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Home Groups

 
One of these most valued parts of our shared church life is our Home Groups.  These small informal gatherings are a good way of getting to know other people, of enjoying fun and fellowship together and provide a safe place to explore the Christian Faith, pray together and support one another. 
 
In this parish we are very fortunate to have a number of Home Groups meeting on different days and at different times.   Each of the groups is slightly different in style and approach but they all offer an informal and relaxed atmosphere in which to nurture your faith.
 
If you are not already part of a Home Group may we invite you to consider joining one?  You can be assured of a warm welcome at any of the groups.  You are also very welcome to go along for one meeting without any commitment to try it out and discover how the group works.  And if the group that you are looking for does not yet exist then speak to us and we will see what we can do!
Our current groups are as follows:
 
When Description Contact
One Wednesday a month
We call ourselves the Acts Group as we have been studying Acts for a very long time – we go at a leisurely pace!
We discuss all aspects of our faith & come together in good times & not so good. We enjoy company, coffee and an occasional trip to The Windmill.
Pauline Wigmore - 460015
Tuesdays in term-time 10.30 – Noon
30 minutes for coffee, then an hour Bible Study.
A well established ladies group – we support & help each other as needed.
Mary Duncan - 848609
Tuesday 2.00pm
Mutual fellowship & support.
Bible study – book of Revelation.
Mike Burt - 847857
Alternate Thursdays 
10.30am – 12
Ladies Group
More about fellowship than scholarship – an oasis of support & encouragement in busy lives. 
Loosely follow a study guide.
Alison Stubbs on 849775
One Thursday a month.
7.30 – 9.30pm
We meet for fellowship & friendship and to go thru’ a chapter of Acts. We normally enjoy a social evening in August & December.
We have reached Acts Chapter 24, “Paul before Felix”.
Michael Wigmore - 460015
Third Thursday each month.
11.00 am
We include other denominations and study through York Courses and books (currently “The Joy of the Gospel” by Paula Gooder). We read a passage and discuss the questions which arise. Sociable time and perhaps a quiz are included.
Hugh Capon - 814124
Once a month on a Friday
7.00 pm sharp
45 minutes Bible study of a pre-selected passage followed by discussion, food and social time. Graham Finch - 844252
 
There is also a meditation Group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 10.30am – contact May Archibald (846651).
 
Quiet Days - we plan to run monthly quiet days at June Brailsford's home. Please speak to her, or contact the Church Office for more details.
 
Our faith is something very precious to each of us.  But like all precious things it needs to be looked after.  Faith is something that should be alive and being part of a home group can help your faith develop and grow.
 
And here is what some existing home group members have to say...
 
“...because meeting in the week reminds me that being a Christian is for weekdays, as well as Sundays! Being in a small group you can discuss things in a way that you can’t in church, which is a great help in applying your faith to everyday life. Let’s face it; the Bible isn’t always very specific about some of the issues we have to deal with today.”
 
“As Christians we want our spiritual lives to deepen and strengthen.  In order to grow we need to spend time in prayer, reading the bible and in fellowship with other believers.  A good place to do this is in a home-group.  As a bonus this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know people who go to different services at a deeper level. There are a good variety of groups in our parish so you should be able to find one that suits you.”
 
For further information about home groups please contact our Church office