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These groups are important for us to share fellowship with each other and get to know each other better. The groups also aim to provide a relaxed and informal setting in which to study the Bible, pray together and grow in our Christian faith.

Monday morning ladies fellowship group, meeting weekly at 10.15am. On two Mondays a month we meet in church, once for a prayer meeting and once for a meditative meeting based on Julian meetings. On the other weeks we gather in our houses for coffee, reflection, chat and prayer which support us all.

Tuesday evening 'Beta follow on' group, meeting fortnightly.  This group was originally set up as a follow on from the Alpha and Beta course which enquired more about Christianity. We meet regularly in each others homes on a fortnightly basis for bible study, prayer and fellowship. We generally use study guides based on the bible or on insight into learning how to be a Christian in todays’ society. Not all of us are regular church goers but we are generally committed to the members of the group for prayerful encouragement and support.

Men's Group, meeting weekly on Monday evenings.  On two Mondays each month we meet at Church Lane at 20.30 for prayer. Recent series have included a Tom Wright book on the Kindgom of Heaven, a series on poetry related to Chrismas and studying “Gagging Jesus” which looks at what Christ said about various day-to-day issues. One Monday each month we meet in Church at 20.00 for prayer (all in the church welcome) followed by the pub quiz at the Hare and Hounds. On the first Monday of each month we help out at Grace Food Bank. All who are keen to explore, discuss, challenge, pray, help or are just good at pub quizzes are welcome

'Meadway' home group, meeting alternate Wednesday evenings.  We start with food to allow for those who come straight from work then spend time in fellowship and support before a period of either study, discussion, meditation and/or prayer.

'Burlington Road' homegroup. We have been meeting for about 20 years for friendship and bible study. Our studies range from various publications known as The York Courses, using tapes and DVDs with published discussion material to specific topics which we thought would be interesting to consider more closely, for example The Beatitudes and meditations for Lent. We occasionally invite speakers such as a Muslim friend to come and speak about her faith and have often had the privilege to be led by Canon George Tolley. The group is currently 12 in number. We meet fortnightly to share our faith and understanding. The majority of our group live alone and are of mature years, so welcome and value this opportunity to meet together as Christians

Serendipity’s aim is “to help and encourage each other showing the relevance of Christ in daily family life.” It is a sort of open housegroup for mums of any age, meeting every Wednesday in term time, daytime and evening alternate, at different members’ homes around Dore. Also on the programme each term are trips out, socials to pubs/restaurants, walks, lectures etc. The group is diverse in age and numbers from one week to the next, ranging from between 6 and 16 ladies. People are happy to sit and listen or join in the debating or discussions on family related topics, life issues and ‘living by the Book’. Guest speakers and personal testimonies and stories are always enjoyed as well at occasional craft night/film nights and a prayer and share evening each term. ‘Serendipity’ is a great way to getting to know new faes in the neighbourhood

If you are interested in joining a Home Group, please contact the Church Office to be put in touch with a homegroup leader: 0114 236 3335 or email 

Christ Church Ladies Group
Meets in the church hall at 7.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please contact the Parish Office on 236 3335.