Study Groups

Difference Course Summer 2021

During this year of pandemic we have been confronted with the injustices of the world at a whole new level – and many of us have noticed ‘difference’ through a new lens. The “Difference” course aims to help us engage with those who are different from us, whether that is ethnicity, skin colour, beliefs, age, gender or something else. This 5 week course will be run by Revd Navina Thompson & Revd Felicity Davies, starting with an introductory session on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Subsequent sessions will be the four Wednesdays in July (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th). We will gather on Zoom from 7.45pm for an 8pm start, and each session will run until 9.30pm. To obtain the Zoom code please register your interest with Stephanie in the church office ( or 01895 622971 9.30-12.30 Mon-Fri).

You can download a pdf of the full overview of the course here: Difference Course overview pdf





If you are looking for a regular home group that meets to read and study the Bible, or you would like to discuss your faith with other Christians, or you would like to pray with others, or learn more about how to become a Christian or how to grow as a Christian, then this page is for you.  All our small groups are run jointly with Ickenham United Reformed Church.


Home Groups are small groups meeting in people’s homes. Our usual pattern is to meet fortnightly throughout the year, to study the Bible, discuss, share news and pray together. There are evening and day groups and each group chooses the topic/Bible book to discuss.

Lent groups are a type of home group meeting for 5 weekly sessions in the spring but all using the same material.

Christian Meditation group meets once a month to help support people wishing to deepen their prayer life, focusing on meditating on scripture and silent contemplative prayer.  (See more information on the Prayer Routes page.)

Learning Together Courses are usually organised instead of home groups to provide an opportunity to be together in a larger group, often with an outside speaker/trainer.  In the past couple of years we have held two Walk Thru the Bible Seminars, a 10 week Understanding Islam course, Engaging with Story and Everybody Welcome courses.

Alpha is designed to cover the basics of the Christian faith and for exploring the claims of Jesus Christ.   Time is given for participants to ask questions and discuss what Christians believe and what it means to be a Christian, and to explore how life-changing faith in Jesus can be. Alpha is ten sessions and runs termly.



There has been lots going on recently!  Our hope is that increasing numbers of us will find meeting together, with opportunity to discuss our faith, will build us up individually and as a community of God’s people serving God’s community here in Ickenham and beyond!   As these are your small groups, please advise us if you think of any topics or approaches in learning together in groups that we should consider for the future.

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