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Welcome To The South Liverpool Catenian Circle (No 164) Website

Welcome to The South Liverpool Catenian website. I am sure you will be saying to yourself, “ Who are the Catenians?” “What do they do?” and “If I like what I read and see, is it an organisation that I, and indeed my family, would like to be a part of?”

The Catenian Association has its origins in the early part of the 20th century and is now an international association of Catholic laymen. We are working hard to expand our membership. We are a social organisation, open to all practising catholic men over 21 years of age regardless of race, profession or level of income. South Liverpool Catenians is not geographically based and has members from both Liverpool and further afield, including the Wirral. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Monday of the month at the Hallmark Hotel, South Liverpool.

We are a group of practising Catholics who pray and play together. We are not a pressure group, nor a fundraising body, although we do have charitable goals and aspirations. The development of catholic youth is of great importance to us.

Apart from our monthly one hour meetings, the overwhelming social and spiritual activities of the association are designed for the participation and enjoyment of the whole family and our friends.

Our website has been created to service and inform three groups:
1. Current members, their family and friends,
2. Members from other Catenian Circles and their family and friends,
3. Probably most importantly, prospective new members, their family and friends.
New members are our future and with them we will evolve to meet the needs of generations to come.

Our website provides information on our social activities; past present and future, our spiritual activities and on the many other facets of Catenianism that prospective new members would wish to know.

This site will develop continuously to meet the needs of all who use it and embrace ideas put forward from all our browsers. Please enjoy your visit to our website and feel free to contact us via the email addresses on our contact page. We invite feedback about this Site also.

God Bless, Phil Gray, President: 2018-19

Recent Entries

South Liverpool Circle History

0 Reviewed by Gerry

Some notes from our records on the founding of the Circle:   On Monday, 2nd March 1953, Bros Jack Cole, Alf Finnegan and Tom Padden signed the Roll together with 20 other gentlemen who were the founder members of the Circle, at the  inaugural meeting at the Exchange Hotel, Liverpool.The Grand

[su_heading style=”2″]A Brief History of the Catenians[/su_heading] 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 thos

Provincial Life

0 Reviewed by Gerry

[su_heading style=”2″]Brother Provincial Director Peter Rogers writes of his role representing Province 4…[/su_heading] THE  FIRST  THREE  YEARS  I was elected to office in December 2009 and installed as a Member of Grand Council at the National Conference in Bournemouth in

Bangor-on-Dee Races, Friday 19th August

0 Reviewed by David Willson

Brothers, their wives and guests made their annual summer trip to the races. This year we went to Bangor on Dee Races on Friday 19th August. A full day trip, followed by dinner at a local restaurant on the way home. This year we stopped at the Glasfryn Restaurant /Pub, Raikes Lane, Mold, CH7 6LR  [

Annual Family Bowls Competition, 2016, The competition was won for the second year running by Ciaran and Carol Byrne. Congratulations to them both. It was a fine afternoon all enjoyed a relaxed family occasion. 1.00- 5.00pm,  Sunday 7th August Liverpool Cricket Club, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L19 3

The Annual Liverpool Circles’ Banquet and Ball will take place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. It commences with a drinks reception at 6.40pm before the banquet is served at 7.30pm. The three Presidents and their ladies will greet the guests on their arrival. The b

The 2016 Provincial Final of the Public Speaking Competition will take place on: Friday 18th March 2016 – 18.30 for 19.00 start. at:           Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College                Long Lane, Liverpool 9 7BF Tickets cost £13 per person, inc. buffet. 

Saturday 12th March : Melly Fountain Talk

0 Reviewed by David Willson

Brother Phil Gray gave a talk on Charles Melly and the Melly Fountains on at 12noon, Saturday 12th March, which was enjoyed by 20 brothers and their family and friends. Talk included meat/cheeseboard in the first floor function space in Pruno, 256 Woolton Rd, Liverpool L16 8NE The 30 minutes talk w

Vice President Jim Burke attended the behind the scenes tour of the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; Discover at 10:00am, Monday 22nd February, 2016. He was joined by President David Willson and Avis, and Brothers Joe Whitfield and Dan McCarthy. It was an enjoyable 2hrs learning about the organisation

Brother Bob Arnold, R.I.P.

0 Reviewed by David Willson

Brothers, It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Brother Bob Arnold passed away on Sunday 20th September 2015. His funeral will take place at 12:00 noon on Friday 2nd October at St. Mary’s, Woolton, and afterwards at Woolton Golf Club. Our prayers and sympathy go to Jane a

The celebrated South Liverpool Annual Wine Tasting took place on the evening of Friday 6th November at the Adelphi Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool. A range of wines being available to taste and a Hot-pot supper served. Wines were available to order/purchase after the tasting. The cost was £14.00 per

Eight Brothers and their partners came together for a friendly afternoon bowls match on Sunday 20th September at Liverpool Cricket Club. Drinks obtained from the Cricket Club supplemented light refreshments provided by the players. Whilst the weather was dry but chilly it did not prevent all enjoyin

Chester Races, Saturday 11th July.

0 Reviewed by David Willson

8 Brothers and their wives and friends travelled to Chester Race Course on Saturday 11th July to enjoy a great days racing at the premier race meeting of the year. We arrived in warm sunshine to park on the centre of the course and enjoy our picnics before the start of racing. Whilst no fortunes [&h

  The Celtic Royal Hotel, Carnaerfon.       President Charles Boulton and his wife Pat were joined by five other couples from South Liverpool Circle for a very enjoyable and comfortable weekend at the Celtic Royal Hotel in Carnaerfon. The weekend commenced on Friday evening with

Manchester Ship Canal, 6th May 2015

0 Reviewed by David Willson

Despite the wet and cold day, 20 brothers and their wives enjoyed the 6hr excursion on Mersey Ferry boat along the Manchester Canal from Liverpool Pier Head to Salford Quays. There were many unique views from the Ferry boat, a few are seen below. The Ferry was well equipped with two bars where hot a


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