Home Group Meetings in September

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Monday 10th & 24th 7.45pm 28 The Pines Bridget Adams TBA
Tuesday 11th & 25th 2.15pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley Amos
Wednesday 5th & 19th 7.30pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley Abundant Life
Thursday 13th & 27th 8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street Andrew & Clare Sargent TBA

Home group meetings in July

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details.

There will be no Home Group meetings in August.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Monday 9th  7.45pm TBC Bridget Adams Alpha Film series
Monday 23rd 28 The Pines 240 532 Prayer Evening
Tuesday 10th  2.15pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley Jonah
 Tuesday 24th 615 009 Summer Social
Wednesday 7.30pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley Abundant Life
4th & 18th 615 009
Thursdays 8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street Andrew & Clare Sargent Women of God
12th & 26th 242 753

Home group meetings in June

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details

Day and Dates

Time Place Contact

Subject

Monday 11th & 25th 7.15pm 28 The Pines Bridget Adams Alpha Film series
Tuesday 12th & 26th 2.30pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley The Beatitudes
Wednesday 6th
Wednesday 20th
7.45pm 2 Ash Close

2 Leamington Gate

Barbara Mapley Abundant Life
Thursdays 14th & 28h 8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street Andrew & Clare Sargent Women of God

Home Group meetings in May

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Monday 14th 7.15pm 28 The Pines Bridget Adams
240 532
Bring-&-Share Supper
Tuesday 8th & 22nd 2.30pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley
615 009
TBA
Wednesday 9th & 23rd 7.45pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley
615 009
Abundant Life
Thursdays 10th & 24th 8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street Andrew & Clare Sargent
242 753
Women of God

Home Group Meetings in April

Home Groups will restart after Easter. New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Mondays 7.45pm 28 The Pines Bridget Adams 240 532 TBA
Tuesday 10th & 24th 2.30pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley 615 009 TBA
Wednesday 11th& 25th 7.45pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley 615 009 Abundant Life
Thursdays 12th & 26th 8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street Andrew & Clare Sargent 242 753 TBA

Home Group Meetings in March

Home Groups will not meet again until after Easter because of the Alpha Course groups meeting during Lent. The exception is the Wednesday group which will continue to meet – see below.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Wednesday 7th & 21st 7.45pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley 615 009 “Exploring the Beatitudes”  by Bishop Stephen

 

Home Group Meetings in February

Home Groups will not meet again until after Easter because of the Alpha Course groups meeting on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings. The exception is the Wednesday group which will continue to meet – see below.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Wed 7th 7.45pm 2 Leamington Gate Barbara Mapley Lectionary readings
Wed 21st 7.45pm 2 Leamington Gate 615 009 Beatitudes

Home Groups in July

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the numbers listed below for more details.

Day and Dates

Time

Place

Phone

Subject

Monday 18th

7.45 pm

28 The Pines

240 532

Life on the Frontline


Monday 4th & 18th

7.45 pm

1 Haynes Close

241 975

Fruitfulness on the Frontline

Tuesday 12th & Aug 2nd

2.30 pm

2 Leamington Gate

615 009

Being Church

Wednesday 13th & 27th

7.45 pm


7 Badbury Close

241 860

Every Thursday

7.30 pm


2 Ferndale Street

241 161

Romans

Thursday 14th & 28th

8.00 pm

10B Coxwell Street


242 753

There is a wonderfully wide variety of Home groups in our parish that nurture our faith, help us grow in understanding of biblical teaching and our relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is done by studying individual books of the Bible together, discussions and a deepening of bonds of friendship, fellowship and discipleship as the groups meet regularly.

Sometimes short courses are followed similar to some Lent or Advent courses, and sometimes a specific theme is explored to enable the living out of our beliefs in daily life. There is no set pattern and each group has evolved its own style and emphasis to enable us to learn from one another about being a Christian in today’s world, to support each other and to pray together informally.

One of the groups is following an Emmaus course (part written by the new Bishop of Oxford, Stephen Croft) entitled ‘Knowing the Father’ and the first session ended with a challenge to write a short statement, something between a poem and a prayer, about God as creator of earth and heaven, and also as our Father, our creator. The lines were to begin with the letters G, O, D. It was challenging but the response was amazingly varied, creative and very special. With the contributors’ permission I wanted to share some of them with the readers of the magazine, to encourage others to have a go themselves in this exercise but also to stimulate encouragement to join a home group if not already attending one – just contact the named person in the list above for the group that meets on the day and time that suits you.

Gentle Father, How great you are . . .

Overall your love and gifts are more than we can take in . . .

Down here your creation astounds us in its wonder and beauty . . .

God, good Creator, please accept my praises

Offered, dear Father, on this happy morning

Death now defeated, life unending granted: Heaven now wide open.

Gazing at the complexity and beauty of creation and our world, our hearts are filled with wonder and awe at the works of your hands, O God,

Over all that is, from the tiniest molecule to the mightiest mountains, can be found your fingerprints of love and care sustaining all that you have made,

Diversity beyond imagining, colour, size, strength, type, longevity and purpose – everything is caught up in a unity of relationship to you, our Father and creator, and we give you thanks and praise now and forever. Amen

Glorious is your creation, 

Only you could have made it so beautiful,

Don’t let us destroy this miracle you have given us.

Barbara Mapley

Home Group Meetings in June

New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact the people listed below for more details.

Day and Dates Time Place Contact Subject
Monday

13th & 27th

7.45pm 28 The Pines 240 532 Life on the Frontline
Monday

6th

7.45pm 1 Haynes Close 241 975 Fruitfulness on the Frontline
Tuesday

14th & 28th

2.30pm 2 Leamington Gate 615 009 Being Church
Wednesday

8th & 22nd

7.45pm 7 Badbury Close 241 860 TBA
Every

Thursday

7.30pm 2 Ferndale Street 241 161 TBA
Thursday

9th & 23rd

8.00pm 10B Coxwell Street 242 753 TBA

 

Afternoon Home Group

After enjoying studying Psalm 119 since Easter we are going to do a short Emmaus course entitled ‘Being Church’. We shall meet on Tuesdays 14th June and 28th June at 2 Leamington Gate at 2.30pm. Newcomers to the group are always welcome but since we are doing a short course it would be essential to let me know beforehand so that we have enough resource material prepared.

Thank you. Barbara Mapley