Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham St. Mark, Woodthorpe

Mid-week groups - All suspended until further notice

Home Groups

We have several home groups that meet mid-week, mostly in the evenings but some meet earlier in the day. These groups are for fellowship, Bible study and prayer and well over half the church belong to one of these groups, they are considered a very important part of church life.

Nurture Groups

A nurture group is typically 3 or 4 people spending regular time together, exploring what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ. For some people, same-sex nurture groups are their preferred way to talk about life issues and pray for one another. For others, a couples’ nurture group may be the safe space that allows mutual flourishing. St Mark’s also encourage family nurture groups and youth nurture groups.

Please see the file attachment at the bottom of this page.

Men @ St. Marks

We have a group specifically for the men in our church which meets during the year. The meetings are a mixture of social events and others where we can explore aspects of the Christian faith as it relates to our everyday life.

Thursday Club

The Thursday Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Church Hall. We run a varied programme of activities for the older generation.

All of the activities are geared towards the opportunity to share food, fun and fellowship. Although there are occasional lunches, most events are centred around a traditional afternoon tea, offering freshly prepared rolls, sandwiches and homemade cakes.

New members are very welcome to come along


We all have questions. Questions about ‘life, the universe and everything’. Some people have questions about faith - is there a God? A meaning to life? The Alpha course looks at questions people have about Christianity: Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Why do Christians worship him? Do Christians live differently? All good questions.

Alpha is all about exploring good questions in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s also a great way to meet new people, drink coffee and eat cake! 

“Julian” Prayer Meeting

7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the Chapel. These are silent prayer meeting lasting 30 minutes so there’s no praying out loud and no sharing etc. These meetings are between you and God so the meeting is to facilitate this in a prayerful atmosphere. Silence is essential so please try to be there for a prompt start, refreshments will be available afterwards.

All welcome

Nurture_Groups, PDF