Growing in Faith

Growing in Faith

Learning and Growing in Faith

Courses and Groups

The best way of learning about the Christian faith is by joining a Christian community and taking part in a small group or a short course.  At St Mary’s we have a number of small groups and we run a wide variety of courses on a number of topics. You are welcome to join any of them.

Contact Sunny in the Parish Office for more information.

Alpha Course
Alpha has become an international phenomenon. Literally millions have completed this course which is a basic introduction to Christianity, based around a simple evening meal, a short talk and a group discussion. You can find more details at www.alpha.org. At St Mary’s we run the Alpha Course in a questioning and inclusive way, in the spirit of our Vision. Please contact the Vicar for details of the next Alpha Course.

Confirmation Course
St Mary’s usually runs two courses, one for adults and a parallel programme for teenagers wanting to develop their Christian Faith further.  This year, our Alpha Course served as the core of our confirmation preparation with further sessions added at the end.

Confirmations take place in the Battersea area every year, although not always at St Mary’s. If you are interested in being confirmed, please contact the clergy.

Lecture Series
St Mary’s runs several lecture courses throughout the year on a wide variety of subjects. Recent courses have included: Ways of Praying, Death & The Afterlife in the World’s Religions and Difficult Passages in the Bible.

See News & Events for details

Men’s Group
is open to all men and meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss issues of local, national or international interest.
Please contact Peter Wintgens 020 7720 9708.

Study Groups
Every Tuesday at 8.00pm.
and Every Thursday at 1.15pm Everyone is welcome.

A small number of our congregation have undertaken a course of spiritual development through Anglican Cursillo. For more details of what’s involved in this programme, please contact Libby Bradshaw.

Spiritual Direction
The clergy and Staff at St Mary’s are always happy to give direct one-to-one spiritual direction regularly or as a one-off to talk about prayer, spirituality, matters of faith, and how to live a Christian  life.