If not, why not consider joining a home group this Autumn? Please contact:
- Jan Wilson (home groups’ coordinator) email@example.com
- the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01564 779123
Home groups are places where it’s possible to get to know other Christians well and to share and grow in faith together – which is not easy if you come only to the main worship services.
They are places where faith can be nurtured; where we can encourage each other to grow in discipleship and where loving care can be given and received. They are also places where we can relax, socialise and have fun together, developing deeper friendships.
We have about 30 groups of various shapes and sizes; most are listed. They are widely different in character and make-up; some are particularly aimed at new Christians; some are neighbourhood based; some are completely mixed and some are all male or all female. All of them are led by hospitable and caring leaders.
The groups usually meet once a fortnight; most in the evenings across a range of midweek days, but some meet during the day.
Groups often coordinate study material with Sunday sermon themes. During Autumn 2019, many groups will be following material from the Sunday morning or evening services.
Matt Simpson writes …
Home Groups are vital for our spiritual health – both as a church and individually.
Just like a bird needs two wings to fly, a church needs two healthy “wings” to flourish – the larger gathering every Sunday, where we listen to God’s word and join God’s people to worship, but also home group where we can flesh out what we are discovering about God in personal conversation, friendship and prayer.
Here are three reasons why I think you should consider joining a Home Group.
- Personal discovery. The chance for feedback, discussion, and to question what you are learning about God.
- Friendship. In Home Groups friends are made who pray for you and can encourage you in living out Christian life in your everyday circumstances.
- Participation. Home Groups are where gifts are discovered and people find a way to be involved in the life of the church.
We have many Home Groups meeting in different places and times during the week. I hope you will prayerfully consider getting involved in one.
List of Homegroups
* Women’s group # Men’s group @ Mums
Group leaders – venue
Rosemary Cragg – Various
Martin Webb – Chantry Heath Cres
Ian & Sue Ralph – Various
Shared leadership – Arrow Close
Matt & Kim Baggott & Di Ellis – Edstone Close
Alan & Claire Rebeiro – Woodrow Crescent
Bill Wilson – Various #
Shared leadership – Spring Coppice Drive *
Roy & Joy Carr – High Trees Road
Derek & Shirley Sheldon – Various
Jan Wilson & Lynda Thompson – Four Ashes Road *
Lynn Lawrenson & Peter Morris – Warren Drive
Nick & Sue Houghton – Station Road
Anna Johansson – Various
Carolyn Cornfield – Beausale Drive
Jenny Wallace – Various
John & Jean Wheatley Price – Beausale Drive
Stephen & Sheila Andrews – Station Road
Dorothy Birchall – Various
Poe Chinery – Wootton Close @
Julie Swift – Various *
New Horizon (Valerie Hamley) – Guild House
Chris & Helen McKeogh – Widney Road
Tony & Ruth Brown – Montsford Close
Chris & Liz Welton – Ullenhall Road
Kitty Robinson – Various *