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. (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!