The Lodge

Takes its name from the Breaksea Lightship anchored in the Bristol Channel, three-and a half miles south west of Barry. The lightship itself is named after Breaksea Point at Aberthaw, and was first established in 1838. The vessel is 137 feet long with a beam of 25 feet and is anchored in 10.5 fathoms of water in a position latitude 51*19' 9'’ North and Longitude 3* 19' 0'’ West, marking the western end of the Fathom Bank. She is moored with a four-ton anchor and 195 fathoms of steel chain cable and carries a crew of one master and six ratings on board at one time. The founder members of Breaksea Lodge and the late Bro. Douglas Harries, held their first meeting on the 6th. March, 1970. The Lodge was sponsored by the Vale of Glamorgan Lodge No. 3977, of which many of the founders are members. It was consecrated on the 1st. April 1971 by the R.W.Bro.TheRt.Hon.TheLord Swansea, D.L., Provincial Grand Master of South Wales (Eastern Division), who was also the Installing Master. The Lodge Badge depicts the Breaksea Lightship in position at sea, supported by the square and compasses and the tails of two Dolphins. The Motto is the Welsh words GOLEUNI YW BYWYD” (Light is Life), alluding to Freemasonry as a guiding light to all men.

Our Address

Barry Masonic Hall Broad Street Barry Vale of Glamorgan CF62 7AT

Lodge Officers 2014-2015

W.Bro.C.H.Turner W.M
W.Bro. A.Mordecai I.P.M.
Bro. P.J.R.Jones. S.W
W.Bro. C.S. Manning P.Pr.A.G.D.C. J.W
W.Bro. S.P.Cuddihy P.Pr.D.G.D.C. Chaplain
W.Bro. A. Mordecai. Treasurer
W.Bro. G.S.Kerr P.Pr.G.Reg. Secretary
W.Bro. J.P.Mortimer P.Pr.G.Swd.B. D.C.
W.Bro.A.S.Duthie P.Pr.J.G.W. Almoner
W.Bro.C.S.Manning P.Pr.A.G.D.C. Charity Steward
Bro.K.D.Edwards. S.D.
Bro.P.E.Johnson. J.D
W.Bro.V.L.Bryant P.Pr.G.Reg. A.D.C.
W.Bro.G.W.Gonthier P.Pr.D.G.D.C. Asst/Sec
Bro.N. Burman. I.G.
Bro.C.P.Ogden. Steward
Bro.M.J.Harrington. Steward
Bro.M.R.Kennedy. Steward
Bro.G.W.Rees. Steward
Bro.J.N.Coats. Steward
Bro.K.C.Johns. Steward
W.Bro.G.E.Morgan P.Pr.S.G.D. Tyler
W.Bro.A.S.Duthie P.Pr.J.G.W. Home Charity Rep.
W.Bro.K.Hearne P.Pr.D.G.D.C. Mentoring Officer.

Past Masters

1971 L.G.J.Hamber P.J.G.D 1972 E.J.Hedley P.Pr.S.G.W. 1973 T.B.Jones P.Pr.A.G.D.C. 1974 G.L.Reeves 1975 W.Barber P.Pr.G.Reg. 1976 W.R.Hartland P.Pr.G.Swd.B. 1977  D.S.Stephens P.Pr.J.G.D. 1979 T.J.Fouracre P.Pr.J.G.W. 1980 G.Holtam  P.G.Std.B. 1981 S.M.Mortimer P.Pr.G.Swd.B. 1982 A.S.Duthie P.P.J.G.W. 1983  K Wright  P.Pr.J.G.W. 1984 W.E.Marles P.Pr.G.Swd.B. 1985 G.LI.Watkins P.Pr.G.Std.B. 1986 D.T.Symonds 1987 D.C.Jones P.Pr.G.Std.B. 1988 G.E.Morgan P Pr.S.G.D. 1989 J.P.Mortimer P.Pr.G.Swd.B. 1990 C.G.Duncan  P.Pr.A.G.Reg. 1991 V.Holtam P.Pr.S.G.W. 1992 A.G.Jones 1993 W.D.Clements P.Pr.S.G.D. 1995 A.S.Duthie P.Pr.J.G.W. 1996 W.G.Lewis P.Pr.A.G.D.C. 1997 C.P.Kerr P.Pr.A.G.Reg. 1998 G.S.Kerr P.Pr.G.Reg. 1999 S.P.Cuddihy P.Pr.D.G.D.C. 2000 K.C.Sievewright P.Pr.A.G.D.C. 2001 W.E.Marles P.Pr.G.Swd. B. 2002  D.S.Davies P.Pr.J.G.W. 2003 C.P.Kerr P.Pr.A.G.Reg. 2004 K.Hearne P.Pr.D.G.D.C. 2005 V.Holtam P.Pr.S.G.W. 2006 M.A.P.Hill P.Pr.A.G.D.C. 2008 J.W. Shelton P.Pr.J.G.D. 2009 C.S.Manning P.Pr.A.G.D.C. 2010 J.P.Mortimer P.Pr.G.Swd B. 2011 V.L.Bryant P.Pr.G.Reg. 2012 A.Mordecai 2013 A.Mordecai 2014 C.H.Turner      

Founder Members

W/Bro.L.G.J.Hamber.P.Pr.G.W     WM. W/Bro.VHoltam. W.M.3977     Ac/IPM Bro.E.H.HedleyP.Pr.G.S.Wks   SW Bro.T.B.Jones         JW Bro. Rev.G.T.G.Rogers       CHAP. W/Bro.V.T.Davies l.P.M.6626   TREAS. W/Bro.A.G.Phillips Pr.S.G.D.    SEC. W/Bro.S.M.Mortimer Pr.A.G.D.C.    DC.

Bro.D.G.Evans         SD.

Bro.A.J.Barbrook    JD.

W/Bro.W.P.Morgan P.M.4213   ASS/DC

W.Bro.E.G.Knill P.Pr.G.W      ALM.

W/Bro.N.H.Andrew P.Pr.A.G.S.Wks.  ORG.

W/Bro.G.Holtam P.Pr.A.G.D.C    CHAR.

Bro.G.L.Reeves        ASS/SEC

Bro.W.Barber             I.G.

Bro.S.G.H.Davies      STWD.

Bro. T.R.Clark            STWD.

Bro.T.J.Fouracre      STWD.

Bro.G.H.Lakin           STWD.

Bro.J.H.Mills            STWD.

Bro.F.A.Melhuish    STWD.

Bro.A.F.Warner       STWD.

Bro.M.H.Wood        STWD.

Bro.R.Gwyther        STWD.