The Men’s group consists mainly (but not exclusively!) of men from the congregation of St. Giles’ church. We always welcome new faces!

We meet usually at 7.30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month in the small meeting room of St Giles’ Community Hall in Main Street, Balderton.

The subjects are wide and varied. During the year we hold a number of evenings at the Hall with guest speakers usually illustrated with slides or videos; recent subjects have been Canada, Egypt and The Galapagos Islands. We try to have at least one evening with trains as the subject which is always very popular. We also have a coffee/tea break during these evenings. If the speaker/subject is of wider interest, we may open the evening up to other members of St Giles’, using one of the larger rooms as required. Subjects planned for the coming year include a presentation by a local archaeology group, an illustrated talk about The Iron Curtain and Berlin and an account of a walk for charity along the long-distance path, The Dales’ Way.

St Giles Mens Group Programme 2017

Jan 24th     No Meeting.

Feb 28th    The Iron Curtain and Berlin during and after the Cold War – Ian Lawrence.

Mar 28th    The Newark U3A Ukulele Happy Band – David Newson.

Apr 26th    AGM at The Chesters followed by meal.

May 10th    (Wednesday) Skittles v Wednesday Group at The Rose and Crown.

Jun 27th     Outing venue TBC.

August        No Meeting.

We also have other events in our calendar: a hotly contested skittles evening at the adjacent Rose and Crown where we take on the ladies of The Wednesday Group, a Summer visit to a place of interest in the area, a Christmas Sunday lunch with our wives at The Chesters over the road and a party in The Community Hall which we share with other Church Groups. During the year we run a stall at various fundraising events in the Community Hall and are usually very successful in this effort.

Contact Numbers:

Ian Lawrence (Chairman) 01636 605226

Brian Mallett (Secretary) 01636 671239

Men’s Group