April 1st 2015

Fred Slater was thanked by Province 1 golf for his many years service. He was presented with a painting, meal and theatre tickets for him and his wife, as a thank you for his many years service.



April 1st 2015

We installed our new Circle President Dave Awdas and Vice President Cathal McAleese

The very best wishes go to both for the year ahead.

March 27th 2015

An enjoyable meal was had by all to mark the end of Steve's year in office. Thank you from all Brothers and wives who attended.

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March  12th 2015

We visited the Police Museum in Manchester

Please click on the left to see " Hanging Judge Bentley" in the chair.

March  2015

Helping Others President Stephen Bentley presented Miss Honor Miller a Bursuary Award for her pending visit to India. The presentation took place at St Peter's Church, Middleton. Honor is a student at Loreto Grammar School.

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March 5th 2015

We were delighted to celebrate Paul & Lesley's 40th Wedding Anniversary at our March meeting. Our very best wishes from all at 168. They kindly supplied the buffet and Stephen gave flowers and wine to the happy couple.

Feb  16 - 20th 2015

My recent trip to Rome.

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Feb 13th 2015

Our Clergy Night, was held at Pike Fold Golf Club.

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Feb  4th 2015

World Famous Yellow Duster Quiz took place after the Feb meeting. Please click on the left for more pictures. Thanks as ever go to our very own Bamber Gascoigne,  Andrew Sowerby for setting the questions again. Please click on the left for more pictures and to see the winning team.

Jan  17th 2015  Vocations Mass

Our thanks go to Mgr Allen for celebrating our Circle's Mass for Vocations at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich. A good number of Brothers and family joined Mgr Allen afterwards in the Presbytery where true hospitality was appreciated by all.

Feb 2nd 2015

Public Speaking Competition

Held at the Manchester Conference Centre

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Jan 14th 2015

Provincial Dinner

Brothers from across the Province attended the event held at Swinton Park Golf Club.

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May 6th  2015

Our meeting was followed by Indoor Putting, the prize being the Presidents Pint !

The actual winner was John Welsh from Rochdale circle, however he had to leave early. Cathal then won the prize, but as he is not drinking at the moment he awarded it to his original sponsor of the Catenians Gerry O'Rourke, please click on the left to see the winner and cup


May 21st  2015

We visited the Imperial War Museum North

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June 3rd  2015

It was with great delight that President Dave and the Brothers of 168 welcomed into our circle our newest Brother Jim Halliwell and his wife Christine. Please click on the picture below for more pictures.

The meeting and installation of Jim was followed by a talk by Andrew Sowerby on his recent pilgrimage on the Comino


June 17th  2015

Provincial Convention at Swinton Park GC,

Table 168 Brother's enjoying the meal & good company.


June 23rd  2015

Chetham's School of Music

A great evening of music was had by all at the recent Big Brass & Jazz Ensemble Summer Concert. Please click on the left for more pictures.


June 27th  2015

Last year's President Stephen Bentley Charity was Broughton House, a home for ex Service Men & Women. Stephen was delighted to present a cheque for £800. Broughton House is funded only by Charity Donations, please click on the picture to be taken to their Website.


June 27th  2015

President Mass. Dave Awdas President's Sunday was at Our Lady of Dolours in Prestwich

Whilst Cathal stole the show after Mass ( YOU HAD TO BE THERE ) No flowers were injured !!! Please click on the left for more pictures.

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June  2015

A few pictures of recent Catenian Bursuary Awards presented by John Kirby from 168

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July 1st 2015

Our July meeting was followed by the Fred Slater Golf Quiz

Over 35 brothers attended the meeting then time for the " Old Grey Matter " to kick in as the Quiz started. Please click on the left for more pictures. A relaxed hot summer evening was had by all.


Aug 5th 2015
Our Aug meeting was followed by Boules at 168. The Brothers of Province One gathered at Pike Fold Golf Club, to take part in the second Boules competition ever to be staged in the Province. Click on the left for more pictures.

Helping Others
Mike Farragher and Ged Collins played at the "Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo The most prestigious event in the Traditional Irish Music Calender. There were over 400,000 at the weeklong festival, They also busked every day they could. Mike and Ged collected money for their charities. Click on the Left for more pictures.


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Just a bit of fun

Spot the Catenian from 168

Answers on a postcard please 


Oct 2Oth

Our Provincial Mass was held at Salford Cathedral, followed by a meal at Croma in Prestwich

We remember at Mass all those Brother's and Wife's who had passed during the last 12 months


Helping Others

A thank you to the Catenians and especially Ged Collins from the Missionaries of The Poor in UGANDA Please click on the picture to read the letter.  


Quiz Night at 168

The Sports Quiz took place after our October meeting. Teams of 4 got together ( the winning team was a team of 7 ) draw your own conclusions.

The prize was 4 bottles of wine which Dave had brought back from his recent trip around France, Please click on the left for more pictures and to see the winners   

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October 14th

We enjoyed a trip on the Manchester Ship Canal to Liverpool

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Nov 4th


The Inagural Laurel & Hardy observation quiz took place after our Nov meeting. A short 20 min film was followed by questions.

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November 28th

Mass for Deceased Brothers

At Our Lady of Dolours  


Dec 2nd

Our Last Function of the year was a meal at Pike Fold which followed our December meeting.

The usual bottle draw was changed this year to a meal and a select raffle of 15 or so prizes, drawn following the meal.

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