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An Introduction to Bible Journalling (This group is now full)

When: Thursday Evenings // With: Jane Gagel // Where: MBC

Bible Journalling is an opportunity to develop your relationship with God through creative expression. Over the 7 week course you will be given an introduction to the principles of Bible Journalling, taught various ‘arty’ techniques, have space to meditate on and respond to God’s word and produce several pages of journalling. You do not need to be artistic. You will need a Bible (an app is fine) and if you have a journalling Bible bring it along. It is not necessary to have a journalling Bible as notebooks will be available to purchase. There will be a small charge to cover art materials each week.


Art, Artists and Art Appreciation

When: Monday evenings // With: Gina Longman // Where: Home-based

Looking at a range of art from medieval times to the present day. Exploring the way Art was used as a way of glorifying God, of service and of sharing gifting and comparing it to more modern artists. Discussing our understanding of the place of art and faith, whilst considering how this can be used as part of our outreach.


Authentic Manhood

When: Late Sunday Afternoons // With: Andrew Labeodan // Where: Home-based

Man and his work video series: A Gospel centred video series that presents the timeless truths of Authentic Manhood in a powerful and engaging way. It includes insightful teaching, inspiring testimonies, expert interviews and group discussions. As a man experiences the video series, he will find himself building a vision for Authentic Manhood in his own work life that is built on the gospel of Jesus Christ and was modelled by him in his 33 years on earth.


Classical Music Appreciation

When: Wednesday evenings // With: Barry Smith // Where: Home-based

Learn about, listen to and discuss some major works in the classical music repertoire. A broad sweep of history, musical development and external influences from baroque to the 20th century.


Creative Crafting

When: Thursday evenings // With: Dianne Richardson // Where: Home-based

Come and make a set of your own gift boxes, cards and tags for any occasion in a relaxed and friendly environment and build friendships over a cup of tea or coffee. You will learn multiple paper crafting techniques such as various forms of embossing, watercolouring and blending, spritzing and die cutting. All you need to bring is a pair of scissors and glue/adhesive.


Curry Cooking Club (This group is now full)

When:Friday Evenings // With: Andy Martin and Paul McGrath // Where: Home-based

Practical coaching in creating tasty curries, learning together and sharing ideas. Once food is made we will enjoy eating together and talking about whatever is topical or on our hearts. The idea is to encourage each other, ask for advice, and generally support one another. Suitable for men of all ages with a common interest in enjoying food, beer and friendship. Voluntary contribution to costs of ingredients requested. Bring your own drinks.


Everyday Supernatural

When: Sunday Evenings (Previously Tuesdays) // With: Ang Dinnie and Luke Truebody // Where: Home-based

Based on the book ‘Everyday Supernatural: Living a Spirit-led life without being weird’, by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft. We’ll be unpacking some chapters each week, discussing what we’ve read and practically applying what we’re learning. “We simply need to discover that God wants to break in to our ‘ordinary’ with his extra-ordinary power, and we need to learn to say yes!”


Jesus and the Old Testament

When: Tuesday Evenings // With: John Groves & Frederik Mulder // Where: MBC

An overview of the Gospel through the Old Testament and a detailed look at some Biblical ‘types’ of Jesus in a seminar style. Bring a Bible and a notebook and come prepared for an hours teaching with some elements of interaction.


Just Baking (This group is now full)

When: Monday Evenings // With: Titta Cross and Pradeepa David // Where: MBC

We love baking! So come and join us to make four easy and tasty cakes/bakes in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You can watch us make each recipe as you are making yours. We believe that this is the best way to cook anything new. We look forward to seeing you!


Just Worship

When: Every other Tuesday evening // With: Joe and Phoebe Gubb // Where: Home-based

Two hours of non-stop worship, entering into God’s presence together!


Let’s get Colourful!

When: Wednesday evenings and final Friday evening // With: Anne Keyte // Where: Home-based

A group that discovers more about each other through the medium of colour. Each Wednesday night will focus on one of six colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple). There will be a celebration meal on the final (Friday) night, with the focus on any or all of the colours.


Looking Through the Lens

When: Wednesday evenings // With: John Richardson // Where: Home-based

Join us for an informal evening over a coffee exploring photography tips and techniques. An opportunity to share knowledge and put it into practice. Bring a camera and a notepad.


