IT has been a year since life groups were launched at St Mary's in Princes Risborough.

The groups are designed to bring members of the church and the community to get together who have common interests.

There are two additional bible study groups established: an evening Refresh coordinated by Gill Taylor and a further one, hosted by Melissa Stone, aimed at the 20 and 30-year-olds of St Mary’s.

The year has also seen the start of the Health and Fitness Life Group, which has covered everything from diet to acupuncture.

There is a Book Club which has read and discussed a book a month; and the dog walkers have been further afield.

Recently, a Contemplation and Meditation Life Group has started and there is a further Bible Study group waiting in the wings to launch this autumn.

St Mary’s website has a list of the life groups, many of which are eager to welcome new people. Other life groups are starting to consider how they could organically divide and continue to grow, gathering new people to do life together.

Contact Louise on or on 07730 678792 if you would like to explore Life Groups further