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Home Groups

Christ Church is a charity - Reg 1130922                                         

Let's see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshipping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.

- Hebrews 10:24-25

As humans we are not created to live alone, we are social beings. As Christians we are called to be a family, a community, to share together, grow together, worship together and pray together (Ephesians 2:19-22; Colossians 3:16). Home groups give people a chance to come together in fellowship outside of the normal services. It is an opportunity to worship, pray and discuss the Word of God in a small group.

People join our home groups for many reasons, to meet people, to be able to have an interactive learning experience, to share life with others, to grow spiritually and to feel boosted and supported.

Currently we have two daytime and three evening groups, some of which meet weekly and other biweekly. Everyone comes together to meet as disciples of Christ eager to deepen their faith and knowledge of the Christian way through studying a Bible book or theme, by praying for and encouraging each other. The atmosphere in each group is relaxed and new members are warmly welcomed.

If you would like to join one of our groups please speak to either Simon or Barbara.

Meet Barbara who oversees our home groups:

A little bit about me:

I worked for 13 years for Operation Mobilisation in various roles including running a nurses’ hostel and children’s work. I was in Iran through the first year of the revolution that changed so much for Iranians and then lived in the Gulf until the mid 80s. I returned to England and spent 20 years teaching English as a foreign language and as a second language. The last 5 years of my working career were as a Middle East manager for a Christian charity when I once again had the opportunity to travel and engage with the churches of the region I had come to love so much. My hobbies include reading, gardening, singing in a choir and researching family history.

Fun fact: If you could have a meal with any five people who would they be?

I would invite Cliff Richard (mad about him since the age of 14); Kate Adie (a globe-trotting journalist whose bravery I always admired); Aung San Suu Kyi (a woman whose iron will and dedication to her cause I marvel at) and a local elderly couple whose long and happy marriage and knowledge of Thorpe Bay’s development is inspiring and fascinating.