Fellaship - Men's Group
Fellaship is a men's group run by the men of Christ Church that focuses on enjoying activities and exploring topical and relevant issues that connect with men's lives today. It aims to build friendship and faith in a relaxed and informal atmosphere of social activities and get-togethers. One of the great strengths of fellaship is its diversity of membership, with its common foundation of men experiencing similarly demanding lifestyles. It meets for breakfast on a Saturday morning on alternate months, with a varied programme of social events and meetings. We also have a monthly meeting for prayer. We have enjoyed curries, quizzes and speakers on a wide variety of topics. Anyone wanting to get involved in fellaship or just wanting to keep up with what's going on, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Dye via the Church Office.
English Men’s Breakfast
Saturday March 21st 2020 CANCELLED
Speaker - Michael Cooper
“What will YOU do?”
Michael joined the Royal Air Force at 17. As a Radar Engineer his career saw him serve at Early Warning stations around the UK. His final posting in 1987 was to RAF Ash, in his home county of Kent, where he was responsible for the station’s Air Defence Systems. In 'civvy street’ Michael enjoyed a number of technical, managerial and commercial roles in IT and Business Continuity; until redundancy in 2012 saw him make a complete ‘career' change - behind the wheel of a double-decker bus!
Michael became a Christian whilst a chorister at the Collegiate church of All Saints, Maidstone. Growing up, getting married and living and working in a military environment all presented their challenges. Like many, Michael experienced plenty of ups and downs trying to live out his faith, but a move back to Maidstone and some pioneering work with a friend in establishing a new men's ministry re-ignited his passion and commitment to serve Jesus. The love of singing continues through his involvement in the worship group. In addition Michael enjoys an active role in the life of his local church, in outreach, community projects, AV, house groups, as well as continuing to focus on men's ministry in the area.
Michael is married to Catherine and has four wonderful children: Emma, Matthew, James and Jemimah. Michael enjoys running, cycling and kayaking. He is a keen supporter of Maidstone United FC, loves Pink Floyd, real ale and anything that involves 'messing about on the water', despite being an ex-Airman!
Since joining CVM in 2013 Michael has felt incredibly blessed to be a part of a fantastic team, and to have met and worked with so many people passionate about reaching men with the Gospel. As Director for England and Scotland Michael’s prayer is that, as part of the team, he can use the gifts God has given him to continue to build a strong, accessible, dynamic, engaging ministry; relevant and life changing to men.
To register, email email@example.com or sign up via the board at church. Feel free to bring friends or neighbours to an entertaining meeting. Suggested minimum donation £5.00 each (We need to know numbers by Thursday 21st for catering purposes.)
Saturday March 28th 9am – 4.30pm
CVM High Wycombe – “Spring Forward 2020”
St Andrews Church, Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 7NJ.
Join us as we look to Spring Forward in to action this Easter to engage with the influx of men that we don’t see again until Christmas. Get full of the Holy Spirit, fired up and equipped to ensure these men aren’t lost again this year.
STEVE LEGG Evangelism
MATT STOTT Good News for Muslims
DARREN PHILIPS Engaging the Youth
ROBERT RAYNER Pornography
With breakfast and lunch included, amazing speakers and an opportunity to network with local likeminded men this is an event not to be missed. To book your tickets (£10) or for more information go online to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search “Spring Forward”
Dates for 2020 (put the dates in your diaries now)
MAR 2ND FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT
MAR 21ST BREAKFAST - MICHAEL COOPER
MAR 28TH CVM MEN’S DAY @ ST.ANDREWS, HATTERS LANE
APR 6TH FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT – Film TBA
MAY 2ND BREAKFAST - Simon Pinchbeck
MAY 4TH FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT
JUNE 1st FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT
JUNE 26-28 CVM THE GATHERING - SWINDON
JULY 6th FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT
JULY 18TH BREAKFAST -
SEPT 7th FELLASHIP FILM NIGHT
SEPT 19th BREAKFAST - PAUL GASK (GASKY)
OCT 19TH CVM CURRY NIGHT AT MR INDIA
NOV 23RD CVM EVENING “THE CODE” @ LCM LONDON more info soon
NOV 28TH BREAKFAST - RAJ GNANAIAH
from L-R: Major General Tim Cross CBE; Brooklands Auto Italia Day; Sir Ian Blair; Justin Rees-Larcombe; Ven Ray Pentland (RAF); Rev Alf Cooper (Chilean Miners); Colonel Robbie Hall; Jean-Louis Kassis (LCM); Noel Fellowes (Killing Time); Tony Jarrett (Olympic hurdler)
Listen again to previous speakers
- Simon Allaby - “As good as it gets?
- Terry Brown of Prison Fellowship
- Simon Guillebaud - Simon is a renowned international speaker
- Jean-Louis - LCM
- Levi Santana - Does God have a Plan B?
- Shaun Lambert - Getting Sorted
- James Beaton – “Fit to Lead”
- Robin Oake QPM. MBE
- Colonel Robbie Hall QGM - “A Difficult Day at Work”
- Stephen Martin
- Justyn Rees Larcombe
- David McDougall
- Rick Woodward
- Peter Gladwin - Out of the Ashes
- Paul Valler – Author of 'Get a Life'
Fellaship - The European Tour - 'Passchendaele': April 2017
Fellaship - The European Tour 2 - 'The D-Day Beaches': April 2019