Sunday services

The best way to get to know us at St Thomas Oakwood is to come to one of our Sunday services. We hope that all our services will be helpful to you, whether you’re already following Jesus or just wanting to find out more about him.

At the heart of each service is a reading and sermon from the Bible, and there is also a mixture of hymns and more modern songs, prayers, news, baptisms and the sharing of the Lord's Supper. We won’t ask you to say or pray anything you don’t believe, or force you to do anything you’re not comfortable doing.

The church is on the corner of Prince George Avenue and Sheringham Avenue - you can see it as you come down the hill from Oakwood tube station.

The Sunday services are as follows:

10.30am Morning Service

This time together is designed for everyone, with a mixture of familiar hymns and more modern songs. Afterwards we enjoy tea and coffee in the church hall.

Children up to age 14 stay with us for the family-friendly start of the service, during which there is usually a children’s talk, then leave for Bible teaching, crafts, games, music and prayer in friendly small groups:

  • Creche (for the under 3’s) - runs throughout the service; there is also a ‘crying room’ at the back of church with a sound relay of the service.
  • Stepping Stones (age 3 up to 5 years)
  • Scramblers (for children in Y1 & Y2)
  • Climbers (for children in Y3 & Y4)
  • Explorers (for children in Y5 & Y6)
  • Pathfinders (for children in Y7-Y9)

New children are welcome at any time, even if just visiting. If you have any queries please contact us for more information.

On the first Sunday in the month we hold an All-Age service. The children stay in church the whole time (though we still provide a creche); the talk is geared towards all ages and the service lasts about 50 minutes.

On the third Sunday of every month we share the Lord’s Supper together as part of the service.

3.30pm (monthly) Bouncy Church

Every month, we  get our bouncy castle out in the church building! We rotate around bouncing, craft and active games in different age groups. Then we all come together for some singing, a bible story and snacks! It's open to all families with children of primary school and pre-school ages. It's from 3.30-4.45pm. 

Our next dates are:

  • Sunday 22nd September
  • Sunday 13th October
  • Sunday 24th November

6.00pm Informal Evening Service

A smaller, more informal service with more contemporary music. A particular highlight is the chance to ask questions of the preacher directly after he’s spoken to us from God’s Word. On the third Sunday of every month we share the Lord’s Supper together. After the service we enjoy tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the church building.

What services are coming up?

To find out more about upcoming Sunday services please see a simple outline below of what passages will be preached on during the coming weeks.

AA = All Age Service (10:30am only). LS = Lord's Supper (10:30am & 6pm). Unless otherwise indicated the Bible passage and sermon will be the same at the morning and evening services.

8th SeptAAGenesis 5:1-6:8The end of the world?
15th SeptLSGenesis 6:9-8:19The start of a new world?
22nd SeptGenesis 8:20-9:29A new Adam?
29th SeptGenesis 10:1-11:9A fractured world?
6th OctAARevelation 1God's headed letter paper
13th OctRevelation 2:1-7Ephesus
20th OctLSRevelation 2:8-11Smyrna
27th OctRevelation 2:12-17Pergamum
3rd NovAARevelation 2:18-29Thyatira
10th NovMission Partner Sunday with Andrew Chard (Wycliffe Bible Translators)
17th NovLSRevelation 3:1-6Sardis
24th NovRevelation 3:7-13Philadelphia
1st DecAARevelation 3:14-22Laodicea
8th DecLSIsaiah 2:1-5Advent I: The mountain
15th Dec (AM)Isaiah 11:1-11Advent II: The branch
22nd DecAA2 Corinthians 8:9How to get rich at Christmas