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The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Philip & St James' Odd Down, Bath and Wells, is a registered charity No: 1131533

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Vicar's Confirmation course

Housegroups are an invaluable way to find fellowship during the week and they come in many forms. We believe a church is made stronger by its individual groups and would encourage you to join one or team up with others to start your own home group.

Help is on hand for those interested in becoming housegroup leaders – a library of resources/bible studies, regular leaders meetings & more. If you’d like more information about housegroups or are interested in starting your own, please talk to Margaret Joyce or contact the Church 
 on 835228.

Below is a summary of our current housegroups


Margaret Joyce (Evening Group) - Every Thursday, Odd Down

We meet every Thursday evening at our home at 7.30pm. This group is a follow up to last year's Alpha course. Everyone is really hungry to learn more of the Christian faith. We have lots of fun as we learn. 

John & Claire Morrish - Alternate Tuesdays (term time only) , Combe Down

We meet alternate Tuesdays at our home from 8pm. We're a mixed age group, and everone is welcome to join us. We have studied a variety of topics - most recently we have looked at the Nooma DVD's, studied the letters of John and we are presently doing a series on Living By Grace.


Vicki & Dave Atkinson - Alternate Wednesdays, Odd Down

We meet alternate Wednesdays at 8pm. Mostly we follow a bible study series (currently Thessalonians), with occasional socials mixed in. We are a mixed age group, and all are welcome. We share the hosting and leading between us - but its not compulsory!

Exploring Christianity Course - Run on demand.

This is a great course for those just starting on the Christian life, wanting to know more or wanting to be Confirmed into the Church of England. It's run by the Vicar, meeting in a home and runs at any time as a group forms. It can be as small as one person or large - Just ask!