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.
Lads & Dads Virtual Quiz Evening - Saturday 30th January 2021 at 7:15pm
Please join us in the New Year for a Lads & Dads Quiz Evening. This is something new for the men’s group, especially as you will be able to enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. The men’s group, like many other social groups, is continuing to run virtual events, and for this event we will be using the video conferencing app called Zoom. Although it will be primarily for lads, dads and grandads, it will also be open to families so that some or all of your family can take part. There will be a limit of 6 in each team and where there are multiple households who want to combine to make up a team, you will be able to do this (just let us know prior to the quiz so that we can set up the Zoom breakout rooms). Perhaps you could start thinking about who you would like to include in your team. There will be no charge for this event (as is the case with all our virtual events) and we hope to see many teams participating. There will be an interval during the evening and we plan to finish by 9:30pm.
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 has a science and engineering background (BSc in Metallurgy and Chartered Engineer) and also has 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.
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 number).
We would be delighted if you could join us for one or both of these events. For more information about our events 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.