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 2017/2018

Wednesday December 6th.  Joint Groups’ Christmas party in the Parish Hall at 7 ish. Food, drink and games.

Sunday December 10th.     Mens’ Group Christmas Lunch at the Chesters from 12.30 for 1.00. Please let John Pollard know if you are coming by  December 6th.  Menus available from John Pollard or Brian Mallet

Tuesday January 23rd.       Visiting speakers presenting “The archaeology found while preparing for the Newark Southern Link Road and the Growth Point housing development”.

Tuesday February 27th.    Ian Lawrence will present an illustrated talk on his and Linda’s holiday to South  Africa.  Start 7.30 pm.

Tuesday March 27th.       Thought provoking evening for Holy Week. Rev. David Milner. Start 7.30 pm.

Tuesday April 24th.          Annual Skittles Match against the Wednesday Club, followed by sandwiches and Chips.  Will we win again??? Start 7.30 pm in the bowling alley of the Rose And Crown, Main Street.

Tuesday May 22nd.          AGM at the Chesters, Main Street, followed by a meal. Start 7.30 pm.

Saturday June 30th.          Annual outing to “The Roundhouse” Heritage Railway Centre at Barrow Hill, Derbyshire.

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