Small Groups

There are several small groups that meet in people's homes and others that meet in the Church Centre. They are usually made up of 6-12 individuals who gather to share a little of their lives with each other and the Lord. Some of the groups eat food together, all have drinks!

The groups allow opportunity to deepen our faith and trust in Jesus, to look and discuss  God's Word, to pray, support and encourage each other in whatever way we can. We like to take an interest in those outstide the goup and some outreach activity.

Groups usually meet on a weekly / fortnightly or monthly basis and start around 7.30 / 8.00pm finishing an hour or so later. Some meet evenings, som afternoon and one in the morning 

New members are always welcome so please contact us.   Currently there are 9 small groups which meet regularly in the life of St Philip’s. There are groups for women and men

The groups fulfil various purposes including, typically:

Fellowship

  1. Getting to know members of the church well
  2. Sharing openly and honestly
  3. Giving each other mutual support spreading information about church events, projects, developments
  4. Eating, drinking and talking

Pastoral Care

  • Caring for the needy, depressed, ill
  • Encouraging the thriving, healthy, energetic
  • Visiting (house-bound) individuals not able to attend group

Discipleship

  • Growing in knowledge and understanding of Christian faith
  • Growing in Christ by deeper study of Bible in community
  • Encouraging use of gifts of Spirit and growth in fruits of Spirit

Worship

  • Praying for individuals
  • Resulting from shared lives
  • Time of sung worship

Outreach

  • Reaching out to welcome people who are new to or on fringe of church life
  • Equipping for effective witness in members’ living or working context
  • Involvement in short-term projects and initiatives eg guest supper Mission support - praying for and communicating with church contacts working overseas