Although our two main Small Groups are currently not meeting (Autumn 2020) we are continuing to connect up, to pray and read the Bible together.
Stephen is producing short Bible Study notes moved weeks, these are based on one of our Sunday morning readings and are accessible to anyone who wants to use them here:
Before the 2020 Covid19 pandemic we had 2 small groups that met for fellowship, worship, Bible study and prayer.They met fortnightly, one on Monday evening and one on Wednesday evening. Both groups met in homes across Lytchett Matravers and had about 7 members each from across the church community.
We also run an annual Alpha course in the Autumn term at the Rectory, where we watch an alpha film, eat puddings together and then discuss different aspects of the Christian faith.
In Lent we run a joint course across the Lytchetts and Upton Benefice. This runs weekly with 2 identical sessions – one at a lunchtime and one in the evening. It is great to meet those from across the different churches in the Benefice, as well as learn and study together.
We plan to grow a new small group each year, which will enable us to have daytime groups, and groups that meet on other days.
Our group guidelines align with the Vision and Values of St Mary’s (see them here)
Along with two more guidelines that we agree to abide by:
Confidentiality – Anything personal shared in the group stays in the group unless permission is given to share more widely.
Attendance – We try to meet fortnightly. If you are unable to be with your group for whatever reason, please let the leader / host know.
Please contact Stephen the Vicar if you are interested in joining our small groups.