What are they?

All of our groups look to have a healthy rhythm of UP: Relationship with God, IN: Personal Growth through community and OUT: Actively engaging with the lost. They are more than just a meeting as we seek to live life together and build genuine relationships with those who are not yet part of the church family.

Some of our groups are based around a specific mission focus and seek to impact those from that place, people group or passion. Other groups are there to equip and encourage each other to be salt and light wherever they find themselves be it at work or at play. Whichever suits you, it will involve loving God, loving each other, learning to be like Jesus and loving the lost and the broken.

Talk about our Community Groups

Russell White: Community - The Big Picture on Small Groups

Called to lead?

If God has put a vision in your heart and you are interested in exploring the idea of what it means to lead a community group within Citygate then we’d love to take some time to explore that with you. Contact rwhite@citygatechurch.net

Get involved!

Groups meet at different times and different places depending on their vision. To find out more check them out on the maps below and seek to be a part of something small that will make a big difference in your life and the lives of those around you.

Use the buttons under each group to start a conversation with them or get in touch with the Citygate office:
office@citygatechurch.net or 01202 299628

The Groups

Our groups all aim to be community to each other, but each goes about it slightly differently. Broadly speaking the groups can be broken into two camps, those similar to the 'home groups' found in many churches and those with a very specific vision.

Have a look below to see where you might find your place in the Citygate community:


General Community Groups

The Groups On A Map

The Groups By Name

Adrian & Miriam Gillman
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 19:45

“Our group aim is to build accountable relationships with each other and a passion to be ‘on mission’ in our community. We do this through studying the Bible and praying together, with a desire to bring glory to Jesus.”

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Ensbury Park group
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 19:45

"We want our group to be a safe place for people to take big strides forward in trusting Jesus more and helping others to come to follow Jesus. We share food, sing songs, pray together, study the Bible and encourage one another. "

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Jon & Katy Lippiatt
Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 20:15

Come and share life with us...Implementing God's word, Friendship and fun, Encouragement to share God's love with others.

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Kelvin and Doris Longwe
Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 19:30

“Our group is focused on seeing God glorified in the community. We love one another, we share and carry each other’s burdens, and we help each other discover and move in our spiritual gifting.”

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Martyn & Cheryl Smith
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 19:45

We're a group passionate in seeing lives changed, through encouraging each other, worshipping God together, Bible study, prayer and just generally doing life together. We warmly invite you to join us!

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Richard and Liza Pineda
Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 19:30

“We are an internationally diverse group who seek to help each other get closer to God through his Word and closer to each other through sharing our lives and our favourite food!”

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Simon and Pauline Gollings
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 19:30

“We are a diverse group of people who together are being equipped by the Word, worship and prayer to help others in our lives to meet Jesus.”

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Specific Community Groups

The Groups On A Map

The Groups By Name

Believe in Business
Meets fortnightly on Fridays at 07:30

"Those who are self-employed, run their own businesses, or have a heart for the business community, meet to share on business topics, encourage and pray for each other as well as to provide networking/outreach opportunities."

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Craft group
Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 19:30

We meet to build good friendships and creative crafting, including knitting, crochet, sewing, paper craft or anything else! Bring along a project you're working on; friends outside church are welcome. We aim to help each other to improve our crafting and support one another personally and in God!

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Dave and Claire Brown
Meets custom on various days at

“We are a community group of families with young children. Our aim is to support each other in life, and encourage each other through worship, prayer, dinners, cake, tea and love!”

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Daytime Women's Small Group
Meets weekly on Fridays at 10:30

A daytime women's group looking to encounter God and encourage one another through the word, prophecy and prayer. We anticipate being steadied, reoriented, refreshed and equipped to live simple, beautiful, God-fearing lives

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F.R.E.E (Free, Relational, Educational English)
Meets weekly on Mondays at 19:00

“We aim to reflect biblical values, such as love and kindness, expressed in acceptance and friendship to internationals, as we help them learn English and draw them closer into church community and ultimately to know Jesus.”

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Mighty Oaks
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 10:00

“We are a group that encourages friendship, fellowship, fun and support for the over 60's within the church and also in the wider community.” See also the Mighty Oaks webpage: www.citygatechurch.net/mightyoaks

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Meets monthly on Sundays at 13:00

A social group for those who are single, widowed, divorced or without family nearby, to build relationships and encourage each other to move forward in our walk with Jesus.

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The Ark
Meets weekly on various days at 19:00

Our groups are for those who want to see God and His grace make a difference to those in our community who are homeless or in poverty - it involves signing up to be part of a team volunteering together on a choice of days or an evening.

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Meets weekly on Mondays at 09:00

Helping people make changes and take the next steps in life. Sign up to our group to serve as part of the team or to get help making changes!

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