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    Welcome to the Oxford Group, we meet on the second Thursday of each month and we enjoy catching up with each other with a coffee or tea and over breakfast and either listening to a knowledgeable speaker or studying a thought provoking resource series. We conclude with prayers.

    Meeting at 7:30am until 09:00am means the meeting does not impact too much on the working day, on the contrary we usually feel encouraged and uplifted after each meeting and at £15 we value the regular input.

    As the coordinator of this group, I would personally like to invite you to sign up below to receive our monthly invitation to this group.

    Kind regards

    Aidan

    Next Meeting

    Thursday, 8th February 2024

    Topic: Neil Passingham, 'PPP: Phrophecy, People and Possibilities (in a world of acronyms)'

    The next CBL Oxford breakfast will be held on Thursday, 8th February 2024 from 7:30am to 9:00am at our venue, Courtyard by Marriott, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4FP.

    Join us in welcoming Neil Passingham as he shares with us, 

    ‘PPP: Prophecy, People and Possibilities (in a world of acronyms)’

    Neil will share how he has seen (with hindsight mainly) how God has prepared the way for him (as an ‘agent’) through the last 10 years – in good and troubled times. Despite being a lifelong technophile, he has learnt the value of people, relationships and ethics in business. Using passages from Acts 15-16, he will explain how we can all learn from how God dealt with the early church – even largely secular business context.

    Neil’s career in IT and cybersecurity has covered developing and protecting systems/data across the globe. He has a passion for innovation and at HP he led new service development and advised on acquisitions. In 2014, he stepped out of the corporate world becoming an independent trainer/consultant and, in 2016, co-founded a successful international IT/cyber services business and is now chairman of the Gardpass Consortium.

    On a personal level, Neil is an active trustee of a charity in Kenya aiming to enable HIV orphans and their communities to thrive. He has led several local initiatives e.g. Wallingford Fairtrade Town campaign, ‘Drop the Debt’, CAP/Fareshare. He is a keen singer, an amateur linguist and a keen traveller. 

    Price for Networking Buffet breakfast and talk, £15.00 (contactless at the venue) or £12.00 by Standing Order with the following schedule:

    • 7:30am: Meet and mingle over tea, coffee and pastries served in Meeting Room with our banner outside. Do arrive promptly so you can chat to people on arrival, I will be there from 7:15am
    • 7:45am: Grab a nicely cooked breakfast at the Oxon Grill and take back to the meeting room to eat and chat.
    • 8:15am: Speaker
    • 8:50am: Prayer
    • 9:00am: Meeting is formally closed allowing those who need to get away to leave, however many may carry on talking for networking/fellowship   

    Please forward this invite to another Christian Business Leader in your network, they will be welcome.

    Please contact us with your booking requirements.

    Yours,

    Aidan

    Thursday, 14th March 2024

    Topic/Speaker:  TBC