link for the story of the Communion set (added January 2005)
October 2004 news
go the foot of this page to view members of the Men's Group as the Conquering Heroes...
introduction to the Men's Group...
For some weeks now (months, actually. Correction: probably 'years'- Ed), we have been trailing the impending launch of a sequence of pages revealing the story behind one of the church's most distinctive and exclusive societies. So exclusive is it, that the website manager is still waiting for the promised revelations. Until the eagerly-anticipated words and pictures arrive from Men's Group HQ, he is filling the gap with an expanded gallery of pictures from the Marske 2004 retreat, some of which, together with the words below, have already appeared online. He is confident that, after a suitable further period of prayer and meditation, (and time to dispose of the empties), the assorted worthies will deliver the goods.
'St Faith's people will not need to be reminded that the Men's Group is a fellowship of like-minded gents dedicated to intellectual and devotional pursuits and, of course, to abstinence. However, on their residential weekends in Yorskhire, they obtain dispensation from the rigours of their calling, and, in company with ex-Vicar and honorary member Fr Charles Billington, relax in the country and perfect their skills in emptying bottles. The gallery of pictures below needs little other comment, and portrays the men travelling, weeding, reading, painting (the town?) red, relaxing and generally working up a thirst.'
Pictures added feature various
activities in retreat house and public house (and one of Assistan
Kevin Walsh apparently making a public statement). The final
shows Fr Charles as Mayor of Abergele, with his wife Heather and the
Group entourage at the mayor-making.
Click on any of the small images below
for a larger (and more revealing) picture.
Photos: Geoff Moss
They came, they saw, they conkered...
In a short break from their devotional activities
the recent Parish Pilgrimage to Conques, members of the Men's Group, no
strangers to 'double entendres', engaged in a demonstration game of
Rick Walker's camera recorded this historic event. Connoisseurs of
may wish to click on the images for a closer inspection.
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