Norwich Samson group is a group of Christian men who meet in Norfolk (England). We get together for honesty, encouragement, prayer, fun and food. We are men who have recognised that we are broken, and that we are serious about addressing our issues such as pornography, sexual addictions, alcoholism, drug use, workaholism, anger, doubt etc. We are looking to deal with our issues alongside our brothers with the help of the Holy Spirit and with the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Samson guys are travelling companions on a great spiritual adventure, not grim pilgrims on a death march to personal holiness. We challenge each other daily to believe the incredible news that God actually knows us, loves us, and has restored us to himself. As we follow Christ together, we find our lives progressively interrupted by righteousness, peace and joy.
Samson is about a group of men who meet on a regular basis in a safe, non-judgemental environment for the purpose of learning not only how to live out of our hearts, but how to share out of our hearts as well. Most men don’t know how to do that. Most of us are internal processors who—when we do talk—give our loved ones the edited version. For many of us, we’ve never been allowed to share our thoughts, emotions, and struggles without condemnation, or we’ve been hit with simplistic religious answers that don’t work. For that reason we hide. And most of us are really good at it.
In Samson, we know that living a life of purity and wholeness can only be done by walking in the light, sharing honestly where we are at with other men. Are there battles with pornography and other addictions represented in the room? Of course, and those struggles are brought into the light because we know that that’s how real healing happens. But this is simply a by-product of transparency. The real purpose and benefit to those who attend is a safe environment for learning how to live out of their hearts and build meaningful, healthy relationships.
We are not a church. We are simply one extension of the church universal.
We are not an "accountability group."Instead of living our lives separately and reporting (or lying) about our progress, we try to live our lives together.
We are not a "men's group." Okay, so there are no women, but that doesn't make us a men's group, does it? Please. Most of us have had it up to here with men's groups.
We are not a 12-step group. Many of us attend 12-step groups and are grateful for them, but our addictions do not define us, and we do not segregate our membership by behaviour.
We are not perfect. Not even close. We are broken individuals, but in our fractured fellowship we find a foretaste of God's approaching re-creation.
Norwich Samson Society meet every Monday at 7pm in or around Norwich, Norfolk, UK. We get together to talk. Then afterwards we spend time together over food.
See the book "Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood" by Nate Larkin for a detailed description of the Samson Society and how it works.
Samson Links
Samson Society - Main Web Site


Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood


Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood - Nate Larkin




Samson Society Resources


Links for Christian Men in the UK
Christian Vision for Men


The 4th Musketeer


Recovery Resources


Smart Recovery