Informal learning

For fellowship and discipleship


There are 2 house groups in the Benefice at the moment:

  • House group – Thursdays in term time 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Okeford Fitzpaine. The group is hosted by Lesley and Keri Davies and led by Sue le Riche (01258 861830).
  • Benefice prayer group – 2nd Monday of each month 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Hammoon. The group is hosted by Georgina and Steve Vestbirk (01258 860910).


There are various opportunities for Bible Study dotted through the year. Usually there is a six week course in the summer and another in the autumn. Through Advent, Bible passages are set for home study and then a session is held in January to go over what people have learnt or discovered. The Bible studies are usually lead by the Rector.


The five weeks of Lent are a really good time to get stuck into some deeper reflection about the Christian faith. There are usually 2 groups running covering the same material – one in the daytime and one in the evening. Lent courses are usually lead by the Rector.


The Deanery (the wider group of local parishes) holds an annual away day for the people of the churches. These are great opportunities to spend time with other Christians in prayer, reflection and learning about the Christian faith and are run by experienced Christians.