At Whetstone Baptist Church we offer a number of groups for adults that cater for a variety of needs and provide a way to be connected with the church family

These groups help everyone to explore faith, deepen their relationship with God, and share life together. The primary ministry is small groups, but, as you see below, there are other ways to connect too.

How our groups are operating with social distancing

While we are not always able to meet in person, our groups are functioning on social media, by phone or video link. Find out more by contacting us.

Small groups

Weekly or fortnightly, various days and times


Our small groups typically comprise 8-12 people, and meet on small numbers in homes, at church or online. They provide a safe place where you can:

  • share the ups and downs of life
  • find help and prayer support
  • study the Bible together
  • ask the difficult questions about your faith
  • discover your own God-given ministry

Small groups also provide an opportunity to make new friends, have fun and socialise together.


Find out more about small groups or ask about about joining a group by contacting Nick Swanson or the church office on 0116 286 3145

Men's group

We are a group of Christian retired men who have a desire to share our faith in practical and ordinary ways.


For contact details of the group's coordinators, please contact the church office on 0116 286 3145

Book Club

Monday evenings from 7.30pm, six times a year

Meets on Zoom

A group which meets to review books we select together to read.

Find out about the next book club date contact the church office on 0116 286 3145.

WBC Online Chess Club

We are a small group who enjoy playing chess online with each other and chatting too, alongside our games. In August and April we run a tournament between us and we have been known to link with other small local groups like Rolls Royce for a match. I'll let you guess who won that one! Anyone already connected with WBC or living in our area is welcome to join us if you are interested in chess. At this difficult time of isolation we felt that it would be helpful to do a few ordinary things in fellowship together and chess is one way we can do that. The website is free if you don't mind adverts and there are resources there to learn chess from scratch if anyone would like to try playing for the first time. To get involved visit to register your player name then email it to with your real name too. You will then receive an invite to join the WBC Chess Club where you can chat or play a game.

Safeguarding adults at risk

We provide safeguarding guidance and training for all people involved with running adults activities, so that as a church community we can help vulnerable adults to safely join in with the life of the church.


Page last updated: 11 October 2020