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SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

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A record six couples attended the Portsmouth Diocese Mass for Special Anniversaries in July.  The couples gathered together after a Mass celebrated by Bishop Philip Egan, and an enjoyable buffet lunch, for a ’team photo’.  They were joined by two couples from Basingstoke and Winchester so Catenians were very much represented!  Southampton Circle’s presence at […]

CHICHESTER BBQ

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Circle President, John Singleton, and Immediate Past President, Harry Harrison visited the Chichester annual barbeque with wives Felicity and daugher.  On a warm summer’s evening, the couple enjoyed the unique views offered by Itchenor Sailing Club before retiring indoors for a delicious meal.  Pictured left to right: Chichester President Mike O’Brien with wife Miren, John […]

Presidents Sunday 2019

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Catenians, wives and friends were treated to an excellent day at President John’s farm. It started with Mass, in the gazebo, followed by a Lamb BBQ. The weather was perfect with just a light shower during Mass.

Autumn New Forest Walk

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A very enjoyable autumn walk organised by Wilma & Folkert

A significant milestone

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It was an unusual occasion on 6 October when the Southampton Circle gathered on a Saturday lunchtime to celebrate the presentation of Peter O’Connor’s 60 year scroll.  A short form of the meeting took place in the dining room with ladies present – the first time in the history of the Southampton Circle. The dinner […]

Canal Cruise

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An excellent afternoons relaxation on board down the canal between Odiham and Odiham Castle. Made more memorable by an enjoyable meal beforehand and celebrations for the Queen’s birthday. A first class event organised by Harry and Dawn.                      

Two new brothers for Southampton

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Southampton Circle enrols two new brothers

Southampton’s hidden history

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Southampton Catenians (plus dogs) explore the walls

February Ladies Night Celebrations

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It is always a special event when a new Brother joins a Circle. So all the Catenian Brothers at the February meeting were delighted to witness the enrolment of  Stephen Whelan. Stephen and wife Grania, seen here with Bro. President Pat and Sheila Feighery, live in Romsey. At Monday’s dinner, past President Graham Palethorpe presented Peter and Jenni […]

New Age Curling

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This year’s New Age Kurling match was a very tense affair for the Southampton Rockers who had yet to score a win against the Winchester Wobblers since the annual rivalry had begun. Team Captain, Bro. Peter ‘Snakehips’ Clapham, was in determined mood and got together a team of a large number of Brothers and wives. […]

Winchester Cathedral visit

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Our guide was Mike Cox, who has been known for a long time by Folkert van Galen as Mike’s wife is Dutch. They raised money for the Emmaus housing and recycling project in Winchester. The Catenian Circles of Winchester and Southampton contributed their president’s charity monies to the project in 2007-08. The project was built in […]

St George’s College Presentation

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Brothers, led by President Pat Feighery, visited the College on 15th November to hand over a cheque for £800+ to assist with the purchase of new RE text books.

Laser Clay Shoot

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Brothers and wives met near Romsey for  a Laser Shooting afternoon.

Lunch Cruise

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Bro. David Palmer organised a most unusual Hooligans Lunch in August. This time, he booked a Blue Funnel Ferry instead of the usual country pub! The Southampton Circle were joined by Brothers and wives from the Winchester and New Forest Circles for a perfect warm summer’s day cruising along the Southampton Water. The ship’s kitchen […]

Millbrook Holiday Club support

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 Holy Family, together with Caritas, ran a holiday club in the last week of the summer holidays for the families of Millbrook and provide a hot meal each. At President’s Sunday, the Southampton Circle raised money to fund a barbeque for one of those. Wilma Bodecke and Folkert Van Galen with Jim and Siobhan Shine […]

Presidents Sunday

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President’s Sunday at the Passford House Hotel was a great success with a large attendance from the Circle. The event began with a Mass celebrated by Mgr Peter Ryan and assisted by Deacon Andy Philpott. This was followed by a drinks reception of Prosecco or sherry and then a superb lunch. Bro. President thanked our […]

City Walls Walk

City Walls Walk

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Eleven people and two dogs met up with the arranged blue badge guide at the historic 12th Century Norman Bargate, once the northern entrance to the medieval city of Southampton.