Attending church on Sunday is very important, but it rarely gives ample opportunity to ask questions, to raise or share problems. This is where ‘Home Groups’ are invaluable. A Home Group is a group of Christians who meet to learn together and from each other, in the more personal and relational setting of someone’s home.
Why join a Home Group?
The groups vary in flavour but the aim is always to grow in the Christian faith, and be encouraged to live out that faith in everyday life. The groups fulfil a very important pastoral role too, in supporting each other through life’s ups and downs by prayer, practical support and friendship.
Maybe you travel to another church, but would like to form friendships with Christians more locally? Maybe you find large gatherings difficult or find Sunday morning church uncomfortable? A Home Group may be just what you are looking for. St Mary's has up to 10 meetings in Wargrave throughout the week, for both young people and adults. If you would like to find out more, please contact the Revd Steve Turville on 0118 901 6720. Current dates of their meetings can be found in The Calendar (under the "What's On" menu).
Tuesdays - Ladies Bible Study
9.30am at the Vicarage or Church Centre. Coffee, Bible study, discussion, and prayer. Contact Camilla Cook 0118 940 2202.
Fellowship, worship and discussion based on the Sunday sermon. Contact Linda Caradine 0118 940 4231
Tuesday Group for Teenagers
Wednesdays - The Wednesday Evening Group
7.30-9.00pm. Contact Sarah Whiteside 0118 940 2499 or Ruth Howse on 0118 932 0677.
This Group has met at David and Verna Houghton's home Wargrave Court for about forty years, but with first David's death and now Verna's, this continuity has come to an end. Its members have benefited greatly from David and Verna's welcoming hospitality, and their wise and prayerful leadership over this time.
The Group has now restarted in July, meeting at Richard and Barbara Lloyd's home at Shingleberry for now with a new name - currently "The Wednesday Evening Group".
Wednesdays - Pints of View
7.45-10pm. 16 Autumn Walk. A beer, a meal and study for men. Contact Doug Clark 0118 940 1107.
Wednesdays - Men's Group
Every Wednesday evening (in term time) in the church centre. We eat together from 7.45pm and then have an informal Bible based discussion until just after 9pm. Contact hughbarne (at) gmail.com for more information.
Thursdays - Ephesians 1.17 Group
8-9.30pm. McCraes Walk and Silverdale Road. Prayer, Bible study and discussion. Contact Steve Turville 0118 901 6720.
Thursdays - The Braybrooke Gardens Group
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 8.00 to 9.30 pm. Bible commentary or theological book as the basis for discussion, having agreed which chapter(s) to read for the next meeting. Contact Rosie Creedon 0118 940 2298
Saturdays - Ladies Breakfast
9.00-10.45am, Church Centre. Light breakfast and exploration of Christian faith from a feminine perspective.
Contact Linda Caradine 0118 940 4231