For our Men’s Night we gather in an ad hoc manner on the second Tuesday of every month at The Red Lion in Ripley, taking advantage of their ‘steak night special’, when we may indulge in whatever steaks are on offer (the Aberdeen Angus is a favourite) at greatly reduced prices. The keen prices, the reasonably priced ales and wines and the delectable company of fellow travellers on the road of faith combine to create an amiable atmosphere and an evening of sophisticated conversation.
There is no agenda, no guest speaker, no formal start and end. We aim to meet at 7.30 pm, but folk come at any time, some just popping in for a drink later in the evening. We discuss anything from sport to politics, from mundane peripheries to deep faith, but mostly we just enjoy being in each other’s company, getting to know one another, sharing joys and sorrows, supporting and encouraging each other.
We are able to reserve tables in advance and have laid claim to the window seats, which suits us well. We usually book for twelve and the numbers vary from 15 to 4 depending. It’s always a good night, greatly enjoyed by the church’s men and friends. We welcome all and every man to join us. We’re good company – and the food ain’t bad either for the price!