Christian Living Small Group

First and third Monday of each month, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

The Meeting Place, Peasedown St John

Our small group meets on the first and third Monday of each month between 7.30pm and 9.00pm at the Meeting Place. The evening is based on discussion around a topic that is to do with Christian Living. The range of topics cover all aspects of Christian life including church, prayer, bible, worship and mission. We also look at topics that are relevant to Christians and non-Christians alike and how our perspective as Christians might be different to others. We’ll be discussing money, politics, charity, environment, media, ethics, parenting and many other things.

Our group is not a bible study group or in fact any other type of study group (although we do make reference to scripture). It is a discussion group: we listen to and learn from each other and everyone’s view is equally valid and welcome. Our group has a character that we believe reflects God’s model for relationship between individuals and actively promotes the following values:

• Friendliness
• Encouragement
• Openness
• Acceptance
• Tolerance
• Respect
• Inclusion

We aim to run the group according to the following principles:

• Accepting that others may be right and we may be wrong
• Accepting that learning from each other involves sharing of ourselves
• Accepting that everyone should have equal opportunity to participate

We aim to stay focussed on our topic and we give opportunity for everyone to participate. We try to make the discussions challenging and we hope that at the end of every meeting everyone will have offered their own perspective and considered others. One of our underpinning principles is accepting that we may be wrong and therefore we have to be prepared to change our minds. Living a Christian life does not mean having a fixed mindset or assuming that there are clear answers to every question. We are all journeying with each other to a better understanding of what Christian life looks like today.

We intend, as the name of the group indicates, to be a small group. It is not viable to have full and equal participation in a large group. Hence, it is worth qualifying ‘inclusion’ as one of our values. We wish to be inclusive within the parameters of our other values and principles. We have a maximum of eight people in the group, as our experience suggests that more than eight is a barrier to participation. We also ask that everyone reads, understands and agrees with the values and principles listed above.

If you would like to join please contact Ian Sims or Jim Midgley on 01761 470505.

Meet The Neighbours

We meet for a cup of tea and to chat at 11am on Tuesdays.

This group is open to people of any age. Sometimes we play a game called Hoy (similar to bingo but with playing cards) and there is a raffle on the first Tuesday of the month. Transport is available if required.

Please contact Felicity Taylor for further information.

Enjoy knitting and chatting...?

The why not come along to Knit and Knatter?

If you can't knit then come and natter!

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Wool will be provided to make squares for blankets, or you can bring your own project. 

For further details, please contact Audrey Bainton 432031 or Sylvia Hughes 431905.

Lunch Club

Lunch Club is on the first and third Friday of each month and is open to anyone in retirement.

Lunch is served at 1pm in the dining room of the Church, but people usually start arriving from 12.15pm and are happy to sit and chat before and after the meal. Transport is available if required.

A special Christmas lunch is held in December. We remember those who are ill, celebrate birthdays etc.

Helpers meet at around 10am to prepare and cook lunch.

Please contact Valerie Humphreys on 01761 434197 for more details.

Ladies' Group

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm.

We have various speakers and activities, as well as refreshments part way through the afternoon.

We invite ladies from Peasedown and the surrounding area to join us.

Please contact Valerie Humphreys on 01761 434197 for more details.

Cycling Club/Fit4Free

Need to get fit or fancy some exercise to stay fit? 

Then why not come along and join us on Friday night? 

For more details contact Jill Souter on 01761 439956.

Cycling (April - September)

During the summer months we take to our bikes to explore the fabulous countryside and cycle tracks around Peasedown St John. Join us Fridays at 6:15pm at Church for about an hour's cycle - hopefully the distances will get longer as we get fitter! Anyone is welcome, but you will need to be able to cycle about 5 miles - if the hill is too steep, we'll be walking up it. We're fair weather cyclists though - if it's raining, we won't go!

Fit4Free (October - March)

As the nights get shorter we take the exercise indoors for a few months. Join us Fridays at 6:15pm at Church for an hour's workout.

Handicraft Workshop Days

We hold Handicraft Workshop Days three times a year on the second Saturday of February, May and November and offer 5 different crafts on each occasion. After a cup of Coffee, from 10.00 am, we have a short time of worship and then split into groups to follow our chosen Craft for the day. We stop for a lunch break, when soup and bread are provided, and continue again until 3.30pm when we reassemble to view each others efforts with a final cup of tea. 

Booking is by application form beforehand. The cost for the day is £4.50, plus any materials provided by the Tutors. 

It is an opportunity to share ideas and learn a new craft or expand your knowledge and enjoy meeting new friends. All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult No experience is needed.

For details contact Sue Macey on 01761 470951 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hill House

Every 2 years a group of around 50 of us head off for a weekend away at the Hill House Christian Conference Centre in the Somerset countryside for a weekend of fellowship, fun, prayer and praise. Young and old, the weekend helps us get to know each other and God a bit better. 

We always eat very well (thanks to Ros & Valerie), we worship, we swim, we eat some more, we have a lot of fun and we enjoy relaxing together as God's family.

The Hill House weekend is a special time which we are privileged to be able to share in.