Fella-ship

Bike 'n Beer night - 06/05/2017

The next Fellaship Bike 'n Beer night is next Friday (12th May).  Bring your bike to Burscough Bridge (Manchester bound platform) for 7:00pm, and we'll catch the train out, before cycling back and stoping for a pint or two!
See you Friday


Men's Breakfast this Saturday, 8:30am - 21/04/2017


Men's Breakfast, Saturday 22nd April, 8:30am @ St.Johns West End
Start your weekend with great fellowship, worship, banter and bacon!
Why not invite somebody along who hasn't been before? Barry's breakfasts are always a winner!
Hope to see you there



Men's Breakfast this Saturday - bacon included! - 11/01/2017

Men's Breakfast - with bacon!
 
This Saturday, 14th January
8:30am - 10am
Special guest speaker Dave Bennett 'Magic with a message'. Prepare to be amazed!
 
All welcome, @ St John's Church in the West End.


Not to be missed! Men's lunch with David Banbury - get your tickets now! - 07/01/2017


 
Men's lunch - Sunday 22nd January 12:30pm @ The Hop Vine
£10.50 - tickets available now from Simon Glynn or Mike Downey.
2 course hot buffet, tea / coffee, and special guest speaker DAVID BANBURY.  In the newly refurbished Hop Vine upstairs function room, with selection of craft ales available.
BRING A FRIEND! This is an invitational event! Dave Banbury is a fantastic men's speaker - a Chaplain in the Territorial Army, and one of the Bishop of Blackburn's leadership team.  Why not think about treating a friend, colleague or family member to a ticket?
Look forward to seeing as many fellas as possible there. Cheers!


Fellaship events: Men's Breakfast and more - 12/11/2016


NEW MEN'S EVENTS PROGRAMME OUT NOW! Our new programme of Fellaship events is out now - see poster and flyers in the West End of church.  Sign up sheets are also available for 2 upcoming events on Saturday 26th November:
Men's Breakfast 8:30am - 10am : with guest speaker Lawrence Smye-Rumsby, a fantastic men's ministry leader from Skelmersdale. Sign up sheet in West End.
Churchyard tidy-up workparty from 10am : All help and hands on deck needed to tidy up the church grounds. Sign up sheet in West End, or speak to Mark Taylor for further details.
God bless,
The Fellaship Team


Fellas, start your weekend with bacon ! - 20/05/2016

Reminder: Men's Breakfast this Saturday, 8:30am, St John's West End. With guest speaker Martin Webber. Come and join us, and fuel up your weekend !


The Legendary Fellaship Bike n' Beer Night - 03/05/2016

Back once again by popular demand! The next men's bike n' beer night will be on Friday 13th May, meeting at 7:25pm at Burscough Bridge station.

We'll hop on the train to Gathurst, then cycle back via some of the best local canal-side establishments...
Not a cyclist? All is not lost!  Contact Mike Downey on 07989 594292 or at mike_downey@btinternet.com - we may be able to offer you the luxury experience upgrade!
Finally, don't forget there's also a men's breakfast on Saturday 21st May - 8:30am in the West End of church to get fuelled up for your weekend! Looking forward to seeing you all in fellowship soon.
The Fellaship Team


Pub Quiz Reminder - Tomorrow - 11/04/2016

Hi
Just a quick reminder that Fellaship are down at the Hop Vine tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 8:00pm for the quiz.
See you tomorrow.
Phil


Pub Quiz Night - 28/03/2016

Hi
For our next event we're heading down to the Hop Vine on Tuesday 12th April to take part in their quiz.  Bring your brain and meet us down at the Hop Vine from 8:00pm.
For more details please see Phil Marshall (Burscough) or one of the Fellaship Team.
See you on the 12th.
Phil


'Rough Diamonds' - Liverpool Cathedral men's event - 05/02/2016

In need of some spiritual refresh and revival?
Interested in hearing from some inspirational speakers about living out your Faith as a brother in Christ?
Then look no further!
CVM will be holding their next north west men's event at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 27th February. Entitled 'Rough Diamonds', the guest speaker is the fantastic Anthony Delaney,  ex - Manchester policeman and now leader of the vibrant and innovative Ivy Church in Manchester.
Running from 9.30am til 4pm, the cost is £18 including lunch. If you are interested please speak to Mike Downey to book your place as soon as possible on 07989 594292 or mike_downey@btinternet.com.
☆Don't forget, the new programme of men's Fellaship events is now out - flyers available in the West End!☆
God's blessings upon all of you, the Fellaship Team. 


