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 Dinner – Friday 18th November 2022
For our next event we will be making a return visit to the Oak Room at the South Buckinghamshire Golf Club (in Park Road, Stoke Poges). 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 Rev. Harry Latham who for many years was vicar of Stoke Poges.
He was brought up going to church but his faith became personal through the work of Scripture Union when he was sent away to a boarding school. The Scripture Union nurtured his faith and gave him a love for teaching the Bible. He felt a call to ministry from his late teens and began preaching at 19. As an undergraduate at Reading University he was involved in leading the Christian Union and the local Campus Crusade for Christ movement.
Sponsored for ministry training in his mid-twenties, Harry did youth work in Reigate and Liverpool before joining Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He worked as a curate in Aberystwyth for 7 years specialising in student work and leading the Alpha courses. After getting married to Tracy, Harry moved to Stoke Poges where he served as Vicar for 17 years and raised his family. He is now Rector of three villages on the North Downs (near Leatherhead) and is seeing God bring new life in unexpected places. Harry is also a keen golfer. During our annual Men’s Dinner, he will have lots of interesting stories to share with us. The evening should finish at approximately 10:15pm.
Beer and Skittles Evening – Saturday 28th January 2023
For our following 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.
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 September 2021 visit to Ascot Brewery: