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 able to meet in person, many of 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 in homes. 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

KYB - Know Your Bible

Meets in the Manse fortnightly on Mondays at 1.30pm


A bible study group for ladies. For details contact the church office on 0116 286 3145

Woman reads her bible in a park

Men's group

Alternate Tuesdays 2.45pm, and monthly healing prayer at 2pm


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


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

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Painting group

Alternate Fridays 1.00pm

Meets at United Reformed Church, High Street, Whetstone

A friendly group where you can come and work on your artistic projects and enjoy the delights of paint.

For more details contact the church office on 0116 286 3145.

The Alpha Course

Explore life, faith, meaning, with a photo of people smiling and chatting around a meal table

Start Right

Mondays 8am-8.20am (except bank holidays)


Meets in the Quiet Place, accessed via church side door


Devotions to begin the working week with God.

Book Club

Monday evenings from 7.30pm, six times a year

Meets in members' homes

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


Can you play chess? Or would you like to learn? We have organised a small group to play online for fun. The WBC Chess Club on was started by a few of our church members who have been playing online here for years. At this difficult time of isolation we felt that it would be helpful to do a few ordinary things together and this came up as 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. There is actually a smartphone app too which can be used to play games if players prefer. Anyone associated with WBC is welcome to share fellowship in this way. 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: 21 May 2020