Balham Circle Clergy Night was held this year on April 29 and was attended by a record number of priests, due to a lot of hard work by our past president Charles Marriott. It was, of course, a ladies night and there was a glorious turn out of our ‘better-halves’.
Purley’s quiz wizard, Bill Higgins, looked confident, but as it turned out he had insufficient support from the other two members of his team. Balham A team was fizzing with confidence and mental assuredness as the questions were slowly and clearly delivered by the Weybridge MC. Continue reading
It is with the greatest sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear Brother David Prebble MBE.
Brother David was the quintessential Catenian. He was a member of Purley and Balham Circles. He was Provincial President in 2012 – 2013, Provincial Membership Officer from 2013 to 2017, Provincial Councillor for Purley Circle and a founder member of Balham Circle. He was President of Purley Circle twice and Balham Circle once. He made many visits to circles all over Province and was well known for his common sense and humour. Continue reading
We have heard from the Windmill that they will be carrying out some refurbishment work over the next two months and will not be able to host our Balham Circle meetings. We have therefore chosen to relocate for two months to a very interesting venue not far away on Wandsworth Common. Le Gothique are offering us a two course meal at £22 and the use of their mezzanine floor to hold the meeting. Continue reading
Brother Charles held his President’s Sunday on September 2. It was a glorious early September day, with sunshine and blue skies. Starting with Mass at the Holy Ghost Church, we then walked the short distance to the Marriott household where we had a most enjoyable lunch. Continue reading
Pictured here in the Garden of Southside house, the rather ‘exclusive’ group of Brothers and wives who turned out on Saturday, June 30, to visit the not well known Southside House in Wimbledon Village. After an enjoyable lunch at the Cooked Billet, we ventured across the road to this hidden family home, which is now held in a family trust for a number of occupants and to allow conservation and access to the public. Continue reading
On Monday January 15, Balham Brothers celebrated their Circle’s 100th meeting at the Kairos Centre in Roehampton in the presence of Bishop Paul Hendricks.Continue reading