Small groups are a really important part of church life. They allow smallish (6–12) groups of people from church to meet in a more informal setting - usually someone's home - to share food, pray, discuss the Bible and develop friendships. Our small groups do Bible study from what has been preached on Sunday so we can help each other go deeper into what God is saying to us as a community and personally.
Joe Martin is our Small Group Co-ordinator. He will give you advice about groups and point you in the right direction. Or you can leave your details here, specifying which group(s) you're interested in and the relevant group leader(s) will get back to you with more information.
We have a number of small groups located in and around the area:
Monday 8pm - Ladies Group - Sarla Martin & Kirsten Laird
We currently meet via video conferencing. This is a group for women.
Tuesday 10am - Undercliffe House Group - Eleanor Kunar
Our regular meetings are currently suspended. We're meeting on an ad-hoc basis. But normally, we meet in a lounge at Undercliffe House Sheltered Housing. It's all ladies at the moment, but men are welcome! We have folks attending who don't come from Hill Cliffe and some Undercliffe residents who attend every so often. We encourage prayer requests from the residents, too.
Tuesday 7.30pm (every other week) - Mary Evans, Paul and Deborah Beards
We currently meet via video conferencing. But when we are back to normal, we spend the first 60-75 minutes looking at the Bible and sharing thoughts on the study notes and other questions that are raised, then we pray together and finish with tea, cakes and general chat. There are only 5 of us at present, and we all really appreciate meeting together but we would love to have others join us as we study the Bible together, learn from, care for and sometimes eat with one another. We tend to be ready to go home around 9:15.
Wednesday 7.45pm - Bridge Group - Tom Battarbee
We currently meet via video conferencing. But normally we're in someone's home, starting with coffee and catch up, then our study. Sometimes we dedicate the evening to praying about world events and personal situations, sometimes we have a social evening. We are a caring group who want to grow together spiritually, supporting each other to live out our faith through the ups and downs of life. We seek to respond to need around us and have a connection with Refugee Aid.
Wednesday 7.45pm - Red Lane Group - Jennie Gray
We currently meet via video conferencing. But normally we're at someone's home and we start with chat and cake, then Bible study followed by prayer for each other.
Thursday 8pm - Curtis Group - Liz and Keith Curtis
We currently meet via video conferencing. But when we are back to normal we start with for tea, coffee, cake and a catch up. We spend an hour or so looking at the study for the week before finishing with a short prayer time. We officially finish by 9:30pm but do sometimes linger longer chatting! We use WhatsApp to share prayer requests, updates & encouragement during the week. We still have room enough for any who would like to join us, you'd be most welcome.
Thursday 8pm - Grainger Group - Tim Grainger
We currently meet via video conferencing. Under normal circumstances, we're at someone's home. We have a good mix of ages in the group. We're laid back - we have a French Bulldog who sits in the middle of it all! We believe in the importance of building each other up, we use WhatsApp to share prayer requests and updates. Home group is vital - we'd love you to join us!