Small Groups

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Small Groups at St John’s – sign up and be part of something new!

Don’t miss out!
This term’s Small Groups start in the week beginning 8th May.
Sign up begins on Wednesday 26th April.

Welcome to our Small Groups catalogue for the Summer Term 2017

If you have never tried a Small Group before maybe this term is the term to try. Take a look below to see what is on offer this term and see where you think you might best fit.

Small Groups at St John’s are groups of around 12 to 15 people who meet together each week. They are places where we can meet new people, enjoy some time together and many of the groups are places where you can explore issues of life together and how faith can have an impact for each of us.

Our Summer 2017 groups start the week beginning 8th May and run until the week beginning 26th June, so it is just enough time to learn something new and make new friends without feeling like you are signing your life away! There are a number of groups to choose from. We are sure there is one right for you.

I hope you decide to sign up and join us.

Gary Weston

Finding the group that is right for you

Take a few minutes browsing below and find the group that is right for you. Groups are listed by day of the week with the time, topic, and leader included for each individual group. You can then use the form below to sign up online. The group leader will get in touch once you have signed up to confirm the venue for the first meeting.

Group: G1 Prayer as an Adventure

Tuesdays@ 8pm at Mark’s

Led by Mark Dewick

Pete Grieg is the founder of the 24/7 Prayer Movement, his latest book ‘Dirty Glory’ has been described as ‘A powerful, personal and honest story about life’s most important adventure.. prayer’.

Over the term we will be reading through Pete’s book and studying some of the themes that it explores as we meet each week.

Group: B3 Psalms

Thursday @ 9:30am at Elaine’s

Led by Elaine North

Over this term we will continue to delve into the Psalms and discover more of the riches God has in store for us through them and how we can gain from them today.

Group: B1 Sit, Walk,Stand

Wednesdays@ 8pm 

at St John’s

Led by David Hills

The book of Ephesians is one of the most encouraging in the New Testament. Its main purpose is to help strengthen Christian faith and teach about Church life.  Over the 7 weeks of this term we will be exploring these main themes and see how they apply to our lives and the Church today.

Group: G2 Serving our Community

Thursdays @ 8pm various locations

Led by James Piggott

One of the core objectives as a Church family is to serve our community in Hinckley so join us each week as we go out to do something very practical and pick up litter for about an hour in and around our Parish. Each evening will be rounded off by going for a drink and having time to chat.

Group: B2 Sunday Sermons midweek

Wednesdays@ 8pm at Gary’s

Led by Gary Weston

During this term our sermons on Sunday will be exploring who we are and what we are called

into as a church in the areas of Prayer, Kingdom and Relationships. This group will give an opportunity to reflect further on the week’s sermon and explore its theme in greater depth.

Sign up form

Your questions answered

Q: How do I sign up?

A: The sign up period for the groups opens on Wednesday 26th January. To sign up, fill in a contact card or fill in the form on the Small Group page on our website.

Q: What happens when I sign up for a group?

A: Once you have signed up to a group the leader of the group will get in touch with you to let you know when and where the group will be meeting and any other information you may need.

Q: How often will the group meet?

A: The groups are designed so that they do not take over life. They will typically meet for about one and a half hours once a week for up to 8 weeks.

Q: How do I know which group is for me?

A: Each term we try to put together a variety of groups. Some are more about connecting with each other and making new friends. Others are more focused on helping us to connect with God and build our faith. Take a look at the groups on offer and decide which suits you best at the time.

Q: What if I have other questions?

A: Come and find James & Liz Piggott or Paul & Jo Bamberger on a Sunday morning and ask them. Or during the week have a chat to Gary, Stuart, Amy or Jon or send an email to