Trinity Men’s Fellowship Eccleshall - Staffordshire

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Trinity Men's Fellowship (TMF) was established in 1996 to promote fellowship among the men of the parishes of

Holy Trinity Eccleshall and St Chad's Slindon.

What is Trinity Men’s Fellowship Events

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day 2020 were in the grip of the second Lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Never the less arrangements were made so that our Chairman and Treasurer could place the TMF Poppy Wreath onto the Memorial Cross at Holy Trinity.

The TMF Grace

Lord, through Your mercy we enjoy food and friendship. We walk, we talk, sometimes we grieve, but always we are bound by our fellowship and Your grace.

David Milner 2018

TMF keep in touch and tell each other about various projects in which they have been involved during lockdown and also about interesting objects.

Lockdown Lockdown

Some members cleared the floodlights around the church, see the description at the top right of this page

TMF in the Snow!

Lester becomes side-tracked during his snow clearing

Our community spirited member, Frank Chapman, seen here gritting the road in Redhills.

TMF and Remembrance Day 2020

Snow photos by Lester.

Contact the Chairman about a new TMF Polo or Sweat shirt complete with TMF Logo and your name!

Sweatshirts and Polo shirts with the TMF logo (and your name if requested)

At the AGM in January, Peter, who as been our excellent Chairman for the last five years, gave up the post. We are so grateful for his enthusiasm  and dedication to the role and wish him  all the best in his move to live nearer to his daughter.

TMF help again

Once again, Churchwarden Jonathan called on fellow TMF members to assist him. This involved removing old and unwanted items from the church.

Accordingly a team consisting of Phil and Wendy, Jonathan, Ray and Peter assembled on Thursday 1st Oct. and set to work moving all the redundant material down to the gate by the parish rooms. This consisted of old speakers and other electrical equipment (very heavy), old wooden items and many old hassocks which had been hidden somewhere in the church for many years.  Fortunately, Phil and Wendy provided two wheel barrows which greatly assisted the moving.

They were also helped by Churchwarden Alan Dale who had arranged for a full size skip to be brought to the gate.  The participants then had the immense satisfaction of hurling the accumulated debris into the skip which was filled to capacity.

Ex-Chairman Peter W and his wife Jo have moved out of their High Street house to a  new-build house in Doveridge

TMF Committee take action to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus to members of TMF.

After discussions, using electronic communications and not face to face meetings, the committee decided that it was in the best interest of all members if we cancelled the March meeting. We also intend to make decisions about future meetings based upon the current conditions in both Eccleshall and the country in general and advice from the government.

Our Chairman has sent an email out to all members explaining why the decision was made and it can be found by clicking here.

Remember to take precautions to prevent any possible spread.

Peter will remain a member of TMF and will try to attend as many functions as possible. We wish him and Jo all the best for their new adventure in Derbyshire (although they are only 500 yards over the border with Staffordshire and the view from the front of the house is of  Needwood Forest. They are only  a kilometre from  the Staffordshire Way.

For lots more projects, objects, cars and other interesting items click on the LOCKDOWN tab at the top left of this page.

Friday 27th March 2020

Offleyhay Village Hall 9:45

Walk around Cop Mere

Lunch at Roayal Oak

Friday 28th February 2020

Community Centre 7:00pm

National Open Garden Scheme

Monday 24th February 2020

Committee Meeting

2:00pm David “S” House

Friday 31st January 2020

Parish Room 7:00p,


27th December 2019

New Event

Thursday 16th Januay 2020

TMF Festive Lunch

The Hollybush Seighford

12:30 for 1:00pm

Sunday 15th December

Members putting on a act at

Holy Trinity Carol Concert

Thursday 5th December 2019

Committee Meeting 6:00pm at the Chairman’s house.

Sunday December 1st 2019

Any help members can give will be appreciated as we put up over 60 Christmas trees around the town

30th November Christmas Faire

Members needed o steward the door and man the TMF Tombola .

Friday 29th November 7:00pm

Parish Room

Lester Stuart

Life for a Jewish family in Nazi Germany

Wednesday 20th November.

Visit to JCB Factory + breakfast.

All places now taken for this exciting trip. Contact Peter Wilshaw  to go on a waiting list in case a cancellation releases a place?.

