Connect Groups

The best way to get to know people, go deeper with God and engage with church life is to join a connect group.

We run various connect groups across the church, these are small groups that meet together on a regular basis each month, alternating between socials, pastoral care, bible studies & worship.

Meeting in small groups provides a better environment for forming close relationships, sharing & receiving prayer, and discussing & studying the word. It is also a great place to invite friends to experience church in a different way.

These groups are a key part of The Gate, where individuals and the church as a whole can experience growth, both spiritually and numerically.


Ignite  –  Monday 7pm ~ Sue & Nathan Winyard

Ignite meets on Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm, we meet at the homes of group members. We usually eat together first, making the most of the opportunity to catch up with one another and build relationships. We have a program of activities for the rest of the meeting which includes prayer, worship, bible study, socials, and outreach.  As a group, we are keen to grow in our love for Jesus and reach out to others to help them know Him too.


Delta – Monday 7pm ~ Sam Gardiner, Mandy Mills & Glenda Povey

Delta group meets on Monday at 7pm at people’s homes. Mostly we do Bible Study and Prayer and have a monthly social.


Triangle – Monday 8pm ~ Mick & Sophia Penson

The Triangle group meets weekly for prayer,  praise & teaching and holds socials throughout the year.


Breakthrough – Tuesday @ 7pm ~ Ian & Tamara Radburn-Mills

Breakthrough meets on a Tuesday from 7pm. We encourage, pray and minister to one another. We love studying God’s word and try at least once a month to head out onto the Dee Park estate to pray and love on people.

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Renewed – Thursday 9:30-11:30am ~ Rachel Wei & Lesley Carter

Renewed is a group for ladies that meet on Thursdays during term time from 9.30-11.30am.  We are a close-knit, loving community of spirit-filled ladies joyfully devoted to our Lord Jesus Christ, through praise and worship, prayer and prophecy, and growing in His Word.  As we are healed, encouraged, set free, restored, renewed, our God-given potential unwrapped, our kingdom lives ripple out transforming the communities around us.

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Devoted & Refresh – Thursday 6:30pm

Both groups meet together on Thursdays at The Gate Sindlesham from 7:30 pm for worship and then separately for other Connect Group activities; finishing at 9 pm.

On the third Thursday of the month, we meet at 6-8:30 pm for fellowship with a meal, worship, and a message.

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Embrace – Thursday 7:30pm ~ Mike & Kathie Davis-Bater

Embrace is a group that meets at the home of one of our members at 7:30pm each Thursday evening to read God’s word and pray for each other. Our ages range from 20s to 80s and all are very welcome.


RAC – Thursday 8pm ~ Jenny Whitfield

RAC meets on Thursday evenings (except in school holidays) at 8.00pm and gather at the homes of various members. Occasionally we share Sunday lunch together. Generally, the format is Worship, Study & Prayer.




Calcot Connect – Thursday 8pm  ~ Gareth and Rachel Owen

Our heart is to connect with God and one another, building community,        friendship, and a deeper relationship with Him. We study the Bible, worship, encourage, and pray with each other. We usually meet 3 out of 4 weeks a month, including a social where we often share a meal together.


If you are not in a group but would like to be, please contact admin@thegate.uk.com and we will put you in touch with the leader of the group that you would like to join, for information about when and where that group meets.