Growing in Faith Together

We take many opportunities to share our faith and to study together so that each of us can grow in faith.  As well as hearing sermons and the discussions which take place during our worship and the fellowship that usually follows, we have a number of groups that meet regularly.  Some of our members also meet together for prayer and fellowship more informally.

The Donside Churches also encourage all our members to take time to pray individually.  St Mary’s, Inverurie is open at various times through the week for private prayer with a number of prayer stations set up each week (summer months).

For more details of any of our prayer resources of on upcoming meetings of any of these groups, please keep an eye on the calendar.

Please do contact a member of the the ministry team if there are further ways that we can help you to grow in faith.

Regular Groups


There are a number of groups within our congregation who meet together out with our service times to talk, pray and to support each other:

  • Wednesday @ 2:30pm – Study and Prayer Group (St Mary’s Church Centre):
    We meet for a chat and our drink of choice to study and discuss what we’ve read in a book chosen by the group.
  • Thursday @ 10:00am – Grumpies Men’s Group (Inverurie Garden Centre)
    We meet for chat and refreshments.  No subject barred, only be grumpy (sometimes!)
  • Friday @ 10:00am – The Bothy Boys Men’s Group – Marshalls
    We meet in the main coffee shop for food and fellowship.

A housegroup which meets on a Tuesday evening also takes place from time to time.  Please contact us for details of the next block of meetings.

Auchindoir, Kemnay and Whiterashes:

Within our smaller churches, the groups support each other more informally through conversation and discussion.

If you would like to join a group, please contact us to see what the possibilities are at any given time.

Seasonal Groups

We have an evening study session at appropriate times in the church year, such as Advent (before Christmas) and Lent (before Easter) where we usually have a talk on a theme, followed by a period of discussion.  Sometimes these sessions can be set within an act of worship such as Evening or Night Prayer.