Due to the current government guidelines regarding the Corona virus situation we are no longer able to meet as groups within homes. Many of our current groups will continue to stay in touch online and those currently in a group will automatically remain signed up for their current group next term to help with consistency and connection.
We will be having some new groups after Easter to help us through this season but in the meantime also wanted to create a gathering point for people that were not part of a group last term or who need support due to being affected in a specific way during this season. These groups are drop-ins with no need to sign up. They will run over Zoom. They will be found here: kingsarms.org/dropin
Groups you can attend at King's Arms
Study In Samuel
Join us as we journey through the book of Samuel, encountering characters such as Samuel, Saul and David. We shall be exploring God’s purposes during this significant period in the history of his people and seeing what we can learn for today.
Don’t Just Vote: Show Up
Are you passionate to see Bedford and this nation transformed? One of the important ways this can happen is through politics both locally and nationally. Come and explore how – through the Christians in Politics:influence course.
Exploring The Last Things
Ever been intrigued by the book of Revelation? Or do you feel it’s only for weirdos? Learn some crucial principles for interpreting this book correctly and hear what the living Lord is saying to the churches. Each time we will also share testimonies and prayer requests, and pray for each other.
We meet every Friday to pray for our nation and delve deeper into His Word. We encourage and support each other. We believe that where the Word of the Lord is there is power. God has given each believer a prophetic destiny and we want to help each other in the full expression of that destiny.
Sardines – Big Tin
19th January and 1st March after second service, join us all for a picnic in L1. Come with what you’d take out for a summer picnic, and we’ll pretend it’s lovely weather.
Sardines – Little Tin
A group of sardines is a community, something that everyone needs and is especially in a large, growing church. We want to build community, particularly for those late 20s, 30s and 40s, over Sunday lunch. Come and invite your friends and family too. Children very welcome!
Up, In, Out Goldington
Do you live in Goldington and are looking for opportunities to hone your gifting in community? We will support and encourage each other using discipleship tools.
We are looking to have an online presence, and to outreach opportunities into the local area.
Breaking Slavery’s Chains
We’d like to gather a group of people together to stop trafficking and slavery in our town and the immediate area. The goal is to see how we can work with authorities to help rescue victims of slavery. Come and seek God for practical ways forward and do some dreaming in seeing people literally being set free.
Do you have a heart for those struggling with an unplanned pregnancy or suffering after an abortion? If so, join us for an introductory evening looking at ways we can support these people through the new Pregnancy Crisis Helpline charity.
Called To Speak
Do you have a call to speak publicly either in your workplace or in the church? This group seeks to develop those who are already speaking in some way to help them move to the next level. There will be a small application process as there are limited spaces.
For all ages and abilities that wish to prioritise growing in expressing their love for Jesus through Holy Spirit-led movement, flag-worship & dance-ministry. This missional group will reach out to local and dance communities while enjoying the fun and freedom of exploring biblical worship.
We gather a diverse group of people who are new to Kings Arms but the group is open to anyone who would like to get more connected and build new friendships in church. Come along to be equipped, envisioned and realise your unique gifting and potential.
Equipped for ministry
This course aims to equip in ministering God’s love to others wherever you find yourself. We’ll look at how to pray for people effectively, focusing on topics like: praying for the sick, setting people free, hearing God’s voice and leading people through to faith.
This group is for people who are exploring how to launch or how to add capacity to the community and voluntary sector. If you have been thinking about a particular issue and want to know where to go next, join us to explore further and pick up tips and guidance for starting out or taking your vision to the next level.
KA Tabletop Games
A fun, friendly group who enjoying playing board and card games. We play a variety of games from loud group games to deep strategy games and everything in between.
We are meeting on the last Friday evening of every month to create a space to worship, pray and wait on the Father together. We are hungry for more of His presence and want to create space to hear him and be filled afresh again.
Like movies? Like overpriced popcorn? Then maybe this is the group for you. Movie Club is place to invite friends and colleagues, meet new people and enjoy some (hopefully) good movies.
Bedford Parkrun 5k
Physical exercise helps us keep fit, make friends and kick starts our weekend! Boost your New Year’s resolutions in an all abilities group with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We want to encourage, support and lift each other up whilst out on the course or in the coffee shop afterwards!
King’s Arms Quilters and Stitchers
A relaxed group for any stitchers who would like to express God’s love through creative sewing including making quilts for Project Linus, which offers security and comfort to children experiencing serious illness or trauma via home made quilts.
There’s a new vocal group in town. It’s diverse, fresh and full of life. We want to be a choir of believers and non-believers alike being family, finding our voices and prophesying life to our town through song. Come make a joyful noise with us – no vocal ability required!”
Ladies Nibbles & Natter
A group for ladies who like to share what God has been doing in their lives and supporting each other whilst eating a lovely meal at a restaurant in Bedford.
KA Curry Nights
We meet as men at the Grand Indian Restaurant once a month – 5 course meal for £12. A great place to meet new people and invite your friends to.
We get together twice a month to play a game of 5-a-side football on Thursday evenings. All ages and abilities welcome. A chance to pray, get to know a few guys in the church and invite your friends.
