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 later and earlier times. We usually finish meetings at noon. Special events during the year include lunches in March and October, a picnic after our June meeting, and outside visits in January and August. Ladies are invited to some of our meetings but all men are welcome to all of our meetings. The programme below gives meeting dates, details and venues for 2020.
Richard Harries: 01509 231358
Martin Hodson: 01509 561281
Simon Lane: 01509 263093
13 January at the Grammar School Computer Lab (10.15am start)
Our first meeting of the New Year is in the Grammar School L5 Computer Room where Dan Coleman will lead our annual technology briefing. Please let one of us know if you want to come along but are unsure where to go or would like a lift.
10 February at Emmanuel
‘The Current Health of the NHS’. Talk by Dr Andy Taylor.
9 March at Emmanuel
David Gabe is chairman for a morning of music chosen by Vera Cole, 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. (Martin Hodson, tel: 01509 561281)
20 April at St Mary’s
‘Hot Wheels and Air Time – The Exciting World of Roller Coasters’. A talk by Graham North.
11 May at St Mary’s
‘The Gideons’ – a talk by Richard Davies.
8 June at St Mary’s
‘Michael Faraday’ – a talk by David Gabe. Followed by a picnic, weather permitting, in St Mary’s woodland.
13 July at St Mary’s
Question Time – a popular event in our programme, providing an opportunity to put your questions to another distinguished panel of guests representing a wide spectrum of political and religious views.
10 August – Canal Boat Trip
Ladies are again invited to join us for a trip to Normanton-on-Soar where we have an hour for lunch at the Plough Inn before returning in the afternoon. Booking essential. Meet at 09.45 for prompt getaway at 10.00 from Peter Le Marchant Trust, Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough LE11 2NS.
14 September at St Mary’s
‘Robert Bakewell’, a talk by Ernest Miller.
The last of our summer meetings at St Mary’s.
12 October at Emmanuel
David Gabe is chairman for a morning of music chosen by John Ling, 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. (Martin Hodson, tel: 01509 561281)
9 November at Emmanuel
‘Songster, The Story of Loughborough’s Own Warhorse’. Talk by Mary Baird and Liz Waddell.
14 December at Emmanuel
‘A GP in Tanzania’. Talk by Dr Russell Taylor.
Tea/coffee and mince pies served at 10.30am. Ladies invited.
We give thanks, as we meet this day, for the friendship, fellowship and support we share with each other.
We pray for those of our number who cannot be with us today, for whatever reason.
We look to you for strength in the travails of our daily lives, knowing that your love is freely given to us all.
Merciful Father, guide us and bless us in all that we say and do, this day and every day.
If you would like to receive monthly meeting reminders via e-mail, please contact Simon (01509 263093 or e-mail 4Ms@emmanuel-loughborough.org).
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.