Welcome to West Surrey Catenians

The Catenian Association is an international organisation of Catholic laymen and permanent deacons. We have a focus on family, friendship and fun with the common factor of sharing the same Faith.

The West Surrey Circle was founded on the 29th November, 1928. We celebrated our 1000th meeting during 2017. Our members are drawn from the Camberley, Frimley, Farnborough, Aldershot, Farnham and Alton parishes.

Christopher Smith

President West Surrey Catenians

We have a lively and welcoming group of men and women at the West Surrey Catenians. To maintain this we have a small team who take on the organisation of events and activities for one  year at a time. This year it is my turn to head this team.

We welcome people of all ages from all walks of life to participate in our activities. Further details about us are available within this website.

Day to day, my job is as a businessman and family man with 3 children. I have a small lens design and manufacturing company based in Camberley. In my spare time I am keen  on sailing, skiing and tennis as well as participating in Catenian activities.

During 2019/20 the emphasis will be on developing the family orientated nature of the community.  We will emphasise our willingness to support Catholic members of our community in charitable enterprises, though not exclusively Catenian members, with donations and bursaries to suitable applicants. We will also publicise our organisation within the area within which we have members and from which we will welcome new members.


The aim this year is that the Catenians should be better known in our parishes and contactable. To this end  we will have a nominated representative in each parish so that those who might like to participate in our activities can come and visit us at any of our events to see if such activities would be of interest to them.


The charity chosen for this year is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which is of particular relevance to our family as we have three children related to us suffering from this illness.


We welcome all readers to our website and ask you to contact us directly, if you would like to know more about us.

If you are a young person planning charitable work or going to Lourdes as a helper, take a look at the Charity page, the Catenians may be able to help you in meeting the costs for your trip.

The West Surrey Circle meets at Camberley Heath Golf Club at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month except on bank holidays or during December. Visitors from other circles are always welcome, so please take a look at our Diary Dates and Contact Us pages for more information.


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