KNIGHTS OF ST.COLUMBA


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Council: No.514 Province 30

Location: St.Lawrence Presbytery, The Green, Feltham

Location: St.Christopher Presbytery, High Street, Cranford TW5 9RG

The Council was formed in 1956 as a bi-parish Council which covered
Feltham and Ashford.  For several years, Council met at St.Lawrence
Parish Social Club, a small wooden building adjacent to the church.
As time went by the Council grew and membership was being attracted
from a wider area which covered other Parishes, such as Hampton,
Whitton and Cranford, all within a few miles radius.

THE OFFICERS OF THE COUNCIL 2010 ~ 2011

 


Grand Knight
Tim O'Connor


Membership
Jack Austin

                                  
Finance & Administration
Spirituality & Welfare
John Simons


Chaplain
Fr Anthony O'Gorman


Action Youth and Social
Luigi Cornini


 
Council 514 meets  monthly.
On the second Wednesday of each month - for Council meetings
Meetings are often alternated between Feltham and Cranford
Contact the Council Grand Knight to find the next venue.
 

During their initiation ceremony, the Knights promise always to pray
for their deceased Brothers. Those who came before us and are now
passed away. In Council 514, we regularly remember past Brothers

Bro. Jim McKenna

Bro. Les Wise
Bro. Burt Hume
Bro. Brian Kelly
Bro. Basil Clark
Bro. Fred O'Neill
Bro. Martin Coyne
Bro. Terry Norris
Bro. Charles Ferro
Bro. Steve Fulgoni
Bro. John O'Hanlon
Bro. Tolley Barretto
Bro. George Woodford
Bro. Tim O'Donovan
Bro. Laurie Harvey - November 2008
Bro. Bernard Doyle - April 2010

Eternal light grant unto them O Lord;
And may perpetual light shine upon them;
And may they rest in peace - Amen


Membership varies from year to year. The highest number of members ever recorded was twentysix.
Last few  years we have been unfortunate to lose a number of our senior Brothers who passed away,
members that we will find hard to replace. Recruitment is always at the forefront of our mind.
In the past we were fortunate enough to have attracted a regular number of new Brothers.
During 1996/1997 Council 514 won the Bernard  Cup for the highest number of recruits amongst
all the Councils in Province-30.

The Council uses the address of the Parishes it attracts its members from.
Feltham's parish is St.Lawrence. Letters may be addressed to

Knights of St.Columba. Co.514.,
The Presbytery
St.Christopher's Catholic Church,
High Street,
Cranford TW5 9RG

       

  If you are interested in joining the Knights or wish to get more information
you may contact : Knights of St.Columba
Email : tv.oconnor@talktalk.net 

 

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Council 514 has won the Provincial recruitment cup in 1996
for its recruiting campaign and its success in initiating the highest number
of Brothers in one year.

Council 514 also won the thropy for the council who made the most
visits to other councils in Province 30 during 1999.
 

Council 514 organises a number of events each year.
Brothers take turns in visiting the Homeless taking them
Food, clothing and cigarettes.
The Thames embankment near the Aldwych is the most
common distribution place for this activity
 

The John O'Hanlon Trust is very prominent in Co.514.
This was established in honour of one of our Brothers who
passed away after a long illness. Funds are raised throughout the year to
enable the Council to fund a visit to Lourdes by sick people in the parishes.

In years past this was usually done through sponsoring a seat on the Jambulance
Over the years in excess of 50 sick people have been so sponsored.

Since the Jambulance no longer operates, HCPT are the organisation that
benefits most from this fund raising initiative.

     The Trust paid for Maria Diaper's trip to Lourdes

Maria was assisted by HCPT Group 51 Sunbury at Easter 2005

The Knights organise a Cheese and Wine Auction for parishioners
and their friends. This is usually in April each year.

Photo before the auction started.

The John O'Hanlon Cheese & Wine Auction 2005  raised 850

The Knights also organise a primary school children Ten-Pin
bowling tournament. Again proceeds are towards the Lourdes project.
 

