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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 http://www.cvmen.org.uk, 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 www.facebook.com

Future Events 

Curry Night – Tuesday 10th September 2019

Our Curry Nights are always very popular, so this year we have scheduled two of them! Once again, we will be visiting the Memories of India restaurant in Farnham Common. The evening will commence at 7:30pm with drinks from the bar and we will sit down for our 2-course buffet meal at 8pm. Our speaker will be Shane Taylor, a guy who was one of Britain’s most dangerous convicts. Brought up in County Durham, he committed his first crime when only 10 years old (he smashed open a phone box to steal the coins). His life then started to disintegrate into a tale of violence, drugs and intimidation. As he grew up, he frequently went to court for burglaries and robberies, but the repeated court appearances did not deter him. He would carry a whole pack of kitchen knives and if anyone challenged him, he would just stab them! At the age of 20 he went to prison for GBH and was moved constantly from one maximum security unit to another. While serving one of several prison sentences, he found himself in the prison chaplaincy where they were running a Christianity course. They bribed him to stay (with chocolate gateau!) and during the course he encountered God in the most amazing way. Shane lives in Middlesbrough with his wife and children and we are delighted that he will be making the long journey south to be with us for our Curry Night. We really hope you can join us for a tasty curry and to hear Shane’s incredible story. After his talk, there will be time to ask him questions and the evening should finish at approximately 10:15pm.  For more information and to book your place, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).  

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 the men’s group, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).