Small Groups – Autumn 2023

Take a look below at the Small Groups for the Autumn Term. If you are interested in joining any of them, please sign up for the groups from Sunday 10th September2023 by…

• using the online form for each small group on this website
• sending an email to the church office at
• phoning the church office 01767 312667 leaving your contact details on the answer machine

Or, visiting the church hall to sign up after the Small Groups Sign Up Service on 10th September 2023. There will be an opportunity to talk to the leaders of the groups in person on this day.

Our Small Group Term officially begins the week beginning 25th September 2023, but some groups may start before that. After signing up, your name and details will be passed on to the group leaders who will contact you about specific start dates. For details about our Youth groups, please see the website.


J. John “just 10” Discipleship groups

J John’s “just10” is a 10 session series to explain the Ten Commandments and their relevance today.

Across ten sessions, issues at the heart of each of the Ten Commandments are considered. Using contemporary wording and placing each commandment in a 21st-century context, just10 unpacks how each of us can live by these timeless principles today.

The Ten Commandments are not rules to restrict our freedom. just10 helps us to embrace the Ten Commandments so that each of us can live life to the full. just10 is for churches, small groups and for personal study. It is a unique and life-transforming resource that will benefit Christians and those who would not call themselves Christian.

The 10 topics in this study will be used by our pastor, Martin, during his Sunday morning sermons during the Autumn Term. Small Groups will show videos and use questions to further discuss each of the Ten Commandments.

Small Groups studying “just 10” are…

The Andrews Group

Hosted by Simon + Ellen

Monday evenings, weekly

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Meeting in Biggleswade

Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

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The Ladies’ Group

Hosted by Yvonne

Tuesday mornings, weekly

10.30 am – 12.00 noon

Meeting in different homes

Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

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The 19-30’s Group

Hosted by Caitlin + Ben

Tuesday evenings, weekly

7.30pm – 10.00pm

Meeting in Biggleswade

Currently we split our weeks between social evenings and study. Anyone in the 19-30s age group is welcome.

Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

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The Furnell Group

Hosted by Chris + Bob

Tuesday evenings, weekly

7.45pm for an 8.00pm start

Meeting in Upper Caldecote

 Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

Sorry, Group is fully booked

The Station Road Group

Hosted by Cliff +Esther

Wednesday evenings, weekly

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Meeting in Biggleswade

Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

Click here to book – Limited Spaces

The Godfrey Group

Hosted by Gareth + Helen

Thursday evenings, weekly

7.45pm for an 8.00pm start

Meeting in Biggleswade

Studying the J.John “just10” sessions.

Sorry, Group is fully booked

Other Discipleship Groups…


Hosted by Ellen + Esther

Tuesday daytimes, weekly

11.30 am – 1.30 pm

Meeting in the Church rooms

A group for Parents And Little-oneS (pre-school children); a Bible study group to share faith and support each other. [Please bring a packed lunch]

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The Afternoon Fellowship

Hosted by Pat

Wednesday afternoons, monthly


Meeting in the church hall

Our monthly meetings include worship, scripture readings and prayer. We also have a variety of other things such as poems, craft activities and poems each month. Each session is followed by tea/coffee and cake!

Our dates for this term are 6th Sept, 4th Oct, 1st Nov, 6th Dec

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King’s Corner Missional Living

Hosted by John + Jeni

Wednesday evenings, weekly

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Meeting in Kings Reach Offices

What can you expect from this small group, or rather, what it is not:
• It’s not an intense bible study. We don’t want to develop bible scholars who know the Word and don’t at least try to live it.
• It’s not a social club, although we shall be ‘social’. We do however want to challenge ourselves to grow to be like Christ.
• It’s not a group of 12. It is a popular Bible number, 12 tribes, 12 disciples and 12 whatever else. We aren’t hung up on attendance numbers!
• It’s not home-based. It’s at Kings Corner in the middle of a community where there is plenty of parking.
• It’s not a weekly meeting, but it’s a community of people that meets every week. If you can’t make it every week then no problem, like it’s not a schedule.

