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Small groups meeting during the week

The Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC) small groups meet most weeks for a mixture of prayer, worship, bible study, coffee, and social events - and to enjoy each others company.

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To get involved in one of our small groups please contact the church office or telephone: 01702 478698

The Small Group offering

Tuesday Evenings at 7pm


Led by Andy and Ruth Rotherham

Sometimes I try to be normal, but it gets boring. So I go back to being me!

Life is an adventure that can be scary, fun yet demanding – best travelled both together and with God. This group will seek to inspire, love, care, support and challenge with the love of Jesus.

Tuesday Evenings at 8pm


Facilitated by Tony and Angela Bowhill – meets on alternate Tuesday evenings


Facilitated by Trevor Imbush

FITS (Frog In The Shed)

Facilitated by Julie and Martin Eady

Mens' Group

facilitated by Alan Cook and Jamie Currell – meets alternate Tuesday evenings in The Stables Lounge

Wednesday Evenings at 8pm
The Wednesday Group

Led by Billie and Gerry Thornton

Enjoy Fun, Food and Fellowship! Our group evenings usually involve sharing together, watching DVDs, discussion and prayer.

Thursday Evenings at 8pm
Pudding Club

Led by Steve Tinning and Dan Gracie

Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner. The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. “What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and ‘sinners’?”

Jesus heard about it and spoke up, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” (Luke 5:30-32)

Pudding Club is a group of people who know they are no more perfect that Jesus’ usual eating companions. We like pudding and we like a drink… and we like discussing and praying through the invitation to a changed life and what that might mean for us in Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding area today.

Thursday Evenings at 8pm
East Leigh

Led by Shirley Luffrum

We are a very sociable group who enjoy getting together for outings and events as well as our regular meetings when we share Bible study, praise and prayer in a context of food and drink!

Thursday Evenings from 8pm
Quiche Buyers Club

Faciliated by Helen Jago and David Elcock

A group that meets in homes off and around the Leigh Road. Our weekly gatherings involve food, film, honesty, comfy seats, interactive bible exploration, debate, laughter, friendship, volunteering, socials, weekends away, prayer and grappling with big issues. Babies are welcome, so no need to get a babby sitter.

Thursday Evenings at 8pm
North Leigh

Led by Stuart and Helen Overton-Smith

We start (and end) our meetings with drinks and biscuits, chatting and catching up on what's been going on in each other's lives.

We share life's experiences and pray about them as a group, supporting and encouraging one another. We pray through the pastoral news letter together. And often have a time of worship and praise. We then have a time of study – a bible passage or a DVD but there is usually a game or a challenge to get us all involved and get us thinking. All this is followed by lots of chat and prayer!

We always go home feeling glad that we got together.

Thursday Evenings at 8pm
South Leigh

Led by Wally Nobes

We meet at one of several homes. After a brief prayer asking the Lord to bless our evening together, we then have a time of bible study and discussion, usually based around a dvd series. Everyone participates in one way or another. It is never dull and what we learn in the sessions helps us in our daily walk as Christians. The main focus of our prayer time is the weekly pastoral letter but we also pray for each other, members of the group who can't be with us, those in need and for our church and community. We finish the evening with refreshments, a time of fellowship together, getting to know each other better and encouraging one another.

Thursday Evenings at 8.30pm

Facilitated by Robert and Linda Mitchell

We are a group with a mix of ages and backgrounds. Meeting together is extremely important to us all and we try to meet as often as possible even in the holidays (when we can manage it). Supporting each other in every way is crucial to us as a group and it would be fair to say that we view each other as extended family and wouldn't hesitate to shout for help if we needed it! We enjoy our social times too and we have been known to picnic at Hadleigh Castle, go bowling, go out to eat or entertain each other at our homes. Whatever we do there is often food involved and lots of laughter!

Thursday Evenings at at 8.30pm

Led by Alun and Alison Howley

Ours is a lively group who enjoy socialising and relaxing together. Evenings are spent sharing and studying the Bible through various styles of presentation, praying together, supporting and encouraging . Food and drink an essential part and we enjoy a good song too.

Other Groups that meet together at Leigh Road Baptist Church

Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon
The Lounge

Led by Tanya Pain
Meets in The Stables Lounge

Exploring life as Christian women. Coffee, laughter, friends, issues, opinions, discussion, questions, faith, feelings... and Cake!

I've got to know a group of fab ladies! We talk - laugh – cry sometimes – pray together. We often use dvd bible studies – easy and interesting to follow and a great help to me in my Christian growth

Find out more about The Lounge

Tuesday 2.15pm - 3.30pm
Barnabas Fellowship (for Men and Women)

Meets in The Stables Lounge

A group for men and women meeting in The Stables Lounge at LRBC. Meetings involve songs of praise, a time of prayer and invited speakers sharing their faith and experiences. Transport may be arranged.

Find out more about Barnabas Fellowship

Thursday 10.30am-11.45am
Coffee Club

Meets in the Stables Lounge

Fellowship for seniors over coffee, a chat and a focus Meets in the Stables Lounge. Minibus service available.

Find out more about Coffee Club

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