Stoke Poges Men's Group

Time set aside for men to encourage and be encouraged.

A big welcome from the Stoke Poges Men’s Group.  If you have not been to one of our events, then please read on to find out what you are missing!  During the year we run curry nights, dinners, Saturday morning breakfasts, activity evenings (skittles etc.) and visits to interesting venues.  There is something for everyone!  We are not an exclusive group but very inclusive and guys from a wide area (not just from Stoke Poges) come along to our events.  We are open to everyone – guys of all faiths and none are always given a very warm welcome.

At some of our events we invite a special guest who will give a talk on a specific topic, and during their talk they will usually share something of their Christian faith and how it has guided and influenced them during their lives.

Our group is affiliated to a UK organisation called Christian Vision for Men who run an annual conference for men and support men’s groups throughout the UK.

For more details or to book your place at an event please contact: Tony or Nigel

Tony Shortman:   01844-350014   or email: tony-mavis[at]

Nigel Lowe:   07973-349721   or email: nigel[at]

Facebook:   If you’d like to join us on Facebook here is the link to our group.

Future Events 

TANX Evening – Saturday 25th January 2020 

By popular demand, we have invited TANX to return to St Andrew’s Centre in Stoke Poges for another evening of tank battle games.  This is an event which is very popular with lads, therefore if you are a dad or grandad and would like to bring one or more lads with you, why not buy them a TANX Children’s Voucher as a Christmas present?  The voucher costs £15 and provides free entry for them to the TANX Evening.  TANX is a great tank battle game where we play in teams of four (with each person operating a scale model WW2 Tiger 1 tank).  The TANX battle zone for this Radio Controlled Tank Battle game will be located in the main hall at St Andrew’s and during the evening we will have a fish & chip supper and desserts.  A wide selection of complimentary drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available from 6:45pm and the first game starts at 7pm.  We have a limit of 40 places, so please book early (if you have purchased voucher(s), your places are guaranteed).   
For more information about this event and to book your place, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).

Curry Night – Tuesday 24th March 2020

 We are making a return visit to the Memories of India restaurant in Farnham Common, a venue which has proved very popular over the last few years.  We will commence at 7:30pm with drinks from the bar and start our 2-course buffet meal at 8pm.  Our speaker will be Bernard Palmer, a retired consultant surgeon and a trustee of the Christian Medical Fellowship.  Bernard read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in 1983 and was then awarded an open scholarship to the Royal London Medical School.  His career was in general surgery with major interests in Surgical Oncology and Gastrointestinal Surgery.  He became a convinced Christian when an undergraduate in Cambridge.  He is the author of ‘Cure for Life’, a book that has sold widely and been translated into many languages.  He originally wrote the book for his patients to help answer their questions about the purpose of life, but since then the book has enjoyed world-wide appeal.  Bernard has written other books and his latest one is due for publication just before our Curry Night.  In 2000, he and Dr Tom Holland established Christchurch Baldock a contemporary bible teaching church (where he regularly teaches).  He is an entertaining speaker, sharing stories from his many years in the medical profession, and is often invited to speak at universities and churches both at home and overseas.  Please join us to hear his talked entitled “Cure for Life” which will be followed by a question and answer session.  The evening should finish at approximately 10:15pm.  
For more information about this event and the men’s group, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).

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