Church groups

Activities on offer

THE church caters for a wide variety of tastes through the various groups it runs at Southlands and gradually this page is being split into a series of pages giving more details about our groups and what goes on.

Banner Group

The Banner Group meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 10:00 and helps to inspire our worship through the banners and lectern falls it produces, though currently it is looking for new members - both needleworkers and designers.

Bible study

See separate page for Bible study groups and resources.


Concern is a meeting for prayer which has been taking place nearly every week on Wednesday mornings for many years, using Room 1 at the church. The group is continuing on Wednesdays, but now meets in the afternoon, at 14:30.


The details of the programme for the Southlands Fellowship Group, which meets on Mondays at 14:30 from October to the end of May, are in a separate folder. This group is for men and women of any age.

Film Club

The Film Club arranges film shows in the church on various occasions.


Our younger adults group, FLAME, which plans Bible studies and social activities for adults aged between 18 and 40, is not meeting at the moment.


MEMBERS of our congregation are encouraged to use the Methodist Prayer Handbook, which can be purchased from Mary Shaw.

Ideas for prayer are included in our monthly magazine, Southlands Matters, and our folk are also encouraged to pray through the activities of the church as set out in the weekly notice sheet.

We have two prayer chains which enable us to pass on emergency prayer requests by phone.

In addition we have a CONCERN group which has met for prayer on Wednesday mornings nearly every week for many years. It now meets on Wednesday afternoons at 14:30.

Singing Group

Our Singing Group introduces some of the more modern worship, praise and meditative songs for the congregation at Southlands. The group usually meets fortnightly for practices on Mondays at 18:30.

Social activities

Social activities and events take place at various times through the year, ranging from church lunches to concerts. 

Walking Group

The Southlands Walkers go out walking fortnightly on Thursdays from April to October and the group's leaders plan a wide variety of walks, usually for distances of four or five miles. The group also attempts some walks during the winter months.

Young adults

Our younger adults group, FLAME, which plans Bible studies and social activities for students and adults aged between 18 and 40, is currently not meeting.

NOTE: This page was checked and updated on 24th July, 2017.