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. Generally all groups follow the same study material which can range from subjects such as prayer or favourite hymns to issues such as social justice or sustainability.

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.

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

The Baby and Toddler Group at The United Church has been running for many years.We run on a Tuesday afternoon between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. within term time.

We have babies from weeks old to pre school children and we have found that it is beneficial for new Mums to be able to chat to other Mums about feeding, sleeping and nurseries. Grandparents enjoy it too!

There are play areas that include sand, trains, cars, banana slide and toy kitchen and tea party play and at 3.00 p.m. we have a singing session with signing too.

We are run by volunteers and are DBS checked and refreshments are included and the cost is £1.

WOMEN’S GROUP

It is an opportunity to get to know different people in a relaxed situation at ‘The Queen Inn’, Kingsgate Street.

We meet at 7.30pm and our numbers vary from about four to twelve.

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: ac10@live.co.uk 

Rosie Mellor
Email: rosie.mellor@gmail.com

MEN’S GROUP

We meet each month, 7.30 pm; usually the second Thursday in the month but this can change.

We meet in pubs. This tends to be The Queen Inn in Kingsgate Street Winchester. There is more information at www.thequeeninnwinchester.co.uk/

There is no structure or programme. There can be anywhere from four to fifteen turn up! We just meet to chat and have a few drinks and sometimes 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
Telephone: 07739793489

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