St Michael's Men's Association
The Men's Association meets fortnighly on Mondays from the beginning of October until the end of March in Cross House.
Do you sit at home on a Monday evening? Why not set the video for Coronation Street and Eastenders and come and join us at Cross House instead?
For over 30 years, the Men’s Association has provided a forum for the men of St. Michael’s (and beyond) to meet in an informal and friendly way. Our meetings take a variety of formats, from guest speakers to travel videos, slide shows, visits, etc. Over the years, we have had talks ranging from gardening to hill climbing. We have seen videos of the Lofoten Islands and of the Scottish Islands. We have been treated to slide shows on the Dolomites in Italy, and on Antarctica. And we have visited places from the Royal Observatory to Paterson’s Bakery!
We have also made some very good friends with similar groups in the area. Each session, we are guests of the Men’s Fellowship of Bathgate High, and of the Men’s Groups of Boghall Church in Bathgate, Bo’ness & Carriden, and St. Ninian’s in Corstorphine, while the highlight of our year is the return visit from all of these groups to Linlithgow when around sixty men are gathered together in fellowship in our own Kirk Hall.
Why not come along and join us? We look forward to meeting you.
Men’s Association Syllabus 2012/13
All meetings at 7.30pm in the Kirk Hall unless stated otherwise
October 8th Dr. Stewart Gillan:
‘The death of David Gillan, 877467 Private, Cape Breton Highlanders’
October 22nd Matt Barclay, Community Pharmacy Scotland
‘What Community Pharmacy can do for you’
November 5th Harry Knox
‘Haymarket Locomotive Depot in the age of steam and its part in railway operations in the east of Scotland’
November 12th Joint night at Bathgate Men's Fellowship
(Meet at Kirk Hall at 7.00pm)
November 19th Robert Jardine
‘Salt pans of the Upper Forth’
December 3rd John Donaldson
‘Wood carving: a skill very much alive’
December 17th PC Brian Reid
Community Police Officer, Linlithgow
January 7th Bob Henderson
Film Night – “The Magic of the Musicals”
January 21st Ronnie Fitzcharles
Fitzcharles Coaches, Grangemouth
February 4th Joe Welsh
‘The High Street of Edinburgh’
February 18th Bill Russell
‘Film of a trip to India’
March 4th Bob Ross
‘Those I have known: a journalist looks back on characters he has met’.
March 18th Nora Leys.
‘A talk and slide show on Namibia and Botswana’. This is our joint evening when we are hosts to the Men’s Groups from Bathgate and Blackburn.
St. Michael’s Men’s Association is open to all branches of the Church in Linlithgow and to men of good will everywhere.