Manchester North & Middleton Circle 168


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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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.


Jan 14th 2015
Provincial Dinner
Brothers from across the Province attended the event held at Swinton Park Golf Club.

Feb 2nd 2015
Public Speaking Competition
Held at the Manchester Conference Centre
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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.

Feb 13th 2015
Our Clergy Night, was held at Pike Fold Golf Club.
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Feb 16 - 20th 2015
My recent trip to Rome.
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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.

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 12th 2015
We visited the Police Museum in Manchester
Please click on the left to see " Hanging Judge Bentley" in the chair.

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.
WOULD THE REAL FRED PLEASE STAND UP !

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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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

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.

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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 2015
A few pictures of recent Catenian Bursuary Awards presented by John Kirby from 168
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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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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.

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

Just a bit of fun
Spot the Catenian from 168
Answers on a postcard please

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

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

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