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 27th January 2014. It is a stag night, starting at 7.30 pm - dress code jacket and tie.
Our January Council meeting will be on Wednesday 8th January at 7.00pm.
We will be visiting the Mary Rose Museum in place of the January Pub Lunch on Wednesday 15th January. If you wish to attend and are not already on the list, please let Edward Whalley know as soon as possible.
Please note that the Skittles Match against Chichester Circle has been re-scheduled and will now be held on Thursday 20th March 2014. Venue will be advised later.
We wish all the Brothers, their wives and all our widows a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 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.
All the parishes in the catchment area are part of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.
For more information, please click on the appropriate links:
For details of sites for individual parishes, please follow the links shown against the individual churches on the Diocesan website where they exist.