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Finding Faith


Are you just wanting to dip your toe in the water to discover more about Jesus?  You may have questions about faith that you want to explore.   You could have doubts and want them to treated with respect and care.   An individual’s journey to faith in Jesus Christ is very varied. It is a journey in which we will need the help and support of other Christians. Looking back, we often discover that particular people have played a significant part in showing us the way to follow Jesus, what it means and what we need to do to grow as Christians in the months and years to come.  How about an opportunity to explore, ask questions, name doubts, discover faith for yourself?  Why not call one of the ministers in our parishes and ask for a chat over a cup of coffee?  We would be delighted to meet with you.  You can also take a look at Pilgrims Way on the Church of England website which offers some basic teaching and guidance about faith as a Christian.

From time to time we run small groups for Bible study, discussion and prayer and you would be most welcome to join us.  Services of worship can be very inspiring but a small group or an individual chat can get down to your thoughts and questions more easily.  Both are important but the small group can be a place to accelerate growth to greater maturity as a follower of Jesus.

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Here are some ways of joining with others to explore and find faith:
Small groups are meeting regularly and offer a relaxed and friendly conversational sharing to explore and deepen our faith.

Just looking?  Christianity Explored is an easy and accessible discussion based course to come alongside others who are also exploring Christian faith.

Want to go deeper?  We usually run courses during Lent and Advent.

Bible Book Club meets monthly on a Tuesday in Ettington church from 1.30pm for an hour.  We agree each time which book of the Bible to read from start to finish before coming together, as all book clubs do, to chat about it and respond to it.  This is a lively and thoughtful discussion which brings our questions from today to the text.  Contact Jane Evans to find out more.

Bible study homegroup meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in homes in Ettington, opening the Bible together and learning from one another.  Contact Jane Evans to find out more.

There are many social opportunities in our churches to come together and make friends.  The clergy team are also happy to come to see you at home – just get in touch with us to make arrangements.

Coffee and Chat takes place every Wednesday in Newbold-on-Stour church from 10am, except the first Wednesday when it begins at 10.40am following a 10am communion service.

Chat in church takes place on the first Friday of the month in Butlers Marston church from 7–11pm and is a pop-up pub facility hosted by the church.

Tea and chat takes place on the third Thursday of the month in homes in Alderminster from 2.30pm–4pm.  Check the Village Voices posted on the parish website to confirm the venue.

Tea and Cake is served generously and extensively!!! and especially on Sunday afternoons in July in Ettington church, Sunday afternoons in August in Pillerton churchyard and on Bank Holiday Mondays in Butlers Marston churchyard.

Lent lunches take place on Wednesdays throughout Lent, moving to a different community each week, with homemade soup and the opportunity to give a gift of money through a charity which works with those in need.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.  For more information and resources visit the website at

For children and young people: Teams of Storytellers bring Open the Book into our local schools, which include Ettington Church of England Primary School and Newbold and Tredington Church of England Primary School.  The clergy team are also regularly and actively involved in our schools, as well as welcoming the school communities into our buildings for seasonal celebrations.  It’s quite a squeeze but it’s worth it!

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