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 15th March
  • Sunday 17th May
  • Sunday 28th 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 see a simple outline below of what passages will be preached on during the coming weeks, or see our term card.

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.

DatePassageTitle
5th JanAAPsalm 46True security
12th JanGenesis 11:27-13:1Faith goes, faith fails
19th JanAAGenesis 13-14Ambition, choice and destiny
26th JanGenesis 15Faith and doubt
2nd FebAAGenesis 16:1-17:8Trying to shortcut faith
9th FebGenesis 17:15-18:15Faith is a joke!
16th FebLSGenesis 18:16-19:29For the sake of the righteous
23rd FebGenesis 20-21Faith is mocked
1st MarAAGenesis 22Faith and sacrifice
8th MarGenesis 24A marriage made in heaven
15th Mar (AM)LSThe heart of the cross
15th Mar (PM)LSBig Questions I: Aren't all religions the same?
22nd Mar (AM)The achievement of the cross
22nd Mar (PM)Big Questions II: Why doesn't God make himself clearer?
29th Mar (AM)The victory of the cross
29th Mar (PM)Big Questions III: If God is good, why is the world so bad?
5th Apr (AM)AAThe pattern of the cross
5th Apr (PM)Big Questions IV: Can a scientist believe in miracles?
10th Apr (10:30am)AAGood Friday All-Age Service
10th Apr (1pm)Meditative Hour by the Cross
12th AprAA, LSEaster Sunday
19th Apr (AM)AAHoliday Club Service
19th Apr (PM)Big Questions V: Isn't religion harmful?