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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...

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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 ...

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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....

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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 ...

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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....

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Carols by candlelight

Carols by candlelight

By Ben Vane, 20 Dec 2016

Around 160 people enjoyed Christmas carols and Bible readings on Sunday evening, by the light of 256 candles.  The church was filled with light as the Choir and Junior Choir led us in this service, along with several very beautiful solos.  Money was raised for Tearfund, seeking to relieve poverty worldwide through local churches. We look forward with anticipation to ...

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A Taste of Christmas

A Taste of Christmas

By Margaret Hobbs, 29 Nov 2016

Have you ever been surprised by a mince pie? Something over 50 women attended our 'Taste of Christmas' event on Saturday 26th November, at which we tried to guess which mince pie, panettone and Christmas pud had come from which supermarket. Many of us were surprised to discover sometimes that what we liked best was not necessarily M&S, but happened to be ASDA or LIDL or Sainsbury's or Tesco...

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Men's annual dinner

Men's annual dinner

By Ben Vane, 15 Oct 2016

Wednesday 23rd November, 7.30pm for 8pm. At Punto Italian Restaurant, 838 Green Lanes, N21 2RT. "The Faith of a Sceptic".  Former-TA, former-policeman turned vicar in training, Paul Davies, giving a short talk. All men welcome, RSVP to office@st-toms.org.uk...

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Coffee morning for the Nightingale cancer support centre

Coffee morning for the Nightingale cancer support centre

By Ben Vane, 05 Oct 2016

Join us for coffee and cake on Saturday 5th November from 10am-12pm, the the Guide Hut. We'll also have jams, cards, paintings and toys to buy. All proceeds go to The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre....

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Isn't all religion dangerous?

Isn't all religion dangerous?

By Margaret Hobbs, 23 Sep 2016

Religion doesn't get good press these days. You would be forgiven for thinking it was dangerous. In Syria, in North Korea, in Nigeria, even in the USA or a church in Brussels. Come to hear Phil Peddar talk and take the opportunity then to ask any questions: Tuesday 27th September. Coffee and cake first at 8pm, meeting in the Large Hall....

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