Ways to Get Involved

Life at Woodlands is about far more than Sundays.  It’s a community where we can love, worship, belong, serve, learn, change and witness together to grow in faith and knowledge of Jesus to attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

 One of the most precious ways in which this happens is through our 2:42 groups…

2:42 Midweek Groups

‘They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.’  (Acts 2:42)

In Acts 2:42, Luke gives us a picture of the key aspects that characterised the early church.  Aspects which shape our life at Woodlands today, both on Sundays and at our midweek groups.  Hence, why we’ve called them ‘2:42’ groups.

You’ll find midweek groups for both the morning and afternoon congregations, meeting in Allestree and the surrounding areas.  They meet either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Thursday.

2:42 groups provide a great opportunity to open the Bible and learn from God’s word.  Also, to enjoy fellowship together, be it over a meal or at another social.  They’re a great way to get to know people and develop deeper friendships.  Plus our midweek groups provide a wonderful means of supporting one another in prayer, which is so vital.

If you’re part of Woodlands, we’d encourage you to be part of a 2:42 group.  For more information or if you’d like to join a midweek group, please contact:

Woodlands AM:
Warrick Martin – warrick.martin@woodlandschurch.org.uk

 Woodlands PM:
Sam Pilgrim – sam.pilgrim@woodlandschurch.org.uk


Band of Brothers is the church’s men’s ministry which aims through fun and social events to build up and encourage men in their faith in Jesus Christ, help them be Christ-centred in all aspects of their lives and spur them on with confidence to reach others for Him.

Even in lockdown there are plenty of opportunities to encourage one another in one to one conversations even though the bigger social groups and activities may not be possible.


We all struggle at times and can we can all help others relate to God and mature faith and character through life’s experiences and seeing his hand at work.  We can assure others that they are loved through practical help, personal visits, prayer & encouragement from God’s Word.

If you need support, or would like to support others, then please do get in touch.


We understand that going to church for the first time can be a daunting experience and we’d love for every new person who comes to Woodlands to be welcomed and given every opportunity to join in at the level appropriate to their current situation.

With so many of our interactions now happening online our welcome is especially important and still a fantastic opportunity to meet and help those that are new. 


Many of us have an interest in technology especially as so much of our daily life is now dependent on it.  The past few months have taught us that Church life is no different and we use loads of technology from ZOOM meetings through to making weekly services available to as many people as possible.

Mission Support

We partner with a number of missionaries who have been called by God to work either in the UK or overseas. This partnership goes far wider than just financial support and includes: prayer, encouragement, and coordination of short term mission trips for members of the church family. If you would like help support one or more of our missionaries then please get in touch.