Christianity Explored gives people time and space to discover the best news they’ve ever heard. Over seven interactive sessions, as they explore Mark’s Gospel, people find out who Jesus is, what he achieved, and what it means for us today.
Find out about a Home Group near you
We meet weekly in small groups, usually 5-10 people in each. They are a way to get to know a few people better, enjoy fellowship, and, most importantly, encourage and support each other through the specifics of our day to day lives.
Meetings include some time hearing from God. This may be in Bible study or in discussing a Bible talk from written or DVD course material. Time to pray for each other is the other important aspect.
Many people find this weekly time a valuable way to refocus on God and apply His truths to our daily lives. It is also a marvellous way to see Him at work in and through our brothers and sisters in Christ.
We strongly encourage you to join a group. If you’re interested, please let David Waine know (, 01822 819747). He can point you in the direction of a homegroup leader, depending on what times you are free and what sort of format you’d prefer.
There are home groups spread throughout the Parish most meet in the evenings but there are also day time home groups.
Central Prayer Meeting
8pm - 9pm
1st Wed of the month
We run a Central Prayer Meeting on the 1st Wednesday of every month, via Zoom. Details will be circulated by our secretary. Please join us!
This is an opportunity for the men of the church to come together and share a meal, it also presents an opportunity to invite friends and work colleagues to come and share some time meeting with other members of this group.
The Breakfasts are organised by Ross Mitchell and Mark Smith. The group usually meets around every 4-6 weeks depending on the season of the year. Venues have varied over time but more recently we have met at Abigail's at Knightstone Tearooms, generally starting is 8am.
Breakfast which usually consists of a full English usually gets the session off to a good start. Following breakfast we have a guest speaker who gives a testimony of an episode in their Christian experience. The gathering normally disperses around 10am leaving the rest of the day for ‘man chores!’
Ladies Book Club
I extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our Christian Book Club.
We meet every 6 weeks or so and discuss a Christian book which we have all read (or not). I would like to say that it is open to men and women but, hand on heart, I cannot lie so far it has just been women who have come along. Women and book clubs just seem to work – I make no apologies for it! I have joined several over the years and it is something about having an ‘excuse’ to get together and chat, preferably over some delicious snacks or refreshment, which has made book clubs a popular pastime for the fairer sex.
I decided to start one in Buckland because I enjoy the opportunity to meet with others and have an in depth discussion. I particularly wanted to start a Christian one because I wanted to lift up my own reading selection to books that require thought, investigation, debate and reflection. So far we have read biographies, fictional stories and theological texts. It has been a hit and miss affair with some of the choices (much like any book club) but I have always come away with some nuggets of truth or points to ponder on. I particularly like biographies where I can see normal people working in extraordinary ways – it gives me something to aspire to.
We have at least 20 names on the book club list. An email is sent out with the book selected and a date set. I would like to lay down the gauntlet to the Men’s Breakfast and say that our breakfasts are varied and always delicious. Everyone shares in bringing the food to the table. We are a group of warm, welcoming people ready to learn, listen and respect.
If you would like to come along (don’t be put off if you don’t get around to read all the book!) To find out the title of the next book and the planned venue for our meeting then please contact Cally Barnes at
’Today if only you would hear his voice…’Psalm 95 v 7
Sometimes it can be hard to know God’s presence or to find the right words to cry out to him. The Psalms are an encouraging biopic of King David’s prayer life that can be so helpful for us today.
Over the next 5 weeks, starting on Tuesday 23rd February at 8 pm we will be looking at 5 Psalms in depth to consider the context in which they were written, the meaning behind them, and their potential to form part of our discipleship today. We will be holding an hour Zoom call on Tuesday evenings that will be a mixture of prayer, teaching, discussion and reflection. It would be great if you could join us.
Please contact for the Zoom access details.