Category Archives: "Events"


6th June CATHERINGTON CHURCH 19:30 for 20:00 START

On Thursday, June 6 the nation will come together to remember the tens of thousands of allied forces who gave service on D-DAY eighty years ago and helped secure the peace we in the UK enjoy today.

Catherington Residents’ Association will be remembering the 80th anniversary of D-Day with an event in the Church. Blendworth Brass Band will lead the tribute with appropriate music and we are part of…

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Was That Mr Churchill In The Coalyard?

SUNDAY 2nd June 2024,
1915 for a 1930 START

ENTRY ON THE DOOR £2.00 per person. Refreshment available.

The story of how and why world leaders and members of Winston Churchills War Cabinet were together in a railway siding in a tiny village on the Meon Valley Railway line in 1944.

Nick Byrne’s imagination was caught by this amazing episode in our country’s wartime history a few years ago and Nick has carefully researched and studied the story in great…

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CATHERINGTON 100 LIVES – A Sailor’s Life for me? – Adrian Harbidge 1970-73

SUNDAY 28th April 2024,
1915 for a 1930 START

ENTRY ON THE DOOR £2.00 per person.

Despite becoming Archdeacon of Bournemouth, a member of General Synod for 11 years, taking part in Lord Mountbatten’s funeral and being secretary to CVRA, any press statement about me always begins with “Former Ship’s Purser, Adrian Harbidge ……”.

Three years with Elder Dempster Lines allowed me to see ports on the West Coast of Africa and on the East Coast of America. The…

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8th June 2024 – D-day anniversary party

8th June 2024
CATHERINGTON VILLAGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-day 1940’S STREET PARTY.

D-day anniversary flyer


D-day cake recipe

Catherington “100 Lives” – Sunday 24th March 2024

CATHERINGTON 100 LIVES – Life in Persia under the Shah and how it is today
SUNDAY 24th March 2024,
1915 for a 1930 START

ENTRY ON THE DOOR £2.00 per person.

This month we welcome Shahla a Persian who lived in Iran under The Shah. She is going to tell us how much the country she lived in and loved has changed since The Shah was overthrown. Shahla has retrained as a nurse and lived in England for 50 years….

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Catherington “100 Lives” – Sunday 21st January 2024

1915 for a 1930 START

ENTRY ON THE DOOR £2.00 per person.

This month we are pleased to welcome Earl Attlee coming to talk to us about:

Myths and What they Don’t Tell You About The House of Lords

Earl Attlee will speak for about 40 minutes and then answer questions on his life in The House of Lords – so do come prepared with questions….

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Catherington Christmas Carols. Sunday 3rd December at 5.00pm

Come and join in singing Christmas Carols on Sunday 3rd December. 

We will congregate around the village Christmas Tree (just down hill from The Farmer) at 5.00pm

The Salvation Army will once again lead us with their music and carols.

Please remember a donation for the Salvation Army. 

AGM – Friday 24th November 2023

Catherington Village Residents’ Association 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 24th November at the Church Hall at 7:30 p.m.

All members of CVRA are welcome.

Catherington Village “100 Lives” – Sunday 21st May

“Diving Around The World” 

Andy Williams has very kindly agreed to give us a lighthearted jaunt around his 57 years of diving – ending with a short quiz – which could just save your life.

Sunday – 21 May 2023

Catherington Church Hall

7.00 pm

Entry Fee – £1 per person on the door.

Notes for those attending – Coronation Events – 7th & 8th May

Sunday 7th May 2023   –  Coronation Picnic 

· The Picnic Lunch is being held in the garden of Mrs Holly Burton – to whom we are incredibly grateful and appreciative of – and as such this is her private residence.

· There is no parking at St Catherine’s- Holly’s house. Parking is available at the Church Car Park, or in the small Catherington Down car park opposite the village school

· Strictly no dogs.

· Please could there be no disposable BBQ’s or…

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