Men's Breakfast 23rd January - 16/01/2016

Hi Guys,Forget all that January dieting!I'm up for a bacon butty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some MAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!
Fancy joining us at the Men's Breakfast for a catch and a proper breakfast? 8:30a.m. to about 9:45a.m. (AND a game of"Would you rather....?")
Watch a short film and share thoughts and ideas.
Sign up in the West End or let me know and I'll pass it on.
Phil


Can you help? Community service day, 1st Nov - 18/10/2015

 
Calling all St John's fellas! 
On Sunday 1st November there will be another community helping hands day - litter picking around the village and carrying out practical jobs in the community such as tidying up gardens for those in need.
 
Can you help?
 
If you can spare 2 or 3 hours, either starting at 9:45 or 13:30, that would be wonderful! All the family are welcome to lend a hand.
Each session will meet at the Church Hall to start. At 12:30 all the helpers will return to the Church Hall for a communal lunch.
 
If you can help, for as much or as little time as you can offer, please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the West End of church, or email Joanna at Joanna.Marshall@StJohns-Burscough.org so we can prepare the tasks for the day.
Thank you for showing God's love in our community here in Burscough. We hope you can help.
 
In His love,
The Fellaship Team


Brewery Tour and Meal - 19/09/2015

Hi
Fellaship are off to the Wayfarer in Parbold on Friday 9th October for a meal and tour of the micro-brewery, which produces ales for Problem Child Brewing.
If you would like to join us for this, please contact Phil Marshall (Burscough) or sign up at the back of Church.
Thanks
The Fellaship Team


Bike and Beer Night - 24/04/2015

Hi
On Friday 15th May, we're doing our always popular and enjoyable ‘Bike and Beer Night’. We'll be meeting up at Burscough Bridge Station at 7:15pm on Friday 15th May, with our bikes and getting a train a few stops along the track, and then cycle back to Burscough, visiting a few watering holes along the way.
Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the West End or reply to this. If you would like to go, but you don’t have a bike, don’t worry: speak to Ian, and he’ll do his best to sort one out for you.
Thanks
The Fellaship Team


Yorkshire Three Peaks - 12/03/2015

Mark Aspinall is doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks as a sponsored event on 17th May 2015, and he wondered if any Fellaship members would be interested in joining him?
He will be raising money for Belarus, and will be joined by the Uganda group raising money for their trip.
Anyway, please could you think about whether, in principle and diary-permitting, you would be interested in joining Mark on this challenge, and let me know accordingly?
Many thanks,
The fellaship team


Men's Breakfast and Golf Driving Range Day - 12/03/2015

Date: Saturday 28th March
Meet: 8:30 a.m. For bacon butty and “Fellaship” in Church.
Option: approx. 10a.m. Travel in cars to Tarleton Leisure Lakes Driving Range (Southport Golf Academy PR4 6JX)
*£5 for 100 balls – We could arrange some friendly rivalry!
Further Option: Have a walk around the grounds of Leisure lakes (bring boots as it can be muddy!)
Even Further Option: Have a coffee in the café or even a sausage, egg, chips and beans lunch!
“Fuel yourself up to drive some balls!”
“Great for all ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
*(NB No clubs required: you can borrow them- but bring your own if you’ve got them.) ( Some expert tuition from amongst our group!)
Want to be involved?
For breakfast - Sign up in Church as usual for breakfast.
For the driving range - Please contact Phil Marshall (Rufford) phil.marshall64@btinternet.com or 07730149210


CVM Men's Conference - 30/01/2015

Hi gentlemen,
Extended call for the CVM men's conference; it is on Saturday 7th February from 9.15 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.
This is the 4th year that a number of fellas have been from St John's. This year there are 15 fellas from church coming, so far, and it promises to be a cracking day.
Carl Beech from CVM will be speaking, as well as many others. (Worth a listen!)
Where is it: Liverpool Cathedral
Programme: Men's conference
Transport: Transport will be provided by war of car share - if you come we can find you space in a car. Petrol contribution £2 each.
We are leaving Burscough St John's Car Park at 8:15 a.m.
Cost is: £15.00 (including lunch)
To come along, simply email Chris Whitehead or Ian Jones, or call Chris on 01704 896488.
Be great to spend the day together.


