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

08
DEC

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams with sermon given by Stephen Hofmeyr

08
DEC

10 am Morning Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Rev Nick Williams with sermon given by Stephen Hofmeyr

08
DEC

11.45 am Matins

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 11:45 - 12:45
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Bassi Mirzania

08
DEC

6pm Informal Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by Dan Peckham and Rev Jo Trickey

08
DEC

Cube

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 19:30 - 21:00
Christ Church Hall

11
DEC

ABC

Date: 
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

12
DEC

11.30 Holy Communion followed by Lunch Club

Date: 
Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Rev Jo Trickey with sermon given by Christine Mogford

12
DEC

Xstream

Date: 
Thursday, 12 December 2019 17:00 - 18:15
Christ Church Hall

12
DEC

Cafe 4one6

Date: 
Thursday, 12 December 2019 19:00 - 20:30
Christ Church Hall

12
DEC

choir rehearsal

Date: 
Thursday, 12 December 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Church, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

14
DEC

OPEN HANDS CAROL SERVICE - Accessible to all with refreshments

Date: 
Saturday, 14 December 2019 16:00 - 18:30
Church, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

15
DEC

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams

15
DEC

10 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Rev Jo Trickey with sermon given by Rev Nick Williams

15
DEC

6pm CONTEMPORARY CAROL SERVICE

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by Rev Jo Trickey and Rev Greg Downes

15
DEC

Cube

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 19:30 - 21:00
Christ Church Hall

19
DEC

Thursdays at 2 - Christmas Lunch

Date: 
Thursday, 19 December 2019 08:00 - 18:00
Christ Church Guildford, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

19
DEC

Cube Christmas Dinner

Date: 
Thursday, 19 December 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Hall, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

19
DEC

choir rehearsal

Date: 
Thursday, 19 December 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Church, Waterden Road 23, GU1 2AZ Guildford, United Kingdom

22
DEC

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Benji McNair-Scott

22
DEC

10 am All Age Carol Service especially suitable for Children, with refreshments

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Jules Hall with talk given by Rev Nick Williams

22
DEC

6pm Carols by Candlelight with refreshments

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by a staff member

24
DEC

Christmas Crib Service especially suitable for children, with refreshments. (copy)

Date: 
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Christ Church, 23 Waterden Road, Guildford, GU1 2AZ

26
DEC

11.30 There is NO Holy Communion today

Date: 
Thursday, 26 December 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Christ Church Guildford

29
DEC

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 29 December 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Jo Trickey

29
DEC

10 am Carol Praise and baptism

Date: 
Sunday, 29 December 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Led by Adam Warner and talk Rev Jo Trickey

29
DEC

6pm There are NO evening services today

Date: 
Sunday, 29 December 2019 18:00 - 19:00
Church House, Waterden Road, Guildford GU1 2AZ

02
JAN

Thursdays at 2 - no meeting

Date: 
Thursday, 2 January 2020 14:00 - 14:30

05
JAN

8 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 08:00 - 09:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Book of Common Prayer led by Rev Nick Williams

05
JAN

10 am Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Common Worship led by Adam Warner with sermon given by Rev Nick Williams

05
JAN

6pm Informal Worship

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 17:45 - 19:15
Christ Church Guildford GU1 2AZ
Informal evening service led by Michael and CUBE
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