FAITH

On this page you can find out about church meetings, cafe church and courses where you can explore the Christian faith. 

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Exploring Faith

 

Alpha Courses:

Hartley WintneY

St John's Church run Alpha courses each term. For more information please look at their website or contact their church office. 

Basingstoke

Saint Mark's Kempshott will be hosting an Alpha Course in the New Year.

 St Joseph's Church will be beginning an Alpha course in Spring 2018. 


Life Explored

Basingstoke Community Churches: Join us at Life Explored as we look at where we can find happiness and fulfilment in the greatest gift ever given. 

1st November - 31st December 2017 -> a 7 week course, every Wednesday from 7.30 - 9pm. 

Starbucks, Festival Place, Upper Floor, Basingstoke


Christianity Explored

St Mary's Church, Basingstoke: this is an opportunity to find out more about God, Jesus and Christianity. The course will run on an evening over supper. To attend, you do not need to know anything about the Bible, you won't be asked to read aloud, pray or sing, and you may ask any questions you want.  Our next course will start in the Autumn on 5th October.


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Cafe Church

Cafe Church meetings are hosted at:

Life Church Hook - occasional Sunday Evening with coffee, cake, quizzes, live music and short talk. 

Tadley URCA cafe style service is held approximately every 8 weeks, at our normal Sunday service time of 10.30. A more informal and very family friendly atmosphere with free Continental style breakfast. Contact via contact@tadleyurc.com

 
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Breakfast Meetings

Men's Breakfast

Tadley Main Road Methodist Church -> Full English breakfast and speaker from a charity or Christian organisation. 10am start on last Saturday each month, except August and December. All men welcome. Contact: Mike Kimber 0777 4543315

 

Women's Breakfast

 

 
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MID-WEEK GROUPS

oASIS : Life Church, Hook 

"Serenity Amid Chaos"  Oasis provides an opportunity to meet together for friendship, support and bible study on alternate Wednesday mornings during term time from 10.30 am until 12 noon.

Focus: St Mary's Church, Basingstoke

An all age group for women, meeting fortnightly for bible study followed by tea and cake

Men's Reading Groups: st MAry's Church, Basingstoke

There are two Mens' Reading Groups that run during the term. One is on a Monday evening at 7.45pm at a home. The second takes place at St Mary's in the Annexe, on a Saturday morning at 8.45am.

Connect: St MAry's Church, Basingstoke

If you're 18–25 then you'll find yourself at home at CONNECT. We meet every other Wednesday for a meal and Bible study and also for a short time after the evening service every second Sunday with food provided.

Revive: St JohN's Church Hartley Wintney

Tuesdays at 9.15am to 12.00pm  | Term time

Revive is for all women in church and we love to invite our friends too! We meet for a quick catch up and hot drink in the coffee shop before heading up to Meeting Room 2 in the church centre. Our time together includes worship, prayer and looking at the Bible together. This is a great group for regular discipleship!

Mothers' Prayer Group: St Joseph's Church, Basingstoke

We are group of mums/grandmothers who meet to pray for our children and families.  We are part of the world wide Mother’s prayers which have been meeting for approximately twenty years.  Thursday (Term Time Only) at 10.30am

Contact: Katharine Bushell: katharinebushell007@gmail.com

 

Messy Church

To find out about messy church take a look at our Family and Relationships page. 

church meetings

To find out about your nearest churches and the meetings they hold please take a look at our map of churches. You can follow the link to each church website to find out more information and timings. 

 

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Intercessory Prayer Group at St Joseph’s Church

Prayer requests can be submitted anonymously; prayers can be submitted on paper and placed in the box under St Joseph's statue at the back of the Church or in person to any member of the group or on our secure Facebook page : www.facebook.com/Josephs RcChurchBasinsgtoke/

If you wish to know more about the group or would like to join us, please speak to Deacon Patrick O'Connell or to Roswitha Reinhard Watson via St Joseph’s Parish Office on 01256 323595

 

R.C.I.A at St. Joseph’s Church

Each year St Joseph’s church provides the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  This is for those adults living in our parish wishing to be or thinking about being received fully into the Catholic Church.  This includes both those seeking baptism for the first time and those who were baptised in another Christian Community and who now seek to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church. RCIA can start at any time of the year.  It involves regular meetings with our team of catechists and from time to time our Parish Priest and Deacon.  It culminates with the adults being baptised or received into full communion at the Easter Vigil. If you are interested in finding out more about RCIA please contact our Parish Priest or Deacon or Parish Office on 01256 323595.  Arrangements can then be made for you to meet with a member of our RCIA team.