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Connect Groups

About


Exploring faith and making a difference

About

We’re passionate about helping people explore and deepen their faith, and about making a positive difference in our communities. Connect Groups are the main way we do that at Emmanuel Church.

Connect Groups gather 15-35 people each week to build community and contribute to the flourishing of Oxford life. They gather around a common cause - a people, a place, or a passion.

Whether you are interested in serving a particular area of the city, helping a people group or demographic to explore questions of faith, or collaborating with others who care about a similar cause, we hope that in time there will be a group for you.

See below to find out more about and to get in touch with the group leaders, or email connectgroups@emmanueloxford.org for more information about Connect Groups in general.

Find a Group


Get in touch with one of our Connect Groups

East Groups

  • Cowley Road

    When & Where
    Wednesdays, 7.45-9.30pm
    Restore Garden Cafe
    Manzil Way
    Oxford
    OX4 1YH

    Leaders
    Robert and Louise Grayson

    Cowley Road is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of our city. We're a group of people who live in and around the area who want to serve this wonderful part of Oxford in a variety of different ways, not least through getting involved with events such as the Cowley Road Carnival. We meet in the Restore Garden Cafe and around the city. Please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

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  • Florence Park

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 7.45-9.30pm
    Florence Park Community Centre
    Cornwallis Road
    Oxford
    OX4 3NH

    Leaders
    Dan Bloice-Smith

    We are a community within Emmanuel Church, which sees Florence Park as its hub and out of which seeks to serve others and one another.

    Our Thursday evenings vary from; exploring questions of faith together, to decorating a friends house and from eating meals together to serving cake to thousands of people at the local community Festival. Its great and everyone is welcome to come along. (Venue does change so please contact me before coming.)

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  • Littlemore

    When & Where
    Thursdays 7.45pm
    Littlemore Community Centre
    46 Giles Rd
    Oxford
    OX4 4NW

    Leaders
    Paul & Helen Billingham

    We're a group that meets to explore faith, get to know and support one another and serve the local community together. We meet in and seek to serve Littlemore, but everyone is welcome wherever you live!

    We meet in the Littlemore Community Centre and other places around the area. Please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

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  • Refugee

    When & Where
    Wednesdays 7.45-9.30pm
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Joel Grates

    A group to empower people to love and serve refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and beyond, whilst building an integrated community together. We meet in different places, so please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

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  • Students

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 7:30-9.00pm
    The Mitre,
    17 High Street,
    Oxford,
    OX1 4AG

    Leaders
    Jess Vaughan, Maddy Flower, Andrew Phillips, Sam Ashton, Anna Cowling and Vicki Higgins

    We're a group of students from both University who are looking to grow in our faith and serve the University we're part of.

    This group restart on 28th September.

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Central Groups

  • Central

    When & Where
    Sundays, 3.30pm
    16 Turl St
    Oxford
    OX1 3DH

    Leaders
    David & Jude May

    A group getting ready to launch a central site in September. Please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

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  • Students

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 7:30-9.00pm
    The Mitre,
    17 High Street,
    Oxford,
    OX1 4AG

    Leaders
    Jess Vaughan, Maddy Flower, Andrew Phillips, Sam Ashton, Anna Cowling and Vicki Higgins

    We're a group of students from both University who are looking to grow in our faith and serve the University we're part of.

    This group restart on 28th September.

    Get in touch

  • International

    When & Where
    Wednesday, 8.00-9.30pm
    Cape of Good Hope
    1 Iffley Rd
    Oxford
    OX4 1EA

    Leaders
    Vincent and Machilu Van Bever Donker

    THIS GROUP IS NOT MEETING AGAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

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But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.


Jeremiah 29:7 (ESV)