St Barnabas has several small groups which meet in people’s homes during the week which enable more informal meeting alongside Sunday morning at church. Groups meet both during the day and in the evening, providing everyone an opportunity to attend. Each group has about 6-10 members. The groups provide a setting for Bible study, discussion, prayer and closer friendship than a large gathering allows. As friendships build the group offers a place where individuals can share their concerns with fellow Christians knowing that whatever is discussed is done so in confidence. The meetings have a serious side as we learn together but we always seek to enjoy our friendship and fellowship, and have some social times together as well. Most groups meet fortnightly during the term times. Over the past year our groups have used Bible studies in Mark’s gospel and Isaiah, a programme exploring The Shack and a Bible study programme with videos called Life Explored. If you would like to join a house group, please speak with Hilary on 07766 955057.