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.
Men’s “Bring your own Bacon” Breakfast – Saturday 21st November 2020
Why not join us for our next virtual “Bring your own Bacon” Men’s Breakfast, commencing at 9:00am on Saturday 21st November. Covid-19 is still impacting our ability to run our normal events, therefore we are continuing to run them online. Our speaker will be Paul Gask (known as "Gasky"), the Northern England Regional Director for Christian Vision for Men (CVM), the organisation that our men’s group is affiliated to. For 30 years he was a police officer in the Leicestershire Police Force working primarily in the specialist crime arena (CID). He also spent 10 years working with individuals who commit serious violent and sexual offences against women and children. He retired in October 2011, but his "retirement" lasted for just 6 days (he was asked to return to the police in a civilian capacity)! Having spent the bulk of his working life seeing an untold number of men destroying themselves with violence, aggression and alcohol reliance (to name but three) he really felt that God was calling him to reach normal everyday blokes just like him. He joined CVM as their Northern England Regional Director and more recently has also become a national leader with Edge Ministries, an organisation that supports mission agencies and churches in under resourced rural and urban communities that are working, or seeking to work, amongst those at or below the poverty line. Gasky enjoys speaking to men’s groups throughout the UK and has many amusing stories from his years in the police service. We are delighted that he is able to join us for this virtual Men’s Breakfast. After his talk there will be a question and answer session and we should finish at approximately 10am.
Joining our virtual events is possible 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 via Google Meet. 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 number).
Lads & Dads Virtual Quiz Evening - Saturday 30th January 2021
Our following virtual event is a Lads & Dads Quiz Evening on Saturday 30th January commencing at 7.15pm. For the start of the New Year, we are trying something new – a quiz evening from the comfort of your own home. Although we are in the early stages of planning this event, please note the date as we would really like you to take part. Perhaps you could start thinking about who you would like to include in your team. Although this event is primarily for lads, dads and grandads, we would like to open it up to families so that some or all of your family can take part. There will be a limit of 6 in each team and where multiple households want to combine to make up a team, we will provide the technology to enable you to do that. There will be no charge for this event (as is the case with all our virtual events) and we hope to see many teams participating. There will be an interval during the evening and we plan to finish by 10pm.
We would be delighted if you could join us for one or both of these events. For more information about our events and 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: nigel[at]suchlowe.f2s.com
Facebook: If you’d like to join us on Facebook here is the link to our group.