Pictured are some of Malvern Circle Brothers and wives enjoying our first post-lockdown ladies’ evening. The Circle decided to postpone the first formal meeting until later and instead to entertain our ladies to dinner at the meeting venue. We were required by the hotel management to observe social distancing throughout as you can see and wore our very attractive masks before and after dinner. We were expecting Brother Director John Minister to honour us on this special occasion but unfortunately the dreadful weather prevented this. Sadly we also observed a minute’s silence before the meal to remember two recently deceased and long-standing Brothers – Stan Williams and Paul Mitchell. RIP.
A special Mass of thanksgiving was said for the brilliant school staff who have been bravely working throughout the pandemic. The Mass was celebrated at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, at 12.15 on Monday 6 July by Mgr Timothy Menezes, the Dean of St Chad’s. Mgr Tim has kindly agreed that the details of the Mass and his homily may be used by the Province and National Catenian publications.
During a recent holiday to New Zealand I came across a rather large chain at the bottom of the South Island which immediately put me in mind of our Organisation. Is this taking “Catena” to extremes?
Brother President Bede Hayes would like to thank everyone on behalf of FHL for your support of the race evening on 12th June. In the end, 36 households from 14 Circles joined us, including a family from Nazareth. In addition to raising awareness of the work of Brother President’s charity – Friends of the Holy Land – the evening raised well in excess of £400 with further donations to be added to final total.
Brother President Bede Hayes cordially invites you to a virtual Race Night to raise funds for Friends of The Holy Land. www.friendsofholyland.og.uk
We are delighted to announce that Brother Habib Karam, Founder President and Secretary of Nazareth Circle will be joining us live and will give a short report on the situation in The Holy Land.
The evening will be very informal with 9 races and then a Grand National race to finish.
Between the races there will be short videos and talks about the Holy Land and specific issues in East Jerusalem, the rest of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan and how our Christian Brothers and Sisters are rising to the challenges presented by Covid-19.
Prices per entry (including a bet on each race) £10 or £20 option.
(This event meets all the requirements laid out by the Gambling Commission).
To enter or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org