As part of our regular church rhythm, we run five-week blocks of different groups that people can opt into, just for that five weeks, with no sense of commitment beyond that necessarily, to allow us all to try some different things.

Then, after the half-term break, each of these groups can carry on together in some way to serve or love our local area! Get praying and dreaming of what this could look like!

Check out the groups below, but if you have any questions, do contact us!

‘People to Be Loved’ Book Group

Where: St. Boniface Church

When: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm, starting April 24th

Group Leader: Carl Robinson

This group is for anyone who wishes to think through and explore the issues around same-sex marriage in the church, using the book ‘People to Be Loved’ by Preston Sprinkle. You may know what you think, not be quite sure about what you think, or may never have really thought about it! What does the Bible say about human sexual relationships, and how should we as the Church best love people, regardless of their sexual orientation?

We’ll read a couple of chapters at home before we come, and then meet at St. Boniface for a cuppa and some cake to chat through what we learned, how we feel about it, and ask any questions or concerns we have. It will be an open environment to share our various feelings around this topic, in a respectful and safe space.

We have some copies of the book that we can lend to people, but feel free to buy your own if you like underlining and scribbling as you read!

The Holy Hens

Where: The O’Hara’s house, Beacon Heath

When: Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm, starting April 25th

Group Leader: Vicky O’Hara

Calling all the wonderful women of the Church! This women’s group will meet each Thursday night, to look at the encounters of Jesus in the Bible.

It’s an opportunity for us to explore more of who Jesus is, his mission, and how he interacted with others. We will have time to pray together, and of course it wouldn’t be a group without a brew, so the kettle will be on.

Hope to see you there! Just a little note, that depending on how many of you lovely ladies sign up the venue may change, but I will keep you posted!

Glorious Gardeners

Where: St. Boniface Church

When: Sundays 1:00-2:30pm, starting April 28th

Group Leader: Simon & Emma Corke, Jan De Maine

A chance to gather to work on the church grounds, to dream dreams and pray prayers about how we can best use the outside space in the coming months and years. There will be opportunity to plant/dig/lop/shred/mow/chat/drink and PRAY! A great change to be out in creation in the sunshine.

This group will head outside at 1pm on a Sunday (after fuelling up at lunchtime) to work on the gardens for as long as people wish to. All abilities/levels of inexpertise welcome.

The Holy Joes

Where: St. Boniface Church

When: Sundays 8:00-9:00pm

Group Leader: Dan O’Hara

Calling the mighty men of God! Back by popular demand, this men’s group will meet each Sunday night to open the scriptures in a simple and replicable way, share what we sense God saying, and pray for one another out of that. ‘Iron sharpens iron’ (Proverbs 27:17), so we’ll be seeking to become the best men/husbands/partners/dads that we can by allowing God to form us over these weeks.