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Small Groups

Small Groups

This term's focus for Small Groups - Paul's letter to the Romans.

Small groups lie at the heart of how we as a church seek to follow Jesus Christ and share his hope. Joining a small group is a brilliant way to be part of the family at Cheltenham Minster and St Matthew’s. They provide a place for us to get to know and take care of each other, whilst also providing a place where we can get to know God better through his word in the Bible. Most groups meet midweek in the evenings in people’s homes. There are also Central Small Groups that meet at St Matthew’s on a Thursday evening at 7:45pm. Some meet in the daytime, often in St Matthew’s church building; this includes the Women’s Bible Study on a Thursday morning at 9:45am, which has a supervised crèche for those with pre-schoolers. If you would like to join a small group, get in touch with Patrick Wheaton our Associate Vicar on 01242 519520 or at paddyw@stmstm.org.uk

Once a year, this group goes away for a weekend together!

Safeguarding Policy

Please click here to access our Policy for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Mar 2014 plus Good Practice Guidelines. Our nominated people are Margaret Failes and Emma Abbey.

Safeguarding Policy

Comments from members

“You get to the point I think, where you just genuinely care about each other. And to have a group of people who are dedicated to genuinely encouraging you in your faith, it is unlike anything in the world.”

“Because we are a small group, we can actually listen to each other and apply the things we are learning to our individual lives. So we are all talking about what the passage is actually telling us to think and do in reality.”

“To see people grow in their understanding of God’s love and to get rid of the cliches – all the sort of religious jargon that they have built up over the years – and instead find out what is real underneath it all.”