Friday 25th October 2019

Walk in Eccleshall Area

Lunch at the Royal Oak

Friday 27th September 2019

Walk in Woodseaves Area

Lunch at the Cock Inn

Friday 30th August 2019

Walk in Seighford Area

Lunch at the Hollybush

Friday 26th July 2019

Walk to The Dells

Followed by Dedication of the plaque and a buffet supper.

Lych Gate and Parish Room

Friday 28th June 2019

Walk in Swynnerton Area

(Lunch at the Fitzherbert Arms)

Thursday 6th Jume at 2:30pm

Committee Meeting

David’s Home (2 Sheriff’s Way)

Friday 31st May 2019

Walk at The Wrekin

Friday 26th April 2019

Walk from Norbury Junction

Friday 29th March 2019

Note change of Location!

Walk in Eccleshall area

Meet at 10 am Little George

Lunch at The Royal Oak

Thursday 20th March 2019

Committee Meeting

2:30 at Treasurer’s home.

Saturday 16th Feb. 2019 10am

Clearing the Church Yard

Please come along to Holy Trinity at 10 am to help to clear away any Christmas decorations, dead flowers,etc. from the graves. If you can bring your wheel barrow that would be useful.

15th Feb 2019  Parish Room

Shaun Farrelly 'The Americans in Stone During the War'

NOTE Date Change!

25th Jan 2019  Parish Room


Lester Stuart  'Life for a Jewish Family in Nazi Germany'

Thursday 27th December 2018

12.30hrs for 1pm.

Christmas Lunch at the

Hollybush, Seighford.

1st December. 2018

Holy Trinity Christmas Fayre

10 am until Noon

TMF Tombola stall in the Church.

All members are invited to help out at this fun and worthwhile activity.

Friday 30th November 2018

Setting up from 3pm on.Tombola prizes are required. Please bring prizes on Friday afternoon or prior to that give to a committee member

Thursday 29th November 2018

Christmas Tree Festival

Holy Trinity

Do come along and look at the TMF Tree which has been created under the leadership of Ken.

23rd Nov  2018  Parish Room

Jerry Stokes and Andy Schofield.  'From the Mersey to the River Plate, with an unscheduled diversion!'

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Committee Meeting,

14:30 Treasurer’s House

Friday 26th October 2018

Walk In Eccleshall Area

Meet at Little George 10 am

Lunch at Royal Oak

 Friday 28th September 2018

Due to ongoing roadworks the location for this walk is now at Fitzherbert, Swinnerton 10am

Thursday 6th September 2018

Visit to Chester.

A very successful trip

 Friday 31st August 2018

 Greyhound at Burston

09.45hrs for coffee, walking at 10.15hrs, as usual lunch from 12.30hrs.

Thursday 23rd August 2018 2:30

Committee Meeting.

(David’s House)

Friday 27th July - wives invited

Evening walk in Eccleshall area

Followed by buffet supper.

Friday 28th June 2018

Walk/Lunch in the Loggerheads Area

24th June Special Service of

 Remembrance  to unveil, bless and reconsecrate  the War Memorial after the addition of the 17 names of Eccleshall servicemen who died in the Great War but whose sacrifice was not recorded on the memorial.

Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th June

Eccleshall Festival

TMF “Display” in Holy Trinity.

Friday 25th May 2018 2:30

Walk in Eccleshall area from The King’s Arms,  

Plans released, by the Chairman and Committee,  for the continuation of activities when the Covid Restrictions allow us to meet up again for our walks and lunches. The first will be:-

Fri 25 June.  Walk in Eccleshall area,

Lunch at Royal Oak.

Click here for more details

October Walk/Lunch

Eccleshall Area

This will start at the Little George, 10 am for a 10:30 start.

Short walk- start at 11 am.

Lunch from 12:30 at Royal Oak.

Future Planning

Wed 24th Nov . Xmas Trees set up in church (Vice Chair John is leading this. He may need help)

Fri 26th Nov. afternoon. Parish Rooms and Church.  Setting up the Tombola.  Chairman  is sure members will show their usual generosity.

Fri 26th Nov. Evening.

TMF Meeting Parish Rooms. Speaker, Lester on 'Heat Pumps' (a topical subject)

Sat 27th Nov Manning Tombola Stall.

Fri, Sat, Sun. Chris will be asking for volunteers to 'meet and greet' visitors to the church. Two Hour Sessions.

TMF walking and dining programme starts again.

24th September 2021

It was wonderful to start our walks and lunches again after the lockdowns.

The walk was organised by our Chairman,Peter.

We lunched at the Loggerheads.