Kenilworth Circle

The Catenian Association, a network of support and friendship

Strengthening family life through friendship and faith.

Catenian social meeting, one of our monthly meetings

The Catenian Association, a network of support and friendship

The Catenian Association is an international body of Catholic men who meet at least once a month in local units called Circles. Kenilworth Circle meets every month to enjoy each other's company, support each other and through that support strengthen their family life and faith through friendship.

On an individual basis, Catenians take an active part in the life of their parishes and many play a leading role in their dioceses and Catholic lay organisations locally and nationally. Kenilworth circle is a part of Province 6, a group of 21 Catenian Circles in the West Midlands.

The name comes from the latin 'catena' meaning 'a connected series or chain'. As members we are all connected to support one another. Through this 'Chain' we gain a sense of belonging. We have a network of friends for ourselves and our families - in times of crisis, transition, uncertainty - there is something familiar. 'We belong'.


"There is a special feeling of togetherness and common purpose as a Catenian... We share a common faith and support one another." Peter Roddy - Kenilworth Catenian

Catenain social event

What do Catenians do?

Every month we get together as a circle (often with visitors from other circles) for a meeting and meal. This is a chance to catch up and enjoy each others company. As well as these monthly dinners we hold a wide range of family social activities which allow us to meet and spend time together. These social events allow our families and friends from outside the circle to join in. The Catenians is a close, community that offers lifelong support and friendship to members and their families.

The being part of a Catenian Circle provides an unrivalled opportunity for Catholic men to live out their Christian beliefs in a confident and enriching manner. We aim to support good causes through fundraising and our bursary funds. This year our president's chosen charity is Wateraid, working to help bring lifesaving clean water to all.

Find out more about our meetings >


"One of the great privileges of being a Catenian is to be able to visit another circle anywhere in the country and find yourself in the midst of welcoming brothers who share the same values and purpose." Alan Smith - Malvern Circle

Catenian Bursary link
Conference 2024 link

Events coming soon:

Monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at Chesford Grange Hotel.
February, Ego and Oppenheimer social evening.
Booking now being taken for Kilworth House Theatre - Singing in the Rain.
Visiting other circles including Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stafford and Stoke.
May 2024 Kenilworth will be hosting the 2024 Catenian national conference. Find out more about conference 2024 >

"Joining the Catenians was not at all daunting. Catenian brothers are welcoming and supportive and it has been a great experience." Simon Hill - Kenilworth Catenian

Catenian social events

How do I become a Catenian?

If you would like to find out more we would be delighted to invite you along to one of our monthly meetings and meals where you can get to know us and find out more.

We also host an array of social events for Circle and families where you can meet us and ask us what being a Catenian is all about. Or you can just come along to enjoy the time together with no obligation.

The latest information about events and a chance to see what we do and have done is available on our Facebook page


If you would like to explore becoming a brother of Kenilworth Circle ... Ask a Catenian>

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