We are a social group for men who work from home or are partially or fully retired and most of us have some link to St Mary’s. We first met as a group in 2000 and we organise various activities, including our monthly lunches which we take turns to host in our homes or sometimes at a pub. Our lunches are a way to regularly get together and enjoy good company. They are simple affairs and we all contribute food or drink to share the load.
We have visited historical buildings, gardens, galleries and museums and been to markets, theatres and concerts. We sometimes eat out or go on a boat trip. We are joined by our wives and partners for these activities.
Many of us walk our best known paths together, like the Thames Path and the Ridgeway, in a series of stages – not all in one go!
For up to date information on this month’s planned activities, please read our NEWSLETTER.
If you would like to join us, please contact Brian Turk
About once a month a men’s lunch is held at a member’s house. The host provides bread, salad, glasses, plates, cutlery etc and those attending bring wine, cold meat, cheese, fruit, pate etc. Sometimes the host might provide something in addition eg soup, lasagne or a pudding. This is not essential and the whole idea is to keep the lunches simple, otherwise some members might be put off from hosting a lunch. Occasionally, particularly in the winter when we are not able to move out into the garden, the lunches are held in one of the local pubs.