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.
Men’s “Bring your own Bacon” Breakfast – Saturday 20th March 2021 at 9am
We have had a number of successful virtual “Bring your own Bacon” Men’s Breakfasts, and our next one is scheduled for 20th March. Our speaker will be Derek McIntyre, a businessman from Glasgow who travels throughout the UK for ELGA Process Water/Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies. Derek is a Chartered Engineer with a science and engineering background (BSc in Metallurgy) plus a business degree (MBA). He currently runs the Scottish business for ELGA and is also a Sales Director for ELGA's operation in England and Wales. He became a Christian in 2005 and has since developed "Jesus: The Evidence" (www.jesustheevidence.com) which is a presentation and booklet that examines the wealth of evidence for what happened nearly 2,000 years ago. Derek was a founding member of the Glasgow Street Pastors and for a number of years has been a street pastor in Glasgow, where every weekend they provide compassionate care, help and assistance in the heart of the city. Please join us for this Men’s Breakfast and take the opportunity to listen to an interesting and inspiring speaker. After the talk, there will be a question and answer session and we should finish at approximately 10am.
Virtual Curry Night – Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 8pm
The men’s group is continuing to run virtual events and are eagerly looking forward to the time when we will be able to start running real events again. For our first virtual Curry Night we have invited Tony Leo, an ex-Italian heavyweight boxing champion as our speaker – he should be a knock out! Why not take this opportunity to order a take-a-way from your favourite curry restaurant and then sit back in the comfort of your own home listening to a guy who has an amazing story to share with us. Tony was born into one of the most infamous Mafia families in Italy but was abandoned when he was only 4 years old and placed in an orphanage. When he grew up he joined the Italian SAS and for a number of years was the body guard for the President with a team of 22 helpers under him trained in the use of machine guns, grenades and other explosives. Today, Tony lives in the UK and works as a Security Officer for a company based in Bristol. After his talk, there will be a question and answer session and we should finish at approximately 9pm.
Joining our virtual events is possible from almost any internet connected device. Once you have booked your place, you will be sent a web link that will enable you to directly connect your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPad, etc.) to the event. If you do not have access to the internet, you can still join in via your phone (you will be given a phone number and PIN). There is no charge for our virtual events and we would be delighted if you could join us for one or both of these events.
For more information and to book your place, contact Tony or Nigel:
Tony Shortman: 01844-350014 or email: tony-mavis[at]shortman.eclipse.co.uk
Nigel Lowe: 07973-349721 or email: nigel[at]suchlowe.f2s.com
Facebook: If you’d like to join us on Facebook here is the link to our group.