It is a privilege to meet together on Sundays for worship and friendship, but Sundays are never enough to build either our faith or our community. There are a number of ways you can connect with the life of the church midweek, through a variety of smaller groups where relationships are central. Some groups will centre around bible study and prayer whilst others will centre on building friendships through other activities.
Tuesday Fellowship is held every Tuesday afternoon during term time in the Church Hall. We are a group of ladies of a certain age, but anyone of any age is welcome – men included. We are not exclusive!
The meeting starts at 2.30pm and finishes with a cup of tea at 3.30pm We share, in a warm friendly and supportive environment, a short service which includes hymns, prayers, Bible reading and a speaker either on a Bible passage or topic of interest
The aim of homegroups is to grow in our spiritual lives, as we journey together and learn to follow Christ more deeply. Typically, this involves sharing our lives, prayer, Bible study and practical support. In addition, we are able to work together to find ways to share the good news of Jesus with our community. A wide variety of approaches, age groups and frequency are available.
There is now a small team co-ordinating small groups so if you are interested in joining a homegroup please contact Duncan and we will find somewhere that will be a good fit.
Men@StLeonards was formed to support men who are part of the wider church family in their Christian faith, and to provide a safe environment into which to invite non-Christian friends.
We meet around 8 times a year, usually in the function room of the White Hart in Eynsham. We’re affiliated to Christian Vision for Men (CVM), a national organisation that supports men’s ministries.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve had quiz nights, a Dads and Lads weekend, played Aunt Sally, heard of an escape from the South American drugs world, and had a wine tasting evening. The highlight of the year is the annual trip in June to the CVM Gathering, where approximately 2,500 men camp in a field near Swindon, to encourage each other, share food and beer, hear amazing testimonies and (led by Graham Kendrick) worship God.
Part of the Witney and Woodstock Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Bell Ringers, St Leonard’s bell ringers are a group of local people who like to keep the tradition of Church bell ringing alive.They ring for all services of worship, and also some Church, Village and Country occasions. They can also provide free ringing for weddings and funerals.
As a group they are able to provide the opportunity for those of all ability to join in, and learn new ways of playing together.
When: Monday evenings, 7.00- 8.00pm
Where: In the Bell Tower of the Church
Tower Captain: Pete Butler