Church Groups and Activities

Bible Study

The St Andrew’s Bible Study takes the form of Lectio Divina (meaning divine reading). This is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of his Word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied but as the living word.

Meet at 4 The Beaches, Holt, contact Fr Howard or Eleanor Sidgwick 01263 710617, on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5.00 – 6.00 pm.

All are welcome. Please ring David and Eleanor Sidgwick if you would like transport. Tel. 01263 710617

Pilgrim Course

This is a new group set up by Holt and Weybourne Benefices to help people find out more about the Christian Faith. We hope to bring a group of people together who would like to learn more about Christianity and faith as we have received it and hope people will be able to feel part of it. In a relaxed and informal way learn more about what the Church teaches and ask any questions you want. Aimed primarily at those wanting to think about the Christian faith, those recently started coming to church, those who want to be baptised or confirmed and those who are parents of recently baptised children. The group will be led by Fr. Philip Blamire, Rector of Weybourne Benefice, and Fr. Howard Stoker, Rector of Holt with High Kelling, together with a number of lay people from the parishes. There was an open invitation to come along to a meeting on Monday 15th September at 7.30pm at St. Andrew’s Church in Holt to find out more about the course and what it involved; for more info. contact Fr. Philip Blamire at email: or tel. 01263 588268 or Fr. Howard Stoker at email: or tel. 01263 712048.

Ministry Group

The group is concerned with the ministry and mission of the church, working towards developing the annual Lent programme, parish retreat, parish holiday, pilgrimages, study groups, talks and outreach.    Contact: Janet Dickinson, Tel. 713387

Prayer and Fellowship Groups

The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham Cell Group  The group meets in the Meeting Room on the fourth Monday of every month, following the 6.30pm Eucharist in Church.    Contact: Fr. Roger Hawkins, Tel. 710004

Julian of Norwich Prayer Group  A contemplative prayer group which meets in the house of one of its members on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:15am, for an hour.    Contact: Jean Smith, Tel. 712934

Fellowship group  A house group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month following the 10am Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling.

Community Support Groups

Coffee Morning Monday is held in the Meeting Room from 10-12 noon each week. Everyone is welcome.

‘The Poppy Centre’ is held in the Meeting Room on Tuesday mornings to support those suffering from Dementia, and their carers. This is a multi-agency intitiative involving the Church, Age UK, Holt Medical Practice and other professional individuals. The Poppy Café  offers support to those suffering from Dementia, and their carers.
Contact: Mrs Kate Gosden (Administrator), e:
Contact: Claire Roberts tel. 713817   Website:

‘Out and About’ organises outings for people within Holt and the surrounding villages who may have mobility issues or are simply looking for friendship and fellowship  Everyone is welcome.
Programme details may be found on the Church Calendar or the Events page.
Contacts: Peta Benson 01263 713605, e:
Philip and Gill Murrell 01263 715926, e:
Susan Wharfe 01263 712131, e:

Social Team – a group of volunteers helps to foster the social life of the church. A series of social events are organised throughout the year helping to promote a sense of belonging to the church community. These include, a summer barbeque, a Harvest lunch, a Patronal Festival supper and a mulled wine evening at Christmas.
Contact: Philip Murrell, Tel. 715926.


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