Provincial Executives

Deputy Provincial Grand Master - W. Bro. Philip E Sefton
Provincial Grand Treasurer - W. Bro. John M Steward
Provincial Grand Registrar - Larry Knight
Provincial Grand Secretary - W. Bro. Andrew Crump
Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies - W. Bro. Mark Lloyd
Provincial Grand Almoner - W. Bro. David Lewis
Provincial Grand Charity Steward - W. Bro. Nigel Evans



W. Bro. Philip E Sefton, PAGDC, Deputy Provincial Grand Master

Philip was born on the 2nd June 1953 in Newport, (Coronation Day)

He is married to Dianna and has a son, also called Philip

Philip and Dianna both born in Newport and have lived in the St.Julian’s area of Newport since 1983

Philip was educated at St. Joseph’s High School, Newport. He left school at the age of 16 years to take up an apprenticeship as a compositor with a local printing company. Attended Cardiff College of Printing, and after completing his apprenticeship Worked as a Works Manager for 2 locally based printers for over 36 years.

Philip was initiated into Freemasonry in the Casnewydd Lodge No. 6779 at Newport on 10th February 1993, and was master of this Lodge in 1999 and 2010, held offices as Assistant Secretary, Charity Steward and was Lodge Preceptor for 6 years. He was appointed as a Provincial Grand Standard Bearer in 2006 and promoted to Past Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works in 2011.

Exalted into Silurian Chapter No. 471 in 1999. Z in 2009 and 2013. Promoted to Provincial 2nd Assistant Grand Sojourner in 2011 and promoted to Provincial Grand Sojourner in 2014.

Joined the Mark Degree into the Wentloog Lodge No.1586 in 1994 at Castleton. And was Master in 2004, and Master in the Aslar Lodge No. 185 in 2012. Elavated into St. John’s RAM Lodge No. 214, Joined Portwall RAM Lodge in 2013 Commander in 2014 and has been promoted to Provincial Grand Deputy Chaplain in 2006, Provincial Junior Overseer in 2011, Provincial Deputy Secretary in 2013 and now Provincial Secretary in 2013.

Philip is also holds membership in the Royal & Select Masters.



W. Bro. John M Steward, PPrGMO, Provincial Grand Treasurer

John Martin Steward was born on May 19th 1948 in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

He attended Ross Primary School and Ross Grammar School leaving at the age of 18 to join Lloyds Bank in Chepstow. After 7 years in South Wales and the West Country he moved to London and while there met and married his wife Christine in 1976 with whom he has two daughters. They now have two grandchildren.

The family moved to Cardiff in 1984 and ten years later John left the Bank to take up a Practice Manager’s post in Cardiff. In 1999 he moved to a larger practice in Church Village near Pontypridd and remained there until his retirement in 2013.

John was initiated into Freemasonry in the Shir Gar Lodge No 7339 in Cardiff on June 26th 1987 and was Master in 1994 and 1998, IPM in the chair in 1999 and Secretary from 2001 until the Lodge’s demise in 2005. He became a joining member of the Beehive Lodge No 6265 also in Cardiff in October 1988 becoming Master in 1992 and 2011 and Treasurer in 2013. He was the founder Junior Warden of the Lodge of Round Table in Cardiff in 1994, Master in 1996 and has been Treasurer since 2000. He was appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 1998, promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2002 and to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden (South Wales) in 2013.

John was exalted into the Shir Gar Chapter No 7339 (now the Sure & Stedfast Chapter No 8991) in 1990 becoming MEZ in 2002 and has been Treasurer since 2006. He was a founder member of the Chapter of Round Table No 9549 in 1997 becoming MEZ in 2004 and joined the Hendre Chapter No 3250 in 2005 becoming Treasurer in 2014. He was appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer in 2005, promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sojourner in 2008 and to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2013. In Supreme Grand Chapter he was appointed Past Grand Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2014.

John was advanced into Mark Masonry in the Albert Edward Lodge No 1317 in Castleton in 1996 becoming Master in 2001 and has been Treasurer since 2007. In the Province he was appointed Grand Assistant Chaplain in 2003, Past Senior Grand Deacon in 2008, Grand Master Overseer in 2012 and Treasurer in 2014.

John was elevated into the Albert Edward RAM Lodge in 2012.

In Rose Croix John was perfected in the Universities Chapter 1012 in Penarth in 1994, became MWS in 2006 and promoted to 30º in 2009.

In the Red Cross of Constantine he was Installed in the Dewi Sant Conclave No 185 in 1998 and became MPS in 2008. He was appointed to the Divisional Sepulchre Guard in 1999 becoming Captain from 2004 until 2014. In the Division John was appointed Divisional Steward in 2006, Divisional Warden of Regalia from 2008 until 2014, Past Divisional Junior General in 2011 and Divisional Deputy Marshall in 2014.

John also holds membership in Knights Templar (Preceptor 2012), Holy Royal Arch Templar Priests, Royal Order of Scotland and the Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon.

Singing is John’s main hobby outside freemasonry where he is currently a member of the St Denys, Lisvane, Cardiff Church Choir and is the longest serving member of the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral singers for the Midlands and West (which area includes South Wales) which choir he joined in 1991.



Larry Knight, Provincial Grand Registrar



W. Bro. Andrew Crump, Provincial Grand Secretary



W. Bro. Mark Lloyd, PProvGJO, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Mark was born, raised and educated in the Abertillery valley of the Borough of Blaenau Gwent.

In 1975, he joined the Gwent Constabulary and during his service he worked throughout Gwent, both as a uniform and CID officer. He was seconded to the Regional Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service (N.C.I.S.), experienced in covert surveillance, financial Investigations, Source Development and Intelligence. He retired in June 2005.

Since then he has been a self- employed entrepreneur specialising in property. He is married to Sharne Lloyd and has two grown up children.

He was initiated into freemasonry on 4th March 1987 at the Glyn Ebbw Lodge No 2556. He is the present Lodge Secretary, being the Worshipful Master in 2014.

He is a founder member of the Blue Lamp Lodge No 9840, which was consecrated in 2009 and is presently the 10th Worshipful Master.

Mark is also a member of the Beaufort Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1474, being the Worshipful Master in 1997 and 2013, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Lodge of Mark Masters Masons No 1813, in the Province of Worcestershire, Monmouthshire Mark Installed Masters Lodge No 1447, Monmouthshire Installed Commanders Lodge No 1447, Maius Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 1031, being the Worshipful Commander in 2016 and privileged to hold the position of Senior Warden(J) in Duffryn Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 604.

He is a committed Monmouthshire Mason and fully engaged in the continued future and prosperity of his mother lodge, Glyn Ebbw Lodge. He is dedicated and works tirelessly for Charitable causes in the Ebbw Vale and Monmouthshire areas.



W. Bro. David Lewis, Provincial Grand Almoner



W. Bro. Nigel Evans, Provincial Grand Charity Steward

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