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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 

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 29th June 2019

A great way to start your weekend is to tuck into a hearty cooked breakfast. We have booked the Oak Room at the South Buckinghamshire Golf Club (in Park Road, Stoke Poges) for this event and coffee/tea will be available from 8:15am and our food served from 8:30am.  Our speaker is Tom Chacko, pastor of the Gateway Christian Fellowship church in Hampshire. Originally from India, Tom has been living in the UK for over 40 years and has served on the Evangelical Alliance Management Board, the BBC Advisory Council, the Cultural Diversity Group to the Media, amongst others. Tom is currently on the board of “Interserve UK” a Christian charity which works in cities throughout the UK and Ireland helping people of an Asian and Arab family background to learn about the Christian faith. Tom has travelled extensively throughout the world assisting in cross-cultural missions and church planting. Please join us to hear Tom’s talk entitled “Encounter with Christ”. Following his talk, Tom will take questions and we plan to finish by 10:15am.  For more information and to book your place, contact Tony Shortman or Nigel Lowe (see above for contact details).  

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