We Meet:
on the fourth Thursday of the month.
The meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

We Meet:
at the Masonic Hall,
Riseley Street, Macclesfield.
(a link to Google Maps)






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What is The Catenian Association?


An international brotherhood of practising Catholic laymen who meet socially, at least once a month, in local branches, known as Circles.  (For details of Macclesfield & District Circle –Link to PAGE “MACCLESFIELD AND DISTRICT.”)


Catenians refer to each other as 'brother,' thus reflecting the strength of the mutual support they give to each other and their families, on the basis of shared their Catholic belief.


In an increasingly secular society, the Association provides a sociable and supporting haven (an oasis of calm) for those facing challenges to their beliefs and moral values in their business, professional and family lives.


Through their membership, Catenians are helped to enjoy and fulfill their various vocations in life: as baptised Christians, as a husband and father; in their profession or workplace and within the civil community and the Church.


The Association's name is derived from the Latin 'Catena' (a chain) with the Circles being the links in the chain.


The emblem consists of a continuous chain of links surrounding a cross. This symbolizes that our Catholic faith is at the centre of all we do.


We are not primarily a fund raising organisation nor is it a Catholic action group. But we are active Catholics.


On an individual basis, Catenians take an active part in the life of their parishes. Many play a leading role in their dioceses and Catholic lay organisations locally and nationally. Catenians are prominent in many aspects of public life and service.


The Association is non-political.



Catenian Organisation

Macclesfield & District Circle 127