Lent Course

This year Matthew  has written a 5 session course entitled 'The Psychology of Love', based on 1 Corinthians 13.  In this passage St. Paul sets out the qualities of love as patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, not arrogant, not rude, not insisting on it's own way, not irritable, not resentful, rejoicing in truth and enduring all things. Each session will probably focus on two of these qualities, with cross references to other Bible passages, as relevant.  I can see it having potential to be quite hard-hitting as we examine ourselves in regard to these qualities too!  Perhaps this course is not for the faint-hearted?

Ash Wednesday is on 14th February so the 5 week course will generally start the week beginning Sunday 18th February. However, it may be possible to combine some of the sessions so some groups may meet fortnightly instead of weekly. 

This year we are not planning to have a joint meeting of all the groups afterwards but hope you will join in with parish socials during the year.

To enquire about late availability of places please contact either the Leader or Heather Argent, the House Group co-ordinator, on 01689 857785 or 


Sunday 18th February, 4th and 18th March  4.30 - 6.00 p.m,.for those aged 11-15 years   St. Giles Centre, Church Road BR6 7DB. Leader Revd. Matthew Hughes
Sunday 18th February. at 4.30 p.m. and as arranged. 23 Ladycroft Way, Farnborough Village BR6 7BZ. Leader Heather Argent.
Monday 19th February. at 10.00 a.m. and weekly. 18 Meadow Way, Farnborough Park BR6 8LW.  Leader Elizabeth Harriss-Orr.
Monday 19th February. at 10.00 a.m. and weekly. 11 Durrant Way, Farnborough Village BR6 7EH. Leader Irene Hawkins.
Tuesday 20th February. at 12.15 p.m. (take lunch) and as arranged. 26 Stowting Road BR6 9SJ. (near St. Nicholas). Leader Sue Simpson.
Friday 23rd February. at 10.30 a.m. and weekly.  Summerlands sheltered housing, Farnborough Common/Wellbrook Road BR6 8NE. Leader Revd. Matthew Hughes. Limited parking.
Tuesday 27th February at 11.00 a.m. and as arranged. 16 Darwin Close, Farnborough village BR6 7EP.  Leader and Hosts The Revd. Diana Coutts-Pauling & Bill Pauling.


Thursday 15th February. at 8.00 p.m. and as arranged.  10 Topcliffe Drive, Farnborough Village BR6 7DP.  Leader Jenny and Stewart Hutson.
Thursday 22nd February. at 8.00 p.m. and fortnightly. St Nicholas Church baby room, Leamington Ave BR6 9QB. Leader Diane Stiff.

About House Groups

A House Group, or Study Group, is a small group of about 8 people who meet together throughout the year in someone’s house, usually once a fortnight, either in the day or in the evening midweek to learn more about their faith.  Many people attend one of these groups and find the experience enriches their lives as they study the Bible, share their thoughts and experiences together and pray and support each other. Here is one comment:

“I believe that house groups are one of the most important facilities that a church can provide.  They give strength to the community, they encourage hospitality and inclusiveness. They also give people a safe space to voice their thoughts and things that maybe they don’t understand but would never admit anywhere else!”

During Lent the regular groups study a special 5 week Lent course. Further groups are also organised, these meet just for the Lent period. 

For more information or to join a group please contact Heather Argent, the house group co-ordinator,