Study and Prayer

As well as our regular services on Sunday and Wednesday mornings, we offer further opportunities to develop our Christian life through bible study groups and prayer.

STUDY OPPORTUNITIES –  You can participate in the following ways:

BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets first Wednesday in the month at 11.00am in the Council Chamber and is led by our vicar, Janet Roberts.  Following our time of study we share a lunch altogether.  You are also very welcome to join us earlier for Eucharist at 10.15am in the Council Chamber.

SOUL FOOD: ‘Lifting our sights and going deeper’

This will be a service for anybody who wants to learn more about their Christian faith and to understand the bible better.  A relaxed and informal time where we can discuss current issues as well as study the bible.  There are no questions or topics that are barred, you do not have to come with a lot of knowledge but feel free to come with a lot questions!  

Although this is aimed at adults, children are welcome to come and the children’s corner will be available. We will provide drinks, toast and cake!

It will be on two Sundays a month in the church from 5.00pm to 6.15pm. 

Dates in 2018: 

7th October, 21st October, 4th November, 18th November (combined with a Taizé style service), 2nd December

Email Ravi: for more information.

START COURSES: These courses are informal, with a DVD presentation, discussion and time for reflection. They are usually held on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm at a local venue .  Dates and content of the course will be posted as and when dates are agreed.  However, you can email or phone Janet, our vicar, 0151 924 3551 or email her:

STUDYING THE BIBLE AT HOME?  Try Book by Book a unique and affordable DVD-based Bible study resource that is rich in quality content and variety (Charity Number: 1116805).

In addition there are periodically other opportunities for study within St. Nicholas’ Church and other local churches.  See Janet. our vicar, for more details or the Weekly Bulletin.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIESYou can participate in the following ways:

  • Join us in our Sunday and Wednesday church services for group prayer. 
  • For a private and confidential our ‘prayer ministryis held on the first Sunday of each month, during the main 10.30am service in St. Barnabas’ Chapel.  (rear of the church) Here, two persons are available to hold a private prayer ministry during and after the Communion part of the service. 
  • Each Thursday at 9.00am we hold a Morning Prayer in church. We focus on the wider Church, the World, and those who are sick.
  • Our ‘Prayer Board’ and ‘Prayer Tree’, at the back of church.  Add the name of a person with a need to the board or tree. 
  • Our ‘Weekly Bulletinoffers you the opportunity to add the name of a sick person you wish to pray to our list.  (You can also ask Janet our Vicar, or one of the church wardens, to add a name too).