Ephesians 5:1-2

‘Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma’

Basecamp is a missional community that is all about extended family with a specific focus on people new to faith and those who simply want to know more.

The group is very informal, providing plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

If you would like to know more about this group you can contact us using the details at the bottom of this page

Basecamp  comes together once a week around a pattern of UP , IN & OUT. We meet to look at scripture, to consider aspects of our faith, and to share our journey with one another.


What people are saying about Basecamp

“Never before have I seen the love I see at Basecamp.  In some cases friends I have known for a very short time but yet it feels I have known them for life.  Never before have I seen in such a large group, people caring for each other and supporting each other  – without division; unity Psalm 133 (found this Sunday night after reading Psalm 139 – felt it was apt after Bev’s intervention on Sunday morning)  In 12 months I now feel I am immersed whereas before I was paddling in shallow water.  I would like to thank David and Monica who introduced me to the basics of discipleship. Roy and Bev and Jess are so gifted and humble. God smiles upon them and gives them more responsibility.  They say we can choose our friends but when HE chooses the possibilities are infinitely wonderful.”

“ I never feel empty coming away from Basecamp.”


“Basecamp has given me and my children another family which have been so supportive – through a year without you all would have been so hard – thanks.”


“ I feel a contentment, I can recharge my batteries, I get reflection time,I feel a freedom and a power of spirituality in the group..”


“ I like the way it’s fresh with a mix of activities.”


“People put you first and self second.  A defining moment for me was when you (Bev) said you would buy me a bible and the next week you gave me one. That really touched me and I have used it ever since. “


“In Base Camp – we are doing what The early disciples did, mend our nets, take care of one another..”


“It’s changed my relationship with God and give me space to grow. I used to talk to God – I didn’t think about the Holy Spirit – I knew He was there but didn’t really know why that was.  I used to worry I wasn’t religious enough. I now know more about discipleship – you don’t have to have lots of knowledge to quote scripture – you need to be able to demonstrate God’s love. In Basecamp it is safe to ask questions and to learn and pray. I learned a different way – praying for other people- such a special experience. It’s wonderful to have a safe place.”




“  I enjoyed time in Basecamp. It’s amazing we are all here together – such diversity. We have a common goal and God is speaking!  Food helps too!  We need to keep growing and establishing other things into the future – that is where God is developing us.”

“  The group is so diverse. People from all walks of life – a big mix of people that works.  It’s great to walk in faith, togetherness, support and fun.”

“  I have been a Christian many years and attended house groups and cell groups.    The people in Basecamp are all at different stages in our walk with God – you never finish learning.  This is different – we all share a common goal. “

To learn more about Basecamp you can email the leaders Roy & Bev at info@sthelensparishchurch.org

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