Men's Breakfasts

Next ‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 4th November, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: All that glitters is not gold - understanding real value in life and economics

Speaker: Tom Smyth was programme manager for the regeneration programme ‘New Deal for Communities’ and now leads the Government team that supports economic growth in NE England. More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk


We explore topical and relevant issues that connect with men's lives today from a Christian perspective. And we hope to stimulate our thinking about how to live as Christian men and to enable Christian men to successfully bridge the gap between faith and real life whether it is work, family or our pastimes and passions.
We want men of all backgrounds who have not done so before to encounter the Christian faith in a welcoming, relevant and challenging way. Our mission is to help men develop their spiritual potential.

We meet on Saturday mornings - usually the last in the month - from September to November, and January to April. We arrive from 8.15 for 8.30am, for a good breakfast at Vallum Tea Room, on the Military Road (B6318) about 5 miles north-east of Corbridge. We enjoy informal conversation and then listen to an interesting speaker, with opportunity for questions.  We finish before 10am.

We want to build friendships between men from varying church backgrounds - and none - from across Tynedale. We want to share faith, ideas and life experiences; to be mutually encouraging and enable all to grow spiritually. 

Please come along!

‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 2nd December, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: Serving God in the public square

Speaker: Simon Calvert is a Deputy Director of The Christian Institute. He has applied his legal training to parliamentary campaigning and to helping Christians discriminated against because of their faith.

More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk


‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 27th January, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: Two steps that changed my life

Speaker: Canon John Sinclair is Newcastle Diocesan Evangelism Advisor. He helps parishes connect with their local communities with the good news of Jesus Christ, and is energised by sharing God’s love in word and action.

More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk


‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 24th February, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: Three encounters with God and two near misses

Speaker: Paul Revill completed a degree in architecture, then worked with Tyneside Youth for Christ for ten years. He led Stocksfield Baptist Church for 12 years and is now Baptist regional minister for mission in the north east.

More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk


‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 24th March, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: The journey

Speaker: Michael Urwin studied naval architecture and worked for many years in shipbuilding and marine contracting. From 1989 until retirement, he was National Field Development Manager of the global Christian organisation Gideons International.

More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk


‘Perspectives’ Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 28th April, 8.30-9.45am at Vallum Farm Tea Room.

Title: A surgeon’s tale

Speaker: Nigel Jones became a Christian at medical school. He was a consultant surgeon at the Freeman Hospital for 22 years before retirement, and has since been a part time medical ethics teacher at Newcastle University. He also co-lead a Crusaders group in the city.

More information at: perspectivescvfm.btck.co.uk

If you would like to come to any meeting, please send an email to jonathan@perspectivescvfm.org.uk, letting him know whether you would like a full English breakfast (£10) or a Continental breakfast (£8). Pay when you arrive.