St George's church run numerous midweek groups where people can get to know each other and be part of the community. Groups for young people and families are found here. Groups that serve the community are found here.
All of our groups are open to people from outside of our church family and you will never be pressured into doing something you don't want to. Whether you simply want to come along, sit quietly and see what goes on, or ask all the difficult questions of life, you are most welcome to join a relevant group.
We have 5 home groups that meet in people's homes around the parish on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 pm. We also have one group that meets on a Thursday at 1 pm in the church building and a mums' group with creche that meets at 9.30am every Thursday in church.
Our groups are safe places where people of all ages and backgrounds can build friendships, share problems, support each other and develop their gifts. At the heart of a homegroup is looking at God's word together from the bible. The bible is God's word and when applied to us today, it gives us wisdom for life and helps us grow in our faith and love.
Alongside God's word is prayer. No one will ever be forced to pray out loud or share anything when they do not want to, but as Christians, we love to share each others burdens and pray about them. Prayer is simply communication with God and includes thanksgiving and praise.
If you would like to join one of our home groups, please contact us and let us know that you are interested and tell us where you live so that we can find you a group nearby.
We meet together to pray for people, the community and the mission of Christ every Tuesday at 9.15 am in the Church. Even if you only make it once a month, it is important that we gather together to pray just as Christ taught his disciples that they should pray.
On the thrid week of the month we have prayer meetings on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm and on Thursday lunchtime at 12 noon. Details of the dates can be found here.
The church is also open for quiet personal prayer whenever the office is open - see here for office hours.
St George's church also pray for those who are sick or bereaved. If you know someone you would like to be prayed for, please contact us and we will put the name into our weekly prayers. If someone needs longer term prayer, there is a prayer for the sick group organised by our pastoral workers. In your message, please let us know if you would like a name passed on to this group.
Investigating the Christian Faith
At various times during the year we have events and run short courses that deal with the big questions of Christianity and faith. If you would like to join a group to think a little more about life, the universe, God and how we fit in to it all, please let us know. Any question goes in these groups and there is no pressure to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.
If you have any question at all, or just want to find out more about Christianity, please drop us a line and we will get in touch when we put the next event on, or just come along to one of the Sunday services where our talks always try to show how our bible reading is relevant to us today.