House Groups

Learning and growing together.

Why I enjoy going to House Group… 

‘It helps me to grow in my faith.’ 

‘I value the fellowship and support of my fellow Christians.’

‘I gain a deeper knowledge of the Bible, which I would not achieve on my own.’ 

‘I always enjoy the Friday Bible study because you learn so many surprising things.’

‘I really like House Group.  It helps answer a lot of questions and encourages me to reflect more…’

We hope that the sermons every Sunday morning are thoughtful and challenging. For some people, especially at certain times in their life, that is enough; for other people, they feel they want to go deeper into their faith.

Here are some possible ways you can find more.

House Groups

We have a few house groups and are hoping for more. This is when a group of between three and eight people get together at someone’s house, once a week or perhaps once a fortnight, usually to look at the Bible together. We currently have House groups on:

Every other Tuesday – 10.30am-12.30pm.

2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings of the month, 7.45pm for an 8pm start Tolworth area.

Every other Friday, from 1.30pm to 3pm. St Mark’s Church.

If you would like to get involved, contact the parish office and they will pass on your enquiry to one of our House Groups coordinators.

Please see this leaflet, which gives me information about House Groups:

HOUSE GROUPS leaflet – 2019

The parish have previously offered the following courses. Similar or the same courses will be offered again; please contact the parish office for more details.

The Rough Guide to Christianity

From time to time, we offer a course across eight evenings which is an overview of the Christian faith that assumes absolutely no prior knowledge. It covers questions such as:

  • What can we know about Jesus’ life?
  • What can we know about Jesus’ death and resurrection?
  • What is the Bible?
  • What is the Church?
  • How can I pray?
  • How can I think about God?
  • What are the consequences of being a Christian?

No question is disallowed; no answer is dismissed. We think through things together.


The Church of England is using a new course called ‘Pilgrim’ as a way of beginning the Christian faith.

Lent Courses

Each year, members of our church and of other churches around Surbiton and Tolworth get together to follow a ‘Lent course’. Sometimes, this is based on a book; sometimes on a film. This involves committing to five sessions over the course of Lent to deepen your faith.