GROUPS

HOUSE GROUPS

Being part of a House Group gives you an opportunity to get to know a few members of the congregation a little better and to develop and sustain your faith in a supportive atmosphere. Most groups tend to meet once a fortnight for around an hour and a half, to include some time socialising as well as discussing the theme for the evening.

We have a number of groups which meet around the city, mostly in members’ homes, and one in the chapel at the United Church. Some meet during the day and others in the evening. New members are always welcome! Email us if you would like to know more.

In June we shall be studying Isaiah as part of Bible Month and following the book below in House Groups and Sunday Worship.

There is surely something new for all of us to learn about such a mighty ‘tour de force’ and to help you are encouraged to follow a study booklet of the same name (cost £4) that is now available from the Church Office.

YOUNG PEOPLE

We have a young people’s group that meets on a Sunday Morning.   There are three leaders who each bring something different to the group, this creates a variety in styles and topics discussed. The topics are always Bible focussed and relevant to the young people’s lives.

We are also looking starting a young people’s house group. This group will meet in the houses of the young people, where we will share food whilst looking at contemporary themes chosen by the young people.

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TODDLER & BABY

Baby & Toddler Group welcomes you on  Tuesday afternoons  from 2 to 3.30  We welcome Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Child-minders – in fact anyone with a child of pre-school age.
Our babies’ and toddlers’ sessions include refreshments and, on most Tuesdays, singing and action rhymes.
Baby-changing facilities are available in the Ladies toilets
and also in the ‘Accessible’ toilet
(next to the Coffee Bar)

We are run by volunteers and are DBS checked and refreshments are included and there is a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

We are also pleased to open Baby Playtime again. We welcome all parents, grandparents and carers to our coffee bar. Baby playtime is every Thursday  at 10am. We have play mats for babies and a good selection of toys for older pre- schoolers.

Hoping to see you there. Please do tell any new parents.

WOMEN’S GROUP

It is an opportunity to get to know different people in a relaxed situation at the cathedral refectory.

We meet at once a month and our numbers vary from about four to twelve. See the What’s on page for the next meeting.

The date appears in the weekly Church notices and a reminder is sent via e mail. If you would like to join us and/or be included on the e mail list please let us know.

Ann Coleman
Email: anncoleman000@gmail.com 

MEN’S GROUP

We meet once a month in the cathedral refectory.
See the What’s on page for the next meeting.

There is no structure or programme. There can be anywhere from four to fifteen turn up! We just meet to chat and have a drink or some food. We have recently organised some events including a Wine Tasting evening and a Cooking session.

We keep in contact via email so if you would like your name added to the distribution list or for more information contact Richard Coleman.

Email: rrichardcoleman@gmail.com

VINTAGE FUN

We meet on the second Monday of each month from 2 to 4. Afternoons will include, mind games, singing, praying, two guests, who will be announced on the day, some elements of craft and refreshments.

As the Anna Chaplain for the City of Winchester, I welcome you all to come.

God bless you.

Pamela Gilbert

For more information please email office@ucw.org.uk

YOUNG PEOPLE

We have a young people’s group that meets on a Sunday Morning.   There are three leaders who each bring something different to the group, this creates a variety in styles and topics discussed. The topics are always Bible focussed and relevant to the young people’s lives.

We are also looking starting a young people’s house group. This group will meet in the houses of the young people, where we will share food whilst looking at contemporary themes chosen by the young people.

As we are part of the Methodist Circuit we are also able to offer the young people the opportunity to attend a youth club held at Wesley Methodist Church in Weeke.  This club meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month (7pm-9pm), where we play everything from Air Hockey, Basketball to board games.  Entry is £2 and includes a snack.  We also do trips to local venues, which have included things like bowling, laser quest and swimming.

There is also opportunity to attend various additional courses that are run within the circuit. Recently we have run a Grief and Loss course to help young people deal with bereavement, divorce or relationship breakdown.

We are very keen to hear the opinions of the young people so that we can effectively work with them.  This means we are fluid in what we offer to the young people, so that we can all positively journey together in life and faith.

Sam Barnes
Circuit Youth Worker