Connecting with others
Small Groups are a vital part of our life as a church community, enabling us to share faith, life and support one another while looking for ways to serve our community together.
A good number of our congregations attend a Small Group which meet during the week. Our groups have different patterns of meeting; weekly, fortnightly and monthly. Some groups meet face to face, others online. The groups offer a chance to grow in faith and in the knowledge of the Bible, to get to know each other better, to pray for all sorts of people and things, that we can serve God, the church and the world better. All this with the opportunity to share socially, build friendships and enjoy spending time together.
Each group plans and leads their own gatherings and from time to time, all groups follow the same course for example during Lent. From time to time the ministry team offer additional ‘stand alone’ groups and courses for people to attend. We also run Start / Alpha and Confirmation groups on a regular basis.\
Here's how some of our groups describe themselves
'A great place for support and encouragement'
'We aim to create and atmosphere which is 'homely', fun, irreverent and challenging; where there are no 'outsiders' and where you can be honest to yourself, to others and to God, knowing you will not be judged but loved and supported. We want it to be a place to build friendships and develop gifts and skills - and for some to be their 'church'.'
'‘A chance to share, pray, learn and enjoy Christ together’
'We grow in our relationship with God and one another'