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.

Small groups, also known as home groups or house groups, are an essential part of church community life. They provide everyone with a more personal and informal setting in which to explore and deepen faith together, to grow closer to the Lord Jesus, to know him better and to love him more.


Our small groups typically comprise 8-12 people and meet every week or every two weeks. They provide a safe place where you can:

  • share the ups and downs of life
  • find help and prayer support
  • 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 Rev Nick Swanson via the church office. 0116 286 3145

We are a group of Christian retired men who have a desire to share our faith in practical and ordinary ways. We meet every two weeks on Tuesday from 2:45 to 4:00pm in the hall of our church building. The programme is varied with speakers and trips to places of interest in the locality. In addition in between we meet monthly for Healing Prayer at 2:00pm.


As part of a growing church community, we have an interest in all aspects of community life. The Men’s group is part of this growth. We'd love to meet you, particularly if you feel lonely; if you want to be involved; if you are new to the area and want to be involved in discussions and be a part of a group where men share their faith with men.


If you would like more information about the group, or the contact details of the group's coordinators, please contact the church office. 0116 286 3145

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To complement our men's group above, AXIS create opportunities for men with faith and no faith to develop trusting relationships in which they:

  • Help, encourage and support one another
  • Equip and empower one another 
  • Serve one another 
  • Introduce one another to Christ
  • Grow in Christ-likeness
  • Tell others about Christ

More information can be found in the Axis Facebook group.


The Alpha Course is a series of ten interactive sessions over ten weeks that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.


Please contact the church office to find out when we're next running the course. 0116 286 3145

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: 17 March 2018