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.
Men’s Dinner - Friday 22nd November 2019
We have booked the South Buckinghamshire Golf Club (in Park Road, Stoke Poges) for our annual Men’s Dinner.
The bar in the Oak Room will open at 7.15pm and our meal will begin at 8pm (its buffet style, catering for a wide range of tastes). Our speaker is Jon Cox, who runs Adventure Plus, a Christian Adventure charity. After leaving school, Jon spent 4 years as a casualty staff nurse and then worked in Central Sudan for a year leading a community development project. After settling back in the UK, he found himself involved in youth work and soon realised that God was calling him to start a charity that would encourage young people to embrace the Adventure of Faith. Starting from almost nothing, Jon founded Adventure Plus and over the years it has grown to provide a wide range of adventure activities for children and young people. Today, the charity describes itself as the adventure, youth work & outdoor education charity that provides adventure holidays, gap year training programmes & internships, all in a positive Christian environment. It reaches over six thousand children and young people every year and since Jon founded the charity, he has continued to be encouraged by so many examples of God’s faithfulness, provision and guidance.
Following his talk, Jon will take questions and you will have the opportunity to purchase his autobiography entitled “Life to the MAX” (which is also the title of his talk). Please join us for an excellent meal and a fascinating talk. 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).
TANX Evening – Saturday 25th January 2020
By popular demand, we have invited TANX to return to St Andrew’s Centre in Stoke Poges for another evening of tank battle games. Once again we will be in teams of four (with each person operating a scale model WW2 Tiger 1 tank) playing this great Radio Controlled Tank Battle game. The TANX battle zone will be located in the main hall at St Andrew’s and during the evening we will have a fish & chip supper and desserts. All drinks will be included in the price (beer, lager and soft drinks). The bar will open at 6:45pm and the first game starts at 7pm. Everyone is welcome, Lads, Dads and Granddads. This is always a popular event so book early as we have a limit of 40 places. For more information about this event and the men’s group, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).