      Membership to the Knights of St.Columba is open to practising above 18
years of age on the last birthday.  Application forms are available from any
member of the Knights of St.Columba.  Every Knight is happy to propose
eligible Catholic men for membership.  Applications must be made through
the Council in the community nearest to the applicant's place of residence.
      Interested men without a permanent domicile, such as men in the armed
forces, may make application through their hometown council or at the
or that nearest to their address.  The applicant becomes a member by
initiation and after twelve months will be eligible to full membership. Each
Council sets and reviews its membership fees annually.
       For men in every walk of life the Knights engenders an image of a 
united organization, efficiently going about its tasks of CHARITY, UNITY
and FRATERNITY,  men unselfishly giving of their time and talents in the
service of God and their fellow men.  Membership of the Knights of St.
Columba provides an opportunity for wholesome association with congenial
companions who are, first of all, practicing Catholic gentlemen. It offers the
opportunity for fellowship with those who are of the same belief, who
recognize the same duty to God, the family and their neighbour while
standing side by side in the defence of those beliefs. 
       Programs are so organized as to appeal to the individual interest of the
the members.  Through many constructive activities of Christian fraternity,
members are enabled to render service to their Church and their fellowmen,
while also developing a consciousness of their ability to lead and to assist.
       On the 16th June 2005 we were honoured in hosting an Initiation
Ceremony of new Knights who had joined the order.  Following Mass at
Our Lady & Saint Christopher in Cranford three new brothers were accepted
into the order.  Our Council was pleased to sponsor one of the three brothers
(Bro. Luigi Cornini) making their promise that day.  Mass was celebrated by
Fr. Paschal Ryan who had recently become Chaplain to the Council.

 

The Grand Knights of Council 514
Council erected 15th May 1954


1954 - 1956/7 BRO. JOHN HEANEY
1957 - 1959/60
BRO D H JENKINSON
1960/61
BRO P.GRIBB
1961 - 1962/3
BRO ALEXANDER P McCABE
1963 - 1964
BRO P J LEE
1964 - 1966/7
BRO TERRY F NOLAN
1966 - 1968/9
BRO JOHN O'HANLON
1969 - 1970
BRO L EASTBROOK
1970 - 1972/3
BRO A C SMITH
1973 - 1975/6
BRO JACK AUSTIN
1976 - 1978/9
BRO JOHN O'HANLON
1979 - 1981/2
BRO MILES HAMLIN
1982 - 1985/6
BRO STEPHEN FULGONI
1986 - 1988/9
BRO MIKE REYNOLDS
1989 - 1991/2
BRO JOHN BUTCHER
1992 - 1995/6
BRO TONY BERKELEY
1996 - 1997
BRO JOHN BUTCHER
1997 - 2000/01
BRO TONY BERKELEY
2001 - 2002
BRO MARTIN GILL
2002 - 2003/4
BRO TONY BERKELEY
2004 - 2005/6 BRO JACK AUSTIN  
2006 -  BRO TIM O'CONNOR

 

Province 30 meets at Hayes in Middlesex.

PROVINCIAL COMMITTEES ON 3rd Monday in
19th April, 19th July, 19th October,  18th January 2011
in the Main Social Hall, Botwell House

 

PROVINCIAL OFFICERS MEET ON 1st Wednesday in
5th May, 4th August, 3rd November,  3rd February 2011
In the Claret Room  Botwell House
 

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL  MEETS ON
1st June, 7th September, 7th December and 2nd March 2011
in the Upper Room, Botwell House

The December meeting is preceded by the Memorial Mass for
 ** Canon Bernard George RIP - Past Provincial Chaplain

It is important that one contacts tv.oconnor@talktalk.net to check above meetings

Council 514 has four special quarterly Masses during the year.

These are usually planned before the usual Council Meetings by the Council Chaplain.

Dates are available from the Grand Knight Email:  tv.oconnor@talktalk.net.

All at 7:30pm  at Our Lady and Saint Christopher - Cranford

 

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Updated  October  2010