Groups FAQ

Groups run on a termly basis. Our 2018 summer term runs from 30th April for 11 weeks until 21st July and beyond. You can sign up through our groups directory or the ways listed here. And if you’re interested in starting a new group next term, we would love to hear from you. Send your new idea to

When do Groups start?

This term most groups start the week of 30th April.

When can I sign up for a Group?

The sign-up window for this term starts Sunday 1st April and runs to Sunday 29th April. Sign-up generally takes place during the first month of the school term.

What happens if I miss the sign-up window?

During the sign-up window, you will have plenty of opportunity to sign up for a group. However, on occasions it may be possible to join some groups during the term if there is still space.

How long will Groups run for?

This term most groups will run until the 21st July. Groups will not be running during April as this is when we have our various one-church events like Hunger and outreach events.

Can I join more than one Group?

Yes you can, but remember it’s better to attend one group regularly than lots of groups occasionally.

If I attend Kings Centro, can I join a group linked to Hampden Park?

Yes, as we are all one church, you can join a group linked to either venue.

How do I know which Group is right for me?

There are five different types of groups which you can find listed under the ‘Type’ drop-down filter at the top of the page. You will find life groups, activity groups, courses, reach groups and kids and youth.

How do I register for a Group?

At the beginning of each term, we will update the groups directory here on our website, in ChurchSuite, and publish a new Identity magazine, also containing the directory.

What happens after I have signed up for a Group?

The group leader will contact you and introduce themselves to you. If you have any questions about the group, this is the time to ask. Once you are both happy that the group is for you, you will be added to the group for that term.

What can I do if a Group I would like to join is full?

Many groups will run for more than just one term, so you will have another opportunity to join later in the year.

Am I allowed to stay in a Group for more than one term?

Many groups will run for more than one term and you can sign up again.

I have an idea for a Group that I would like to run in the future. Is that OK?

Yes, we are on the lookout for new groups and would like to hear your idea. Email a brief summary of your idea to

If you have any other questions about Groups, please email

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