President’s Weekend in Winchester September 30th – 3rd October 2015

Thirty two brothers, wives and Circle Ladies joined Brother President Richard Pyatt for his President’s Weekend at the Mercure Hotel in Winchester.



The weekend started with Even Song at Winchester Cathedral on Friday evening.

There is much to do in Winchester.

One group headed off to the Mid Hants Steam Railway that runs from Alresford to Alton. Prior to closure by Beeching in 1973 it was known as the Watercress Line as it was used to deliver locally grown watercress to Covent Garden.


Others headed for the local markets and the statue of King Alfred in addition to the Great Hall, one of the finest aisled halls of the 13th century which features the greatest symbol of medieval mythology – King Arthur’s Round Table. The Great Hall features an interesting dressing room where visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately as Knights, Dames, and Monks.


Dinner for the entire party on Saturday evening, was held in a private room at the hotel.

Mass on Sunday morning was held at St. Peter’s Parish Church.