Barnabas Men's Group
Jesus said to them - "Come and have breakfast."
John 21 v 12
For more than 18 years a group of men have continued to gather in the St. Nicolas Church Room at 7.45am for breakfast at 8am , on the third Saturday of each month , except August and December, when we go out for breakfast. We aim for a 9.00am sharp finish to ensure those having other activities that day can get to them. We are a self-help group so that fellows provide the breakfast for which we each contribute £2.00 per meeting, lead prayers and graces, chose a topic and lead the discussion. For Christmas we invite wives or friends, to enjoy a Full English breakfast, held for the last few years at the Vineries. This is a highlight to enjoy the chance of a chat, being with one another, chatting with guests, and a thought for the day.
The average number of men coming each month has risen to about 16 - and newcomers are always welcome. The membership is ecumenical, not just those at St Nicolas; men from other churches are more than welcome. We work to ensure sound theology and that we are on the right track. A list given to all members details who is leading the discussion, the prayers, and those who are to set up the tables and have the tea ready on our arrival. We aim to grow confident faith, to develop friendship, and to discuss current topics which impact on our Christian faith. Topics that we would not normally be able to consider in depth elsewhere. the challenge of their impact on our lives and our response. The Subjects (which are chosen by the one giving a 10-minute talk followed by discussion) are topical, of general interest and given at 8.30am. In the past we have considered Good neighbours, Computers and the written word, Genetics, Suffering, Sin and confession, Sterilisation, Fair Trade, 'Just’ war, and many other topics.
New members are very welcome; you have only to contact us to ensure an adequate meal on arrival. Dates and times can be seen below.