Intro & Overview

‘So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness’. Col 2: 6-7

‘Growing Living Faith’ in Finchampstead and California Parish offers a variety of opportunities for people to explore faith, share friendship, grow in discipleship and come together in prayer.

These include:


  • A variety of groups, meeting in people’s homes, to explore different aspects of the Christian faith and/or to pray
  • Generally on an ongoing basis, with occasional breaks
  • May be ecumenical (ie open to people from other churches)
  • Offering friendship and fellowship



  • A series of linked sessions covering a specific topic or theme
  • Sessions may ‘stand alone’ or continue from one week to the next
  • Some courses are aimed at a particular group
  • May meet on church premises or in people’s homes


Bible Study Groups

  • The main focus is on Bible Study
  • Usually meet for an agreed number of sessions or time period, on church premises or in people’s homes


Personal Bible Study

  • An opportunity to subscribe to daily Bible notes (New Daylight, Day by Day with God and Guidelines ) through our parish Bible Reading notes subscription scheme


Lent Programme

  • A series of talks and other events in the weeks leading up to Easter


Sermon Series & Talks

  • Occasional series of themed Sunday sermons and/or talks, some with accompanying handouts for personal reflection and study
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