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Trinity Men’s Fellowship Eccleshall - Staffordshire

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

Friday 31st January 2020

Parish Room 7:00p,


followed by talk from David

“A VC in the family”

Thursday 16th January 2020

TMF Festive Lunch

The Hollybush Seighford

12:30 for 1:00pm

Please return proforma and payment to Rob Hughes no later than 8th January!

The sooner the better!

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

!!!!Meet at 9:30!!!!

!!!!Set off at 10:00!!!!

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,  

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

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)

TMF Volunteers at Eccleshall Library.

Several members of TMF have been  trained as volunteers at our Library, including Ron and Yours Truly!

The Library officially closed on Saturday 3rd August. It remained closed for a week whilst final training was provided for the many volunteers who now run the library.

Eccleshall will still get great support from the County Library Services, who will continue to supply new books, support the computers and clean and provide for the upkeep of the building.

The library re-opened, as a Community Run Library on Tuesday 13th August. Please come along  to support us?

Janet Allen has sent us a lovely note, thanking TMF for the plaque which we have put on the finger-post at the Lych Gate of Holy Trinity, which remembers John and the work he did for walks and paths around Eccleshall.

Congratulations to Lester Stuart on winning the “Men Only” cake baking competition at The Eccleshall Show this year. Perhaps the Great British Bake Off next year???

TMF members maintain their 100% record of victories in this competition following on from our Treasurer’s success last year.

Our superb Chairman Peter Wilshaw has announced that he will be standing down as Chairman of Trinity Men’s Fellowship at the AGM in January after five years.

We thank Peter for all the work he has done in developing TMF to the great organisation it is today.

Round the World Clipper Race 2019-20

TMF member Keith Winstanley has now joined  his Clipper Yacht in South Africa  for leg three of the round the world race. Keith will sail on the yacht UNICEF for legs 2,3 6 and 8.

It is possible to follow his progress using a live feed map by clicking here. Once the program  loads you can move around by holding the left mouse button down and moving the mouse over the map. You can also zoom in and out by using the scroll wheel on top of your mouse. Give it a try? Also if you hold your mouse cursor over the boats it will show their name. Hint, Keith’s boat is medium blue on the map!

We wish Keith a wonderful time and our chairman says ' Keep safe Keith. Enjoy every second. We are all rooting for you!'

Keith's boat had to turn back to South Africa when a crew member became ill with appendicitis. They are now some 2000 miles behind the leaders.

Keith in his official Waterproofs

The Clipper UNICEF  

in which Keith will sail.

Keith has a Blog which you can follow by clicking here

A wonderful visit today to the JCB World Headquarters.  We were ushered into a smaller dining room where a full English breakfast was served - excellent way to start a trip!

Then we were issued with our High-viz Jackets, goggles and listening packs. Split into two groups of ten we set off with our tour guide. The listening packs were great as they enabled us to hear every word the guide said, even in the most noisy environments. We were told how the company started up and how it started by making simple trailers using ex-WW2 surplus materials such are aeroplane wheels/tyres and corrugated iron which was flattened to make side panels.

The whole history of the development was shown using some magnificent examples. One remarkable exhibit was a full scale model of their largest excavator made out of thick steel wire. We saw the world's fastest diesel powered car. Unfortunately the record breaking Fastrack (as seen in the recent Guy Martin TV programme) was not on display.

Next we went to the production lines.  We saw how little stock they actually held on site as most items are brought to the site using the JIT system (Just in Time). In the hydraulic ram section we saw the new welding techniques which fuse parts by spinning one against the other which is static - amazing! All the Hydraulic rams are made here for all the plants around the world, some 500,000 per year. We then went down a production line in which they were producing chassis parts, painting and assembling the vehicles. A masterpiece of logistics and design. You can see all the photos by clicking here

November visit to JCB

Christmas Tree Festival

There was a gorgeous display of trees in Holy Trinity for the Christmas Tree Festival. Well done Chris for all the hard work you put in for this event. The star of the display was of course the TMF tree. The main work was carried out by John Turnock and Victor Firth, congratulation to both. This tree summed up many of the TMF activities and if you look closely you can see a yellow JCB vehicle making its way down the trunk to remind us of the last visit we made before Christmas.

Christmas Faire

Running concurrently with the Christmas Tree Festival was the Holy Trinity Christmas Faire. As usual members provided prizes for the TMF Tombola stall which was a great success yet again.

Entertainment at the Faire

During the Christmas Faire we had a plethora of different entertainments. There were various singers, including our Chairman, pictured left with Diane.  We had choirs and bands and a wonderful display by some very young ballet dancers. A truly wonderful mixture.

New Post-Christmas Event

 There will be a new Post-Christmas Leftovers and Games Gathering from 11am on 27th December at the Parish Room. Bring along some Christmas “left-over” caviar and champagne ( or whatever) and a game you enjoy playing.