The Monday Meet

‘The Monday Meet’ is an initiative of the Benefice of St George and St John, Newbury that aims to bring people together on every third Monday of the month to meet on an informal basis at The Bowler’s Arms and listen to a guest speaker.

The group’s origins stem from the St George’s Men’s Group which started meeting more than 25 years ago and which has now changed to be a more inclusive group open to men and women, widening the audience to include not just members of the Benefice, but anyone from the wider Wash Common community that wishes to attend.

The programme of speakers is varied, and we are always keen to hear from people with ideas for future speakers and events.  If you have suggestions for speakers, please feel free to share your thoughts with either Craig Brown ( or Francis Clayton ( and feel free to join us at our next event.

Update – Monday Meet Christmas Meal

The next meeting of The Monday Meet will be its Christmas supper at the Bowler’s Arms on Monday, 20 December 2021.  Please note the earlier start time of 7.00 for 7.30 PM.  Thomas Forrester, occasional participant on BBC’s Bargain Hunt, will be our speaker for the evening and there will be a collection on the night towards a charity of his choosing.

To book a spot for the evening, please let Craig Brown or Francis Clayton have your meal preferences and payment no later than Monday, 13 December 2021.  A menu is posted on the notice board detailing course options.  Please contact Craig or Francis for account details for payment.

If you are opting for a two-course meal, the cost is £17 per person.  The cost of a three-course meal is £22 per person.  Please book as soon as possible as we are limited to 60 attendees and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to see the programme for 2021.