We’re a friendly bunch of men from Saffron Walden and its surrounding villages. We regularly welcome newcomers to our pub lunches, walks (with a pub lunch after), breakfasts and suppers. Annually over Lent we also have a weekly evening study group that starts with a supper.
So do please come along to one of our events. The dates and times for the next ones are below. All our events include a meal as its a great way of getting to know others. And if you want to know more please contact us.
For our four breakfasts a year we have coffee or tea beforehand from 8.15am in the Parish Rooms. At 8.30am around 25 of us sit down to a cooked breakfast and a good chat.
Then at 9.30am ish we enjoy listening to a speaker for 20 minutes or so. After questions and answers we always finish at 10am latest. Donations for the cost of the breakfast are voluntary.
Previous speakers have included someone who sailed 22,000 miles around the high seas over six months as well as bishops, a folk singing priest and an agronomist.
About a month before a breakfast we publicise it and ask people to sign up at the back of St. Mary’s church or via phone or email.
Below is information on future Saturday breakfasts.
- 11th February 2017 – David Tomlinson and Steve Hasler on their Lands End to John O’Groats sponsored cycle ride.
- 8th April 2017 – Archdeacon Robin King
- 17th June 2017 – Edward Gildea on climbing in the Himalayas
- 14 October 2017 – Hamish Walker
On the 1st Wednesday of each month at our M5 Lunch (Men’s Monthly Mid-week Midday Meet) twelve or so of us meet at 12.15pm in the King’s Arms pub on Market Hill Saffron Walden.
Over an hour or so we enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company.
It’s simple, totally informal, no signing up, no booking,
no agenda, no strings and no tab.
A reminder is usually posted in the Grapevine (our pew notice sheet) the Sunday before.
For our four suppers a year around ten men meet in a local restaurant (7 for 7.30pm) for supper. Each supper is on a different day of the week and we’ve previously visited traditional pubs and Chinese and Indian restaurants.
About a month before a supper we publicise it and ask people to sign up via a sheet at the back of St. Mary’s church or by phone or email. That way we book enough places at the restaurant and co-ordinate lifts to and from out-of-town venues.
Contact Bill Rose if interested email@example.com 01799 516 609
So far in 2016 in January we had supper at the Jade Garden in SW, and in April our supper was at The Plough in Debden. Below is information on future supper dates.
- Saturday 26th November 2016 at The Restaurant on Church Street, Saffron Walden
- Wednesday 25th January 2017 at The Mogul, Saffron Walden
- Thursday 2nd March at The Jade Garden, Saffron Walden
- Friday 5th May at The Plough, Debden
- Saturday 2nd December at The Crown, Little Walden
Around six times a year we gather together at 10am on a Saturday below the tower of St. Mary’s Church Saffron Walden.
We then share car lifts to the start of our walk.
Our walks are around six miles in the countryside and they finish with a pub lunch. Those who can’t make the walk often meet us at the pub for lunch.
You should count on the walk involving some hills, muddy uneven terrain and fields with animals as well as stiles to climb over and overhanging vegetation to pass under. So you’ll need to wear suitable footwear and have some wet weather gear you can put on if it rains.
If you haven’t joined us before then please do come along, or if you are a regular then invite a friend. Contact Anthony Armon-Jones is interested firstname.lastname@example.org 01799 516 733
Below is information on future Saturday walk dates:
- 14th January 2017
- 11th March 2017
- 13th May 2017
- 8th July 2017
- 9th September 2017
- 11th November 2017
Lent Study Group with dinner
It is planned to have another Men’s Bible Study during Lent in 2018. This time it is proposed to study the Gospel of John. No previous knowledge is required.
The meetings will take place over five weeks on a Tuesday evening beginning at 7.30 pm on the following dates:
20 February, 27 February, 6 March, 13 March and 20 March.
We will meet at 55 Audley Road in Saffron Walden.
The evening will follow the usual pattern with a first rate evening meal, followed by the Bible reading and open discussion finishing around 9.30 pm. As in the past we welcome any offers of catering.
Please let Jeremy Collingwood know if you are interested in attending by phone (529055) or e-mail (email@example.com)