Other Groups


EssenceXtra is an exciting new venture for women of all ages, aiming to provide a welcoming space to explore issues of faith and spirituality.

These monthly sessions (usually on the 3rd Monday of the month) include

  • Wine, coffee & tea, puddings and cheese served from 7.45pm
  • Thought provoking discussion using film clips and other media
  • Time to respond, reflect, discuss and contribute
  • Connections with the Christian story
  • Quiet spiritual space to reflect to meditate or just chill
  • Creative responses

EssenceXtra is open all women who would like a welcoming space to enjoy good conversation, fun creative activities, delicious refreshments and a chance to explore, think and reflect on issues of faith.

Men’s Sports

Not a club—just a group of men who meet regularly to socialise and play a bit of sport; usually volleyball. We meet every Friday evening at 9pm at IVC. It’s open to all who want some exercise. It’s an ideal opportunity to unwind, learn a friendly team game (there’s no minimum skill level required) and meet a few new folk. Give Keith Palmer a call for more details on 01223 233349 or email him at kpalmer@iee.org

We also run a number of other activities for men which are publicised through a group email and calendar. A regular event is a Men’s Walking Weekend away in May.

Women’s Book Club

Book Club meets once every two months at 8pm to discuss a work of good contemporary fiction. Details of the current novel and next venue are available from Elaine Ife on 01223 232542 or email elaineife@tiscali.co.uk

Other Courses

During the year we run a number of occasional courses such as a Marriage Preparation Day, The Marriage Course, Listening, Parenting, Child Protection Training, Baptism Preparation and Confirmation Preparation. Contact the Church Office or see the pewsheet or Facebook page for details.