We have several home and Bible study groups for adults of all ages and all stages of faith.
Thursday Fellowship meets every other Thursday evening from 8.00 pm during term time at the home of Peter and Sara Smout: 3a, Woodland Drive, Dursley.
With up to 10 people at each meeting, the aim is to learn from God by studying the Bible, praying together, and generally encouraging each other in the Christian faith. The approach is usually to work through a book of the Bible over several weeks, using study notes, CDs or DVDs as a guide. Recent examples have included studies based on Ephesians and Mark's gospel, help in developing our prayer life, and thoughts on growing as Christians.
All are very welcome to come along - just check the website for dates and details.
Contact: Peter or Sara Smout
Faith Group is a friendly, lively and informal group of ladies who meet fortnightly on a Thursday evening to share ways to explore our faith together. We meet in term time and try to find courses or stand-alone study sessions so as not to exclude those who cannot come to every session. We share faith, fellowship and friendship with food and drink to encourage us. In the summer months we often go on prayer walks and picnics. We do our best to support each other and are always open to new ways of exploring our faith together.
Contact: Debbie Jones
Men’s Breakfast meets at St.George's once a month on Saturday morning's at 9.45 am until 11am. As well as enjoying food and fellowship, this group provides an opportunity to learn how to live as biblical men in today's world by reading and discussing the Bible together.
Contact: Rev'd Andrew Hill
The Alpha Course aims to explore the Christian faith in a friendly and relaxed way and is open to anyone, whether they are new to faith or would like the opportunity to re-explore Christianity. The course provides an opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about the Christian faith, to engage with the joys and challenges of being a Christian and to grow and mature in faith.
Meetings are relaxed, friendly and open and no question is considered silly or out of bounds. Meetings include discussions, time for reflection, bible study, teaching and a chance to listen and learn from each other. The course also provides good preparation for those who are thinking about confirmation.
We are hoping to begin a new course early in 2020.
Contact: Rev’d Fiona Crocker
Elm Lodge Tea and Hymns
Mothers' Union Members and residents of Elm Lodge meet for an informal time of songs, hymns and cake
Contact: Rev’d Fiona Crocker
Voyagers Group meets once a month, with meetings timed to suit as many people as possible. Meetings generally focus on a major contemporary issue from a faith perspective and are a mix of discussion, quiet reflection and prayer. The group is prepared to challenge, question and discuss difficult issues of life and faith. It tends to attract people of a questioning nature who are uncomfortable with the certainties of dogma.
It is important to the group that its meetings lead to practical expression of faith in the community. Recent meetings have discussed peace, climate change and inclusivity. The group is also keen to reach out to and learn from people of other faiths and has for example attended a meeting of the ‘Spirit of Peace’ at the Friendship Café in Gloucester with other Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Contact: Martin Gregg