Camping 2015 - 17/11/2014

Hi
We have booked the Camping weekend for next year . We will be going back to Rydal Hall on the weekend of 3rd and 4th July.  If you would like to join us please pay a deposit of £15 to Ian Jones. The total cost will be £35.
Also, if you would like to come 10 pin bowling with us on Friday 28th November, then you need to let Ian or Mike know today to be able to get our booking in.
Many thanks
The Fellaship Team


10 pin bowling night - 11/11/2014

Hi
We’re having an evening of bowling on Friday 28th November. We’re meeting at Burscough Bridge train station (Manchester platform) at 7:20, to jump on the 7:30 train to Wigan. We can get 2 games of bowling and a drink for £10, then we’ll get the train back to Burscough and stop off for another pint or 2 in the Hop Vine.
If you would like to join us, please either reply or let Mike Downey or Ian Jones know by Sunday 16th November (this coming Sunday).
Thanks
The Fellaship Team


Sponsored Walk - 07/04/2014

Dear
Mark and Duncan Aspinall are thinking of doing either the National Three Peaks or the Yorkshire Three Peaks as a sponsored event for outreach this year, and they wondered if any Fellaship members would be interested in joining them? They haven’t yet decided on a date, but whichever challenge they decide to do, they will sort out the logistics of getting lads there.
They will be raising money for Belarus, but they have stressed that each fella will decide which particular outreach project at church he wishes to raise money for. (For example, Ian Jones has said that if his diary permits him to do the challenge, he will be raising money for Firm Roots Cancer Support.)
Anyway, please could you think about whether, in principle and diary-permitting, you would be interested in joining Mark and Duncan on this challenge, and let me know accordingly? I will then get back to you, as soon as I know the date.
Many thanks,
Al, Chris, Daniel, Ian, Mike, Phil and Phil 


Curry, Cars & Christ - 02/02/2014

On Friday 28th February at 7:30 we're having a men's curry night in the Church Hall.  The evening will include a curry and guest speaker Adam Gompertz, which is a CofE curate and former Rolls Royce designer.  Tickets are £7.50 each and are available from any of the Fellaship team. This event is open to all men, so bring your mates along and your own alcoholic or soft drinks.


Mens Breakfast - This Saturday - 23/09/2013

Hi
Just a quick reminder that it is Men's Breakfast, this coming Saturday (28th).  If you intend on joining us please let Ian Jones (ian.jones@stjohns-burscough.org) know as soon as possible.
Many thanks,
The Fella-ship team


Farmers Arms - 7th September - 03/09/2013

Unfortunately due to low numbers the Rock and River day will no longer be happening, but we are still going to go for a meal and a few drinks at 5:30 in the Farmers Arms this Saturday.  If you would like to come please let one of the team know asap.
Many thanks
The Fella-ship team


Rock & River Day - 30/07/2013

All men are invited to come along to Rock & River on Saturday 7th September 12:00 noon till 5:00pm.
Activities included:
Archery Rifle Shooting Leap of Faith Raft Building. The cost of the afternoon will be £30 per person with the option to finish off the day with a beer & hearty meal at The Farmers Arms at 7pm (additional cost for your meal).
If you would like to come please pass deposit for £15 to Ian Jones asap, indicating if you are just doing activities or if you would like to come to the meal too.


Bike and Pub night - only a week away - 05/07/2013

Hi
The next Bike and pub night is on Friday 12th July (next week!)
Meeting at 7.15p.m. at Burscough Bridge Station, on Manchester (north) platform.
Jump on the train for 10/15 minutes.
Cycle back to Burscough via a number of country inns.
Bring a bike and your lights.
If you want to come along, but haven't got a bike, let us know as might be able to arrange a bike for you. (If you've got a spare bike please let me know too.).
For more details please see Chris Whitehead.


Church On the hop, Breakfast & Camping! - 07/05/2013

Hi
We've got lots going on!  On Monday (13th) at 8:30pm it's Church on the Hop.  Why not come and join us at our usual table in the Piano Lounge of the Hop Vine for a pint and discussion of a current affairs topic?
After that we have Men's Breakfast on Saturday 25th May at 8:30am in the West End of Church.  If you would like to come along, sign up on the notice board in the West End, or email us.
The Camping Weekend is not too far away now.  We are off to Rydal Hall again from Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd June.  The cost of the week end is £25 (plus a few extra pounds for a chippy dinner on Friday night and a few beers!).  For more details and to sign up please see the Fella-ship webpage ASAP.
See you Monday
The Fella-ship team


Church on the Hop and Camping - 01/03/2013

Hi
The next Church on the Hop is on Monday 11th March.  Why don't you come and join us in the piano bar of the Hop Vine at 8:30pm for a pint and a discussion on a current affairs issue!?!
We are also planning the next camping weekend.  This year we'll be returning to Rydal Hall from Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June and will cost £25 each.  If you would like to book a place please visit the Fella-ship page.
See you in the Hop Vine!


