Men's Breakfast

A great opportunity for men to gather together, network with others and be inspired by our guest speakers at Mulberry House Hotel, Chelmsford Road (A414), High Ongar, CM5 9NL.

Full English Breakfast, tea/coffee, juice, toast and an inspiring speaker. £15.00

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 9.30am

Rev Ian Moore. Editor of Living Light

Many of you will know Ian who was a Pastor here in Essex for almost 30 years, alongside ministering overseas in Romania, India and DR Congo.
Since ‘retirement’ in 2012, Ian has served in Billericay Baptist Church and been able to devote more time to his call to work as a volunteer chaplain in HMP Chelmsford.

Ian became the Editor of our devotional, ‘Living Light’, in 2023.

Ian will share thoughts on God’s call on our lives, in particular later in life, centred on his own experience and Caleb’s daring request, “Give me this mountain” (Joshua 14:12). A request Caleb made at the age of 85-years-old!

Full English Breakfast, toast, fruit juice and tea/coffee. £15 per person.

To book please ring 01277 367124 or email

Phil Knox: The Best of Friends

THIS EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE! FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2023 - 8.45am to 10.30am at Mulberry House Hotel, Chelmsford Road, High Ongar, CM5 9NL

This event will include tea/coffee, fruit juice, Full English breakfast and toast. £15.00 per person.

1 in 3 men say they have no close friends. 40% of young adults say they always or often feel lonely. We are in a loneliness epidemic. And yet this is not how we were created to be. Friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts to us, we are relationally wired, crafted for connection and studies have consistently shown that you can live very unhealthily and yet if you have friends, you will live longer than someone who keeps themselves in shape but is socially isolated. It really is better to eat kebabs with friends than salad on your own.

Phil Knox believes Jesus is the answer, in more ways than one. The secret of eternal life is not what you know, but who you know. Wherever we are at in the state of our friendships, we can all strengthen our relational muscles and play a part in helping others grow their relational connections. Discover what the Bible has to teach us about this vital subject matter and learn from The Best of Friends about how we can be the best of friends. His book on the subject, The Best of Friends, was published in February 2023.

Phil Knox is an evangelist and missiologist at the Evangelical Alliance. He is passionate about making Jesus known and the power of friendship. He loves learning and has degrees in law and mission and evangelism. Phil is married to Dani and they have two sons, Caleb and Jos. He is an avid runner, enthusiastic waterskier and once broke the world record for the longest five-a-side football match. He is also an award winning performance poet and author of Story Bearer and The Best of Friends.

Stay on if you can for prayer, to chat or relax in the Hotel/grounds.


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To book please ring 01277 367124 or email