Our groups & resources for adults are here to enable the purpose of building community with one another and growing closer to God. The goal is to learn, love, and serve together, seeing God’s kingdom come now amongst our community. These groups & resources are the tools that help us do just that.
‘Home Groups’ are welcoming, informal groups where people can get to know one another and share their own ideas about life and faith. We learn together by looking into the Bible, praying and listening to each other’s ideas. We normally have some social events on the programme, too.
There are different groups, ranging in number from 5 to 12, some daytime and some evenings, all with their own style. If you are interested in joining a Home Group, please talk to Richard Saunders.
The heart of pastoral care embodies our Church’s vision to express our love and care for one another; this is a shared and united ministry. In addition, we have a dedicated pastoral team who are trained to provide pastoral care for all members of the Church community. They come alongside those with pastoral and spiritual needs to listen, support, encourage, befriend and offer prayer. They encourage and nurture people in their relationship with God and those who are searching. They take Communion to those who are housebound and hold monthly Communion services in the local care homes. Two of our members also help with the children, young people and their families, providing pastoral oversight. Our pastoral co-ordinator can be contacted here.
Oasis is our community group for older people. Our activities continue but due to the challenging health circumstances we are currently restricted in what we can do together.
Regular contact is being maintained through phone calls (some are many persons phone conferences), fellowship letters and delivered activities (such as Holiday at Home).
Group meetings have resumed, but with meetings currently limited to 6 people on each occasion. Our short service at the Half Moon (on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month) is still followed by tea and cake… If you would like to join us, please contact our Seniors Chaplain, Julie Slade by clicking here. Attendance can currently be by prior arrangement only, due to the necessary, strict control of numbers.
Do contact us if we can be of help to you.