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St. David’s Men’s Fellowship

Chairman: Mr. John Allwood (Tel: 480002)

Treasurer: Mr. Brian Hubbard (Tel: 459832)

Secretary: Mr. David Holland (Tel: 450260)

Visits Secretary: Mr. Peter Hancock (Tel: 457044)

The Men’s Fellowship normally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7.30pm. Meetings are usually held in the green room, but, depending on the specific meeting (especially when the meeting is at an outside venue), starting times can vary. Always check the 'Calendar and Events Diary’ page for any possible updates for a particular meeting.

The fellowship is open to men of any age, not just members of the church. The programmes are very varied and interesting, consisting of talks, demonstrations and outings, all undertaken in a spirit of fellowship and fun! The current programme is listed below.

A good time is guaranteed, and new members are made very welcome.

St. David’s Men’s Fellowship

MEN'S Fellowship -  see below for latest programme.

Meetings are normally held in the Green Room starting at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.


For the final meeting of the season before our Summer break, Monday 9 June, 12 men met in the church car park at 6:45pm and set off in 4 cars to the Beacon Hill Arboretum car park.  Those who had been there before told us that the paths were all gravelled, so those of us that had taken walking boots to change into just left them in the cars.  The weather on the previous few days had been wet, and even on that particular Monday we had had rain, and the sky was laden with dark clouds as we walked around the paths through the trees.  Unfortunately the site has become rather neglected.  Many of the signs indicating the specific types of tree were broken or unreadable and there were no descriptions to say how trees differed from their more common cousins.  I thought this was a missed educational opportunity.  After the walk around the planting of our native trees we went back towards the car park, past the newly planted raised wild-flower bed (not much plant life visible in that yet) and past the new children’s play area with its huge climbing frame.  Through to the opposite side of the car park where we could see the colourful rhododendrons, and into what was labelled The Labyrinth, a raised board walk through interwoven rhododendron trees which required us to duck well down at various points.  Just as the end of this circular walk was in sight, some rain began to fall, so back into the cars for the short drive to the Curzon Arms in Woodhouse Eaves.  

It was still a very warm evening so we all took our drinks to tables underneath a huge umbrella which kept us dry during the frequent showers and enjoyed a good time of informal chat and fellowship together. See the September to December 2014 programme below.

The photos alongside were taken after completing the Labyrinth Walk.

No, they are not identical - it’s a matter of spotting the difference!

St. David’s Men’s Fellowship Programme January - April 2017

January 23rd  

Venue:    The Birch Tree Public House / Restaurant

Topic:    Meal of menu & individual choice

Time:    6.30pm at church : 7.pm at Venue  

February 27th

Venue:    Church (Green Room)

Topic: AGM   

Time:    7.30pm                          

March 27th   

Venue:    Church (Green Room)

Topic:    The Solent Ships & the Sea"

Presenter:   by Mike Gillingham.

Time:    7.30pm


April 10th  

Venue:    Bradgate Arms - Cropston

Topic:    Long Alley Skittles & Supper

Time:    6.30pm at church : 7.pm at Cropston  

End of Season

Next meeting Monday April 24th

If you would like to join the Men’s Fellowship please just turn up at any of the above meetings or phone Dave Holland on 01530 450260 for more information.