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

As we are currently in the UK Government lockdown restrictions, we aren’t able to host Communion Groups in person.
However, our Communion Groups are taking place on Zoom. Please contact the church office (Email: or Tel: 0121 439 3390) for more details and a link to the meetings.

Friday Breakfast Club

This group is led by Heather Colyer.

The first Friday of every month. This fellowship group is for adults who would like some fellowship over a coffee. No sign-up, just turn up.

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Location: Next, Costa Coffee, Oldbury Retail Park, Oldbury Ringway, Oldbury, B69 3DD

First Sunday: Teams

For the first Sunday of each month, we hold ‘Team’ Communion Groups. This is to encourage relationship building within the various teams that serve here at Gateway. 

Each month we have a different ‘Team’ Communion Group meeting. Look out for announcements about your particular team meeting.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone.

Second Sunday: General

This group is led by Bosun & Tayo Lawal.

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.

Third Sunday: General


Steven and Deepika have made the Birmingham area their home together since getting married in 2003.  Steve was born here in the UK, and works as a pharmacist.   Deepika was born in India, but moved to the UK to marry Steve.  She now works in the Sandwell area counselling school children.  They are blessed with two lovely children.

Steve and Deepika have been supporting the fourth Sunday Communion group over the past year.  They are both very good listeners, with a sense of humour and a love for people.  They take God at His word in a refreshing and powerful way.

Time: 20 minutes after service close.

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone

Third Monday: 60's Plus

This group is led by Jon & Angela Colyer.

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: 12PM – 2PM

Location: Gateway Campus, Youth Zone

Fourth Sunday: General

This group is led by Laurence & Fiona Makoni.

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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