MBC Connect Groups
Connect Groups at MBC allow us to:
Connect to God
Connect to one another
Connect to our wider community
These groups are a reflection of Jesus and his discipleship, to equip and enable us to live out Christ’s calling on our lives every day – not just on Sundays.
All Connect Groups are different, varying in size, focus and frequency of meeting. Some focus on Bible study, prayer and accountability, whereas others might meet around a shared interest or with the aim of meeting a specific social need.
Whatever the focus, all groups are encouraged to develop their own rhythm so that group members draw closer to God, go deeper in their relationships with each other, and explore and engage in God’s mission.
So, if you want to join or start a group in your neighbourhood, a group that brings together a network of people with the same interest, or a group which is serving a specific need then please get in touch with Sarah.
An Expression of MBC in Tetbury
To encourage and empower one another so that we might be a blessing to our community.
Alternate Wednesday evenings in Tetbury.
Andy & Raewyn Platts
A Bible study, prayer and mutual support group within the community of Berrymore & Berryfields. Wednesay afternoons in North Woodchester.
Jenny Bernard 01453 872881
Connect, the Missional Community based in Bussage
To help each other live as intentional missional disciples in our neighbourhood. To seek opportunities to engage in the local community.
Activities: “ROC Bussage” is an opportunity to prayerfully explore how God might want us to respond to our neighbours and show and share God’s grace in Bussage and beyond. “Thrive”: we informally worship God and try to apply his word to our lives.
& Rosslyn Longwill
(01453 883308/07837 364003), Dave
& Cheryl Shears
A community of families who are exploring creative ways to pass on our faith to our children and those around us. Meet in The Hub every first and third Sunday between 4 and 6pm.
Ria and Stu Allen (01453 884547 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
To support ladies in Bible Study and prayer, help them apply it to their lives and encourage them to be missional in their situations.
Thursday mornings at The Hub, Minchinhampton.
Focusing on God’s Word and offering support through prayer and practical help. Meeting alternate Mondays in Minchinhampton.
Susan Glanfield 01453 883283 and Chrissie Eccles 01453 887622.
To help long-term relationships to flourish by sharing time and food with other married couples .
Activities: If you’re in a long term marriage relationship or just got hitched, join us for a meal and feed your union—we meet on the first Sunday of the month. We’ve learnt marriage is a daily choice and, when it’s good, everyone benefits. By making time to have a conversation with a shared meal, we can encourage all our marriages to flourish, sharing what works.
Tom & Anna Herbert
(07787 51249), Scott & Michelle Coles
(07804 976919/07854 379168)
Men's fellowship & Bible study
We meet from 10.30am to 12.30am on Thursday mornings in one of our houses. We read through a passage of the Bible and with help from some notes we aim to bring out and encourage comments and prayer from the group.
Men's prayer breakfast
Second and fourth Saturday mornings at The Hub, Minchinhampton.
Mums' book club
A group of Mums with babies who are meeting every Monday morning to read and discuss a book relevant to their stage in life.
Charis Cook 07757 947471
The Nailsworth Group
We meet to support each other in prayer and practical ways, also spending time in worship and deepening our knowledge of the Bible and its author. Wednesday evenings in each other’s homes around Nailsworth.
Specially 4 You
S4U seeks to make church relevant and accessible to adults whose needs are special: levels of understanding are no barrier to knowing Jesus. S4U is a community, founded on the love of Jesus and our love for one another. Sharing news and food; simple interactive service with lots of music and stories, finishing off with a craft session which reflects the theme of the day. We also have the occasional lunch together with our special guests at a pub and we have a regular catch-up over supper with the core group.
Jane Court (07974 950353 or email@example.com), Kate Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TGIF (thank God it's Friday!)
We meet on Thursday or Friday evenings, to grow together in faith and fellowship, and celebrate the start of the weekend! We meet in each other's homes around Stroud and Stonehouse and have a meal together before studying the Bible.
Naomi Skelton 07702 050939
The Group around the Park
A group that meets together to study the Bible and support each other through prayer and friendship.
Tuesday evenings at various venues in Minchinhampton.
& Nick Stening
The Hilltop Group
Discipleship, fellowship & support, encouragement for individual ministries outside the church.
Wednesday evenings in Minchinhampton.
Graham & Yvonne Hobbs