Groups

Groups at Christ Church

Sunday services are only the beginning. We have various groups that meet through the week to explore and deepen our faith and understanding, to engage in specific interests and to share in the journey of life together. Why not get involved? 

Home Groups

Home groups are an important part of developing together as disciples of Christ.  Within Christ Church, people meet regularly to get to know God and each other better.  Meeting in homes, there is an opportunity to explore the Bible, issues of faith, and to discuss current issues from a Christian perspective.  This is an excellent chance to share ideas in a safe and supportive environment.  In a group situation it is easy to share prayer, social activities and pastoral care for each other, as trust and friendships develop. 

 

Groups are open to all and welcome anyone who can come along.  There is a chance to talk and listen and we learn together and develop our response to God’s love in a friendly and relaxed way.  The groups meet on a Tuesday. 

 

There are three groups that meet weekly in term time in the evening, currently on Zoom, one group that normally meets monthly in person  and a group that meets on a Tuesday, sharing lunch together. 

 

Why not give a Home Group a try? It is an excellent way to develop connections within the Christ Church community.

If you would like to know more, speak to Sue Curtis 01372 210492 or by email

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Tea Club

TEA CLUB  was started about 13 years ago as an occasional social get together for the older & retired members of the community.  We now meet in the church hall for tea and chat, often with a speaker or activity, approximately quarterly or more . There's no age limit (up or down) and friends & neighbours are welcome.

 

Details are published in the weekly church MailChimp bulletins (click here).   For more information call Sue Matthews on 01372 724080. 

Ladies' Book Club

We call ourselves the Book Club but we are officially Common Ladies as for our library card we need a name to distinguish ourselves from the hundreds of other book clubs in Surrey. The meetings are held in a different member's home each month and the date is set by the host and the person leading the discussion that month. We read a diverse selection of books as our membership has a wide age and interest range. Recent reads have included classic novels, a thriller, a biography, poetry, a children's book and contemporary fiction.

 

We find ourselves reading books we would never have thought of otherwise and always have a lively discussion. The meetings are sociable occasions, often including cake, and attended by an average of 10 out of our 15 members. We are a friendly bunch and new members are always welcome.

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Men's Group

The Men's Group aims to hold a Men's Breakfast about four times a year for chat, a full English and to listen to Christian speakers, such as Justyn Rees Larcombe and former MP Peter Bruinvels, who come to talk in an informal setting about their lives and how their faith has made a difference.

 

During the pandemic, we have experimented with a virtual online meeting and also with a streamed video, held inside the church, but there is a clear desire that we meet again over breakfast, for personal fellowship.  As the Covid restrictions on hospitality are now lifted, we plan to reinstate the format of breakfast on a Saturday morning. All suggestions for guest speakers would be welcome.

 

If you are interested please contact David Blacoe or Alan Frame

Mothers' Union

Mothers’ Union is a global Christian movement working with people of all faiths and none to develop communities, strengthen families and advocate for change. Why not put your faith into action by joining us as we work together for a better world?

Here at Christ Church we are proud to be part of this highly effective worldwide charity. We plan a full and varied programme of local events including speakers, coffee mornings and bible studies, meeting every month apart from August (usually). Meetings mostly take place in the church hall, but sometimes we roam further afield e.g. attending events at Guildford Cathedral.

 

We have a membership of more than 30. Members may be male/female, married/single, parents/without children. That means everyone is welcome – babies, toddlers and visitors too. 

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Please join us!

Other Activities

In our community

  • We run a baby and toddler group, Wheels and Squeals, which meets every Wednesday morning (during term-time) in the church hall from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m..

  • Provision of emergency toiletry gift bags for Epsom Hospital.

  • Provision of parenting courses.

Sierra Leonean Link

  • We enjoy a treasured link with a Mothers’ Union Branch in Freetown, Sierra Leone and donate funds to provide a school education for children who would not otherwise receive a formal education.

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Queries to

Sarah Chorley, Branch Leader tel: 01372 723462

or Christine Channing, Membership Secretary tel: 01372 811949 

Lawn Mower Selection Support

Merry Mowers

Our intrepid bunch of lawn care volunteers works hard through the summer months to ensure that the church lawns stay in tip-top condition.

The group rounds off the mowing season with a well earned pint in the Cricketers to celebrate a job well done!

If you are interested in giving something back, and like the idea of spending two or three mornings, afternoons or evenings a year trundling round the church grounds in a haze of two-stroke, why not give it a try? No experience needed, full training provided.  Email: Alistair