Click here to download our weekly newssheet from our resources page.


Family BBQ

Family BBQ

By Mark Jackson, 25 May 2018

You are warmly invited to a family BBQ on Saturday 9th June, 4:30-6:30pm. We'll be in the grounds of St Thomas Church by the Guide Hut. There'll be a bouncy castle, activities for children and plenty of food. No need to bring anything—just turn up and meet Rich, our new vicar, and his family!...

Read More

Holiday Club 2018

Holiday Club 2018

By Ben Vane, 13 Apr 2018

So it's all over for another year!  We had a great 4 days on the 'King's Quest', and were glad to have over 150 children come along.  We're very grateful to all the hard work of the team from St Thomas Church, especially for giving up their holiday to make it all happen.   ...

Read More

New vicar!

New vicar!

By Ben Vane, 02 Nov 2017

On Sunday we were very pleased to announce the name of our new vicar, subject to formalities being completed.  He is Rich Alldritt, currently the students' minister at St Andrew the Great in Cambridge.  Rich will be joining us on Monday 16th April 2018. Rich is married to Claire, and they have three children - Charlie (8), Will (6) and Livvie (3).  He prefers to ...

Read More

Peter Shepherd

Peter Shepherd

By Ben Vane, 29 Sep 2017

Today is the thanksgiving and funeral service for our dear friend Peter Shepherd.  In my talk I'll be referring to a video interview Peter did with us in 2016, where he talks about his faith in Jesus.  You can watch the video below. We miss Peter and feel privileged to know this great man of faith and prayer.  We are confident he is now with Jesus (Luke 22:42-43) and in this we rejoi...

Read More

Resources for sharing faith

Resources for sharing faith

By Ben Vane, 28 May 2017

In today's sermon, we're looking at how the Samaritan woman shared her faith in Jesus in John 4. I'm going to mention a survey you may find interesting.  It highlights that 1 in 5 people in the UK who have a Christian friend, would be willing to read the Bible with that friend if only they were asked!  Isn't that amazing!  It means we may get some knock-backs, but if you have 5 frien...

Read More

Goodbye Christopher & Margaret Hobbs

Goodbye Christopher & Margaret Hobbs

By Ben Vane, 07 May 2017

Today sees the last Sunday at St Thomas Oakwood for Christopher and Margaret Hobbs.  We're so thankful to God for their faithful service over the past nearly 20 years, pointing us to Jesus constantly as our only saviour and hope. We're praying for their new ministry at St Andrew's, Cheadle Hulme that God would continue to use them to bring many to faith in Jesus and to grow their faith...

Read More

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

By Ben Vane, 20 Apr 2017

On Good Friday 14th April, one day after the 275th anniversary of the first performance, St Thomas choir and friends performed Handel's Messiah. Our Music Director Sarah Gentle conducted the choir of over forty people, David Patrick played the organ. Soloists were Margaret Hobbs (soprano), Katrina Makepeace-Lott (alto), Robert Forrest (tenor) and Ben Beurklian-Carter (bass). A full house ...

Read More

Easter Holiday Club

Easter Holiday Club

By Ben Vane, 09 Apr 2017

Our Lift Off 2017 Holiday Club took place 4-7th April in the mornings. Over 200 children came for at least one day, and enjoyed songs, crafts, the play, and teaching based on how Peter came to know who Jesus was....

Read More

Christopher and Margaret moving on

Christopher and Margaret moving on

By Ben Vane, 05 Feb 2017

It was announced today that subject to all legal formalities Christopher Hobbs will be appointed as Vicar of St Andrew's Cheadle Hulme in the Diocese of Chester. Christopher's last service as Vicar at St Thomas Oakwood will be on Sunday 7th May 2017, and his institution on ...

Read More

Power of Ten - Christmas Spirit

Power of Ten - Christmas Spirit

By Margaret Hobbs, 21 Dec 2016

The Power of Ten Christmas Spirit on 17th December filled the hall with people and sound and dancing. As well as welcoming many people into the church premises over £600 was raised for the Mahalir Aran Trust, a Christian refuge for women in Tamil Nadu India that we support....

Read More