Midweek Small Groups & Pastorates
'Midweek church' and community life happens, during the week, in small groups and pastorates.
'Small groups' are groups of a few people that meet together for worship, bible study and to hang out socially. Several small groups join together to form a Pastorate, with about thirty members.
Both provide a place of community and belonging, where you can grow in your faith and develop as a disciple. Some example of the groups we run are below.
FOOTPRINTS (Adults with Learning Difficulties) evenings meeting fortnightly at Etlo Church, Cossins Rd, BS6 7LY. There’s no age limit and all are welcome. Contact Kirstie Weaver
NETTIE & DAVE'S GROUP meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at Woodlands. This is a group for people who are 40+ Led by Nettie Matthews & David Mitchell. Contact Nettie Matthews
ROCK PASTORATE meets fortnightly at Woodlands. It's led by a team who are passionate about knowing and following Jesus. We have three local homegroups in Clifton, Montpelier and Harbourside. Contact Helen Wilkins
STUDENT PASTORATE a vibrant, loving community of students meeting weekly at Woodlands. Find out more by visiting the Students page. Contact Chris Harlow
WOODIES GOSPEL CHOIR evenings at 6-7.30pm in the Upper Hall. A free choir open to all. For more information email email@example.com, find us online at facebook.com/WoodiesGospel or twitter.com/WoodiesGospel
EASTON IN GORDANO meet weekly and are an international mix of English, Malaysian, Mexican and Taiwanese members. We are spread out across Bristol, Pill/Easton-in-Gordano and Portishead, all within about 20 minutes drive of each other. Contact Rob Gentilli
HENLEAZE PASTORATE meets during term time Contact Hazel Askew
KNOWLE PASTORATE meets during term time in Knowle, Tuesdays 7.45 - 9.30pm. We look at how Christianity can be real to us in the busyness of day-to-day routine, how living in relationship with God can be exciting, inspiring and transformational for our families & communities.Contact Karen Egitto.
NORTH BRISTOL PASTORATE meets weekly in Westbury on Trym. Contact Cat Gray
THE ALPHA COURSE runs on Wednesday evenings a few times a year. Alpha is designed for people who are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. There is a meal, followed by a thought provoking talk, then a chance to ask questions and discuss in a small group context. Visit the Alpha Course page.
BEACONS PASTORATE meets in the evenings weekly at Woodlands. We work with internationals. Anyone from any country is welcome to join!
MUSTARD SEED meets weekly on Wednesdays, on Gloucester Rd. Learning to live in and by God's grace. Contact Cornelia Elanjikal
The SOUTH GLOS GROUP is for people committed to Woodlands from Thornbury, Yate and the surrounding villages. We meet on Wednesdays or Thursdays and share Bible studies, prayer and socials. Contact Nigel & Jackie Quarrell
BACKWELL home group meeting weekly on Thursday evenings in group members' homes. Contact Nick Jones
BRANCHES is a pastorate for 20’s and 30’s who meet fortnightly in the Woodlands Crypt. Branches is led by Mark & Abigail Reid and James Lavender. Contact Mark Reid
BRISLINGTON PASTORATE on Thursday evenings meeting fortnightly in South Bristol. A network of small groups wanting to share the hope and love of Jesus with the Brislington community. Contact Tracey Ghali
EAST BRISTOL PASTORATE on Thursday evenings meeting monthly in Fishponds and is made up of three home groups that meet across East Bristol. Contact Ruth & Jason Bullock
PORTISHEAD homegroup meets fortnightly for bible study, looking at the Woodlands sermon discussion notes. Contact Laura Swanepoel
RATE PASTORATE for 20s-30s meets fortnightly around the Cotham area (BS6). Contact Clotilde Barberon
ROOTS PASTORATE is a young adults pastorate currently meeting fortnightly on Thursdays at a cafe on Cheltenham Road – with a passion to see the good news of Jesus shared with others. It’s led by a team headed up by Steve and April Ballard. Contact Steve & April Ballard
OAK meets 20s-30s is a young adults pastorate meeting fortnightly at Woodlands, with a passion to see the good news of Jesus shared with others. There are also homegroups meeting around that. Contact Caroline Dangerfield
OPEN ACCESS meets weekly 10.30am to 1pm in the crypt. It's a flexible group used by a wide range of people - people who feel on the edge of church; those with mental health issues; people with learning difficulties; people of other nationalities; those who have served time in prison; people breaking free from addictions. Contact Trudie Lane
DAYTIME HOMEGROUP meets at Henleaze and Westbury church hall, Eastfield Road weekly on Fridays during term time from 10am-12 noon. It’s a place for women to be real and seek God in a friendly environment. Women from any of the congregations are welcome. Contact Barbara Bulman
Nurture for women of any age who want to grow in their relationship with God. We meet in the foyer on Friday mornings (term-time only) door open at 9.30 for for coffee and cake, main session runs 10-11. Creche available for under 5's. For more contact Jo Brown
DEVOTION is the youth congregation of Woodlands Church. It meets weekly during term time on Friday evenings at 7.30pm at Woodlands and has small group time on Sundays. The age range is 13-18 years old.Contact Chris Duncan
WOODIES BIKERS is a motorcycle group set up in June 2009. We encompass all styles of riding, and all sizes of motorbikes. We organise rideouts, socials, camping trips and weeks away. Primarily this is an acitivity-based outreach group, providing a safe place for both Christians and non-Christians to ride together. Contact Chris Gregory for more.
If you have any questions about pastorates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.