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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 you’re already part of a Small Group or would like to join a different one then we have a Sign Up Sunday 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 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 Groups’ Director, Phil Pooley, or email:

Badminton & Swimming


Whether you're a "Murray" in the making or just like to keep fit, come and join us! We play badminton at weekends at Broadbridge Heath Sports Centre usually about 6pm, or during weekday evenings (7:30pm onwards) followed by refreshments in the cafe area afterwards. We also sometimes go swimming at The Pavilions in Horsham. Invite your friends and family along too!

Small Group Leader: Dorothy Cook

Meets on various days



Belong - Small Group for ladies...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 meets on various days, mostly Wednesday mornings.

Small Group Leader: Jean Maton

Meets on various days

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.

Small Group Leader: Annie Gibbons

Meets on Thursdays at 10am
Roffey Place, Old Crawley Road, Horsham, RH12 4RU



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

Meets on various days

Financial Freedom


The Financial Freedom course aims to eradicate the world’s financial wisdom and replace it with biblical teaching. This 6 week course instils the importance of our tithe, how we can steward all that God gives us and teaches us how to demolish debt, budget and save for both the short and long term.

Small Group Leader: Jon Elliott

Meets on Tuesdays at 7:45pm

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

Meets on various days



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

Meets on various days

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 at Foundry Lane.

Small Group Leader: Katie Coles

Meets on various days at 12am



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

Meets on various days

New Wine


We are a group of ladies who are journeying together to seek a renewed love & intimacy with God, ready to receive all He has for us. New wine needs new wine skins (Matthew 9:17) and we have this as our goal - to be ready and prepared. Meeting up in each other’s homes with teaching, sharing, praying, communion and encouragement we meet every other week on a Tuesday evening and also share lunch together once a month on Sundays.

Small Group Leader: Marielle Moore

Meets on various days

Overseas Missions Prayer


This Small Group meets to pray for our overseas workers who are currently serving in a number of countries around the world. We pray to support them with their needs and to see the Gospel touch many lives and fulfil the Great Commission. We meet for lunch at 12noon, then prayer at 1pm on Wednesday afternoons twice a month.

Small Group Leader: Linda Cleland

Meets on Wednesdays at 12pm
106 Brighton Road, Horsham

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!

Small Group Leader: Colin Squires

Meets on Tuesdays at 8pm
K2, Peas Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ

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.

Small Group Leader: Gwen Duffin

Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm

The Way of the Spirit


We meet to get to know God at a deeper level and learn how to hear His voice through the Word. Together we discover what God is saying to us and how we can joyfully and obediently live the life He has given us. Way of the Spirit groups meet across all three church locations, so contact us to find a group near you. This term in Horsham there are two daytime groups and two evening groups.

Small Group Leader: Isobel Gliddon

Meets on various days

Walk like a Berean!


This is a Small Group for people who want to delve into the Word. Over 12 weeks we are going to look at topics such as exegesis, biblical interpretation and context and how these apply to our lives today so we can rightly understand what God has said through scripture.

Small Group Leader: Simon Flegg

Meets weekly on various days

WareHouse (18-30)


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 & J Ware

Meets fortnightly on Mondays

Worship Encounter


Join with us to worship and encounter God and be transformed in His Presence. You don’t need to be a singer or musician, just come with your heart ready to surrender and worship in Spirit and in Truth.

Small Group Leader: Val Church

Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 8pm
The Prayer Room at Roffey Place, Old Crawley Road, RH12 4RU