Monday Morning Men’s Meeting
We meet for talks and discussion, at Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, in the winter, and at St Mary in Charnwood, Nanpantan, in the summer.
Meetings usually begin with coffee at 10.30am but please note there are some earlier start times and alternative arrangements. We usually finish meetings at noon. Special events during the year include lunches in March and October, a picnic in July, and outside visits in January and August. Ladies are invited to some of our meetings but all men are welcome to all our meetings.
A contribution of £1 is suggested for every meeting at Emmanuel and St Mary’s, to include tea/coffee, biscuits, speakers’ expenses and occasional fees.
For more details please contact:
Martin – 01509 561281
Richard – 01509 231358
Simon – 01509 263093
13 March at Emmanuel- Alan Murphy is chairman for a morning of music chosen by Richard Meredith, followed by lunch in the Church Centre. Ladies are invited. Just turn up to enjoy the music but booking is essential if you want to stay for lunch. (Alan Murphy, tel: 01509 266933)
10 April at St Mary’s – “Sepulchres should bee made according to the qualitie and degree of the person deceased.” Talk by Moira Ackers about early-modern alabaster monuments, the alabaster men and their patrons. The quote is from Weever, 1631.
8 May at St Mary’s – “Peru, the Incas and the Conquistadors”. Illustrated talk by Richard Harries following a visit to Peru.
12 June at St Mary’s – Question Time – a popular event in our programme, providing an opportunity to put your questions to another distinguished panel.
10 July at St Mary’s – “Hymnology – the study of hymns over the years”. Talk and music by David Gabe. Followed by a picnic, weather permitting, in St Mary’s woodland.
14 August – Canal Boat Trip to Mountsorrel (10.00am start) – Ladies are invited to join us for this trip to Mountsorrel where we have an hour for lunch at the Waterside Inn before returning at 15.00. Cost £10 per head plus lunch. Booking essential. Meet at 09.45 for prompt getaway at 10.00 from Peter Le Marchant Trust, Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough LE11 2NS.
11 September at St Mary’s – “The Fascination of Absolute Zero – the unattainable goal”. Illustrated talk by Godfrey Thomas. The last of our summer sessions at St Mary’s.
9 October at Emmanuel – Alan Murphy is chairman for a morning of music chosen by Trevor Kirkland and Norman Taylor, followed by lunch in the Church Centre. Ladies are invited. Just turn up to enjoy the music but booking is essential if you want to stay for lunch. (Alan Murphy, tel: 01509 266933).
13 November at Emmanuel – “The Samaritans At Work”. Talk by John Wilcox.
11 December at Emmanuel – “Police to Priest”. Talk by Rev’d Rosie Whitley. Tea/coffee and mince pies served at 10.30am. Ladies invited.