Home Groups & Prayer Meetings

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

16/17/18 June

HG Study 5 - I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth (Revelation 4)

24 June

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)

"There is always a great buzz about the Central Prayer Meeting and it is a helpful way of keeping up to speed with the many different ways we are engaging with the local community." Anne Crick