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Ministry to Men

Church attendance nationally comprises of 35% men 65% women, so work is clearly needed on reaching men with the Gospel in ways that connect with male culture and interests.

Church attendance nationally comprises of 35% men 65% women, so work is clearly needed on reaching men with the Gospel in ways that connect with male culture and interests. (www.whychurch.org.uk/gendergap.php)

Christian Vision for Men (www.cvm.org.uk ) is a national agency offering support, training and networking specially in reaching men for Christ.  CVM have many affiliated groups around the UK, go to http://cvm.org.uk/groups to check out your local group.


Men’s Breakfasts in Chelmsford Diocese

Anything involving food and drink is a way to a man’s heart, men love to eat a lot and talk a lot!   Breakfasts for men are a great way of making friends, sharing life and faith.

We currently  have a database of breakfasts in the diocese,  please let Charlie Kosla know if your men’s breakfast would like to be included or removed from this list.

If you know any good speakers or would like to begin a  men’s ministry for your church please get in touch.

Parish

Where?

Frequency?

Who comes?

Visiting speaker?

Other info

St Michael Myland

Hall

Every two months

Husbands of church women  most do not attend services

No

Purpose to show that Christians can be normal and connect with the community.  Men cook the food.

Cathedral

Chapter House

5 times a year

Cathedral and other parish members

Yes but both are secular and Christian

Going for 13 years begun by Mervyn Marshall.  Each meeting starts with prayer and grace.

St Mary's Stebbing

Church and local pub

First Saturday-church. Quarterly in local pub.

Mixed number of men average 16-18

Yes a whole range of CVM,  Vicar fireman, Salvation Army

Linked with curry nights,  cricket matches, wine tasting events.  Men cook in church and like to show hospitality.

Portishead Bristol(Bishop Roger Sainsbury!)

Local Brewers Fayre  - charge men £8 to come.

5x a year

Mainly church folk. Sometimes the speaker attracts non church people but not in any great numbers.

Occasionally

 

St Margaret's  Berechurch

Church

Monthly

12 to 20  mostly church members

Teaching in house

A men's service. Worship, teaching, some prayer and then a continental breakfast. 8am to 9.45am.

Great Horkesley

Local pub

Quarterly

16 to 20 Mostly men with some church connections

Christian speaker  e.g. Gideon's, Street Pastors, Food Bank,  a serving Met Police Sergeant

Been going for some years,  invitations to other parishes some bring guests.

St Lukes Highwoods

Balkern Gate pub

Monthly

Mainly St Luke’s, other churches, some non-church

Yes Two Rivers missioner

Low key missional community,  part of St Luke’s set up.

St Andrews, Marks Tey

Church Hall

One or two a year

Normally have one or two men who would not usually come to church

No

 

St Leonards Church Lexden Colchester

Church

First Sunday of the month

Mainly church men

No

Includes bible study and prayer. Is advertised as a Prayer Breakfast.

St Saviour,  Westcliff

Local bowls club - £7  per man

Monthly

Men  who have links with church but not  Sunday attendance

Sometimes

They also have an occasional breakfast church service on a Sunday.

Holy Cross Felsted

Chequers pub

Varied times, monthly,
 bi-monthly

men who have connections with the church

Yes

"a full English breakfast followed by a guest speaker to encourage us to grow as disciples of Christ."

Christchurch Leyton

Church

Monthly

Church men normally by personal invitation

No,  all  teaching in house

1. Prayer
2. Regular leaders who head up - spiritual and food side
3. Focus on Biblical teaching and helpful Christian books (so not just another social group)
4. Encouraging men to pray together
5. Ensuring happens regularly so it becomes 'part of the fabric' so to speak.

Church Langley Church




St Barnabas / St
James Hadleigh

Local pub.





Church

Monthly





5 x a year

Church and non-church men




40+ on database,  ecumenical with non- churchgoing friends and neighbours

 Every other month




Yes

Occasionally use ‘Table Talk for blokes’  which works well.


Full English with Smoked Salmon & Scrambled eggs!

         

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