Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church Rayleigh

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Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church

50 London Hill

Rayleigh

Essex  SS6 7HP

01268 742229

The Catenian Association


The Catenian Association was established in Manchester in 1908. Since then it has grown to be an international association of Catholic men, boasting in excess of 10,000 members.Its initial aims, which remain to this day, were:

•  To encourage members to meet socially, thus developing friendships amongst fellow Catholics.

•  To provide help and assistance to members and their families, and to widows and children of deceased members.

•  To assist members, as appropriate, in their business interests.

•  To assist Catholic youth to find suitable employment.


Branches of the Association are called "Circles". The local Circle is Southend-on-Sea Circle which celebrated its centenary in November 2013. Currently the members come from Wickford, Rayleigh, Hockley, Rochford, Leigh-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea and Shoeburyness. The largest contingent is from Our Lady of Ransom parish.  Meetings are held on a monthly basis, usually at Park View Suite, Chalkwell. Visitors, by invitation, are welcome. The meeting normally lasts about 30 minutes during which prayers are said, any Catenian business is discussed and welfare matters are considered. After the meeting there is a social dinner. Regular social events are held which include ladies, friends and family.


The Circle Membership Officer is Paul Abbott.Should you be interested in joining the Association please contact Paul, tel. no. 01268 770692, who would be delighted to hear from you.


Further information regarding the Catenians may be found by following this link: www.thecatenians.com/




The Ladies Guild


The Ladies Guild meets at 10am in the Bethany Room every third Wednesday in the month. Friendly informal meetings and coffee mornings are held approximately six times a year on behalf of various charities. Social outings are arranged to various interesting places. Trips have been made to theatres, television studios for recording of shows, Clare Priory, Walsingham, Tyburn Convent, museums and art galleries, whatever takes the fancy!!! Members also like to go out for Christmas Dinner.


The Guild supports the parish through serving tea and coffee after events. Any lady, in the parish is most welcome to attend the planned trips or the meetings. Catholic, or non-Catholic, friends, family ….. All are welcome!


For more details please contact Jean Wood, tel. no. 01268 778986.




OLOR Theatre Club


Shows....Outings.....Tours...We aim to offer members of the school & parish (though open to any friends/family outside the parish) the opportunity to enjoy local & West End shows and join us on occasional outings and 'magical mystery tours'! We do our best to cater for all ages and tastes and are always happy to hear your suggestions too!


Coach travel and best group rates

Where appropriate we arrange coach travel and always endeavour to seek out the best group ticket rates (and occasionally arrange 'free events' such as the recent magical mystery tour at the Palace Theatre).


Safety in Numbers!

Travelling as a group is a very sociable experience, and gives you the chance to enjoy the company of like-minded people. It matters not if you are single, a couple, or a group of friends or family. If you are looking for good company and an enjoyable trip out, please get in touch! 


To receive more information or to go on our mail list for forthcoming trips please see below!


Email: olortheatreclub@hotmail.co.uk

Call: Lorna 01702 230125, Katherine 07906 844284, Clare 07757 138345

or Write: 58 Waxwell Rd, Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex SS5 6HG

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