At RBC we offer a range of small groups which are a vital part of our church life and we encourage people to join one.
The groups meet at various times of the week (mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends) and cover a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests.
Some brief information is shown below on what the groups do, where they meet, and their leaders. Most of them are held in people’s homes.
For more information on any of these groups please contact Mary Willis, our Small Groups Co-ordinator, via the Church Office.
Mary Willis, Small Groups Co-ordinator
See below for information on groups meeting on different days, or click on these links:
What do people say?
"It has given me companionship, a sense of belonging and a knowledge that I am not on my own in my walk of faith."
"Good fellowship helps me open the Bible to see what God has to say and not be afraid of not understanding; as we all need help."
"From my group I get a feeling of belonging. A place where ideas can be exchanged without fear of feeling foolish or uninformed. And great cakes!!!"
"A chance to listen to other points of view, to broaden my own outlook and understanding of the Bible."
What are the small groups for?
The aims are:
- To promote Christian fellowship, encouraging each other to continue in our faith through the good and bad times
- To be a forum to discuss spiritual issues in a safe and informal environment
- To be part of the prayer life of the church
- To encourage each other to develop our spiritual gifts
- To be a vital factor in fulfilling our mission statement:
“to build a vibrant Christ-centred community with a vision for extending His kingdom”
Monday evening, 8 pm. Once a month. Discuss a book and pray.
Contact: Mairi Coles
First Monday of each month, 8 - 9pm. All welcome. Prayer for our nation.
Contact: Angela Davies
Prayer for Healthcare
Second Monday of each month, 8 - 9pm. All welcome.
Prayer for those involved in any aspects of healthcare, and issues in the healthcare work place.
Contact: Kat Pead
A new group, as yet without a name, started on Tuesday, January 15th, in a home close to church. It is for all ages and will meet fortnightly at 8pm. The focus is fellowship, teaching and prayer. If you would think this might be the group for you, contact Mary Willis for further details.
Illustration Small Group
Tuesday fortnightly, 12.15 - 1.15 pm. At RBC.
Looking at how Jesus and others in scripture illustrate truths to help us understand and apply them.
Linda Harris and Maxine Goswell
The Chelston Miners (digging deeper into God's word)
Tuesday fortnightly, 8 - 10pm in Chelston Road, Ruislip Manor. For 20-30s and the young at heart. A chance to study the Bible together, pray together, and encourage each other in our Christian faith.
Springboard and Springboard Bite-size, an Alpha-style course
An interactive service for those with a learning disability. Visitors welcome. The group normally meets at the church, but please contact the Church Office on 01895 631239 for details. The group is affiliated to Causeway Prospects.
WOW (Women on Wednesdays)
Wednesday mornings in term-time, 9.30 - 11.150am. We meet to study the Bible, pray together and to support one another. Please contact Alison or Nicola for venue details. Any women who are free are welcome to join us. Children are also welcome and play during the group.
Alison Cave, Nicola Goldsmith
Wednesday Morning Group
10.00 - 12 noon, second Wednesday each month, meeting at RBC. Bible study and fellowship for the young at heart.
Home and Away
Wednesdays, 8 - 10 pm.
Group for 20-30-something year olds. Bible study, discussion and social events. Typically meets in the Ruislip Gardens area.
Wednesday evening 8 pm, every third week.
A very diverse but nonetheless cohesive group, which aims, by way of a yearly programme to investigate and understand the Bible, personal issues with God and social issues in relation to God's word.
Paula Sims and Marilyn Burnside
Harrow Small Group
First and third Wednesday evenings, 8 pm.
Bible Study, prayer and fellowship. We focus on sharing, caring and eating together.
Ickenham Small Group
Wednesday evening 8 pm. Every other week. Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Points of View
Wednesday 8 - 10 pm, every other week.
Meetings focus on issues raised by the Christian faith and how these can be practically worked out in our daily lives. Bible study and prayer are included in each meeting.
Roy and Liz Treadaway
Salt and Light Ale
Wednesday 8 - 10 pm, every other week.
Group for all ages, presently 20-30-something year olds. Bible study, group prayer, accountability, Christian friendship and banter and doing life together. Currently meeting in Rickmansworth, with plans to move to Ruislip.
Rob and Nel Osborne
Wednesday 8 pm, every other week. Bible study, prayer, fellowship and fun.
Chris and Christine Follett, Craig Rowland
Under the Radar
Meets on Wednesdays fortnightly at 8pm. We meet at 1 Burwood Avenue Eastcote, the home of Geoff and Sarah Chapman, for fellowship, Bible study and relevant topics chosen by the group. And for cake! Open to anyone.
Geoff Chapman, Lesley Ferguson
Victoria Road Small Group
First and third Wednesday evenings, 8 pm. Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Thursday evening, 8 pm. Every other week. Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Graham & Ruth Martin
The Thursday Thinkers
Second and fourth Thursday 8 pm.
Bible study followed by lively discussion.
Michael & Betty Burke
Women Walking Closer to God (W.W.C.G.)
Thursday 7.00 - 9.00 pm, every other week during school term-time.
Bible study, prayer, friendship, food, fun and occasional outings.
Sue Casey and Gail Connor
Free on Fridays
Friday mornings, 10 am—12 noon. Venue rotates around different homes.
Bible study, prayer and encouragement. Informal, friendly and supportive.
Wholeness and Healing
Friday 9.30 am. Time for study, reflection and prayer.
Second Friday of the month, 8 pm.
A small group dedicated to discovering more about the persecuted church throughout the world so that we can effectively pray and support our brothers and sisters.
3rd and 5th Saturday of the month, 9.00 - 11.00 am. Breakfast, Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Gillian Rose and Pippa Durn
Women @ Work
Last Saturday of the month, 9.30 - 11.00 am. Read, discuss and study women in the Bible who have achieved for God.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday mornings monthly, 8 am.
Mixed Breakfast Group
Saturday mornings monthly, 8 am.
Meet in various homes. Fellowship over breakfast followed by life issue discussions.
Jan and Tony Rose
Men @ Ease
Second Saturday of the month, 8.30 - 10.00 am.
Breakfast, fellowship and study focusing on the examples of men in the Bible who have made a difference.
Men’s Late Breakfast 1 and 2
Monthly - no set day, 7.30 pm.
Sharing a meal together with good conversation, Bible study and prayer. Shared leadership at various venues.
John McCormick and Alan Taylor Gary Steward and William Gibson
RBC Dads' group
A small group focusing on dads and supporting them in building their relationship with their children. Includes varied opportunities for dads to spend fun time with their children, to share experience and support each other, in a relaxed environment.
Various events and activities are planned for the year. Full details and more information is available on their dedicated website here.
Co-ordinator: Mick Ledden
News and Views
Various days, 8pm, every 2-3 weeks. Applying a biblical understanding to today’s news.
Meeting monthly in Ruislip.
An opportunity to be informed and pray about the issue of human trafficking.