Central Prayer Meetings and most of our Home Groups are still continuing during the Coronavirus lock-down as virtual meetings on Zoom. Please click here to see the latest information about our response to the virus.
During term-time, we meet together mid-week in smaller groups to support each other, learn from God’s Word and to pray in a way which is more informal and intimate. One week we meet in Home Groups and the next for Prayer Meetings (see the timetable below - the pattern varies occasionally).
Prayer Meetings - fortnightly on Wednesday evening from 8-9pm in church, repeated on Thursday mornings from 10-11am in the Newland Christian Centre. A short Bible reading and time of worship is followed by updates about different topics. We then pray about these topics in groups of about four to six - people can pray out loud or silently.
Home Groups - in alternate weeks we meet in church members' homes on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings or Thursday mornings to study the Bible and pray. Home Groups also create networks for providing practical support and sharing with each other in the joys of our faith as well as the hard times. If you have not yet joined one of our Home Groups, have a word with one of the ministers or email .
Summer Term Programme
This term we are going to look at the Sunday morning sermons at St John's in greater depth in our Home Groups, so that we can dig deep into the implications for us as God's people. The theme of the second half of the term and into the summer is 'Getting in touch with reality: the Apostles' Creed'. Click on the link below to get to the appropriate sermon.
Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings - Summer term
HG Study 5 - I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth (Revelation 4)
Central Prayer Meeting
|30 June/1/2 July||HG Study 6 - I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord... (Luke 12:26-38)|
|8 July||Central Prayer Meeting|
|14/15/16 July||HG Study 7 - He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried (John 19:28-37)|
|28/29/30 July||HG Study 8 - He descended to the dead and on the third day rose again (Luke 24:1-12)|
|11/12/13 August||HG Study 9 - Ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:1-11)|
|25/26/27 August||HG Study 10 - He will come again to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 25:31-46)|
|HG Study 11 - I believe in the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-27)|
|22/23/24 Sept||HG Study 12 - The holy catholic church (Hebrews 12)|