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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
|5th Jan||AA||Psalm 46||True security|
|12th Jan||Genesis 11:27-13:1||Faith goes, faith fails|
|19th Jan||AA||Genesis 13-14||Ambition, choice and destiny|
|26th Jan||Genesis 15||Faith and doubt|
|2nd Feb||AA||Genesis 16:1-17:8||Trying to shortcut faith|
|9th Feb||Genesis 17:15-18:15||Faith is a joke!|
|16th Feb||LS||Genesis 18:16-19:29||For the sake of the righteous|
|23rd Feb||Genesis 20-21||Faith is mocked|
|1st Mar||AA||Genesis 22||Faith and sacrifice|
|8th Mar||Genesis 24||A marriage made in heaven|
|15th Mar (AM)||LS||The heart of the cross|
|15th Mar (PM)||LS||Big 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)||AA||The pattern of the cross|
|5th Apr (PM)||Big Questions IV: Can a scientist believe in miracles?|
|10th Apr (10:30am)||AA||Good Friday All-Age Service|
|10th Apr (1pm)||Meditative Hour by the Cross|
|12th Apr||AA, LS||Easter Sunday|
|19th Apr (AM)||AA||Holiday Club Service|
|19th Apr (PM)||Big Questions V: Isn't religion harmful?|