House Groups | Christchurch Hitchin

House Groups

Christchurch has a wide variety of small groups and each one is always keen to welcome new members – a good way to get to know people really well in such a large church!

Each group has a different ‘flavour’ and approach, so the best way to find out about a group is to try one. We hope this webpage will help you choose, as well as details of who to get in touch with.

We would love to see as many as possible Christchurch members and friends involved in small groups as a way of growing in the knowledge and love of Christ and being better equipped to serve Him in the world.

Sunday Evening Group

Shares fellowship, Bible study and social activities throughout the year.
Meets fortnightly at 7.45pm in various members’ homes.
Contact: Cynthia Boyd (01462 453761)

Monday Morning Group

An opportunity to share informal fellowship with Bible study.
Meets weekly in the Christchurch lounge, from 9.30am – 11.00am (term-time only).

Monday Afternoon group

Formed following the 2010lent course and seeks to delve deeper into issues of faith. It aims to mutually support members of the group by practical caring and faithful prayer. Meets on alternate Mondays, 1.30-3pm. at various venues.
Contact: Judith Bryant (01462 636191)

Explore

A young adults group that meets 8pm at 18 Tristram Road.
Contact: Tom Lewis (07859 228543)

A Deeper Encounter:

Studies a variety of material in order to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible. Includes discussion, prayer time and cakes! Meets on Mondays fortnightly at 8pm.
Contact: Katherine Bridge (01462 457517))

TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday)

A relaxed atmosphere in which to share bible study, prayer, fellowship and fun. New members always welcome. Meets fortnightly at 8.00pm at 12 Kardwell Close.
Contact: Julie Mills (01462 637247)

‘Something’

Bible-based study material, prayer, interspersed with socials through the year.
Meets weekly on a Monday at 8.15pm in various members’ homes.
Contact: Cath Edmonds (01462 456045) catherine@ed2ed.net

A Bunch of Heretics

Informal chat and accepting discussion, challenging our Faith and beliefs. Nothing is off limits!
Meets every other Monday from 7.30-9.30pm(-ish) 45 Bearton Green,
Contact: Gordon White (07786 388413)

Something

Fformed in September 2009 with ‘something’ for everyone: Bible study, friendship, prayer, social evenings, tea and cakes – what we will get up to remains to be seen, but we’d love to welcome you to join us.Meets Mondays at 8pm at various members homes.
Contact: Cath Edmonds (01462 456045)

Tuesday Afternoon Group

A weekly discussion group, with tea and cake! A close-knit group, caring for each other, especially when serious illness strikes. New members soon feel comfortable. Lifts can be arranged.
Meets weekly at 2pm at various members’ homes.
Contact: Shirley Berry (01462 621960)

Wednesday Evening Group

A fun and very relaxed group with prayer, worship, bible-study (and sometimes cake!)
Meets fortnightly at various members’ homes
Contact: Lis Williams (01462 435921)

Discovery Group

A group that has evolved from the Alpha Course to enable members to explore more deeply what it means to be a Christian. A mixture of Bible study, prayer, fellowship and social events. This year the studies have centred on the Jesus 101 books, which have Jesus’ life, character and teaching as the main theme.
Meets alternate Wednesdays, 8pm, various venues.
Contact: Vic & Nora Evans (01462 433372) or Geoff & Steph Kirby(01462 816658)

Thursday evening groups

A mixed age group enjoying fellowship and support, Bible-study, laughs and food. Due to the popularity of the group it was decided to form two groups, with one group meeting weekly in Walsworth and the other meeting fortnightly on the Whitehill Estate, joining together from time to time and for special events.
Contact: TBC

Christchurch Men’s Breakfast

Breakfast, fellowship, informal discussions, speakers, prayer (and jokes!)
Meets at Christchurch from 8am, 3rd Saturday of each month.
Contact: Greg Gould (01462 640793)

Being Christian, Being Christchurch

A 6 week exploration of the relationship between spirituality and community. Ideal for exploring the opportunity of becoming a Christchurch Member. The course usually runs in Lent each year but other opportunities for exploring Membership are available throughout the year.
Contact: Philip Turner (01462 646326)

Alpha

Alpha is a 10 week course for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith, whether new to the Church, involved for some time or for those who are just curious! Courses are run on a regular basics either daytime or evenings
Contact: Judith Bryant (01462 636191)

Disciple

A 34 week intensive introduction to the Bible.
Contact: Judith Bryant (01462 636191)

Circuit Book Group

Meets every two or three months to discuss the Christian themes in a book recently read.
Contact: Philip Turner (01462 646326)

Other related groups include:

Ladies Friendship Circle,

which meets at Christchurch on Tuesdays at 7.45pm. Speakers cover a wide variety of subjects some of which are serious and others of a more light-hearted nature. After the speaker we have tea and a chance to chat. This is a friendly group which gives a warm welcome to new members of all ages. Contact: Elizabeth Morton (01462 454480).

8th @ 8:

meets once a month on the eighth at 8.00pm. This allows those that are unable to attend on the same day each month a more flexible choice. We have a very varied programme throughout the year: from ten pin bowling, to a visit to places like the Coptic Church at Stevenage, and to an evening at Shaw’s Corner. Our planning meeting is usually held on the 8th of September, so if you have any good ideas please come and join us, or any other meeting that takes your fancy, where a warm welcome awaits. Contact: Lewis Willis (01462 621687).



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23 Nov 2017

10:00 Prayer Group

26 Nov 2017

09:00 Followed by breakfast
(Katherine Harris)

10:45 Worship for All
Junior Church. Prayer ministry & refreshments available after the service
(Katherine Harris)
Creche Available.