Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups are the relational heart of the Church - it’s where people connect, share life and grow together.

Small Group consist of approximately 10-20 people who meet together on a regular basis around a shared interest or passion and are designed to help everyone in the Church, across every congregation to discover what God has put inside each one of us so that we live fruitful, effective lives for Him.

If you’re new to Church or would like to get to know some more people, joining a Small Group is a great place to start. Check out which Small Groups are happening and when below and sign up today!

Small Group FAQs

What happens at a Small Group?
Every group is different. Whether hanging off a climbing wall, going for a coffee with friends or helping the homeless, each Small Group is a place to bring people together so that they can connect, relate and grow with others in the life of the Church. To help make it easier to find the right Small Group for you, we’ve put each group into one of the following categories:

  • Connect - Church, but on a small scale! These groups are for people who want to develop deeper relationships with others of a similar life stage or passion.
  • Community - Based around a particular outreach, event or activity, these Small Groups have a more missional focus and outlook.
  • Equip - If you want to go deeper with God and with others we have a number of groups that meet to pray, study the Word and grow together.

Where and what time do Small Groups meet?
Our Small Groups meet on different days throughout the week and at various times so there’s bound to be one that fits in with your schedule. Most meet in homes but some, that are based around particular interests or activities, meet elsewhere. Check with the Small Group leader for specific details of the group you’re interested in joining.

Are Small Groups just for people in the Church?
Anyone can join a Small Group, you don’t have to be a member of the Church and they are a great opportunity to bring along unsaved friends and family so that they can connect with others in the Church and find out who we are and what we believe. Each group aims to have a missional focus as we reach out to those in our towns and communities - so why not think about who you could bring along with you!

How do I sign up?
If youre already part of a Small Group or would like to join a different one then we have two Sign Up Sundays at the start of each Small Group season where you can chat to the Small Group leaders and find a group that suits you. You can also sign up to a group at any point online.

I’d like to join more than one Small Group - is that possible?
Yes, feel free to sign up for any Small Group you’d like to regularly attend. We recommend that you only sign up for a maximum of 2 Small Groups.

What if I choose a group but don’t like it?
That’s fine - you don’t have to stay! The important thing is that you find a Small Group where you are able to connect, relate and grow in faith with the other people in the group. You are very welcome to try a few!

How long do the Small Groups run for?
We have 3 Small Group seasons each year which are usually 10-12 weeks long; one from the end of January to March; one from mid April - mid July and the other from the end of September to mid December. We hold 2 Sign-Up Sundays at the beginning of each season for you to find out what’s happening and choose which group you’d like to be a part of.

If you have any other questions about Small Groups please speak to your Small Group Directors’, Phil Pooley, or email:

Badminton & Swimming


Whether you're a "Murray" in the making or just like to keep fit, come and join us! Every Thursday evening (7-9.30pm), come and play badminton or have a swim at the K2 in Crawley, followed by a drink in the bar upstairs. (They even have free table tennis!) Invite friends along too!

Small Group Leader: Dorothy Cook



Belong...Come, Be yourself. Enjoy the Lord together. Know you are Loved. Enjoy lots of Opportunities to share life. Receive support in New things and new seasons as God leads us further on. This Small Group for ladies meets mostly in the day time.

Small Group Leader: Jean Maton

Bible Study - Life Issues


Fortnightly on Wednesday evenings from 8pm. For people who want to build on God's Word in their lives in a way they can share. We'll be focusing on how to understand biblical truth and lay firm foundations in your walk with God.

Small Group Leader: Jonathan & Katie Crouch

Burgess Hill Connect Group


A relaxed, fun and supportive place where people from all walks of life grow & flourish. We share stories of miracles & daily events that are part of life with a supernatural God. Questions are asked and discussed - no subject is out of bounds. We love to celebrate every occasion with Jesus at the centre! Bring your friends as everyone receives the warmest welcome. Tuesdays at 8pm.

