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]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.
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 to book your place, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 9th May 2020
Our following event is a Men’s Breakfast at the South Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Park Road, Stoke Poges. There is no better way to start your weekend than tucking into a hearty cooked breakfast! Coffee/tea will be available from 8:15am and our food served from 8:30am. Our speaker is Dennis Pethers, an author, evangelist and founder of the Christian charity “The Rooftop International”. Dennis was brought up in London and came from a background where church did not feature at all. He took a job in the City of London and one day, his boss bought him the C.S.Lewis book, Mere Christianity. As he read it, he suddenly realised that God really does exist! As the months past, he felt God calling him to leave his work in London and train to become a church minister. In 1993, he set up Viz-A-Viz Ministries in the UK and subsequently founded “The Rooftop International” charity, based in the UK and the USA. The charity operates in numerous countries throughout the world seeking to help churches reach out to their communities. The charity has established the The Rooftop Academy, which is an online equipping hub that is integral to The Rooftop Movement and provides resources that equip churches in their outreach ministry. Please join us to hear Dennis’s talk which will be followed by a question and answer session. We plan to finish by 10:15am. For more information about this event and the men’s group, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).