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 .

Summer Term Programme

2 Kings: The Life of Elisha


Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings

24 April


APCM (annual meeting) at St John Newland

30 April/1/2 May HG Study 1: One Greater than Elijah - 2 Kgs 1: 15-2: 25

8/9 May

Prayer Meeting

14/15/16 May

HG Study 2: We Three Kings - 2 Kgs 3: 1-27

21/22/23 May

HG Study 3: A Tale of Two Women - 2 Kgs 4: 1-37

29/30 May

(half term)

Prayer Meeting

4/5/6 June

HG Study 4: A Tale of Two Meals - 2 Kgs 4: 38-44

12/13 June

Prayer Meeting

18/19/20 June   

HG Study 5: A Bath of Humility and a Shower of Pride -

2 Kgs 5: 1-27

26/27 June   

Prayer Meeting

2/3/4 July     

HG Study 6: The God of All Things Great and Small -

2 Kgs 6: 1-23

10/11 July Prayer Meeting
16/17/18 July HG Study 7: Grace and the Grave - 2 Kgs 13: 1-25


Copies of the midweek programme booklet will be available in church shortly.

"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