What you can expect:
Relationship building, personal growth, mission

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Ladies’ Craft Group

Hosted by Linda, Hazel + Katherine

Monday afternoons, weekly

2.00pm – 3.30 pm

Meeting in the Church rooms.

A space to gather with friends to craft. Bring your knitting, sewing, calligraphy or paper crafting, whatever you are making.
Sometimes we organise crafts for those who want to have a go at something new. A relaxed, child free space to work on your own project whilst chatting and getting to know others.

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Ukulele Group

Hosted by Esther

Monday evenings, weekly

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Meeting in the Church Hall.

Suitable for people with some experience of playing the ukulele (or possibly another stringed instrument). A mix of songs and styles of music. A very relaxed and fun session of playing and getting to know each other. Bring your own ukulele if you have one, but spares are available if you don’t.

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Men’s Shed

Hosted by Pete + John

Monday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm fortnightly

Wednesdays afternoons weekly,
1.30pm – 4.00pm

Friday mornings, 8.30am – 12 noon weekly

Meeting in the Church Shed

An opportunity for guys to chat and share concerns. Discover that you have skills and can make wooden items just like Jesus did. Learn wood turning, joint cutting, toy making etc. Come and have a go.

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R.E.A.D. Book Group

Hosted by Veneice + Heather

Tuesday evenings, fortnightly

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Meeting at homes in Biggleswade and Gamlingay

Good books, good conversation, good food.
Christian reading group meeting fortnightly to R.E.A.D. (read, eat, argue, discuss) from a contemporary Christian perspective, a selected instalment of a book, whilst relaxing over a one pot supper.

Sorry, Group is fully booked


Hosted by Helen + Hannah

Wednesday evenings, weekly


Meeting in the Church car park

Join us for a weekly run of 5k or longer as we extend our running ability together. We’ll be running for at least 30 minutes non-stop around Biggleswade, and perhaps venturing out of it too.

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Hosted by Bob

Thursday evenings, weekly

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Meeting in the Church hall

Gentlemen’s Circuit Training – If you enjoy a bit of banter with the boys while you exercise, this could be for you.

• Cardio-based exercises, plus use of a variety of gym equipment
• No subject off limits, including Church
• Focus on fun and not too serious exercise
• Guaranteed weight loss if combined with dietary control!
• All ages welcome
“You get out of it what you put into it!” Come and enjoy the fun!

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Golf Society

Hosted by Steve

Various times at Mount Pleasant Golf Club

BBCGS was originally formed in an attempt to bring order to a group of people who chased a small white ball around a golf course…..the reality is it hasn’t achieved that aim! But what it has created is a group of caring individuals, with a wide range of abilities, who share a passion for golf and use the opportunity to have fellowship and share our faith and friendship with guests, neighbours and members of other church families.

As long as you know that we use clubs as opposed to cues or bats, you can hit a golf ball without digging a hole at the same time then you are very welcome to join. We keep the atmosphere light and not very serious, having fun whilst providing lots of encouragement to each other in relation to their game, their work or private lives in a supportive way.

This group continues throughout the year and doesn’t follow the Small Group term dates.

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Why join a Small Group?
We think Small Groups are a really great way of connecting with lots of different people in both our church and local community. By being part of a small group you can:

  • Meet new people
  • Feel part of a great community
  • Learn from the Bible
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of God’s love for you
  • Enjoy a range of groups, including interest groups


  • What if I don’t know what group to join? Feel free to chat to leaders to find out more about them and their small group. Alternatively, speak to one of the Small Group Development Team (Bob Furnell, Chris Furnell, Gareth Godfrey or Yvonne Tobin), who’d be really pleased to help you.
  • Will I get my choice? We will make every effort to accommodate everyone. We’ll let you know if your choice of group(s) is full and help place you elsewhere.
  • How long have I got to book? Groups begin the week beginning the 25th September 2023. We encourage you to book early, as some groups may be popular and we don’t want you to miss out, and to give leaders time to confirm details such as venue, start date and time.