Xcel Groups are all about bringing people together.

As Church becomes larger the need to grow smaller in focus increases in importance. Sundays are about Church, while Groups are all about personal support, meeting people and building friendships, as well as providing a place where we can care for each other.


Who? Rich + Sam Rutter

Where? Sedgefield

When? Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Children? No Childcare

Times? 7:30pm

XYA – Young Adults 18-30



Who? PlanetYouth

Where? Newton Aycliffe

When? Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Children? No Childcare

Times? 7:30pm

PY Girls (Aged 11-17)



Who? PlanetYouth

Where? Newton Aycliffe

When? Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Children? No Childcare

Times? 7:30pm

PY Boys ( Aged 11-17)



Who? Tom + Christine Bell

Where? Toft Hill

When? Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Children? Welcome!

Times? 7:30pm



Who? John + Lisa Greenow

Where? Newton Aycliffe

When? 2nd + 4th Wednesday

Children? Children welcome

Times? 6:00-7.30pm

For families with young children


Interest Group


Who? Daughters by Day

Where? Newton Aycliffe

When? Every Tuesday Morning (Term-Time Only)

Children? Welcome!

Times? 10:30am

Daughters is the women’s ministry of Xcel


Lead A Group

If you would like to become a Group Leader then the first thing to do is be part of one. In the meantime, fill in this form and let us know why you would like to lead a Group and what type of Group it would be. We will be in touch.

FAQ's About Groups

You can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer. You will probably enjoy some good food aswell.
Most Groups meet either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Groups are about bringing meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every time, there is still great value in joining a Group.
They happen across the region/ Most Groups meet in homes, while some meet in coffee shops or elsewhere. It’s up to the leader of the Group to select a meeting place that best fits the purpose of the Group.
It varies from Group to Group. When you look through our Xcel Group directory it may indicate whether it’s appropriate to bring children along. If in doubt, please just ask.
You can join most Groups at any time. Some Groups are based around a particular study so joining at the start would be better. If in doubt, please just ask.

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