Welcome to our 'Communion Groups' Page

When Jesus introduced communion, He had so much more in mind than finding five minutes during our church service to partake of the elements of the Lord’s Supper. In fact, we read repeatedly of Him sitting down to partake of meals with people.

Why? Because Jesus wanted us to gather together as a spiritual family, to share a meal and to talk about faith and life. At Gateway, we believe that our church family is a gift that God has brought into our lives in order to develop relationships that will have a positive impact on our lives. Every week at Gateway, family members gather together to do just that.

We would like to warmly invite you to ‘BRING & SHARE’ and join in with one of these groups today.


All of these communion groups are ‘BRING AND SHARE’. Whatever you have, whatever you can contribute will be wonderful. Please don’t ever allow financial situations to restrict you from joining with your church family in these moments. Like the early disciples, we can all give according to what we have.

Children are welcome at all of these communion groups. Some of these groups will have teenagers available to play with the kids; but the children will remain under the primary supervision of their parents.

Please feel free to come on the day or to contact either the church office or the communion group leader to ask any questions or to introduce yourself prior to attending.


Don’t ever let these groups be the only place in which you spend quality time with your Gateway family. There is coffee time available before and after the Sunday service, and even better – you could invite someone over to your house!

So let’s make sure that we are all growing in our faith together.

Get Involved

There are five different groups that you can get involved with:

First Sunday: Singles 30+

Barbara was born and raised in Smethwick in a Christian home, along with her four siblings. She is the very proud mother of Channelle, who currently lives in Serbia.

Barbara has a real love for people. She obtained a degree in Hospitality and Business Management, but soon found hospitality was really about her love for people. With this new direction, Barbara qualified as a counsellor and has continued to work with many people through all walks of life. Barbara has a real drive to empower people to optimise their potential for a better quality and balanced, purposeful life.

Time: 2:00pm onwards.

Location: Bearwood.

Contact: babseval@hotmail.com for directions.

Second Sunday: General

Bosun and Tayo were both born in Ibadan, Nigeria; the second largest city in Africa. After relocating to the West Midlands, Bosun works as a Locum Consultant Radiologist for a number of NHS hospitals, and Tayo is a qualified accountant with Birmingham city council and owns the Bearwood Kumon Centre.

They have three teenaged children, Emmanuel, Sharon and Lois. Bosun and Tayo love people, and are often found in the church foyer checking up on people and encouraging them. Tayo has a passion to teach, and Bosun to help people and support Christian missions.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone.

Second Sunday: Single Mums

Angela is one of the senior pastors at Gateway. She was born in Toronto, Canada, and met Jon at Bible college in the USA. They married in 1997, and God immediately launched them into international evangelistic ministry.

Angela prefers to work behind the scenes, but has a love for people and a strong prophetic edge to the teaching gift on her life. This causes her to be used very powerfully to speak into people’s lives and draw out the gold that God has placed inside them.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: 1st Floor, Gateway Campus.

Third Sunday: Parents of under 5's

Richard and Sarah were both born and raised in the Birmingham area. They have both worked for Christ For All Nations (Reinhard Bonnke) UK office for several years – Sarah in accounts, and Richard as an Operations Manager.

They were married in June of 2008 and have two beautiful little ones, Jack and Oliver. Richard and Sarah have a passion for their family and raising Godly kids in this generation. They also have a love for helping people to take the right track, especially those who have had a tough time in life.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone.

Fourth Sunday: General

Laurence and Fiona were both born in Zimbabwe, but were educated at Birmingham City University and have made this area their home. They have two teenage children, Davina and Adrian.

Laurence and Fiona are passionate about people’s welfare. They share a desire to see the strengthening of communities through Christ, and firmly believe in the Acts 2 model of fellowship – that of breaking bread and praying together.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone.


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