It was John Wesley who first set up the Methodist Class system based on his experience of people gathering in his mother's kitchen. They would meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship and today we are fortunate to have several House Groups that meet with the same purpose in mind.
All members of our congregation are invited, and encouraged, to join any of these groups or, if necessary, to form additional groups.
If you would like to join a group, please contact the church office for more information on 01993 709874 or email: email@example.com or contact our Minister, Rev Melanie Reed on 01993 703178 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently there are seven house groups at High Street, all with a slightly different flavour:
Davenport Road House Group
Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
The aim of the group is to further their understanding of the Bible aswell enjoying a good degree of social life together.
The Friday House Group
This is an ecumenical group meeting on alternative Friday afternoons.
It has no leader but is run on a 'co-operative line, meeting in different venues and taken by different members on a rota system. We cover a wide range of spiritual and religious subjects, also matters of ethical and social concerns to Christians.
New Yatt Road House Group
Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.45, meeting for coffee from 10.15
The only daytime group. Bible study, discussions on issues of life, and fellowship.
Thursday Night House Group
Meets fortnightly term time only at 8pm for fun and fellowship and for bible study - choosing material that is challenging to impact our everyday lives.
The Seedhouse Group
Meets monthly to study the bible and have fellowship
Vanner Road House Group
Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm through most of the year, including the occasional social evening. Bible study, prayer and friendship.
Witney View House Group
Meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm. Seeks to deepen Christian faith and face the many current issues that impinge our faith in the 21st century.