Balham celebrates its 100th meeting in great style!

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Composite picture of Meeting as it closed

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.

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Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrating Mass before the Circle meeting [credit AMR]
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Charles Marriott hands out bursary cheques

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On July 6 Charles Marriott handed out these bursary cheques to some girls from La Retraite school. Left to right in the picture: Benjamina, Shantavia & Venuse.

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Birthday surprise adds sparkle to Clergy Night

Balham Circle hosted a very successful Clergy and Ladies’ night on 2nd February. A good number of local clergy attended representing some of the major parishes in the Balham Circle’s catchment.

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In the picture Kevin Rourke, Peter Woodford, Ann Woodford, Fr Deodat Msahala, Canon John O’Toole, Mgr Gerald Ewing, Mgr Timothy Galligan, Fr Martin Edwards, Fr David Gibbons, Jaqui Rourke, Lucille Brown and Terry Brown

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Balham Ladies Night on June 22 at the Windmill on the Common

IMG_1172Balham Circle Ladies Night was a well attended event and, in addition to Balham brothers and their wives, the Circle warmly welcomed Grand President, Peter Woodford and his wife Ann, Provincial President Kevin Rourke and his wife Jacqui and Provincial Director, David Arundale and his wife Maureen. The full complement of guests was completed by Fr Davis from St Thomas Beckett Church.

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Balham Circle raises cash for Kenyan student

 

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Patrick Macheira

During dinner at our circle meeting on 19th May, a raffle was held for the benefit of Patrick Macheira. This was our Ladies’ night (see News May 19, 2014) and there were a number of visitors. Some brothers kindly donated some excellent bottles and a total of £130 was raised which is enough money to keep this young man going for 3 months.

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