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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.
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.
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
2:00pm David “S” House
Friday 31st January 2020
Parish Room 7:00p,
27th December 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.