Welcome to our new Provincial President Brother Jim Gillen of Stoke on Trent Circle. We wish Brother Jim all the best for the coming year and hope he has an enjoyable year in office.
A massive thanks once again to the Newslink team who have produced another great magazine for Province 6. Please do start to think about articles for the next edition to keep the content fresh so it continues to be an interesting read.
The Spring edition of Newslink should have dropped through your letter boxes by now.
Spring is on it’s way – hope is in the air that Circles may be able to meet again soon!
Thanks once again to the Newslink team and all contributors for another brilliant edition. Over the last 12 months the overwhelming feedback has been that the content in our Provincial magazine has been exceptional with some very interesting articles. This can only be achieved with the support of ladies, brothers, families and clergy of the archdiocese submitting interesting articles. The Newslink team are always looking for interesting and varied content from anyone with an interesting story – they don’t have to be a member of the association! So please spread the word and let’s make sure that the next edition will be even better than the last!
Take a virtual tour of our diocesan Mother Church, St Chad’s Cathedral.
For the first time ever people can take a 360 degree virtual tour of St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham.
Visitors can explore online this hidden jewel on the edge of the city’s Jewellery Quarter and uncover all its fascinating history.
St Chad’s was the first Catholic Cathedral erected in Great Britain in 1841 following the Reformation of the 16th Century.
It was designed by the great Gothic Revivalist Augustus Welby Pugin, who was also responsible for the Palaces of Westminster and the iconic clock tower of Big Ben.
The new virtual tour is suitable for all ages and is packed full of information: Virtual Tour Link
Following the successful visit to Banbury Circle on 4 January where we had 16 brothers attending from Province 6, Provincial Council has agreed to organise an out of Province visit every month. The plan is for Circles to choose a Circle to visit and then it will publicised around our Province.
This month’s will be a visit to Davyhulme Circle who are holding a joint meeting with San Pawl Group Malta. Provincial President Paul Clancy commented:
I hope you are all well and praying for an end to this pandemic? For the next five or six months I do not see us, the Catenians, being able to meet physically so we will have to put up Zoom meetings. Zoom does enable us to go literally round the world from the office chair. I suppose I was lucky when I first joined Droitwich Catenians to be privileged to go round with two Brothers, now sadly departed, Peter Swarbrick and Stan Carney who were great believers in visiting.
To encourage a few more to join in it was decided at Provincial council to have an out of province visit, once a month, where Province 6 could go, in theory, en masse, to another Circle.
This month the we have selected a joint meeting between Davyhulme & San Pawl, Malta. It will be held on January 28th starting at 7.00pm. To keep it simple for our host it was agreed that I would coordinate the Province 6 attendees. So if you wish to attend just send your names to me, with circle and position held, and I will pass on the joining instructions next week.
Please share this with all your brothers and encourage all that you can to attend. Its free and you may enjoy/ make new friends or meet old ones!
(Photo: San Pawl Group Malta at their inauguration in November 2019)