'The glory of God is in a human being
fully alive, and the life of man
is the vision of God’
This group normally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month for a time of discussion and reflection on the meaning of the Christian faith and how this impacts our individual lives. We start with Evening Prayer at 7 30pm and normally share news before exploring an aspect of the Christian faith, or a contemporary issue from a Christian perspective.
During these seasons of preparation we have a range of activities that aim to help people engage more deeply with their faith. There is normally a suggested book, together with a chance for discussion over a simple meal. Alongside this we normally run study sessions on Thursdays during Lent, one group meeting in the afternoon and the other during the evening.
The Mothers’ Union provides a means of engaging with the wider Church’s work with children and families. At its regular meetings there are talks on a variety of topics of interest to its members and the work they do.
There is a regular Sunday School, serving to nurture the faith of the younger members of the congregation. This meets in the Minster at 9 30am each Sunday.
Candidates are prepared for first communion and confirmation as required. Please contact a member of the clergy for more information.
Though independent of the Minster, Ivy House is an excellent local resource providing a place for reflection, both through its participation in the Quiet Gardens Scheme and as a Retreat Centre. Details of guided retreats and Quiet Days can be found on their
For those who wish to have more in depth guidance in their spiritual lives the clergy are able to discuss personal needs and try to find appropriate help and guidance, both within the parish and the wider Church.