Missional Communities

We have two types of groups here at Christ Church:

Small Groups

We have our small groups who enjoy Bible study together and provide a place of friendship and encouragement.

Missional Communities

Missional Communities are places of discipleship and encouragement, and also think about how they might reach out to people who don’t know Jesus.

Below is a list of all our groups with the day on which they meet and listed under the name of the group leader. Those groups that are starting the journey of becoming missional communities have the label (MC) after the leader name, otherwise the group is one of our regular small groups (SG). Look out for new groups starting in the near future.



Jennie Higham (SC)

Our small group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 1.30pm at Christ Church.

Contact: jennifer.higham@tiscali.co.uk




Sheila & Pauline (MC)

Eco Therapy Group – we meet at 12.30pm in Hesketh Park, June to September, and at Christ Church during October to May. We spend the first half hour in bible study then a further hour looking at the benefits of nature to our mental health.




Liz Lacey (MC)

We meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am in the church building. Our missional focus is with the Midweek Music audience.

Contact Liz — liz.lacey@btinternet.com

Rob Milton (MC)

We meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at church.

Contact Rob — rob.milton@me.com

Peter Owen and Dave Griffiths (MC)

We meet on Wednesdays at 8pm at various venues. Our missional focus is with various sports and social clubs.

Contact Dave — dave@jmg.me.uk

Penny Barker (SG)

We meet on Wednesdays at 8pm. We move locations and these are either around Hesketh Park or Birkdale.

Contact Penny — simon@sjpbarker.free-online.co.uk

Sheila and Hugh Milligan (MC)

We meet on Wednesdays at 8pm at various venues.

Contact Hugh — hughp@doctors.org.uk, or Sheila — sheila.milligan@yahoo.com

Martin Fairweather & Paul Geering (MC)

We meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at various venues.

Contact Martin — martin.fairweather@talk21.com




Mark Millington & Jeremy Whittle (MC)

We meet on Thursdays at 7.30pm at various locations.

Contact Mark — millingtonmark@me.com




Pam Pomfret (MC)

We meet on Fridays at 11am in the church building.

Contact Pam — pamelapomfret@yahoo.co.uk




Phil & Katy Porter (MC)

We meet on a Sunday at 9.30am. Our missional focus is to run Cafe Church in the church building.

Contact Phil — paporter@sky.com