Reflections is a group of women who gather to enjoy a time of sharing, listening, and thinking about what is going on in our lives, as we reflect on who God is and what He has done. Our hope is to grow in love, grace, and maturity as we explore the Bible, listen to each other’s stories, share our thoughts, and pray together.

This year we are focusing on striving less and recognising how the grace of Jesus has saved us from trying to earn God’s favour or approval. Grace frees us when we freely receive it!

Ruth Chou Simons, a wonderful artist, author, and speaker has recorded a six session study called “When Strivings Cease” – replacing the gospel of self-improvement with the gospel of life transforming grace. We are going to do this study together interspersed with creative and fun sessions.

We hope you will join us for what will be a discovery of the joy of living in the grace of God whilst challenging some of our misconceptions about our part in God’s story.

“Reflections is a fun, safe place for the ladies at Christ Church to meet and discuss subjects that we face in our lives as Christian women in an innovative and interactive way. I find it enlightening, supportive and empowering. It’s also a lovely opportunity to meet up with friends, have fellowship and eat wonderful cake!”


Our team
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Sarah Breeze

Sarah has been a part of Christ Church since she was five years old, and now loves being a part of the church together with her husband Jon and four daughters. She enjoys time spent with friends and sunny days at the beach.

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Linda Collins

Christ Church has been Linda’s spiritual home for over 30 years along with her husband Charlie and family. She is a Devon girl and loves being out in the countryside, running, walking and cycling and spending time with my three gorgeous grandchildren.

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Rosalyn Derges

Rosalyn has been involved in women’s ministry for 30 years. She has a heart to see women fully enjoying the peace and presence of God in their everyday lives. Since moving to Devon she has loved being part of the Reflections team, is thrilled to live by the sea, and walk along the coast and enjoys ‘good’ fish and chips.

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Di Phaby

Di moved from Cornwall with Brian to be near their two daughters and three granddaughters. She works as a Locum practice nurse. Di is a member of the third order of the society of Saint Francis. She loves baking so would say hospitality is her gift.

For more information, please contact Rosalyn Derges:

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Upcoming Dates

January 11 Session 3
Tender and Compassionate
February 8 Session 4
Transformational Grace
March 8 Let’s get Creative!
April 19 Session 5
Growing in Truth
May 17 Session 6
Our Faith Story
June 14 Summer fun?

Time and place
We meet at 7.30pm for refreshments, and aim to finish by 9.00pm in the coffee lounge at Christ Church Woodbury.