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.
Curry Night - Tuesday 25th January
After a long break due to Covid-19, we are making a return visit to the Memories of India restaurant in Farnham Common for a Curry Night. Even if you are a little wary of eating curry, you can be assured that the menu will have been carefully chosen so that there is something for everyone. We will commence at 7:30pm with drinks from the bar and start our 2-course buffet at 8pm.
Our speaker is David Robinson LVO, who spent 20 years as a Personal Protection officer for senior members of the Royal Family. After leaving school at 15, David worked in the West End for 5 years and then joined the Metropolitan Police where he served as a police officer for 31 years. The last 20 years of his service was spent serving with SO14, the Royal Protection Command in Royalty Protection. In the final 8 years he was the personal protection officer to HM The Queen (from 1992 to 2000) and prior to that was the personal protection officer to HRH The Princess Royal (from 1982 to1984) and before that for the Princess of Wales (from 1981 to 1982). David travelled the world extensively in this capacity and received the Order National De La Legion D’Honneur in 1992 and Lieutenant of the Victorian Order in 2000. When he left this role in year 2000, he moved to the private security sector, becoming a regional security manager and in 2012 he delivered a high profile programme of venue security infrastructure and personnel for both the Olympic and Paralympics Games. We are delighted that David will be our speaker at this Curry Night, sharing with us his insights into the challenges of protecting members of the Royal Family. After his talk there will be a question and answer session and the evening should finish at approximately 10:15pm.
Beer and Skittles Evening – Saturday 26th March 2022
Our following event will be the ever popular Beer and Skittles Evening on Saturday 26th March in the main hall at St Andrews Centre in Rogers Lane. It's a great opportunity for Lads, Dads, Granddads and other Fellas to get together for an evening of fun and relaxation. As usual a fish & chip supper, desserts, beer, lager and soft drinks 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 please 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 do 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 wish 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: 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: