378 Bishops Drive, Oakwood, DERBY DE21 2DF
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Website: The Church on Oakwood
The Church on Oakwood is a Local Ecumenical Partnership of Methodist, Anglican and URC Christians worshiping and working together in one fellowship, and in a Covenant Partnership with the Roman Catholic congregation which meets in the church on Oakwood on a Sunday afternoon.
9.00 am (Said Holy Communion First Sunday of the month only)
10.30 am (All Age worship – first Sunday of the month; Holy Communion – second Sunday of the month). The children’s groups occur every week except the first Sunday of the month.
5.00 pm (Roman Catholic Mass)
Revd Neil Draper
Mondays 2:00 p.m. Oakwood fellowship – social group
Wednesdays (Term time) 1-2.30pm “Walkers and Talkers” for children between 18 months and 4 years with their parent or carer
Thursdays 10:00- 11:30 Coffee morning or craft club
We have had a really blessed last few months at The Church on Oakwood. Links with the local school have grown massively. ‘Open the Book’ continue to lead assemblies each Wednesday morning at two local schools; Becky, our new Family Worker, leads a lunchtime club for junior aged children every Monday. In the lead up to Easter, we were joined by children in Year 1 as they were invited into the Church to take part in Experience Easter. In June, Years 5&6 joined us for a morning called ‘It’s your Church’. This was a truly amazing morning of inter-generational working and the feedback from both the school and volunteers, who made the morning happen, was so positive and encouraging.
We are looking forward to a range of summer activities such as Holiday Club for children aged 5-11 years; Wednesday picnics and games on Oakwood Park for all ages; Saturday Family Film nights, to name a few! Also, Oakwood Gala – as a Church, we are pleased to be serving refreshments in the Community Centre and able to offer an Open-Air Service again with Woodlands Church for the local community, before the formal opening of the Gala.
In September, we are looking forward to welcoming our new minister, Rev’d Neil Draper and family into the Church and wish Rev’d Peter and Cathy Bates all the best as they move to their new Circuit.
We are pleased to be hosting another Lent Course this year within the Church on a Tuesday evening as well offering an Experience Easter to our local school, inviting different year groups into the building during the school day to learn important parts of the Easter story.
We are in an exciting period in seeing where God is leading The Church on Oakwood, especially in terms of Family Work – with the families connected already to the Church through Walkers & Talkers toddler group, Messy Church, Activity Days and Holiday Clubs along with building further bridges with our local community, Children’s Centre and local schools. We have seen a number of huge blessings to the Church over this last month and are looking forward to where 2017 is heading