Newsletter November 2011

Knutsford Circle (182): Newsletter – November 2021

Next meeting at Cottons Hotel (and on Zoom):  8 pm: 1 November, 2021 – First Monday of the Month (except Bank Holidays: Second Monday)

Message from our President

Dear Brothers,

Welcome to the November edition of the Knutsford Circle Newsletter.

Over the last few months, we have been gradually getting back to normal, first with the reintroduction of face-to-face meetings at Cottons Hotel followed by our first indoor event at the Rose and Crown, where we could sit down, eat and socialise together under one roof.

The “Afternoon Tea” this month at the Lambing Shed is yet another step in the right direction and I am pleased to say that we should have a good turnout for this event.

Of course, it is not just about social events, there are some items in the Circle calendar that are part of the fabric of the Circle, events which are at the core of our Catenian ethos. One such event is the Mass for Deceased Brothers.

This will take place this year at St Vincent’s Church, Knutsford, on Friday 12th November at 7:00 pm. After the mass there will be a reception in the Church Hall, with light refreshments and a glass of wine if you prefer.

I would urge every member of Knutsford Circle to attend, wives and partners are most welcome too.

Farther afield we are organising several events in December including a Christmas Retreat, a Christmas Dinner, a Christmas Crib celebration and the traditional Christmas Curry. So please watch out for details and support these events if possible. 

Yours fraternally

Sean McGhee

November Anniversaries

Rest in Peace

Alan Burke, Jim Colquhoun, Clive Hanman, Susan Hughes, Jim Kemp, Bill Kilbride

Enrolment Anniversaries

Fabio Vitiello (21yrs), John Hurst (28yrs), Mark Jones (7yrs), Richard Brown (23yrs), Richard Paley (21yrs),


Peter Lowe (2), Tom Hughes (10), Fabio Vitiello (12), Michael Hosker (25), Stuart Jones (28),

Recent Events

Tatton Park Walk – 2nd October, 2021

John and Ann Long and Stuart and Alison Jones enjoyed a (wet) walk around Tatton Park. With a coffee and cake stop at the Gardners cottage café. Brothers and families and friends were invited to join us but the weather and maybe because it is a while since we had one of these walks none could join. We plan to make these a regular feature next year starting with a new year’s resolution one in January. We will publicise this widely. Further details to follow.

Membership Night – 30th September, 2021

As part of our membership drive Chris Jones, John Long and Nick Johnson will be hosting an informal membership night on the last Thursday of each month. We had the first one on the 30th September. It was a small gathering (6 people) but a good start and all agreed will be a useful event to invite prospective members to. The first one was held at the Legh Arms and we will continue with this for the time being and review in the new year.]

Forthcoming Events

Membership Night – Legh Arms, 28 October, 2021, 8-10 pm

Mass for Deceased Brothers– St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, 12 November, 2021, 7-8 pm  – followed by drinks and nibbles

For your Diary

  • 5th December – Crib and NHS/Volunteer thank you
  • 6th December – Christmas Party after circle meeting
  • 16th December – Recollection at Thorneycroft Hall at 19:00
  • 22nd December – Beer and Curry night at the Legh Arms
  • 23rd January – Children’s Christmas Party – Big Top event
  • January (date tbc) – Charter Night

Events around the Province

  • 15th November – North Cheshire Charter Dinner after Circle at Ringway GC
  • 20th November – Brooklands Ladies Evening, Sale FC Rugby Club
  • 25th November – Macclesfield Circle Provincial Visit
  • 8th December – Ringway Christmas Dinner and Party Games – Provincial Event
  • 16th December – Brooklands GBNC President Visit, Tom Connor 50th & Ladies After

Keep Connected

Use your Circle web-site:

Keep up-to-date with circle events, news and chat – join the Circle WhatsApp Group. Email your name and mobile number to  You will need to have WhatsApp installed on your mobile phone.

The Provincial Calendar tells you about meetings and events across the province.  Contact the Secretary or John Sutton to get access.

The National Catenian web-site is at  To login to the Members Area: Username – ‘Members’; password – Prayers*0819

Catena Magazine: The on-line edition:’. The login name is your own regular email address.

Reflection Corner

1st November and the Communion of Saints

On 1st November, we commemorate the feast of all Saints.  This is also a feastday of the unity of the Church, both earthy and heavenly. 

The living are “saints” because they are baptized, members of the Body of Christ, members of the church, unified in faith and belief, praying and receiving the sacraments, and advancing in holiness. Their sainthood is real but unfinished; “they are saints in training” or “saints in progress.”

The dead, or the faithful departed, are saints because their time on earth is over. They are the ones who have completed the race, kept the faith, and have been given the crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:7,8). When they stood before the Son of Man, they were judged to be righteous and told, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34).  They are the sheep for whom the Good Shepherd freely laid down his life (John 10:1-18); the ones who have been escorted by Jesus to the Father’s house (John 14:1-3); and the great multitude which no one can count that are gathered around God’s throne (Revelation 7:9).

The communion of saints spans the ages. It unites the saints who are living now with all who have gone before, whether they departed yesterday, last year, a generation ago or centuries earlier. The communion also encompasses all places, wherever the saints may be: in different rooms in the same home, next-door neighbors, across the country or to the four corners of the world; and unites those on earth with those beyond, those in purgatory and those who have arrived at their eternal home”.

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