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Groups at English Martyrs

Life Is Better Together

CONNECT | GROW | PRAY | SERVE | REACH OUT

We love seeing everyone at Sunday Mass but our Parish is not just a place to attend, it is a community we would love you to be part of.  Our groups lay at the heart of this community and offer the opportunity for you to get involved more and to grow in your faith.

We have a whole range of groups from social action to social to bible study and courses to homegroups.  Some groups are for particular ages, or for those with particular interests, others are for the whole family.

Have a look through our group pages and get in contact if you would like help in finding the right group for you.

Why groups?

All of our groups focus on five areas, each area helping you grow in knowing people in our community and growing in your faith.

Groups help you get to know other people in the parish, they are welcoming and inviting to all who come and help us grow in our faith.

The groups help you grow; we all need to grow in our faith and our discipleship and these groups are the place that will help you do this.i

Each group is a place of prayer, whether this is a formal prayer or one that is more spontaneous.

Our groups offer you a place to serve, you will be encouraged as you grow to help others feel settled in the group and begin to grow in their own faith.

We don't just want to focus on the inward but also outward; to go beyond our group and bring others in.

Course groups run for one term only with a particular focus in mind allowing you the chance to explore a particular topic in depth.

Emmaus groups are a place to meet and discuss the readings for the Mass that coming Sunday.

Family groups aim to help the whole family become the ‘Domestic Church’ and are a grat place to start when you are seeking sacramental preparation for your chidlren.

Homegroups are a place where you can get to know other people, pray together and discuss the Bible in a friendly environment.

Social groups are a great way to meet new people in our parish who you would perhaps not meet otherwise.

Social Action groups are a great way to meet new people in our parish whilst helping to put into action Catholic Social Teaching.

Faith Formation

Day: weekly on a Monday

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Where: Currently on Zoom (click to join the Zoom meeting, Meeting ID: 947 1973 9255, Passcode: 366107)

Leader: Tony Maina

We are currently looking at Catholic Social Teaching and how this impact our lives.

Emmaus Group

Day: fortnightly on a Monday

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: Currently on Zoom (contact Richard for more information)

Leader: Richard Kennedy

The aim is to discover what God is saying to each of us through Scripture and how that relates to us in our lives. No expert knowledge of the Bible is required nor is it a test of how much we know, but rather it is a matter of listening to what God is saying to us.

Emmaus Group

Day: weekly on a Wednesday

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Where: Currently on Zoom (contact Richard for more information)

Leader: Richard Kennedy

The aim is to discover what God is saying to each of us through Scripture and how that relates to us in our lives. No expert knowledge of the Bible is required nor is it a test of how much we know, but rather it is a matter of listening to what God is saying to us.

Emmaus Group

Day: weekly on a Thursday

Time: 10.00am – 11.15am

Where: Currently on Zoom (contact Catherine for more information, Meeting ID: 974 7497 9151 and Passcode: 024560)

Leader: Catherine Harrington

Through sharing the Scriptures and prayer, we explore how God is speaking to us in our daily lives.  We welcome all who would like to join us.  No expert knowledge required.

Film Group

Day: Monthly on Friday

Time: 8pm

Where: Currently on Zoom (contact Angela or Tünde or the parish office)

Leader: Angela Wills and Tünde Csabai

A recent spin off from the Saturday Emmaus group.  Each month a film is chosen to be watched at some point before the meeting. Then the meeting on Zoom on a Friday evening allows people to share their thoughts about the film.

Our next Film Club chat will be at 8pm on the 3rd of December (the last meeting this year!) and we’ll watch Nomadland beforehand – which is available on various platforms

Emmaus Group

Day: monthly on a Saturday (next 20th November)

Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Where: On Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85826762489?pwd=a3pEU3FibXpMTWxVUHJ6WEVNOHJwQT09, Meeting ID: 858 2676 2489, Passcode: 308648)

Leader: Angela Wills and Tünde Csabai

This friendly and informal group meets monthly to read the following Sunday’s Scripture passages in order to deepen our understanding of them, and to explore what they mean to us in our daily lives. New members are always welcome – no expert knowledge is required – just an interest in discovering more about the Scriptures.

New participants are welcome to join!. Why not give it a try?

Young Adults

These are held on various days

Leader: Hannah Wilkinson

An opportunity for anyone aged 18-35 to meet other people in our parish.

More information of what we do can be found on: https://englishmartyrsrdg.com/young-adults

Caring for Creation

Leader: Paula Wild

A group for all parishioners who want to help the environment and put our parish Live Simply Plan into action.

We meet about once a month and have a lively WhatsApp group – we’d love you to join us! Email the parish office to find out how to join.

More information here: https://englishmartyrsrdg.com/caring-for-creation/