Small groups at St Paul's

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism in the 18th century, encouraged the formation of small groups within Methodist church societies. These small groups, known as ‘classes’ met regularly with a leader to support and challenge each other in their faith.
Today groups of this sort have become less common but there is a new growth in many churches of small groups where people enjoy Christian fellowship together while learning and growing.
At St Paul’s we have a number of House Fellowships which meet regularly, and occasional Fellowship Study Groups which come together for a few weeks 3 or 4 times a year to follow a study course. In these groups members of the congregation get to know each other better through learning, discussion and conversation about important faith matters in a mutually supportive way.