Patchwork Basics

When: Thursday Evenings // With: Marian Groves // Where: MBC

We aim to have a fun time together and, hopefully, widen friendships across the church. Friends and neighbours most welcome. We will learn some basic patchwork, quilting and applique techniques. We will make samples which could be made into a bag, cushion cover or table runner. £2.50 per session to cover materials.


Parenting Alone…Together

When: 1st meeting Sunday lunchtime // With: Pam Carr // Where: MBC

A get-together for one-parent families to offer support and encouragement to each other and to plan social activities both with and without children!


Parenting Children

When: Thursday evenings // With: Charlie & Laura Pate // Where: Home-based

Six evenings covering the course ‘Parentalk – The Pre-Teen Years’. It is all about helping Mum’s and Dad’s do the best job they can as they navigate these years with their child. It is a relaxed, informal course giving parents the opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges they face, as well as sharing the things that are going well! The sessions are presented by Rob Parsons O.B.E. and Katharine Hill with educational psychologist Dave Lumsdon and youth specialist Rachel Gardner. The DVD features real-life family interviews, presenter discussions, street vox pops, ‘My Story’ animations and Parentalk family dramas.


Parenting Teenagers

When: Tuesday Evenings // With: Annie Chick, Tim & Julia Cooke // Where: Home-based

Six evenings covering the course ‘Parentalk – The Teenage Years’. It is all about helping Mum’s and Dad’s do the best job they can as they navigate these years with their teenager. It is a relaxed, informal course giving parents the opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges they face, as well as sharing the things that are going well! The sessions are presented by Rob Parsons O.B.E. and Katharine Hill with educational psychologist Dave Lumsdon and youth specialist Rachel Gardner. The DVD features real-life family interviews, presenter discussions, street vox pops, ‘My Story’ animations and Parentalk family dramas.


Prayer for the City

When: Alternate Thursday Evenings // With: Linda Olivey // Where: Home-based

Based on Jeremiah 29:7 we will pray for the institutions of our city e.g. hospitals, police, prison, Trinity Centre. Also for specific members of our church who hold key appointments and responsibilities in our city.


Rhythms of Grace; Patterns of Life

When: One Wednesday evening then three Thursday evenings // With: Vicky Windross // Where: Home-based

The same voice that Jesus heard calling him the beloved is the same voice that calls us beloved. We are invited into that same journey, that same story of learning that we too are the beloved of God. But too often this voice is drowned out by other voices; the noise of our daily life and the demands we face. This series of sessions will explore ways to tune into the still small voice of God, how to become still within ourselves and to recognise God’s presence in day-to-day life. It is an opportunity to escape from the noise and anxiety of life in order to meet with and listen to God. We will draw from the examples of four significant Old Testament characters and will explore tools and practical ideas to refresh your time with God.


Saturday Ramblers

When: Every other Saturday 1100am // With: Matthew & Karen Parker // Where: Various

Walks of 3-5 miles on footpaths in the countryside around Winchester. The route and meeting point will be circulated in advance. Children and dogs welcome but routes will not be buggy friendly. Packed lunch or pub lunch depending. Invite your friends and neighbours!


Singleness or Marriage – What’s it all about?

When: Tuesday Evenings // With: Wayne & Babs Isaac // Where: Home-based

An opportunity to explore the profound mystery of love from a biblical perspective, to expel myths, discuss expectations and be transformed! Come with openness, looking to share and learn from one another in a non-judgemental, safe environment. Using the accompanying DVD to Tim Keller’s ‘The Meaning of Marriage’ we will cover six sessions – service, covenant, roles, singleness, sex and hope. You will need a copy of the book and to have read chapters 1 and 2 before the first session.


South of the Line

When: Saturday Afternoon/Evening // With: Richard and Cath Bragg // Where: Home-based

A chance for those who grew up, or who have lived in countries south of the equator to get together to eat, pray, chat and worship. Maybe watch films from other nations…or rugby…


Straight to the heart of Isaiah

When: Tuesday Evenings // With: John & Wendy Hunt // Where: Home-based

We will be studying the book of Isaiah using Phil Moore’s ‘Straight to the Heart’ book. Each session we will cover 1 or 2 chapters and discuss the insights.


The MARVELous Movie Club

When: Tuesday Evenings // With: Joel Osuji // Where: Home-based

A run through of the best Marvel movies in a very relaxed environment with like-minded Marvel comic geeks! This will be done in chronological order, from the making of the first Avenger to the devastating events of the Infinity War, with a possible look through some of the most popular fan theories.