The Beacon Shed is lit up and ready to go!

Terry Irving briefs the crowd before they tour take tours of the newly opened Men’s Shed

The Beacon Shed held its official launch event on the 2nd October under sunny skies and with a sizable crowd in attendance. Everyone who took a tour of the Shed couldn’t help but be impressed by what the Beacon Shedders have achieved; what started life as two 40′ shipping containers has now become something of a ‘Show Shed’ with its own kitchen, disabled toilet and even an office!

People admiring the interior of the Shed which has its own kitchen and disabled toilet

The Shed welcomes all men from the community and, although a project of Thundersley Congregational Church, Terry Irving as Shed Lead was keen to stress that there is “no expectation for men to be a part of or join the church to use the Shed”.

Opening on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 9am and 2pm from 7th October, The Beacon Shed is certain to make a real difference to the lives of men in the local community.

The Shed is located in the car park off London Road, opposite the Bread and Cheese pub. Anyone wishing to find out more can email –