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Small Groups

We have many small groups – we call them 'Life Groups' – meeting at different times during the week, at various locations in Abingdon and the surrounding area. They provide a place for spiritual growth, focus and encouragement. Although the groups are different, they have the same vision and purpose – to build community and to strengthen relationships, with Christ at the centre. Browse the group list below and then speak with one of the team on a Sunday for help with finding the group that might suit you best.

Didcot Life Group
A fun Life Group for those living in Didcot and surrounding villages wanting to support one another, pray, study the Bible together and enjoy lively socials! Contact Natalie Abbot or Yvonne Voyce.

, OX11 0FH
Monday Evening Group
We meet fortnightly with refreshments followed by bible study and prayer. Our aim is to be a group that grows in our understanding of our God, our faith and how we live it out and to encourage, support and pray for each other in the inevitable ups and downs of our lives.

19:30 (fortnightly)
, OX14 2PF
Jeeva Life Group
We are a mixed age group, numbering 11. We mostly begin with sung worship, study the word, share testimonies and pray together in a relaxed fun-filled atmosphere. Our aim is to mature spiritually, while reaching out to others in love. Led by the Jeevas

19:45 (fortnightly)
, OX14 1QT
Tuesday Life Group
We have a wide age range with members from Christ Church and Long Furlong. We share in the leadership of bible studies and discussions, supporting each other in prayer and friendship. Links: 51 Fellowship, Prime Time, Abingdon Court, DIY church jobs, MWM, Mini Men's' Alpha, Bible Notes, food bank and Link. Contact Esther Fox or Viv Hitchings

20:00 (fortnightly)
, OX14 1XR
Tattersall Life Group
A small, friendly, prayerful, supportive group seeking to live out God's will in our community. Come and join us. Contact: John & Jackie Tattersall

19:00 (fortnightly)
, OX14 2BB
Bingham Life Group
We are a life group linked to CCA on Long Furlong. We meet every week and read the Bible or focus on issues such as well-being. We enjoy cake and biscuits and share what has been happening in our lives. We pray and encourage each other. Some of us are involved with Street Pastors, music, preaching and children's work.

, OX14 3XT
South Abingdon Lifegroup

, OX14 4GJ
Barnabas Life Group
We meet to encourage each other (hence our name, Acts 4:36) in our faith and ministry through Bible study, prayer and mutual support. We are a bit of a 'cooperative' as we all share the leadership of Bible studies and prayer times. We have a mixture of ages but are mostly in the middle! Group members are involved in the Foodbak, Samaritans, Youth work, Street Pastors, Church hospitality, and Park Run! We include family members in our termly walks and social events. Contact Claire Proudman or Melanie Pickett to find out more.

19:45 (fortnightly)
, OX14 1NB
Nalin & Helen Lifegroup
We meet once a week on a Wednesday evening. Supporting each other is an important aspect of our group, one way we do this is by sharing a meal together. Discussions on faith and other aspects of life are encouraged and prayer is an integral part of our meetings. A mix of singles, couples and young families all wanting to live the best Christian lives we can in the wider community and beyond. Contact Nalin & Helen Kadodwala.

, OX14 1ZL
The Rainbow Group
Our life group meets weekly in north Abingdon focusing on fellowship, bible study and prayer, with monthly evening meals together. Contact Clare Simpson or Hugh Price

, OX14 1LS
Green Shoots Group
We are a community committed to Jesus and being transformed through the Holy Spirit; to loving, caring and supporting each other in prayer and practical ways; to be an oasis where we can deepen our relationship with God and each other through studying Scripture, discussion; meditation and practical application; to sharing Jesus with others and engaging with broad life concerns; to sharing friendship and fun through hospitality and laughter.

19:45 (fortnightly)
, OX14 1XB
Jars of Clay Life Group
Often self-referred to as the CBeebies Life Group, we are a group of new and not so new Christians linked to CCA Long Furlong exploring what it means to follow Jesus through a lot of laughing, bible study and cheese...

, OX14 2EE
Village People
We're people living in and around the Thames villages beyond Culham - but we're open to all comers. We're navigating life's journey together and aiming to be salt and light in our local communities. We meet to study, share, pray and socialise! Contact the Tudors

19:30 (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
, OX10 7JF
One Twelve Life Group
Our group has come out of Alpha and Jesus Lifestyle and meets online on Wednesday evenings, with regular in-person socials. Each evening includes video content, prayer and worship. Contact Sally Mears or Dal & Olivia Warburton.

Hancock Life Group

, OX14 1EG
Faith and cake life group
We are mostly in our 20's and 30's. We start with cake from 7:30 and then a Bible study and prayer. We finish at 9pm. We are involved in the Resonate (18-30s socials). Members are involved with a wide range of church activities including Resonate, youth, Alpha, & worship bands. Contact Abi & John Waldock or Lizzie Shipman.

, OX14 1LW
Kitcheners Life Group
We're a group of young families, couples and singles who meet weekly for food, bible study, discussion and prayer. We'd love to have you along, whatever stage of life and faith you're at. Currently our members are involved in the worship team, Barns café, Sparks and PCC. Contact Hannah Kitchener.

, OX14 1LB
Dubock Life Group
We are a group eager to seek how Jesus wants us to live and supporting each other along the way. Our group include Ignite and Sparks leaders, and has people serving on the welcome team, coffee rota and sound desk. Contact: The Dubocks

20:30 (fortnightly)
, OX14 4AN
French Life Group
We meet to study the Bible and other materials together, followed by sharing needs and prayer. We are a group of mixed ages. Contact: Marcus or Jo French

, OX14 1ET
Snowball Life Group
We meet to study the Bible and apply God's word to our lives. We support each other in prayer as everyone is involved in serving God in different ways. We are an active group of people and want want to reach out to people we meet with the Gospel. We cover Mission, Link, Archway, Prime Time, Cafe, Intercessory prayer, PCC, day time Bible studies, Footprints and Sobell between us. Contact: Ian or Maggie Snowball

19:45 (fortnightly)
, OX14 2BD
Thursday Evening Life Group
We're a friendly group that meets twice a month. We enjoy catching up with each other over refreshments followed by bible study/other short studies or following themes from the service, supporting each other through prayer and friendship. We also enjoy occasional socials and sharing hospitality.

20:00 (fortnightly)
, OX14 1XR
Newbies Group
Most of the members of the Newbies Group are fairly new to Christchurch. We are diverse in age, nationality, Christian experience and jobs. We meet in a home each Thursday, usually for supper, a short time of worship, Bible study and prayer – with an occasional social evening.. Our aim is to help one another walk the way of Jesus. Contact Rosemary Green or Richard & Jo Saunders.

, OX14 1QB

To enquire about a small group, please e-mail a Small Groups Co-ordinator - Maureen Weston for Northcourt Rd groups on or Sheila & Simon Furlong for Long Furlong groups on