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.
Beer and Skittles Evening – Saturday 28th January 2023
For our next event we will be running our ever popular Beer and Skittles Evening in the main hall at St Andrews Centre in Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges. Why not join us for an
evening of fun and relaxation - a great way to start the New Year. During the evening there will be a fish & chip supper, plus desserts and the bar will be providing a selection of beers (including craft beers), lager and soft drinks, which are all included in the price. The first game starts at 7pm, so arrive any time from 6:30pm for a drink and some healthy nibbles. Everyone is welcome, so do come and join us (not just playing skittles, but Pool, Air Hockey and Table Football as well). There is a limit on the number of places, so please book early.
Curry Night - Tuesday 21st March 2023
For our following event, we are making a return visit to the Memories of India restaurant in Farnham Common for a Curry Night. Even if you are a little wary of eating curry, you can be assured that the menu will have been carefully chosen so that there is something for everyone. We will commence at 7:30pm with drinks from the bar and start our 2-course buffet at 8pm. Our speaker is Graham “Swanny” Swann, a guy who runs a tattoo studio in Loughborough and who also visits schools, churches and prisons sharing his Christian testimony. When he was growing up, he experienced systematic abuse which set the stage for a man controlled by alcohol and violence. He found himself in an unbreakable emotional prison, until hope broke in and he began an incredible journey of restoration. Graham is based at the Beacon Christian Centre in Loughborough where he is involved in local community projects and contributes to a long term mission project in Uganda. In 2013, he published his life story “Prison without Bars”, a journey from brokenness to wholeness, from hopelessness to hope. The book is not a mild pastiche of cuddly platitudes; it is real, gusty, hard hitting, but its also loving, tender and warm. Please join us to hear Swanny’s fascinating testimony and after his talk there will be a question and answer session and the evening should finish at approximately 10:15pm.
We would be delighted if you could join us at one or both of the above events. If you would like more information or to register your interest, 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.
Our November 2022 dinner: