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Welcome to SMO
We are Oatlands’ parish church and have a range of Sunday and Weekday services to suit different ages and styles, all aimed at hearing what God wants to teach us from the Bible, ourselves, and the world around us. We welcome and make special provisions for children and young people as well as the elderly, in fact every one that comes into our services is treated as special, with love and respect. Please see the services section of the website for a detailed description and time. Each of our services has its unique style but they all include an element of Bible reading, a time of prayer and intercessions and a talk, homily or sermon and especially at 10 am on Sundays, the singing of both traditional and modern hymns and songs. In addition to worship services, there are also various activities and opportunities for meeting and fellowship with others. Our life event section on this website should give you an overview of what we believe and what to do if you are exploring baptism, marriage or the funeral of a loved one. If you have specific questions please contact the Parish Office. Or better still, come and visit us. We would be glad to welcome you.
Phone: 01932 840077 (Day Off Monday) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
When do we meet?
Our main services are on Sundays.
The 1st Sunday of the Month is our All Age Worship (Alive@10). It is a very informal service with activities for everyone. There is always a Bible reading, a time of reflection and activities based on the readings and we always have a way to respond to what we’ve heard. Always followed by refreshments and fellowship. We aim to finish within an hour.
The 2nd – 4th (or 5th) Sunday of the month are Common Worship Holy Communion Services also at 10am. These services are a bit longer than an hour but it is always lively with time of singing, Bible reading, a sermon as well as sharing Communion. It is followed by a time of refreshments and fellowship.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4 pm, we have our Family Praise Service. This is a service for all the family. We start with a time of craft activities in the hall, then move into the church for a short act of worship with singing and Bible reading and then have tea in the hall. Everyone one with or without young children are welcome. We aim to finish with 1 hour and everyone could spend time in fellowship as much as they want during tea.
Every Sunday at 8 am, we have a short traditional Holy Communion Service with no hymns. We always aim to keep this service within 35 minutes.
There is also a Holy Communion Service every Thursday at 10.30am. This is a traditional service with no hymns and we aim to finish by 11 am. It is followed by refreshments.
What to expect?
We are a friendly church where everyone of all ages are most welcome and accepted. At all our services, there are “welcomers” who will meet you at the door and give you all the necessary information for an exciting worship experience. They will also if need be, let you know what the service is all about and where facilities are for children. Families are encouraged to participate in the service and sit together. Nevertheless, at our Holy Communion Service, there are separate activities for school aged children in the hall. For younger ones, in the children’s corner you will always find a supervised craft activity linked to the service. In addition to this there are puzzles, books and toys.
After the service there is a time of refreshment and fellowship in the church hall and everyone is encouraged to be a part. This is a lovely informal way of getting to meet and know other members of the church. Throughout the year, we have many activities and events such as Afternoon Teas, Breakfasts, Film Nights, BBQs, Fairs and other social gatherings. Everyone is invited to come with friends and family. More information is available in the calendar section of the site or from the Parish Office.