Small Group Leader: Neil & Winter Johnson

Church Prayer


Meeting to draw close to God in worship, meet with Him in order to hear His voice and to pray for His body, for individuals, our leadership and the lost. We are an overcoming group of people who love God and each other. Thursdays from 10-11:30am at Roffey.

Small Group Leader: Annie Gibbons



We're a friendly young (ish!) family group and our focus is on building relationships, encouraging each other and having fun together. Meeting mostly on Sunday afternoons for socials and Wednesdays, please feel free to bring mates and kids along too.

Small Group Leader: Sam & Ruth McGeown

Extra Bites


Through interaction with God's Word and each other, this is a Small Group of ladies who'd like to spend extra time getting to know Jesus more. We focus on scripture to become more intimate with God and each other, to allow Him to transform our lives - all over a good cup of tea! Meeting on Monday nights.

Small Group Leader: Suki Simons

Extra Bites: The Lord's Orchard


Through interaction with God's Word and each other, this is a Small Group of ladies who'd like to spend extra time getting to know Jesus more. Meeting on Wednesday nights, this term we will be reading through Colin Urquhart's book - The Lord's Orchard - together.

Small Group Leader: Cheves Flegg

God's Love & Plan for the Nations


This is a group for people who want to get God's heart of love for the nations of the world and an understanding of Israel at the centre of His purposes today. Together we pray for and seek opportunities to make a difference in the nations.

Small Group Leader: Connie Scott



We want to see God's rule and reign in the economy and in the workplace. We can be salt and light in what for some is the most challenging place for believers. Meeting to pray twice a month and for a breakfast once a month at Horsham Station Beefeater.

Small Group Leader: Roger Greene

Ladies that Brunch


Ladies who want to enjoy life make the most of where we are right now. Meeting weekly at a variety of locations we have dynamic, fun filled discussions over coffee brunch helping each other on the big questions in family and life. Meet-ups go from big and lively to quieter evenings with space to give receive support.

Small Group Leader: Cheves Flegg

Little Builders


Demonstrate God's love to our community and believe that whatever your age we can know God's power, love and healing! You'll be encouraged and built up in your faith while having fun, supporting one another and making Jesus known. Tue Thur mornings during term time and every other Weds to pray at Foundry Lane.

Small Group Leader: Katie Coles



Calling all men! Get plugged in, connect with others and be empowered to be all God has called us to be in the Church, in our families, in our workplaces and beyond.

Small Group Leader: Eric Coles or Jon Elliott

Rock Climbing


This Small Group is open to anyone with any level of experience. Climbing builds friendship, focus, strength, health and trust. Come and climb or just come and chat! We meet at K2 in Crawley on Tuesdays from 8-10pm.

Small Group Leader: Colin Squires

Shepherds Way Connect Group


Join us as we share our lives together, praying fellowshipping with Jesus at the centre. Invite friends and family to join us as we reach out to touch lives according to our Gifts and Calling. Every 2 weeks on a Wednesday, 7.30pm at Shepherd's Way, doing it the Shepherd's way.

Small Group Leader: Matt & Gwen Duffin

The Way of the Spirit


Know God at a deeper level, and learn how to hear His voice through the Word. Way of the Spirit Groups already meet across all 3 locations so contact us to find a group that meets near you.

Small Group Leader: Ingrid MacMillan

WareHouse (18s-30s)


We meet up throughout the week to eat together hang out. We are here to live out our everyday life with a group of friends having fun, sharing the challenges good things of our walk with God. A place to be yourself bring others to. If you're aged 18-30 come say ‘hey' we would love to meet you!

Small Group Leader: Richard & Jugbir Ware

Freedom Small Groups

Freedom is a 12 week Small Group Bible study followed by a 24 hour Freedom Encounter that is designed to help believers live in freedom every day. It’s the second step of our Discipleship Pathway and being part of a Freedom Small Group is designed to help believers move forward on their journey with God.

Our next Freedom Course will be running in September and you’ll be able to sign up online from the middle of May.