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 .


Spring Term Home Groups

Studies in James - But be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves

Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings - Spring 2019

15/16/17 Jan

Home Group 1: James 1: 1-18

23/24 Jan Prayer Meeting - Charles Barr-Johnston and student work

29/30/31 Jan

Home Group 2: James 1:19-27

6/7 Feb

Prayer Meeting - Timothy Training International and St Faith’s & Riverside

12/13/14 Feb

Home Group 3: James 2:1-13

20 Feb

Christian Institute meeting

26/27/28 Feb

Home Group 4: James 2:14-26

6/7 Mar

Prayer Meeting - MAF & the Pett Family and the Persecuted Church

12/13/14 Mar

Home Group 5: James 3:1-18

20/21 Mar

Prayer Meeting - Caroline Abblitt and Children & Youth work

26/27/28 Mar

Home Group 6: James 4:1-17

3/4 April Prayer Meeting - Derek & Jane French and YGP Churches
9/10/11 April Home Group 7: James 5:1-20


Copies of the midweek programme booklet are available in church, or you can download a copy here.

"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