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Leigh Circle 128 was inaugurated on 18th January 1945 and after 60+ years we are still going strong. with our 800th Meeting being celebrated 2 years ago. We meet at Leigh Cricket Club (WN7 3LH) for a monthly meeting and socialising. In addition, we McCarthyshave a full programme of social events throughout the year

Maurice McCarthy has been installed as Circle President for the year 2015/16.


Kathleen and Maurice are pictured here on the quay awaiting boarding for the Circle Cruise - a very enjoyable outing on the Manchester Ship Canal to Liverpool to see the Liver Birds and enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at the Crowne Plaza


 Prostate Cancer UK has been chosen by Maurice as the Circle charity for his Presidential Year. They provides specialist nurses, award-winning information, campaigns and research. With UK statistics that 40,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and that 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some time in their lives, there is a major need for more funding. 


Leigh Circle Master of Wine

The Sommeliers of Leigh Circle pride themselves on their considerable knowledge of the fine wines of France and certainly know how to organise an enjoyable event







A Dominoes and Putting Competition is certainly one for the books. It was a big hit with brothers and visitors but it takes a lot of organisation; we have the picture to prove it.

Besides our many social events, we are very pleased to help young Catholics especially with financial assistance through the Catenian Bursary Fund

Beth Meadows Rev1We were able to present Beth Meadows from St. Ambrose Barlow Parish with a cheque for 900 as a contribution towards her travel expenses, when she undertook a 12 month gap year project. It involved working with Project Trust in education in Thailand. She is pictured right with one of her classes.

On her return she did a presentation to the brothers of Leigh Circle and what we found particularly impressive was her explanation of the difference it had made to her life and highlighted the value of our contributions to the Bursary Fund


Clergy and Charter Dinner

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This is our annual opportunity to invite our clergy and guests to share a meal with us and this year good company and good food were enhanced by a particularly entertaining and informative after dinner speaker, Sean Gallagher (pictured centre above).
He delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentation on “the Way of St. James” ( Spanish: “El Camino de Santiago”). For more than a decade Sean has been exploring  the various elements of The Camino that make up an enormous network of ancient pilgrimage routes traversing Europe and terminating at the tomb of St James at Santiago de Campostela  in Northern Spain.
In recent years quite a few Catenians have undertaken walking pilgrimages on the Camino and received the Campostela, the certificate to mark their completion of the pilgrimage. There is an excellent article on the Camino on Wikipedia if you are interested in knowing more.

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