The Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon South Wales


The ​Province of South Wales


St Thomas of Acon constituted in 1973 under charter from The Grand Master's Council.

The Order of St. Thomas of Acon was established in 1974 as a result of twenty years' research in the Guildhall Library in London by John E. N. Walker, who for many years was the Secretary General of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. The ancient records of the Order, written in medieval French and Latin, had been deposited in the Guildhall Library and escaped the Great Fire of 1666. The Order no



Right Worthy Grand Preceptor, Sir Gareth of Aberdâr (Pictured)

Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior, Sir Wayne of Waunarlwydd, PGAlm, GWReg

Provincial Grand Secretary, Sir Nigel of Twyn, PGtHer  

Right Worthy Knight David Gareth Gait was admitted into the Commemorative Order of    St. Thomas of Acon on 20th December 2003 in Blackheeth Chapel (Time Immemorial) meeting in London at Mark Mas

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The Province of South Wales consists of five Chapels.


  • Gerald de Barri Chapel No.31
    meeting in Penarth on the 4th Saturday in January and the 4th Saturday in June (Inst)
  • Sir Rice Mansel of Margam No.32
    meeting in Swansea on the 4th Saturday in March (Inst) and the 4th Saturday in September
  • Sir Rhys ap Thomas Chapel No.40
    Meeting in Carmarthen on the 4th Saturday in April (inst) and the 3rd Thursday in July
  • Chapel of King Offa No.41
    meeting in Castleton on the 1st Saturday in September (Inst) and the 1st Saturday in April
  • Chapel of St. David No.52
    meeting in Fishguard on the 1st Saturday in March and the 1st Wednesday in September (Inst)

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