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Balham Circle mourns the death of Brother David Prebble, but takes solace in happy memories


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

Past President Steve, brothers & friends complete the Canterbury Pilgrimage

a group of Catenians outside Canterbury Cathedral

Six pilgrims and Lucy the dog outside the cathedral south door. From left: John Nelligan, Tracey-Jane Faiers, Steve Palmer, Tristan Sullivan-Vaughan, Don Freeman, Simon Wakely.

After starting out in April 2016, the Balham President’s ‘Pilgrims’ finally arrived in Canterbury on 27 May 2017, after 120 miles completed in twelve stages over the year.  Initially planned by the then President, Steve Palmer, as his own objective he received strong support from Circle Brothers, with never fewer than five on a stage and often more.  Continue reading

The intrepid Balham pilgrims complete the penultimate phase of their pilgrimage

a group of pilgrims

The walkers just above Chilham enjoying the first view of Canterbury Cathedral, some nine miles off and bathed in sunshine.

The President’s Pilgrimage is nearly at Canterbury. In glorious weather, six Pilgrims and Lucy the dog walked the 11 miles from Charing to Chilham and are now just seven miles short of their objective.   Continue reading