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Craft Beer Tasting – April 2021

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Three quarters of the Circle graciously gave up a Friday night in order to endure the trials and tribulations of tasting 4 specially selected craft beers. Expert James from The Hop Stop, Oxted and Reigate, kindly provided varied beverages from Japan, … Continue reading

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Call My Bluff – March 2021

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What do HECKLEBACK, WOMMACKY,  BLATTEROON,  STILLICIDE,  ALEUROMANCY, LERP,  GILLAROO,  TRULLIBUBS,  GOWDANOOK,  CATAROLYSIS,  REFOCILLATION and JIRGLE have in common? Very little – except that they were the words which formed the basis of the Circle’s game of Call My Bluff. This was a … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols – December 2020

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It was a little different from normal (well, it was 2020) but many Brothers and ladies used Zoom to get together for some Christmas cheer in the form of the singing of Christmas carols, interspersed by some ‘cracker’ jokes from … Continue reading

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Provincial Quiz – February 2020

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A most enjoyable evening was once again hosted by Crawley Circle but neither of the two East Grinstead teams were able to emulate the success of many previous years. Crawley Circle retained the trophy. But it’s not the winning, it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols – December 2019

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No Catenian year would be complete without the annual Christmas Carols, once again hosted by Bill and Vicci (and children and grand-daughter) – with mulled wine, meat balls, mince pies and other seasonal refreshments. Long may that tradition continue.

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Clergy Night / Christmas Dinner – December 2019

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This year’s annual Clergy Night / Christmas Dinner at Yew Lodge was special in many ways. Firstly, it was a chance to welcome Fr Jack and Sarah to the parish and to enable them to enjoy Catenians hospitality. Secondly, 2019 … Continue reading

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Snooker Evening – November 2019

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The Snooker Evening has now become a permanent fixture in the social calendar and once again 8 Brothers took part. It was another thoroughly enjoyable evening, especially for Paul B who achieved a third consecutive victory – albeit with a … Continue reading

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Coffee & cakes – September 2019

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Andrew & Beverley once again hosted a lovely Sunday lunchtime event with ‘professional quality’ coffee ground and served alongside a wide range of high quality home-made cakes prepared by those who attended. Thanks to all those who baked and for … Continue reading

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President’s Sunday – June 2019

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After 10.30 Mass at Our Lady and St Peter’s, President Paul and Hilary Barrett kindly once again hosted this year’s President’s Sunday buffet lunch.

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Vineyard Visit – June 2019

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An excellent day was spent at Carr Taylor Vineyard near Hastings, with an excellent tour, wonderful lunch and plenty of wine to taste.

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