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. 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

Available Groups

Monday

Parents with Kids | Monday 10.30am – 11.30am | Weekly at St Mark’s
This is a group catering especially for parents with young children. They meet in the church hall after MusicTime, 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.

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.

Anyone Welcome | Tuesday 10.30am – 12.00pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
Led by our Seniors Minister, Rev David Crain, this group meets 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 1pm – 2.30pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
Led by our Seniors Minister, Rev David Crain, this group meets 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 5.30pm 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 7.15am – 8.15am | Weekly on Zoom This reading Group with Michael Jensen reads theology books to deepen their knowledge and love of God.

Aimed at city workers | Wednesday 8am – 8.40am | 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 and prayer. The leader, Jenny Atkinson, is happy to welcome new members.

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 study the Bible in a seminar style study with everyone pitching in. They begin with coffee and dessert served from 7.15pm and the study starting at 7.45pm and finishing promptly at 9pm.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7pm – 8.30pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
This group meets at the church and is led by Viva Doraisingham and Hubert Delgorge. Anyone is welcome to join.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7pm – 8.30pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
Michael Jensen leads this group. They study the Bible, pray together, and enjoy fellowship.

Anyone Welcome | Wednesday 7pm – 8.30pm | Weekly at Darling Point
This group is led by our Assistant Minister Michael Figueira and is aimed at people who attend the 5.30pm congregation. They meet weekly in Darling Point during term time. They meet from 7pm until 8.30pm.

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.

Anyone Welcome | Thursday 12.30pm – 3.30pm | Every third Thursday 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 lunch (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.

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

Friday

Small Group | Friday 2.30pm – 5.30pm | Weekly except the third Friday of the month in Waverley
A mature group gathers at the home of Diane Speed in Waverley for close reading of the Bible to grasp its meaning and Christian approaches to current affairs.

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.

Sunday

Junior Youth (Years 6–9) | Sunday 10am – 11am | Weekly at St Mark’s
This group runs during 10am church and is aimed at junior high-schoolers. Duncan Slater and Charlotte Herron runs this group, where they read and discuss the Bible, share and pray, and hang out together.

Senior Youth and Young Adults (Year 10 and up) | Sunday 4pm5.15pm | Weekly at St Mark’s
Assistant Minister Tim Escott runs this group, especially for senior high-schoolers and young adults. They share some afternoon tea, study the Bible, and support each other in prayer and conversation.

Resources to help you

To support your personal faith journey, we have prepared a ‘Guide to Personal Bible Reading