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Welcome To St Helens Circle Catenian Website

On behalf of the St Helens Circle, the 21st Circle of the Catenian Association, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to our website.

St Helens has an active and thriving Circle of over 60 Brothers, with an age profile from 30 to nearly 90, we have a wide breadth of ideas and experiences. Some brothers are now retired, others still with active careers, but all share the same sense of brotherhood and traditional Catholic values.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at The Mercure St Helens Hotel, where, after a short formal meeting, we socialise together over a 2 course buffet style meal, for which no charge is made to visitors including those interested in having a look at what we are about without obligation.

We have a wide variety of social events right across the year, the highlight perhaps comes in November with the Ladies night, a fabulous black tie event in honour of our good ladies. Other events across the year are aimed at all the family and are less formal.

Please take a few moments to browse our site and feel free to leave any comments on the contact page.

Brian Parr

Recent Entries

Catenians V Masons Annual Bowls 2017

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The recent Bowls match between the Masons and the Catenians raised over £100 for Willowbrook hospice. Pictured (left to right) Iain O’Hare, President, St. Helens Circle, Bro. Peter McBride, St. Helens Circle & Willowbrook Hospice volunteer, Nichola Suanders Hospice fund-raising manager, B

St Helens Circle Meeting on April 5th will have 2 reason to Celebrate. Not only will it be the circle’s “Birthday”, our annual charter night, Brother Ron Parr will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a member of the association. To mark the occasion, Ron will be presented with a spec

Cheque for Willowbrook

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The cheque for £180 (monies raised at the race night at West park RFC) was presented to Nichola Saunders for Willowbrook Hospice at the Circle meeting on 1st Feb 2017.

National Conference Bristol

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The Catenians NationalConference takes place this year at Bristol (11th – 14th May), When St helens Brother Peter Rogers will take up the role of Uk Grand President. To secure your tickets for the main events, along with details of local hotel accommodation, visit the Catenian website link bel

Rolling the stone By Bernard Fyles   On a chilly April morning at the very break of day, some women came to see a tomb where their master had been laid. They came to dress the corpse for death and say a final prayer but when they reached the waiting tomb, the body wasn’t there. […]

  The St Helens Catenians Carmel College Public Speaking Competition took place on January 27th 2017 with five top quality entrants from the College. The winner was  Sophia Smith who spoke on the topic  “It is our choice to show what we truly are, far more than our abilities “  (J K Rowl

New Brother for St Helens

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The St Helens’ September Circle Meeting started with the enrollment into the Association of Bro Steven Whitehouse.  Steven who is a Local Government Officer, joined the Circle only a few months after his son Danny had been enrolled

St Helens Circle History-Foreword

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What prompted me to write the history of St Helens Circle? Well, you may be surprised to learn that it was the menu printed for our Annual Ladies Night (or Turkey Dinner as it used to be called)! As you are aware, the back of the menu lists all the Presidents of our Circle from […]

St Helens Circle History-Part One

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The Story of  St Helens Catenian Circle Part One… On a number of occasions, particularly anniversaries, mention is made of the date our Circle was formed, and the attendance at its inauguration, of Brothers Sandy and Shepherd together with brothers from Wigan and Liverpool Circles. However no

St Helens Circle History-Part Two

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The History of the first St Helens Circle meeting continues…It was 7.30pm on April 6th 1914 in a room at the Royal Raven Hotel, Church St, St Helens where seven Catenians from outside St Helens and eighteen business and professional men from St Helens gathered together to take part in the form

The Catenian Association History

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A Brief History of the Catenians The Catenian Association was founded in 1908 at the suggestion of Bishop Louis Casartelli, then Bishop of Salford. The Association began life in Manchester with the rather old fashioned title of “The Chums”. In those early days of Catholic emancipation, young Ca

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