Home Groups & Prayer Meetings

During term-time, we meet together mid-week in smaller groups to support each other, learn from God’s Word and to pray in a way which is more informal and intimate. One week we meet in Home Groups and the next for Prayer Meetings (see the timetable below - the pattern varies occasionally).

Prayer Meetings - fortnightly on Wednesday evening from 8-9pm in church, repeated on Thursday mornings from 10-11am in the Newland Christian Centre. A short Bible reading and time of worship is followed by updates about different topics. We then pray about these topics in groups of about four to six - people can pray out loud or silently.

Home Groups - in alternate weeks we meet in church members' homes on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings or Thursday mornings to study the Bible and pray. Home Groups also create networks for providing practical support and sharing with each other in the joys of our faith as well as the hard times. If you have not yet joined one of our Home Groups, have a word with one of the ministers or email .

Autumn Term Programme

The Fruit of the Spirit: Cultivating Christlikeness

Just as a farmer needs to cultivate the trees in his orchard to get a good crop of fruit, we too need to cultivate the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23) – in our lives. These are the qualities and characteristics of Christ and as, they grow in us, we become more Christlike.

Our Bible studies this term look at each of the different fruits of the Spirit and suggest how we can be actively engaged in cultivating this fruit.

To get the most out of these studies we are encouraged to prayerfully look at the questions before we meet together. There is also a short video about each fruit (you can watch the videos via this link). A book accompanies the videos (Christopher Wright, Becoming Like Jesus: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit (Cumbria, Langham Partnership, 2016)), but it is not necessary to read it – the videos will be enough.

Copies of the Home Group booklet are available from Home Group leaders, in church or you can download a copy here.



Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings - Autumn term

4 Sept

Central Prayer Meeting

10/11/12 Sept HG Study 1 - Love

18 Sept

Central Prayer Meeting

24/25/26 Sept

HG Study 2 - Joy and peace

2 Oct

Central Prayer Meeting

8/9/10 Oct HG Study 3 - Patience

16 Oct

Central Prayer Meeting

22/23/24 Oct

HG Study 4 - Kindness and goodness

30 Oct (half term)

Central Prayer Meeting

5/6/7 Nov 

HG Study 5 - Faithfulness

13 Nov 

Central Prayer Meeting

19/20/21 Nov HG Study 6 - Gentleness
27 Nov Central Prayer Meeting
3/4/5 Dec HG Study 7 - Self-control
11 Dec Central Prayer Meeting
17/18/19 Dec HG Social

"There is always a great buzz about the Central Prayer Meeting and it is a helpful way of keeping up to speed with the many different ways we are engaging with the local community." Anne Crick