Study Groups

Current study groups

From January 2022:

Our home groups on (Monday 1.30pm in the Bakehouse and Wednesday, 7.30pm online) are studying The Bible Course by The Bible Society. These are the recommended daily bible readings:

Daily Bible Readings: Week 7, Final Week
  • DAY 1: Revelation 1: 1-20
    John, the Alpha and Omega – a vision of Jesus Christ
  • DAY 2: Revelation 3: 1-22#
    Trials, commendation and challenge – a vision of the church
  • DAY 3: Revelation 4: 1-11
    The door, the elders and the throne – a vision of heaven
  • DAY 4: Revelation 7: 1-17
    Tribes, the throne and the lamb – a vision of God’s people
  • DAY 5: Revelation 20: 11-15 and 21: 1-27
    Judgment, the city and the glory – a vision of new creation
  • DAY 6: Revelation 22: 1-21
    The river, the tree and the LORD – a vision of the end

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)

Daily Bible Readings: Week 5
  • DAY 1: Luke 1: 1-56
    Angels, a virgin and a song – the coming of Jesus
  • DAY 2: Luke 4: 1-44
    Temptation, healing and preaching – the ministry of Jesus
  • DAY 3: Luke 9: 1-36
    Calling, confession and transfiguration- the identity of Jesus
  • DAY 4: Luke 18: 1-43
    Parables, miracles and the cost – the call of Jesus
  • DAY 5: Luke 23: 1-56
    The trial, the cross and the tomb – the death of Jesus
  • DAY 6: Luke 24: 1-52
    Resurrection and Ascension – the victory of Jesus

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)

Daily Bible Readings: Week 6
  • DAY 1: Acts: 2: 1-47
    The fire, the tongues and a new community – Pentecost
  • DAY 2: Acts 7: 1-60
    Stephen, the speech and the stoning – persecution
  • DAY 3: Acts 9: 1-31
    Paul, conversion and calling – Damascus road experience
  • DAY 4: Acts 15: 1-35
    Controversy, the council and the conclusion – simply grace
  • DAY 5: Acts 16: 1-40
    Philippi, Lydia and a jailer – church planting in Greece
  • DAY 6: Acts 28: 1-31
    The viper, the Gospel and Rome – ends of the earth

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)

Daily Bible Readings: Week 3
  • DAY 1: Joshua 1: 1-18
    Joshua, the call and the promise – be strong and courageous
  • DAY 2: Judges 2:1-23
    The Judges, the cycles and the warning – Israel stuck in a loop
  • DAY 3: Ruth 1:1-22 and Ruth 4: 13-22
    Ruth, Boaz and Bethlehem – there is a redeemer
  • DAY 4: 1 Samuel 3: 1-21
    Samuel, the voice and the vision – hear the word of the LORD
  • DAY 5: 1 Samuel 17: 1-58
    David, the giant and the stones – God’s servant brings victory
  • DAY 6: 1 Kings 3: 1-28
    The king, the dream and the baby – the wisdom of Solomon

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)

Daily Bible Readings: Week 4

  • DAY 1: I Kings 18:1-39
    Elijah, King Ahab and the fire – it’s decision time
  • DAY 2: Hosea 1: 1-11 and Hosea 3: 1-5
    The prophet, adultery and reunion – the faithfulness of God
  • DAY 3: 2 Chronicles 29: 1-11 and 2 Chronicles 32: 1-23
    Hezekiah, Isaiah and the siege – God delivers his people
  • DAY 4: 2 Chronicles 36: 1-23 and Psalm 137:1-9
    Defeat, exile and Babylon – when darkness falls
  • DAY 5: Isaiah 52: 1-15 and 53: 1-12
    The servant, suffering and hope – the Messiah is coming
  • DAY 6: Nehemiah 1: 1-11 and Nehemiah 2: 1-20
    Return, rebuild and wait – the best is yet to come

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)

Session One: Introducing the Bible
  • Day 1 Genesis 1:1-31Creation, beauty and humanity – the origins of everything
  • Day 2 Genesis 3: 1-24Temptation, The Fall and evil – where it all went wrong
  • Day 3 Genesis 8: 1-22 and Genesis 9: 1-17The Flood, the ark and the rainbow – time for a new start
  • Day 4 Genesis 11: 1-9 and Genesis 12: 1-9The Tower, the promise and Abraham – God’s got a plan
  • Day 5 Genesis 22: 1-19Isaac, the sacrifice and the substitute – a big test of faith
  • Day 6 Genesis 37: 1-36Joseph, the coat and the dreams – down to Egypt

As you read, or after reading, the two questions to consider are:

  1.  What? What did this passage mean in its original context?
  2. Now What? What does this passage mean for my life today?

Note down a key verse or phrase that stands out for you as you read the passage.

After reading, pray with this verse or phrase, asking God to help you to live this truth today. 

Daily Bible Readings: Week 2
  • DAY 1: Exodus 1: 1-22 and Exodus 2: 1-10
    Egypt and slavery – God’s people in trouble
  • DAY 2: Exodus 2: 11-25 and Exodus 3: 1-15
    Wilderness, the bush and the name – the call of Moses
  • DAY 3: Exodus 12: 1-50
    Final plague, Passover and Exodus – the way of freedom
  • DAY 4: Exodus 19: 1-25
    Mountain and covenant – God meets his people
  • DAY 5: Exodus 20: 1-21
    Commandments and lightning – God lays down the law
  • DAY 6: Numbers 13: 1-33 and Numbers 14: 1-9
    Grapes, giants, decisions – brink of the Promised Land

ASK: – WHAT? What did this passage mean in its original context?

NOW WHAT? What does this passage mean for my life today?

When you have read through the passage, reflect on it and note any words or phrases which stand out.

Pray through any thoughts, inspiration, words, etc. you might have received, asking God to help you live in this truth.

(From The Bible Course, The Bible Society, Andrew Ollerton, 2019)


Past study groups

Pastoral Principles

A chance to talk about the Pastoral Principles course which we will be following during Sunday services of Evensong.

The course is designed to reflect on how we can live well together.

  1. PREJUDICE – 21st February
  2. SILENCE – 28th February
  3. IGNORANCE – 7th March with Rev’d Dr Mandy Maxwell
  4. FEAR – 14th March with Rev’d Diana Johnson
  5. HYPOCRISY – 21th March with Rev’d Dr Mandy Maxwell
  6. POWER – 28th March

Please join us on Zoom on Sunday evenings or Monday lunchtimes, joining links will be on the front page of the website.

There will also be an opportunity to join together for a lunchtime discussion over Zoom on the topic for the following session on a Monday lunchtime.

Please get in touch for more information.

Lent Course

Wednesday Evenings on Zoom, starting on 10th February 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Please note the second session is on TUESDAY 16th February). Joining links will be posted on the home page of the website.

For such a time as this
A USPG which course which looks at environmental concerns and stewardship from a global perspective.

  1. ‘For Such A Time’ Course introduction – 10th February (Rev’d Diana Johnson)
  2. Creation – 16th February (Tuesday) (Helen Bryant, Great St Mary’s)
    • No course on 17th March as it is Ash Wednesday
    • No course on 24th February
  3. The Fall – 3th March (Rev’d Dr Mandy Maxwell)
  4. Salvation -10th March (Rev’d Diana Johnson)
  5. Restoration -17th March (Helen Bryant (Great St Mary’s)
  6. Re-Creation – 24th March (Rev’d Dr Mandy Maxwell)