There are lots of ways to get involved at St Jude's from joining a team to help serve others or joining a group to make friendships and learn about God together.
10.30 Children's Groups
The whole church family meet together for worship during the 10:30 service. During the first 20 minutes or so the adults and children join together to praise God. After that time the children leave to go to their groups. They go to the groups according to their age: A supervised Crèche (Fireflies) is available every week for the under 3s, Sparklers for children aged 3 - 5, Bright Sparks for children aged 5 up to children in school year 2, Torch Bearers for children in school years 3 - 6, Beacons for children in school years 7 - 9.
Be Group meet at church.The sessions have themes that range from foundational issues relating to the Christian faith to contemporary topics and social events. Each session will generally include games, discussion, prayer; plus plenty of snacks, banter and laughs! New faces are always welcome.
There are other occasional events during the year, including a week-end away.
14-18 yrs (School Year 10-13)
Sunday 8 pm - 9 pm
Thursday from 7.30-9.30 pm
Studying here at our wonderful university? Keen to join a church fellowship to deepen your relationship with Jesus? To make new friends? Or you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? We are a group of students from St. Jude's church who meet fortnightly on Thursday from 7.30-9.30 pm to study the bible and regularly meet for a wide range of social activities.
LifeGroups are a great way to make friends. They are for everyone from those who simply want to know who Jesus is; to those who have recently made a commitment; to those who have been a Christian a long time and are looking for more fellowship and study. The groups meet at various times, often weekly both during the day and in the evening. They spend time studying the Bible together, praying, supporting each other, learning more about our faith and the issues it raises and making friends through socials.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays 9 pm
Two friends walking through Palmerston Road Precinct notice the building across the zebra crossing is open, even though it's late in the evening. They walk over to see what's happening and are invited in. They walk into the church at 9.00 pm to discover a cafe serving bacon sandwiches, cheese toasties, tea and coffee and people willing to chat. Two hours later, they're still there! This is Friday Fridge, pop into church and make friends, engage your spirituality or spend some time in quiet.
Thursdays 9.15 am Term Time
Connect is for women at St Jude's - helping us to connect with each other and with God. All women are welcome to come for coffee, friendship, bible discussion and prayer. Other activities for women are organised on an ad hoc basis, so if you can't come to a morning group you are welcome to join us for occasional evening or weekend events.
2nd and 4th Mondays 2.30 pm - 4 pm
Monday Fellowship is a vibrant group of people mostly of retirement age meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Each time there is a different theme, including quizzes, guest speakers, and times to talk with each other. A great time for tea, biscuits and good company – and all for only 50p!
Tuesdays 2 pm Term Time
Men are invited to our weekday group, The Shed.
Bible study and discussion.
Saturday AM Prayer
2nd and 4th Saturdays 8.30 - 9.30 am. Come and join in praying for Southsea and St Jude's
Join an Alpha course to explore the meaning of life and find out more about Jesus.
Tea and Coffee Team
A great way to start serving at St Jude's, join a team. Why not have a chat on Sunday for more details.
Coffee and Chat/ Welcome Lunch
Keep an eye out for our regular events to welcome new people to St Jude's after 10.30.
A great way to start serving at St Jude's, join a rota. Ask the team on a Sunday for more details.
Pastoral care carried out by church representatives on behalf of the church community. The members of the team are fully DBS checked, undergo regular training, and are under the guidance of our Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, and Pastoral Leadership Team. Church members, who are suffering illness, are housebound, in hospital or in life’s difficulties may be offered visits from the Pastoral Care team. Pastoral visits are made to offer friendship, help, support, and contact with the family of the church. Holy Communion can also be taken out to those housebound.