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 Balham Circle mourns the death of Brother David Prebble, but takes solace in happy memories
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 President’s Sunday, September 2018
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.
Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrating Mass before the Circle meeting [credit AMR] Continue reading Balham celebrates its 100th meeting in great style!
Andrien chats over dinner with another recent recruit to Balham Circle Tristan Sullivan-Vaughan.
At our Circle Meeting on November 27, Balham Brothers were delighted to witness the enrolment of Brother Andrien Meyers Rodrigues to our circle.
Continue reading New Brother enrolled at Balham
The happy band of Balham Brothers and their wives, having just emerged from HMP Brixton
On October 30 Balham Circle visited the Clink at HMP Brixton. All agreed that the lunch we had there provided a most enjoyable occasion and the food could only be described as superb.
Continue reading In the Clink!
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 Past President Steve, brothers & friends complete the Canterbury Pilgrimage
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 The intrepid Balham pilgrims complete the penultimate phase of their pilgrimage
Six Balham Pilgrims completed the latest stage on 25 March. They have now arrived in Hollingbourne with less than 30 miles to go to Canterbury, which they are hoping to reach on 20 May.
Continue reading Another milestone in the Balham pilgrimage!
Starting out on another leg of the pilgrimage. Left to right: Simon, Tristan, John, Steve, Charles and Frances. Taking the photo: Noel
We have missed some of the Balham pilgrimage stages (have no fear we will return to them!), but we can report that, on Saturday January 28, Balham President, Steve Palmer, supported by six other pilgrims and two dogs, continued his steady progress along the Pilgrims route to Canterbury.
Continue reading January 28 sees the pilgrims off again!
President Steve with fellow pilgrims John, Chris, Marianne, Charles and friend near Oxted station
The President’s Pilgrimage to Canterbury completed its fourth stage on 3 September when the pilgrims reached Oxted. Over forty miles have been completed with a further 70 to go.
Continue reading Intrepid walkers join President Steve on Stage 4 of Canterbury pilgrimage