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Welcome to the website for the Portsmouth Circle of the Catenian Association - please look around to find out more about the Association.

Our next Circle meeting will be on Monday 26th January 2015. It is a stag night, starting at 7.30 pm - dress code jacket and tie. Meals cost £19.00 per head.

Details are now available on the Provincial Weekend which will take place at Dartington Hall, Totnes from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March 2015. If the interest matches last year's event, you are advised to book early. Click here for full details.

We wish all our brothers and your families a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

The Catenian Association is a group of praticising Catholic laymen. We meet every fourth Monday of the month at the Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth for a Circle meeting and for dinner.

We have 31 brothers in the Portsmouth circle, which covers an area from Fareham in the West, to Petersfield in the North, to Emsworth and Hayling Island in the East. Portsmouth Circle is part of Province 11 in the Association click here for the Province website.

Brothers also travel to meetings at other circles in the South, and this is an opportunity to meet with a wider group of Catenian brothers.

On a regular basis we also hold ‘ladies nights’ when wives are invited to attend the dinner.  We have special events at Christmas and to celebrate Trafalgar Night in October.

In addition to this, we have regular pub lunches at local hostelries.  We also get together for other social events such as trips out and going to the theatre.

We also share in Masses for a variety of purposes, and other religious events.

Portsmouth Circle encompasses the Portsmouth and Havant Pastoral Areas and Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Fareham & Gosport.

Portsmouth Pastoral Area
St John's Cathedral, Corpus Christi North End, Our Lady of Lourdes Eastney, St Colman Cosham, St Joseph Copnor, St Paul Paulsgrove, St Swithun Southsea
Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Fareham & Gosport
St Mary, Gosport; Sacred Heart, Fareham; St John the Evangelist, Lee-on-the-Solent; St Joseph, Ann's Hill, Gosport; Immaculate Conception, Stubbington; St Philip Howard, Fareham; St Columba, Bridgemary; Our Lady of Walsingham, Porchester
Havant Pastoral Area
Ss Thomas Emsworth, St Edmund Horndean, St Joseph Havant, St Michael All Angels Leigh Park, St Patrick Hayling Island, The Sacred Heart Waterlooville
We meet on the fourth Monday of each month (not December and Tuesday when Monday a Bank Holiday) at the Brookfield Hotel, Havant Road, Emsworth PO10 7LF

From the M27(A27) motorway in the direction of Chichester (Eastbound). From the A27 follow the signs for Emsworth (A259). The hotel is about half a mile on the left hand side just before the Murco garage.
An alternative route is down the A3(M). Take the B2149 turnoff, follow the Emsworth road until you get to a mini roundabout at Rowlands Castle. Take the second exit (forking left) down Whichers Gate Road (B2149). This road will eventually lead into Emsworth going under the railway bridge and down North Street. You then get to another roundabout, take the right turn (A259) and the hotel is about one and a quarter miles on the right hand side past the Murco garage.

From Chichester take the A27 going towards Portsmouth coming off at the Emsworth exit, follow the signs to Emsworth (A259). The hotel is on the left hand side, just before the Murco garage.

All the parishes in the catchment area are part of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

For more information, please click on the appropriate links:

Diocese of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Pastoral Area

Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Fareham & Gosport

Havant Pastoral Area

For details of sites for individual parishes, please follow the links shown against the individual churches on the Diocesan website where they exist.

Click on the following links to get information on:






Hayling Island