"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20)
A parish cell is a faith group of 4 to 12 people, who meet every two weeks in the informal setting of a home. Each invites family members, friends and neighbours.
When 12 regularly attend two groups are formed. In this way a great network of groups grow within a parish, which offers a welcome to all. Such a parish can be called a “community of communities.”
The aim of the parish cell group is to foster within a parish a greater community spirit and an awareness of God in a more personal way.
A cell group provides a place where friendships are formed and faith deepens. It enables people to see the relevance of their faith in all that they do so that they can make a difference in the varying circumstances of each day.
The Format of the Meeting
- Song, prayer, scripture reading
- Review of Faith life since previous meeting
- Discussion (Based on Scripture Reading and/or Teaching)
- Intercessory prayers and prayers of thanks
- Cup of tea and chat
Some text on Parish Cells is taken by permission and with thanks from Parish Cells of Ireland, National Parish Cell System Of Evangelisation England