Welcome to the Catenians

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We are a network of Catholic men who meet regularly to enjoy each other’s  company and to help and support each other throughout the world.

Founded in Manchester, Catenians can now be found in many countries and today are  active throughout the U.K., Ireland, Australia, Malta, India, Bangladesh Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nazareth.

Our local Circles meet monthly and arrange activities both for their members and their families: meals together , barbecues, picnics, visits to the theatre and sporting events are all popular.

Circles in the U.K. raised over £250,000 in the past year for local charities as well as supporting the Association’s two in-house charities; the Benevolent Fund which supports members and their families and the Bursary Fund which sponsors young persons in projects contributing to wider society at home and abroad .

Golf societies throughout the Association join together in a National Golf Championship week every year and the Catenian Caravan and Camping Fellowship have a popular range of special events.

There is much to tell you about the Catenians. We’d love to meet you and make you welcome. Just contact us  and we will introduce you to a local Circle.

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The Catenian Association is an international body of proudly Catholic laymen who meet at least once a month in local units called Circles.

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