Small, friendly, daytime and evening groups meet on different days of the week to share Christian fellowship, the Bible, refreshments and conversation.
Questions such as:
Is it really possible to live a Christian life today?
Is Christianity relevant today?
What can you do when life goes wrong? - are among the topics discussed.
Small groups are now an important part of our church family at St Marks. At present we have two groups running, one that meets in the evening, one in the day time – although there may be “a summer recess” – please check with the individual House group leaders below. New members are always welcome so there is no need to wait for a new session or topic to simply join in. They are very informal times in which we study a bible based theme or, perhaps, a bible character. There is always a chance to discuss what we read and make it applicable to our normal daily lives. Refreshments add to the opportunity to get to know one another a little better and share life’s ups and downs. For more information and details of times and venues please contact either:
Mike and Susie Goodman for the evening meeting. Tel: 07795 967484
Nelva and Robbie Coss for the day time meeting. Tel: 01425 270071
Bible Study Group
I am inviting any of you who have looked at your bible sitting on the shelf of your bookcase and wondered about its meaning and what it is truly all about.
Come and join me in the foyer of St. Mark’s Church every Wednesday 2.00pm—3.00pm.
In the weeks ahead we will look at the Bible as a whole and try to understand its message and why it is that God Has given it to us.
It is meant to explain the past, show us the present and give light to your future.
We will spend 20 mins reading the actual word. And then about 30 mins looking at the bible as a whole.
Then we will finish with prayer.
If you don’t have a bible I will supply one
Informal Prayer Group
This is a well established group that meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8 pm in the chancel. Church members, visitors, new-comers (all are welcome) meet for a time of open prayer that for some is a time of quiet reflection and for others a time when prayers may be shared. Prayer is offered for national and international concerns, for the world wide church, for individuals, those in need and for those who have posted Prayer Requests in our entrance hall. Prayer in an informal atmosphere wherever the Holy Spirit leads and inspires.
Following a time of open prayer there is a time of discussion: topical events, social, political, spiritual – to share what we believe is a Christian view and response, for as Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, rightly said:-
“We stand in the middle of a human world where God's will is not the most automatic thing that people do. Where crisis faces us, where uncertainty about tomorrow is all around and where evil is powerfully at work. To stand with dignity and freedom in a world like that, we need to know that God is Our Father. We need to know that whatever happens to us God is God.”
Informal Prayer - is a place to meet with God.