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 Home Groups
Body Building - Colossians: 7 topical studies on the Church

The Bible Project has produced a whistle-stop summary of Colossians in cartoon format:


Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings - Autumn 2018
5/6 Sep Prayer Meeting

11/12/13 Sep

Home Group 1: Colossians 1: 15-23 – A Confessional Church

19/20 Sep Prayer Meeting

25/26/27 Sep

Home Group 2: Colossians 1: 3-8 – A Relational Church

3/4 Oct

Prayer Meeting

9/10/11 Oct

Home Group 3: Colossians 2: 1-8 – A Discipling Church

17/18 Oct

Prayer Meeting

23/24/25 Oct

Home Group 4: Colossians 4: 4-6 – A Missional Church

31 Oct/1 Nov

Prayer Meeting (half term)

6/7/8 Nov

Home Group 5: Colossians 4: 7-18 – A Generous Church

14/15 Nov

Prayer Meeting

20/21/22 Nov

Home Group 6: Colossians 3: 12-17 – A United Church

28/29 Nov Prayer Meeting
4/5/6 Dec Home Group 7: Colossians 1: 3-14 – A Praying Church
12/13 Dec Prayer Meeting

18/19/20 Dec

Home Group Social

Spring Term Home Groups

Dates for next term have been pencilled into the church diary: 16 and 30 January, 13 and 27 February, 13 and 27 March and 10 April for home group socials.

Topics will follow in due course.

"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