St. Stephen's Church, Tonbridge
with St. Eanswythe's Mission
Powered by the presence of God, shaped for the purposes of God

Connect Groups

CONNECT GROUPS are at the heart of St Stephen’s. A Connect Group is a small group of people that meets regularly to build lasting friendships and grow spiritually.

What are Connect Groups?

Connect Groups are small groups of people within the family of St Stephen’s Church who aim to deepen friendship and encourage one another to grow in faith. They meet throughout the week in the daytime and evening, mostly in homes but also in the church and at other venues in the Tonbridge area. Connect Groups area circles of close friends where burdens can be shared and joys celebrated together. Groups also meet socially and sometimes come together to organise events, for example, a Christmas party, within the church and wider community.

Why join a Connect Group?

St Stephen’s is a large and growing church and with the best will in the world it’s easy to get lost.

God did not want us to be isolated and created us in community to enjoy the companionship of others. It is no coincidence that before he started his ministry, the first practical thing Jesus did was to call together a small band if disciples. Gathering the whole church family together for collective worship is fantastic and inspiring but small groups enable us to connect with God and with each other in a more personal way.

Want to become connected?

We’d love to help you find a Connect Group suitable for you. Simply talk to a service leader or fill in your contact details on the attached form and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, contact Rev. John Perkins at john.perkins@ststephenstonbridge.org