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Church Groups

We have refreshed a lot of the information on this page now since the pandemic, but there is a bit more updating to do, so we apologise if what you are looking for isn't here yet.

In the meantime please check out the Information Page for things happening in the church family. 

As well as meeting in church on Sundays and on Wednesdays we meet together in lots of other ways, from fellowship groups and Bible study to walking, flower arranging and simply sharing fellowship over lunch, or a bacon sandwich on Saturday mornings.

 

Perhaps there's something on this page you would like to be involved with? 

 

Contact the office to be put in touch with any of these groups. 

House Groups

There are presently half a dozen house groups in church which meet regularly to support each other in prayer and fellowship, to study the Bible, and just to encourage and care for each other.  All of them offer a very warm welcome to new members, and all are open to anyone coming along to one of their meetings to see if they like the idea. The groups vary in size from just 6 or 7 people to over a dozen but none of them is too large to feel like a group of friends getting together. 

Many of the house groups have some members who do not attend church regularly or who usually attend other churches.  All the groups spend some time catching up on each other's news, usually spend a time studying a Biblical topic together, and often spend some time in prayer. 

Some of the groups have been running for many years, one or two are quite recent. If there isn't a group which meets on a day that suits you, perhaps you could start another! 

 

Ask the office to put you in touch with any of the house groups you would like to visit.

Alphabet hasn't been meeting regularly since the pandemic but the members still meet from time to time, support each other, and have been on some excursions. We do plan to start regular meetings again and will update the website information when we do. As well as traditional Bible study, we often look at God's Word through various media including Christian art, music, DVDs and poetry.

Lees Fellowship has been meeting for over 30 years now, and now meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 8.00 pm. We're studying Ephesians at the moment. We also still meet on Zoom - having got into the habit of that in the pandemic. That is also at 8.00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Food for Thought meets on alternate Wednesdays in the daytime, now from 2.00-3.00 pm on the first and third Wednesdays in the month. We have studied Christian topics on DVD and various study courses as well as reading books from the Bible together.

Phil2 meets every other Wednesday of each month in the evening, from 7.45 pm. We take our name from Philippians Chapter 2 and the lesson of Christians encouraging each other in faith. . 

Nodding Fellowship meets on alternate Monday evenings. We met originally at the home of a dear friend and former stalwart of our church the late John Nodding, and now take turns to host. We share Bible readings, and take care of each other in fellowship. 

Zoom Prayer Group

First established during the pandemic lockdowns, we continue to meet online on alternate Wednesdays from 8.00 pm and very much welcome anyone who can join us, whether regularly or occasionally. You can stay for as long as you can spare. You won't be put under any pressure to lead prayer yourself if you prefer not to do that. 

The Zoom ID and passcode is usually published in the weekly notices in the preceding week, and often also advertised in the church's WhatsApp group but you can also ask the office.

Toddlers

We meet during term times on Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.30 am. The children enjoy stories, songs, playing with new toys, making friends and running around the hall. Parents and carers enjoy a change of company, make new friends, share a cuppa and help us demolish legendary amounts of biscuits. Everyone is welcome. Over the years our volunteers and parents have become quite a community in our own right, and we have special events from time to time, like Christmas parties and summer picnics. In the main though, we just bring people together who might otherwise feel a bit isolated. 

Monday Fellowship

We are a friendly group of around 35 or so regulars, mostly more mature people though all ages are welcome. We meet every week at church at 2.00 pm on Mondays and enjoy a range of speakers on secular and religious topics. Our meetings start with a hymn, a prayer and a Bible reading, and after we have listened to our speaker we finish with tea and biscuits and a good chat. We pay a small amount each week, around £2 or so, which covers all our expenses and generally allows us to make some charitable donations.

Flower Guild

We meet during on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm in church. Over the year we have a variety of different meetings including demonstrations of flower arranging skills and techniques and workshops where we all put our talents and ideas into practice. We generally have at least one outing during the year as well as an annual dinner.  You are very welcome to come along to a meeting to see whether this is the sort of thing you might like.

Luncheon Club

We get together once a month, usually at 1.00 pm on the last Tuesday, except in July and August. We are a group offering fellowship and an opportunity to meet up, mainly to  the more mature ladies and gentlemen of our church family. For a £5.00 contribution we enjoy a three course lunch "like grandma used to serve" plus coffee and tea, prepared by a team of volunteer cooks. Over lunch we share news and have a good chat. We aim to go home well fed and having shared our news and our concerns with a supportive group of friends. If you are connected with our church or circuit family and would like to join us please let one of the stewards know or get in touch through the office.

Ladies Friendship Group

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month at 7.30 pm, usually in the Bennett Lounge. We have a variety of events during the year, including speakers and guests, visits to the theatre and generally socialise. We are always open to new members or to anyone who wants to come along just to see if they are interested in joining us. By all means just come along if you wish, but if you would like some encouragement, to see what's on our programme, please ask the office to put you in touch with one of the group.

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