Church of England Diocese of Leeds Oakworth

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

There are two toilets. One has baby changing facilities.

Baby Changing Facilities

There is easy access to the toilets (no steps) from within the church. From outside the church there is a step free entrance leading directly to the toilets that is accessible by wheelchair.

There is parking available in the grounds. However please be aware that it works on a one-way system and a single file system. We do not drive on or park on the grass. With that in mind delays are possible on exit if you are parked behind others. The gateway entrance is very narrow but accessible. We are hoping to get to the next phase or our building project which includes car parking improvements.

http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1508422162.pdf

Accessible by wheelchair to access toilets and the main church hall.

Our services are led using microphones that are linked to the loop system so that hearing aid users can adjust accordingly.

Service sheets are available in large print.

All are of course very welcome. Rosie the dog and her owner have settled in nicely.


Our Building

Please take a look at the booklet for detailed information about Christ Church.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1507024281.pdf


Music and Worship

Christ Church has a group called Living Waters, who perform every other Sunday (2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday). Please see the website for more information.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/about-us/music/living-waters-music-group/

The organist accompanied the hymns every other Sunday (1st, 3rd Sunday). Steve and Adrian are the organists. Please see the website for more information.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/about-us/music/organ-music/

Every 2nd Sunday there is a ‘said’ traditional BCP Communion at 8.30am til 9am.

Living Waters lead the congregation in songs every 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday’s. See our website for more details about Living Waters.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Explorers group (for 5-11 year olds) meet every 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays at 9.15am. The ‘young people’ sub group leaders and helpers meet regularly to plan, discuss the fun and educational activities for the group. All leaders are CRB certified. Please see the website for more about Explorers. Be assured that the church takes it’s safe guarding policy very seriously particularly regarding our young people.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/st-johns/young-people/sunday-club/

We have ran in the past Start, Christianity Explored courses. We also promote/attend the free Diocese lay training courses available.

We have four different home groups which involve social get togethers, DVDs and other materials, related to biblical themes and passages; to learn and to grow our understanding and relationships with God.

Oakworth Brownies make use of the space at Christ Church.

There is a coffee morning every Wednesday from 10am until 11.30am. (There is a midweek communion afterwards which of course anyone is welcome to stay for or just come along for the coffee morning.)

The latest Community event was the Great Get Together inspired by the late Jo Cox. In partnership with the Oakworth Community Trust a barbecue was organised for the whole community. See our photos of the successful event below.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/photos/gallery.php?gallery_id=49&pg=1

We have ‘sub groups’ at Christ Church. One of which is the Community Group who meet regularly to discuss and plan local events.

Please do get in touch if you wish to book the very large, newly refurbished space for your exercise class. Roy Aston (Church Warden) 01535 642868 or mailto:[email protected]

Rhona's Exercise class is currently taking a break. Watch this space for updates. Every Tuesday morning at 10am Rhona leads an exercise class suitable for all ages.

The Oakworth Mothers’ Union meet fortnightly on Tuesdays. (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month). See our website for regular updates and information.
http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/st-johns/mothers-union/

Rainbows regularly use the space at Christ Church.


Help for Visitors


Other Features

Wherever possible tea, coffee, cleaning and toiletry products are Fairtrade.

During the all age services (held on every 2nd Sunday of each month at 9.30am) the screen is used which shows song lyrics as the group Living Waters sing. The service responses are also shown on the screen.

Please see the website for detailed information about Christ Church in the village of Oakworth.

Back to Church Sunday

The main hall has had a complete refurbishment to create a huge space for use by the community.

Contact: 01535 642868 (Roy Aston, Church Warden).

http://www.oakworthchurch.org.uk/photos/gallery.php?gallery_id=50&pg=1