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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

  • East Oxford

    When & Where
    Wednesdays, 7:45-9:30pm
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Grace Harrison & Claire Duff

    We are a Connect Group living in and around East Oxford. We want to serve the East Oxford community; a vibrant and diverse part of Oxford, and make Jesus known here.

    We meet in different places, so please contact us to find out where we will be this week so please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

    Get in touch

  • 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.

    Get in touch

  • Social Justice

    When & Where
    Wednesdays 7.45-9.30pm
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Peter-Sam, Elaine Savage & Alice Self

    A group passionate about social justice whilst building an integrated community together. We meet in different places, so please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

    Get in touch

  • Young Adults

    When & Where
    Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Tom & Susie Holden

    This group is for young adults who want to meet together in order to support and encourage each other. We are aiming to build community between one another and the people in our lives, as well as working to grow in our relationship with God.

    We meet in different places, so please contact us to find out where we will be this week.

    Get in touch

  • Families

    When & Where
    Thursdays
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Dave & Amy Layen

    A group that aims to provoke each other to live God-centred lives through the young family stage of life; to share life together, build community and engage with the wider community of young families in this city.

    Get in touch

  • Student Night

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 8-9.30pm
    The Cape of Good Hope,
    The Plain,
    Oxford,
    OX4 1EA

    Leaders
    Maddy Ellison

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

    Get in touch

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Central (North) Groups

  • Workplace

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 7.30pm
    Various Locations (get in touch to find out where we will be).

    Leaders
    Graham Hope

    We are a Connect Group aiming to support and challenge each other in living for Christ in our respective workplaces. We meet in various locations so please get in touch to find out where we will be this week. We regularly do homeless outreach and occasionally have socials at different locations. If you are someone who is not in regular paid work you are still very welcome to join us; we are aiming to support people in whatever they do in Oxford at whatever stage of life they are at.

    Get in touch

  • Culture

    When & Where
    Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Faith Oyegbile

    We are a group that celebrates and builds community across the city's rich international and culture diversity. We meet weekly to encourage one another in our faith and to connect and engage with various forms of creative culture (e.g. music, theatre, literature etc.) in the city.

    Get in touch

  • Student Night

    When & Where
    Thursdays, 8-9.30pm
    The Cape of Good Hope,
    The Plain,
    Oxford,
    OX4 1EA

    Leaders
    Maddy Ellison

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

    Get in touch

  • Families

    When & Where
    Wednesdays
    Oxford

    Leaders
    Steve & Sarah Whitla

    A group that aims to provoke each other to live God-centred lives through the young family stage of life; to share life together, build community and engage with the wider community of young families in this city.

    Get in touch

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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)