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 10th February
  • Sunday 31st March
  • Sunday 28th April
  • Sunday 19th May
  • Sunday 30th June

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 download a copy of our most recent term card, or 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.

6th JanAAPsalm 34Taste and see
13th JanGenesis 1:1-2:1In the beginning: Origins of life
20th JanLSGenesis 1:26-31In the beginning: Origins of humanity
27th JanGenesis 2:2-3In the beginning: Origins of rest
3rd FebAAGenesis 2:4-25In the beginning: Origins of paradise
10th FebGenesis 3:1-6In the beginning: Origins of sin
17th FebLSGenesis 3:7-24In the beginning: Origins of curse
24th Feb (10:30am)Service of Confirmation with Bishop Rod Thomas
24th Feb (6pm)Psalm 19Has science disproved Christianity?
3rd MarAAGenesis 4:1-16In the beginning: Origins of anger
10th MarGenesis 4:17-26In the beginning: Origins of hope
17th MarLSJohn 12:1-11The hour has come: life and death
24th MarJohn 12:12-19The hour has come: suffering and glory
31st MarJohn 12:20-26The hour has come: losing and keeping
7th AprAAJohn 12:27-50The hour has come: light and dark
14th Apr (10:30am)AAHoliday Club Service
14th Apr (6pm)Psalm 22Enduring God's distance
Thu 18 Apr (7:30pm)Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion
Fri 19th Apr (10:30am)AAGood Friday All-Age Service
Fri 19th Apr (1pm)Good Friday Hour by the Cross
21st Apr (10:30am)AA & LSJohn 20:24-31Easter Sunday All-Age Service
21st Apr (6pm)LSActs 10Easter Sunday Evening Service
28th AprPsalm 23Walking with God through pain and suffering