Province 6 weekend has always been a well attended event in the Provincial calendar. An excellent value weekend break in a well appointed hotel – its a great way to catch up with friends old and new.
Please do think about supporting the Provincial weekend in (usually) sunny Bournemouth from 9th to 11th February 2024. This is a fantastic weekend organised by Mike and Joan Sherrard. They secure great rooms rates so it is always worth staying for a day or two extra as there are loads of attractions and things to do close by. If you have not been before the hotel is right by the seafront and is a short walk into Bournemouth town centre. A stroll along the seafront to blow the winter cobwebs away is just the ticket in February! The fancy dress competition is always good fun and Mike and Joan would be very happy to have more entrants. I look forward to seeing you all there!
The At Home to Province will be held on Monday 18 September at City of Lichfield Circle.
The At Home to Province is a normal Circle meeting but one where we come together as a Province to socialise and generally catch up with our friends from around the Province. For those who have not visited before, City of Lichfield Circle meet at The George Hotel Lichfield where there is a large car park close to the hotel.
The meeting starts at 7.30 and the cost for the buffet dinner is £19.50. To book your place contact David O’Hagan on: email@example.com
President John Shuck would love to welcome as many visitors from around the Province as possible.
Provincial Council held its first meeting of the Catenian year at the Lea Marston Hotel last week. After Prayers, Brother Provincial President Andrew Bodger (City of Lichfield) installed his successor, Brother Joe Martin (Leamington Spa), in office.
We wish Brother Joe and Pam all the very best for 2023–2024.
70 members of Province 6 gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham at noon last Saturday, 6 November, while innumerable others participated via live stream from their homes. The occasion was the annual Requiem Mass for the Deceased Brothers and Ladies of Province 6. Co-ordinated by Brother Provincial Secretary, it was a real team effort: the Cathedral Dean, Mgr Timothy Menezes, and his team spared no efforts to facilitate our arrangements and make us welcome; Bishop David Evans was the principal celebrant; Anne Tibke and Cathedral Organist, Professor David Saint led us in song; and the readers, deacons, and servers were all Catenians.
Our main photo shows Provincial President Jim Gillen with Bishop David Evans. Brother Jim read the Old Testament reading and Brother Vice President Andrew Bodger read the New Testament epistle. Deacon Daniel Hurd proclaimed the Gospel.
Next year, this Mass will take place on Saturday, 5 November — as always, on the first Saturday of that month.