St John's Church Over



Homegroups are a chance for the church family to meet during the week in smaller groups.

They meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in different parts of town to study and apply the bible in a bit more detail.

Homegroups normally follow the Sunday sermon series so it’s a great opportunity to ask questions about things we didn’t understand and what the passage means for us.

There’s also plenty of tea, coffee, snacks, and praying.

If you’d like any more information on homegroups or how to go about joining one, please email .


121’s are another brilliant way for members of the church to meet up during the week and encourage and support each other in their faith.

Many of our members are in 121’s and have really benefitted from opening the bible up, chatting it through with a friend, and praying together.

They can be done anywhere and at any time. In the pub, in someone’s lounge, out in the garden or the park (weather permitting), over breakfast, or after work.

If you’d like to start a 121 we’d love to help you find somebody to meet with, and give you the resources to get started.

We tend to use ‘the word: one to one’, which is a series of bible studies in John’s gospel, you can find out more about them here (

Please email the office on:  if you’d like to find out more.


Tea@2 is a bible study that takes place every Thursday afternoon, in the Vicarage.

Anybody who’s free during the day is welcome to come along and join in.

There’s plenty of tea, coffee, cake, and chat to be getting on with too!

Quest Club

Quest is our weekly group for primary school aged children. We start at 3:15 and finish at 4:45pm.

Anybody who goes to primary school is invited and we have loads of fun finding out about Jesus through songs, short talks, crafts, games, and even snacks!

We offer a 'walking bus' from Over St John's school. Pick up is at 3pm from the playground.

All the leaders at Quest hold valid DBS certificates and comply with our safeguarding policy.

Men’s ministry

We believe that God defines what it means to be a man – not the world, our successes, work, or the culture we live in – because he created men (Genesis 2).

It can be hard to live as the men God wants us to be, both because of our own sin and because of what the world wants to tell us masculinity is.

It’s important that men meet up and encourage and support each other (even though it’s sometimes uncomfortable for us) and to challenge each other when our behaviour isn’t glorifying God.

We do this, primarily, by encouraging men to be in 121’s with other men, you can find out more about that here.

We also hold regular men’s breakfasts and curry nights. These are a chance to get together as a larger group, eat some good food, chat about scripture, and see how we can be becoming more godly men. You can find out when these are on by going to the calendar.

We also encourage all the men in our church to make the Northern Men’s Convention a real priority in their diaries. The convention is a great opportunity to meet with other men from all around the north and be encouraged by preaching from a guest speaker.

You can find out more about the convention by going to:

Women’s ministry

We believe that God has loads to say about what it means to be a woman in his world, and that it’s very different to what a lot of the world has to say.

Again, our primary focus on encouraging and equipping women is through meeting together regularly in 121’s, you can find out more about that here.

Focus, our weekly women’s group, meets at 2pm on Mondays at the Gate Inn. This is a chance to get together and encourage one another with a short talk or bible study.

There is also a regular women’s breakfast, held in the church building, which is another chance to encourage one another over food and pray together. Click here for more information on the next breakfast.