Following HM government advice concerning the COVID 19 virus outbreak, it is with regret that the day retreat at St Ambrose, Kidderminster on 2 May 2020 has been cancelled.
In light of the current worldwide health pandemic it is with regret that Kidderminster and District Circle has cancelled the following events:
- Meeting and Irish Night at The Granary Hotel, Shenstone on Wednesday 18 March 2020.
- The dinner at The Granary following the Mass for vocations on Sunday 22 March 2020.
Kidderminster Catenians are pleased to invite brothers and their wives to a day retreat at St Ambrose Parish Hall, Kidderminster DY10 2BY on Saturday 2nd May. Monsignor Tim Menzes from St Chad’s Cathedral will be leading the retreat. There will be discussions on Catholic social teaching, an opportunity for questions and also quiet time for prayers and reflection. The day will conclude with Fr. Tim celebrating Mass. The cost will be approximately £12.00. The brothers of Kidderminster circle will be delighted to meet up with you at this special event.
Plan for Day Retreat
10.00am Arrival and Introductions with tea or Coffee
10.30am – 11.15 am Msgr Tim “ Catholic Social Teaching”
11.15am – 11.45am Participants quiet time for prayer and reflection
(Possible Confessions by request)
11.45am – 12.15pm Seminar and questions on first talk
12.15pm – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm – 1.30pm Participants quiet time for prayer and reflection
(Possible Confessions by request)
1.30pm – 2.15pm Msgr Tim “ Catholic Social Teaching”
2.15pm – 2.45pm Seminar and Questions
2.45pm – 2.50pm Comfort break
2.50pm – 3.15pm Preparation and reflection for Mass
3.15pm Mass and concluding prayer
(Cost per person will be advised closer to the time and when final numbers are known but should be in the region of £12.00 per head)
The President and brothers of Kidderminster and District Catenians are delighted to announce that we have been selected to host this years ‘At Home’ event and cordially invite all brothers to attend this auspicious occasion. It is being held at our new venue- The Granary Hotel and Restaurant, Heath Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 4BS, on the evening of Thursday 28 November.
The hotel boasts a reputation for fine quality food and has been awarded an AA rosette. Much of the produce and herbs are home grown in their own market garden. There is a private bar for our use and it also has a number of en suite bedrooms should any brothers wish to stay overnight. The car park is alongside the hotel and is on the same level as our private meeting area thus making access easy for wheelchairs and disabled brothers.
Hotel website link – https://www.granary-hotel.co.uk
Price: £20 for three courses, tea or coffee. Alternatives and dietary requirements can be accommodated provided sufficient notice is given.
Dress Code: Our normal circle attire of Lounge suits or jacket, collar and tie would apply.
Circle bookings (rather than individual would assist greatly) to Brother Bob Horton
Tel: 01299 879012 / 07734 111849 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment (if required – newly visiting presidents are especially welcome and gratis) via circle cheques should be sent before the meeting to Brother Richard Galle – (01299 826414) 12, Cleeve Close, Stourport on Severn, DY13 0NY
Please be aware the booking deadline is Saturday 23 November.
We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to this special event.
President Charlie Villa (centre of image) was pleased to welcome 44 visiting brothers along with 20 brothers from our own circle for the annual Peter Eady Quiz. Our visiting brothers came from 9 different circles in Province 6 and Kidderminster brothers were extremely pleased that our annual quiz was supported so well by our neighbouring circles. The guests included Bro Paul Clancy, our Provisional President, who was part of the Droitwich team. This year the event was held at our new venue, The Granary at Shenstone near Kidderminster. Question Master Andrew Kinsella set eleven rounds with five questions in each round with topics ranging from science to sport. Half way through the quiz a tasty dinner of steak and ale pie with chips and vegetables was served which was followed by a dessert of profiteroles with a chocolate sauce. The Morgan Cup was also ‘up for grabs’ and with Solihull registering the most members present they were able to claim it. The Morgan Cup collection amounted to £73.07 for the bursary fund whilst a raffle held during the evening for our presidents charities raised £270.00. After checking all the answers City Of Lichfield circle were declared the quiz winners having narrowly defeated Redditch circle into second place. The above picture shows Question Master Andrew Kinsella (right) being helped by President Charlie Villa and Vice President Neil McLaughlin (left).
Kidderminster Catenians will be holding their annual Christmas party at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster DY10 4PJ on Wednesday 12th December at 7.15 pm. Catenian brothers and their partners are all invited and encouraged to enjoy the festive banquet, fine wine and entertainment on one of our most popular events of the year. There will be a musical spectacular of traditional carols with Brothers Eddie Barrie and Charlie Villa providing the accompaniment. Please contact Brother Bob Horton should you wish to attend and you will be given a very warm welcome.