Church on the Hop - 03/01/2013

Hi
Happy New Year. We hope you've had a great Christmas and all the best for 2013.  We have lots going on this year and you can find most of the upcoming events over the coming months which you can find on the Fella-ship page.
The first event is this coming Monday (7th January) which is Church on the Hop.  Why don't you come down to the Hop Vine from 8:30pm where we have a table reserved in the piano bar for a pint and discussion on a current affairs topic.
See you Monday
Phil, Dan, Mike, Chris & Ian


Fellaship Sports Night, 7th December 7:30pm - 26/11/2012

Fellaship sports night returns on Friday 7th December, meeting at Burscough Sports Centre 7:30pm.  Come along for a bit of 5-a-side, badminton and ping-pong, bring bats & rackets if you've got them.
£5/head on the night. Contact Mike if you can make it on 07989 594292.
Not feeling sporty? Join us for a pint afterwards, 9:15pm at the Hop Vine!
See you there!


Church on the Hop - Monday 12th November - 09/11/2012

Hi
The next Church on the Hop is on Monday (12th November).  Why not come and joing us at 8:00pm at the Hop Vine for a print and a current affairs discussion?
For those of you coming go-karting tonight, don't forget we need to meet at 6:45 at Kart World.  There's a map here if you need it.
See you soon
Phil


Go-Karting - 19/10/2012

Hi
On Friday 9th November we're off go-karting again at Burscough Karting Centre, meeting at 6:45. It is £29 each for the usual race format, then we’ll have a pint or two in the Hopvine. If you would like to join us, please contact Phil by email.
Phil


Movember - 19/10/2012

Hi
I've registered for Movember and pledged to grow a moustache for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men's health. This year, we honour the great men who have grown before us and, as Movember and Sons, pay respect to the simple truth, Knowledge is Power, the Moustache is King.
As our forefathers always knew, the moustache is the mark of a man. Today, it is a man's ribbon, a symbol to spark conversation and help change the face of men's health.
You can take part either by growing a Mo as a Mo Bro, or join as a Mo Sista to help recruit others, share knowledge and support Mo growers.
To join my team of Movember Moustache Merchants go to https://www.movember.com/uk/register/details/team_id/475409
If you'd like to find out more about the type of work you'd be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website: http://uk.movember.com/about/funding-overview/
Gavin


Mens Breakfast - 29th September - 20/09/2012

The Men's Breakfast meet Bi-monthly on a Saturday morning. We enjoy an informal breakfast of Fruit Juice and cereals followed by bacon, Sausage, black pudding and mushroom butties. After breakfast we have a short talk usually given by a guest speaker. They are designed to provide an opportunity for men to meet together in an informal environment where they can feel free to talk about the Christian faith and share their opinions and ideas.
All are welcome and the next breakfast will take place on:
Saturday 29th September:
8.30am -9.45am @ church.
This month are guest speaker is Rev. Gaz Tracey, chaplain to St. Helen's Rugby League Club. He will be sharing his insight into the world of professional rugby and telling us all about his work as chaplain to some of the toughest men in sport!
For catering purposes please either sign up at the back of church or contact Ian at least 48 hours before the event date.


Living Dangerously - Rejecting Mediocrity - 16/09/2012

CALLING ALL MEN!!!!
You are invited to:
Living Dangerously - Rejecting Mediocrity
Join Carl Beech, Mark Melluish, Anthony Delaney, Dr Patrick Dixon and Ian Parkinson for a day of learning, inspiration, encouragement and friendship; it could just be life-changing!
Have you been called to the fight of your life? To take a hit for the gospel? You have the potential to be a powerful change-agent in your church, workplace and family.
This day will resource you with everything you need to challenge those around you, and will include equal measures of learning, inspiration, encouragement and friendship.
An opportunity for all men at St. Johns to attend to what proves to be a life changing event.
Where? Manchester Saturday 26th January 9am – 4pm (lifts will be arranged nearer the time)
Cost: £18
If you would like to attend and join the group that is going from St. Johns please give your name and full payment to Daniel Kellaway by October 21st
Don't miss out!!!... Continued

Train, Bike & Pint Night - 12/09/2012

Hi
On Friday 21st September, fella-ship are jumping on the train to Appley Bridge with their bikes and then cycling back, visiting a pub or 2 on their way back.  It would be great if you could join us.
We are meeting at Burscough Bridge ticket office at 19:15.  If you would like to come, please let Phil Marshall know or reply to this post.
See you on the 21st.
Ian, Mike, Dan, Chris & Phil




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