For Adults


Activities and events for adults

At St George’s and St John’s churches in Holland park

Questions and doubts are signs of an active mind, not an inactive faith.
— Father James Heard

The pastoral care of our adult community is an important part of the mission of the United Benefice. We aim to create a safe space for people to think independently and, perhaps, develop their faith in God. Our motive is to always to open up discussion, never to close it down.

Our sermon blog will give you a flavour of our clergy’s thinking. Here you will find the complete texts of recent sermons preached in the United Benefice. During Lent there is a series of sermons called ‘Why Me? This is when members of the congregation take to the pulpit and share their experience of the Christian faith.

How to get involved

We organise regular events to bring our adult communities together and offer thoughtful insights through our education programmes. Find out what’s happening in our calendar or read more about our regular activities and our fundraising activities.

Regular Events & Activities

Activities that happen every month, year-round


Lunch Club

Supported by local restaurants, monthly lunches are held on the third Thursday of the month for anyone over 60. A team of volunteers helps out, including students from Holland Park School. We can provide transport if required. Contributions of £3 are welcome.

Please contact the Parish Office for an invitation or to volunteer:


Meditation Group

This group meets on Mondays at 6pm. The session lasts about 40 minutes. The aim is relaxation: the session involves short readings, silence and prayer. Everyone welcome.

See upcoming dates for the Meditation Group on our calendar:


Bible Study

On alternate Wednesdays following the 12 noon communion service at St George’s.

A simple lunch of soup and cheese is followed by 40 minutes of Bible study and discussion.

We welcome everybody – expert and novice alike.

Please contact the Parish Office to sign up:


Evening Seminars

In the autumn and spring we run educational sessions.

We explore questions of life and faith to help us wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century.

Our evening seminars take place either at St George’s or St John’s.

View upcoming Evening Seminars on our calendar:



Concerts are held throughout the year with some outstanding musicians and orchestras.

For more information about hiring a music space or hosting a concert check out our Hire a Space page.

For more information on upcoming music events, view our calendar:

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Fundraising Events

Join us at our regular fundraising events which include

  • Quiz Evenings

  • Harvest Supper

  • Annual Glass Door homeless sleep out.

View upcoming fundraising events on our calendar:

More events and activities

Visit our event calendar to see all events and activities happening within the benefice: