Purpose and Link Groups

Purpose Groups

Purpose: the reason for which something is done or created, or for which something exists.

Alongside Sundays, the primary way to be part of St James in the City is to join a Purpose Group. A Purpose Group is a collection of people with a shared focus or passion. We encourage everyone in the Church to be part of a Purpose Group. Try a few groups out and find your place at St James. Please click on the links for more information and contact the purpose group leaders to find out when they are next meeting.

Click each group for more information:

Peace and Justice - to fight for peace and justice in our city through prayer and support of relevant campaigns.

God@Work - helping each other to serve people and build the kingdom in our places of work.

Nourish - supporting Mums with pre-school children.  

International Students - to care for international students and show a tangible expression of Christ through our friendship.

Children’s Work - supporting those involved in our children’s work.  A space to be creative, share ideas and grow together in our own faith.

Students - to help our students settle into life in a new city and to deepen their relationship with God at the same time.

Link Groups

Link groups are small, discipleship groups, aimed primarily at Bible study, prayer and deepening friendships. They normally form after a newcomers course finishes and are great places for people to grow in faith before joining a Purpose Group.

We currently have two Link groups, hosted by the McAvoy’s and the Verwijs’, and they both meet on Monday nights.

For more information about joining a Link group, please contact jude.padfield@stjamesinthecity.org.uk.