Connect Groups

Connect groups are the best way to explore questions and deepen your faith, while connecting with others in the St Mark’s community. Connect Groups are currently meeting on zoom. There are Connect groups meeting in person and on Zoom throughout the week in the daytime and the evening, exploring a range of topics and parts of the Bible. To express your interest, please complete the form below or contact us: connectgroups@stmarksdp.org

2021 Available Groups

Monday

Mums with Kids | Monday 9.30am – 11am | Weekly at St Mark’s
This is a group catering especially for mothers with young children. They meet in the upstairs hall at the Church in Darling Point, where there are toys and space for small children to play while the mothers meet to discuss the Bible and pray with each other in a safe environment. This relatively new group is run by Naomi Escott and is very open to any new members.

Anyone Welcome| Monday 7.30pm | Weekly on Zoom
This group is led by Mark and Anna Herron, on Zoom. They would love to welcome a couple more members.

Tuesday

Men of all stages| Tuesday 7am – 8am| Fortnightly in Darling Point. This group meets in the home of our Assistant Minister Tim Escott.  An early morning time of reading the gospel of John together, informal discussion, and prayer.

Aimed at city workers | Tuesday 7.30am – 8.10am | Weekly on Zoom
This is a group of people who used to meet in the city before work but now meet on Zoom. It’s a short, sharp study, usually discussion about the sermon from Sunday, with brief prayers at the end. The leader, Jenny Atkinson, is happy to welcome new members.

Anyone Welcome | Tuesday 10.30am – 12pm OR 1pm – 2.30pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
Led by our Seniors Minister, Rev David Crain, these groups meet at the church in Darling Point to discuss the Bible and pray together. Many people have expressed how much they have learned from David – whether they have been long-time church attenders or new Christians.

Anyone Welcome | Tuesday 7pm – 8.30pm | Weekly at Darling Point
Blake Davis from the 5:30 service leads this group. They meet in his family’s apartment, have snacks and chat together, engage with the Bible and join in prayer.

Wednesday

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7.15pm – 9pm | Fortnightly in Double Bay This group is led by Michael and Sarah Lawrence and meets in their home. They are currently studying Acts in a seminar style study with everyone pitching in. They begin with coffee and dessert served from 7.15pm and the study starting at 7.45 and finishing promptly at 9pm.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7.30pm – 9pm | Weekly at Darling Point
Led by our Assistant Minister Tim Escott, meeting in his home. Right now they are learning wisdom for life from the New Testament book of James. Anyone is welcome to join.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 8.15pm – 9.15pm | Weekly on Zoom
This group will meet weekly on Zoom for Bible study and prayer, as is led by Rachel Wilson and Georgina Andrews. They will begin by looking at the topic of prayer.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7pm | Weekly in Bellevue Hill
Michael Jensen leads this group. This term they are looking together at the book of Acts in the New Testament.

Thursday

Women of all stages | Thursday 10am – 11.30am | Weekly at St Mark’s
This is a group open to women of all ages and is run by Catherine Jensen. It meets in the hall behind the church in Darling Point. Like all other groups, the women meet to study the Bible, encourage each other, and pray. This first term they may be studying the book of Acts.

Anyone Welcome | Thursday 5pm – 6pm | Weekly on Zoom
Long-time church member Geoffrey Hetherington runs this group on Zoom each week. They are studying the book of Acts at the moment. They typically watch a video online before coming together to discuss it on Zoom.

Anyone including beginners welcome | Thursday 7pm – 8.30pm | Fortnightly at St Mark’s
This group is aimed at a mix of new and mature Christians. They meet fortnightly in the upstairs hall at the Church in Darling Point. They begin with dinner from 7pm, study the Bible from around 7.30pm and finish around 8.30pm. This group is led by Craig McLean and Sophia Chen.

Friday

Anyone Welcome | Friday 6pm – 10pm | Every third Friday of the month in Waverley
This group is held at the home of Diane Speed in Waverley, a scant 10 minutes from Darling Point. Over dinner (provided) friendships develop and deepen. The different topics considered afterwards look at what the Bible teaches about theological and/or life questions, with starter thoughts leading into group discussion. Members are invited to suggest topics on which the leader prepares the next study, e.g. the Joy of Faith, the Cost of Forgiveness.