Small groups at St Paul's

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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.