To create and maintain a bible-based, God-loving, Christ-centered, Spirit-led, proactive and practical community. Making our lives as an example in word, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. We meet for shared food and fellowship after the late service, once a month.
If you’re new to King’s Arms, or you’d simply like to catch more of who we are, this group is for you. Come along and be immersed in our culture. Get to know God as Father, understand your identity in Christ and be equipped to bring God’s Kingdom wherever you go.
Hurry Up and Rest
How, in this modern world do we stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world? How do we live out of rest? Come, explore and work on living an unhurried life, in a demanding society.
Home for Good
We hope to be a safe place for foster carers and adoptive parents to share stories, support each other and receive prayer and encouragement. Also open to people going through the assessment process to foster or adopt.
Wootton and beyond
A group focused on doing life together, building community and keeping Jesus at the center. This term, we will worship together and study God’s word, specifically looking at His prophetic word to us as a church on sustained encounter.
Wendy Miller, Bozica Horvat and Doreen Davis
Keeping Jesus at the centre of our lives, we endeavour to grow a family of believers who support each other through the every day ups and downs of life.
Wednesday Evening Asian Fellowship
We love our culture and feel it’s very important to have family, enjoy cultural similarities and share our journeys. We teach, support and help each others grow the gifts God has given us, bringing hope in our sphere of influence.
Up, in & out: Clapham
The ‘up, in and out’ journey is an ancient one. Our group draws on the wisdom, experience and practices of our faith forefathers, and Christian communities in order to actualise the outworking of this three-way focus. Concentrating on the Clapham locality.
Coming from the Evergreens group, we will invite our friends to a bring and share afternoon tea to create community that anyone can access. A vibrant over 65’s gathering!
The Creative Hub
Creative Hub is a gathering for all creatives, whether you’re a; dancer, poet, potter or painter, songwriter, baker or jewellery maker. All creative expressions are welcome!
Come and start your day in God’s presence – we ask the Holy Spirit to come and then see what happens – we often end up praying, worshipping, and being with the God for the hour. Good coffee provided.
The Bereavement Journey
This six-week course is for any person who is bereaved, whether recently or dating back several years. Based on Christian principles, the course is suitable for anyone with or without a Christian faith. Attendance is not advisable for those who have been bereaved within the past three months.
This Men’s group is a place where men can congregate and share the journey we’re all on. It’s a place where we honour each other as men and deepen our relationship with God and each other. We have lots of fun, social events all year round and we fully express His joy.
We seek to impact the families of Bedford with the Father’s love by offering them the opportunity to meet together in a comfortable, relaxed environment whilst providing interactive activities for their children.
We are looking to be family together, creating community by connecting in various ways in and around Mowsbury Park. We’ll look forward to walks in the woods, a bike ride, cups of coffee at the cafe and more.
MK Family Group
We are the MK Family Group. We are passionate about Jesus and building real, honest relationships. Through fellowship, worship, prayer, intercession and a passion for studying God’s word we strengthen and equip ourselves to share Christ’s love to others.
There’s a lot to juggle as a mum. How wonderful and how challenging the early days and years are and we’re right in the middle of it offering an open, friendly place where encouragement is on hand. We’re passionate about journeying together, walking in the fullness of all God has for us.
Living through illness
Honesty, hope, healing. In this open support group for people living with illness or it’s effects, we can express ourselves honestly about our experiences. We hope while we wait for God’s healing. We listen, encourage and pray for each other: there may be pain in the night, but we look for joy in the morning.
King’s Business Oasis
For those working in the world of business (corporate, freelance or small business) these evenings provide a fortnightly opportunity to kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy fellowship together.
In Twenties we’re going after fun, family & freedom. We love creating space for students & young adults to build meaningful friendships, grow in character and gifting, helping each other to live for Jesus right through our adult lives.
Jesus came to save the last, the lost and the least. Our vision is to be his hands and feet among prisoners and ex-offenders; to reach those leaving prison, and those still inside.
At Friday Night Meeting (FNM) we aim to restore community among the homeless & rootless with the love of Jesus. We love people by serving food, listening to our guests & sharing the Gospel in conversations.
We focus on being church family together, through a team-led group, as we connect the KA community in a fun, friendly & authentic way across the area east of Bedford.
David’s Cave Pt. Deux
For David’s cave Alumni! Come to reconnect with Men that have been through DC as we strengthen and bring courage to each other in our life journeys.
Costa Healing Cafe
God is on the move in our town! For the last 18 months we have had the privilege of going into Costa and seeing signs of His Kingdom break out.
Group for women living in Clapham. Time to connect, share life and pray, inviting friends and neighbours in Clapham to come along and build friendships over Saturday morning breakfast.
Beauty for Ashes
This is a group for women to be empowered to bring the Heavenly Father’s love towards the women in Yarl’s Wood immigration Detention Centre.
Get It Off Your Chest!
Come and have a weekly meet and chat with others. We’ll chat about how we’re doing, discuss the preach or issues from the Bible,and pray. We’ll have a snack or drink from GFC.