Men's Ministry

The Men’s Group is a chance to get together and share in different activities and enjoy a bit of male bonding. 

There are currently five aspects as summarised below. But we are open to new ideas. We strive to include all men of all ages in our activities. Some men participate in some aspects; some participate in all aspects. You are free to come and go as you choose.

Study

Up to about 20 of us meet every Sunday night during school term between 8 pm – 9 pm in order to study the Bible.   Most often we study a book in the Bible, but we also study themes and topical questions.  We cover both old and new testament, the twin aims being to unpick the essential meaning of the text and work out how it should be applied to our lives in a practical sense in the context in which we live. Sometimes we use DVD based material such as Timothy Keller's series and the Australian TV documentary “the Christ Files” exploring the historical evidence concerning the Gospel writings, including the earliest manuscripts.

Social

We meet socially, both as a means of getting to know each other better and as a means of including new men in the life of Christ Church.  Almost monthly we meet for dinner, sometimes with a short talk or discussion.  Average attendance is in excess of a dozen.   From time to time we also host breakfasts with a speaker, BBQs and arrange walks. We also have joint events periodically with men from other local churches. Sporting events (such as World Cup matches) are now shown on the large screen in Church and open to all.

Service

Men like action, and we are not exceptional in this regard.  We like to be of service to the Christ Church community and beyond.   Most years, some of us take part in the Guildford-wide “Ready-4-Action” weekend or do a Besom project in the community. We also help with the gardening, DIY and much more.

Support

We have a desire to provide support to the men of Christ Church and beyond and this is an area we would like to develop further. We are open to new ideas but past activities have included arranging a quiet half-day periodically, involving study, quiet reflection and prayer. We have also run a pilot “God at Work” course and, following a study entitled “Men in a post Feminist world”, instigated a Marriage Course. Specific pastoral care has been provided for men who have lost their jobs or experienced employment related issues.

Starters

Periodically we host an Alpha or Christianity Explored course purely for men.

Men's Ministry

18
JUL

Thursdays at 2

Date: 
Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:00 - 16:00
Garden Party Event TBC

21
JUL

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams with sermon given by James West

21
JUL

10 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Rev Nick Williams with sermon given by James West

21
JUL

6pm Informal Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Contemporary style service led by David and Faith Paterson

25
JUL

11.30 Holy Communion followed by Lunch Club

Date: 
Thursday, 25 July 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Christ Church Guildford
Common Worship led by Rev Nick Williams

27
JUL

Open Hands - accessible to all

Date: 
Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

28
JUL

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams with sermon given by Jeremy Hoar

28
JUL

10 am Morning Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Adam Warner with sermon given by Jeremy Hoar

28
JUL

6pm Informal Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by James West

28
JUL

6pm Evensong

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 18:00 - 19:00
Church House, Waterden Road, Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Stephen Hofmeyr

31
JUL

Holiday Club

Date: 
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:00 - 13:30
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

01
AUG

Holiday Club

Date: 
Thursday, 1 August 2019 10:00 - 13:30
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

02
AUG

Holiday Club

Date: 
Friday, 2 August 2019 10:00 - 13:30
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

03
AUG

Holiday Club

Date: 
Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:00 - 13:30
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

04
AUG

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams

04
AUG

10 am Holiday Club Service

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Michael Tame with talk given by Rev Jo Trickey

04
AUG

5pm End of Holiday Club picnic and games in Stoke Park

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 16:45 - 18:15
Stoke Park, Guildford

08
AUG

11.30 NO Thursday Holy Communion in August

Date: 
Thursday, 8 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ

10
AUG

Open Hands - accessible to all

Date: 
Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

11
AUG

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams

11
AUG

10 am Morning Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Rev Jo Trickey with talk given by Rev Nick WIlliams

11
AUG

The is NO Matins in August

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:45 - 12:45

11
AUG

6pm Informal Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by Rev Jo Trickey and David Fowler

18
AUG

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Jo Trickey

18
AUG

10 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Adam Warner with sermon given by Rev Jo Trickey

18
AUG

6pm Informal Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led bu Han Peace and James West

22
AUG

In Touch Lunch

Date: 
Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00
Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

22
AUG

11.30 NO Thursday Holy Communion in August

Date: 
Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Christ Church Guildford

25
AUG

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 25 August 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Jo Trickey with sermon given by Stephen Hofmeyr

25
AUG

10 am Morning Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 25 August 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Christine Mogford with talk given by Stephen Hofmeyr
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