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.
Virtual Curry Night – Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 8pm
Please join us for our first virtual Curry Night when you will have the opportunity to order a take away from your favourite curry restaurant and then sit back in the comfort of your own home, enjoying your curry and listening to an interesting and inspiring speaker. For this event, we have invited Tony Leo, an ex-Italian heavyweight boxing champion to come and share his story with us – he should be a knock out! 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.
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 10th July 2021
The men’s group has been running virtual events for the past 12 months and we are eager to start running real events again. The government’s current roadmap should allow us to do this from 21st June onwards but there are various things that the men’s group need to consider before it can start running real events again. We will though be running a Men’s Breakfast on 10th July, but at this stage we do not know if this will be a “virtual” or “real” event.
ur speaker will be 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 put this date in your diary and we really hope that you will be able to join us for this Men’s Breakfast and take the opportunity to listen to another excellent speaker.
You can join our virtual events 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 if you require more information or wish 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: nigelatsuchlowe[at]gmail.com
Facebook: If you’d like to join us on Facebook here is the link to our group.