Groups and events

Members of the Thomas Risley church lead and support a range of regular weekly, bi-weekly and monthly groups plus host some wonderful seasonal one-off events for all ages across our community.

All are welcome so do keep popping back for our latest updates and events.

Regular events and groups

Weekly Prayer meeting

Join our weekly prayer meeting, Monday 7pm – 7:30pm via the below Zoom link.

Tommy Tots

Wednesdays – 9am – 11:30am

Tommy Tots meets every week in term time for parents and carers of children under five. We are very busy making crafts, playing together, singing and eating snacks.

Toddler Friendly Fellowship

Mondays – 2pm – 3:15pm

We meet together every Monday from 2pm till school pickup time during term time. Everyone is welcome but be aware toddlers will be present.


Thursdays – 8:45am – 11:30am

Supported by Thomas Risley church members, meet friends and family for a catch up with a coffee and TReat in our relaxed church setting.

Coffee and Crafts

Tuesdays – 10am – 12pm

We meet fortnightly where you can bring along your crafts and have a brew and a natter. You can share your experience, ask for advice or simply enjoy the company.

Messy Church

Coming soon

Our monthly Messy Church is about having time together to have fun, explore faith, worship God and share some food. Everyone is welcome at Messy Church.



Walks for different abilities. Own transport is recommended. See the church Facebook group or weekly newsletter for details of the next gathering. See you there!

To find out more or to join one of our groups, get in touch.

Upcoming events

Muddy Church Picnic

Join us for a picnic in Forest Park for our Muddy Church theme – feeding the 5000.

Bring along a picnic and something to sit on – we’ll provide the cakes!

Saturday 13th August. 3:30pm. Forest Park

Muddy church

Join us for Muddy Church at Forest Park every 2nd Saturday. All welcome. 

For more info please contact Stuart 

Previous events

Encounter FEST

Free activities for all ages including tea, coffee and cake, fun and games and a football tournament. There will also be circus skills, arts and crafts plus a prayer tent.

Come along to the Encounter Centre, Benson Road on Friday 5th August – 12-3pm.

We hope to see you there.

Book ‘n’ Brew

Did you join us for a free book swap with tea and coffee on Saturday 25th June? We hope you enjoyed the event and your new books!

Jubilee Party in the car park!

Saturday, 21 May
Did you join us to party in our car park? Our wonderful Church members ran a range of stalls from plants to cakes along with a range of games and competitions for all ages.

The Big Green Fair

The Big Green Fair – “If everyone did just one thing

Muddy Church Experience

Walk through the Easter story!

Tuesday 12th April, 2pm – 4pm in the old Argos unit, Birchwood Shopping Centre.

Muddy Church

Did you join us in Forest Park? We wandered and wondered our way through the story of Palm Sunday.

Celebration Service and picnic

Church members, friends and family came together on the 12th September to celebrate the return to ‘normal’ for church services. The service was followed by a picnic on the playing field and enjoyed by all. Thanks for joining us.

Easter Hunt

Where is Jesus?

Did you join us for the walking trail? Thomas Risley church members hosted a wonderful and fun Easter Hunt for families from across the community. Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the day

Party in the car park 2019

Locking Stumps came together to party in our car park. Church members ran a range of stalls and visitors could pick up a range of plants and cakes along with a range of games and competitions for all ages. We hope to see you there next year!