very active to: engineers, business executives, salesmen, business owners, administrators, financial experts, accountants, doctors, policemen, heating engineers, production workers, and middle managers. Porthkerry Lodge personifies the sound Masonic philosophy of inclusion in its make up of members, and makes welcome all who share the founding Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. If you are interested in Freemasonry and would like further information, the following websites should answer the majority of your questions.
When do we meet
Porthkerry Lodge meets on the 4th
Friday of the month October November, February, April and May. Typically starting at 6.15pm and finishing after dinner around 10pm. Meetings start with the members gathering in the hall and a chat in the bar. At 6.15pm the members go upstairs put on their Masonic regalia and proceed into the Masonic Temple, where a more formal meeting is conducted. As with most organisations, this usually consists of reading the minutes of the previous meeting, apologies, and greetings to visiting members. There follows a Masonic ceremony conducted by the Master of the Lodge and his Officers. These ceremonies are conducted from memory in a similar way to a Theatre play. After the ceremony, other Masonic business is conducted, such as the Treasurers report, an update on ill members and reports from Grand Lodge and the Provincial Grand Lodge. After the formal meeting closes, everyone retires downstairs to the dining room for dinner. There are Toasts and speeches at the end of the meal.