Presentation to Portland College – 26 September 2017

During Peter Crowe’s Presidential year (2016-17), a number of events were held to raise money for the President’s charity. This year, Peter had nominated our normal venue, Portland College, as his charity and… Continue reading

President’s “at home” – Sunday 13th August 2017

The sun shone for our President’s “at home” event, which began with Mass at St Philip Neri Church, Mansfield. Brother John and Ev had invited a number of their friends from the parish… Continue reading

Games Night – 25 July 2017

Tonight we had our regular/annual relaxed meeting followed by a games night. We intended to have both draughts and dominoes competitions, but in the event, the draw for the draughts competition gave rise… Continue reading

Senior Citizens’ Afternoon Tea – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Our President, John, organised an afternoon tea for senior citizens across the parishes that make up our Circle’s patch; it was held in the Parish Hall of St Philip Neri Church. On the… Continue reading

Dublin visit (highlights)

Mansfield Circle visited Dublin between Saturday 20th and Tuesday 23rd May. Here are the two Presidents exchanging gifts at the Dublin Circle meeting on Monday evening, 22nd May. We visited some lovely places… Continue reading

Circle Golf – 13 May 2017

Today we had our annual Golf tournament, with 15 competitors: 5 Catenians and 10 guests. The day began a little overcast but became very pleasant as the afternoon drew to a close, with… Continue reading

Bursary fund presentation at All Saints’ Academy

On the morning of Thursday 11 May, Immediate Past President, brother Peter Crowe, and newly installed President John Fitzpatrick of Mansfield and Dukeries Circle 197 of the Catenian Association attended an assembly for… Continue reading

Circle Visit to Leeds, Part 3 – Monday 9th January 2017

It was raining on Monday morning but that hadn’t dampened anyone’s spirits since we had two dry days to do most of the things we wanted to do. Since some places had been… Continue reading

Circle visit to Leeds, Part 2 – Sunday 8th January 2017

Sunday morning dawned clear but cloudy – still no sign of rain! Breakfast was in the restaurant this morning, rather than in our private room and everyone tucked in to a great mixture… Continue reading

Circle Visit to Leeds, Part 1 – Saturday 7th January 2017

Our weekend began on a rather murky Saturday morning as 12 of the group headed to the National Coal Mining Museum for England, in Overton near Wakefield. After a warming coffee and a… Continue reading

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