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  • 22 November
    Scripture from Scratch: Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.
  • 24 November
    Workshop 1 for Ministers of the Word: UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
  • 3 December
    First of the two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections on the Eucharistic scripture references using art with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ


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About Small Groups

Almost everyone belongs to one small group or another. Whether it is a football team, a book club, a CAFOD group or any of a number of other groups, we belong somewhere. As social creatures, humans feel the need to talk, to share and to belong. It makes sense that this feeling of belonging, of community, translates to our parish life.

Many churches have wonderful events bringing together the whole parish, allowing people to mix and feel part of God’s family. Small Communities allow for a closer relationship with God and each other, where life in the Church is not confined to one day a week or even a particular Mass time.

Small Communities are more than just small groups but in a very real way a path to deeper faith and fellowship with other Christians. They have the power, through a sense of belonging, sharing, trust and above all love to provide powerful witness to others (1 John 4:11-14).

Lay people, religious and clergy alike have seen the wisdom of small groups as essential to the life and mission of the contemporary Church. As Pope St John Paul II wrote in Redemptoris Missio, Small Communities ‘are a sign of vitality within the Church, an instrument of formation and evangelization’ (RM, 51). Your participation in one will enliven your personal faith and help you to be the evangelist we are all called to be (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 58).

Small Groups Summary

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While the Eucharist feeds us for the week ahead so sharing in the word of God sustains us and prepares us for our time together as a parish.


Contact us

For pastoral support or more information on small groups please contact us:

Tel: 020 7931 6043