St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester

Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation LogoA Christian Meditation group meets at St Thomas the Apostle, Groombridge. We are affiliated to the World Community of Christian Meditation.

Enquirers welcome. Suitable for people of active faith, lapsed faith, other faith and no faith. No need to commit to every meeting. We meet together (usually) on the second Monday of each month, 7.30 – 8.30 pm in the Church. Please check website for changes.


Find out more at or contact Sharon Francis on 01892 864265.

House Groups

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There are three groups that meet regularly once every month in various houses. One group has six members, one has eight and the third also has six. The groups meet either fortnightly or monthly. Two meet on Mondays and one on a Wednesday. The meetings are very informal and generally last for about an hour.

Some groups follow a booklet that they buy for the course – such as: ‘What does the Bible say about Billy Elliot’ or ‘Women & Faith’ and take it in turns to lead the sessions, though there is no pressure to do this. Other items have included. ‘Living with faith and doubt’ (which most of us have encountered to various degrees at some point). ‘Love – the key to it all. What good is life without it?’ ‘Spreading the good news – it’s sometimes difficult to pin our colours to the mast!’

Sometimes they choose a part of the Bible and look at that. One group is studying Ephesians at present. Often study courses cover various aspects of our faith and some of the challenges and issues we all face as Christians. Most have not stuck to any rigid form of study regime; the preference has always been for open discussion with anyone and everyone feeling free to chip in and contribute.

Refreshments are an integral part of all three groups at every meeting!

House groups are where you can be yourself, say anything, ask anything and where you are supported in prayer whatever is going on in your life. We pray for our church and community, our work and ministries. We eat together, enjoy fellowship and music and study books in the Bible – sharing our different points of view and experiences. Some have watched quite a few inspiring ‘Nouma’ DVDs which explore all sorts of life issues and problems and how we can apply Biblical principles.

Please come along to one of them if you would like to dip your toe in.

The groups are organised by Angela Nicholls, Jim Chattell & Beverley Hollands

Prayer Group

If you have a prayer request(s), want to speak with someone that could help you in a difficult time, or just want to share a blessing or a testimony, please click the link below.

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Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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