Churchmen have new meeting place


The Churchmen have moved.

The group began more than 45 years ago as a club for male members of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra. Today, it is a nonsectarian organization of more than 100 members.

The group meets for lunch and fellowship nine times per year on the third Thursday of the month. Lunch is served at noon, but many members arrive early to socialize with their friends. Each luncheon features a speaker. The Churchmen pride themselves on their exceptional speakers who offer an eclectic mix of entertaining, educational and inspirational presentations. The speaker is always a well-guarded secret, which is never announced in advance.

For the first 10 years, the group met at Christ Church. The next 10 years found them at the Ponte Vedra Inn. For most of the past 20 years, they have met at the Sawgrass Country Club. In 2023, they have moved to Marsh Landing Country Club.

The group had a successful first luncheon of 2023. More than 80 members were in attendance. The speaker was the nationally recognized political commentator Charles C. W. Cooke, who spoke about the Jaguars’ postseason and national politics.

For information on membership, contact Craig Wantoch at