Church Management

Our Church community is indebted to the many people who give their time and energy to managing and organising The Church on Oakwood, without their dedication we would not be able to function.




The Church Council

This group is made up of members of the united congregation who worship at the Morning Service.

Reverend Neil Draper (Appointed Minister in Charge)
Sue Barber
Judith Charles
Peter Knott (Elder)
Jo Wattam (Elder)  
Christina Williamson (Elder)
Hazel Ellison (Elder)
Chris Marshall (Elder)
Margaret Smallwood  
Godfrey Smallwood  

Derek Turton (Circuit Steward) attends by invitation on behalf of the Methodist Circuit. Two members of the Catholic Congegation (Fran Wickes & Allan Marshall) attend by invitation. Co-opted members - Sheila Harper (Safeguarding) and a Finance Committee representative.

Sub committees:

Finance:- Rachel Marshall (Gift Aid Secretary); David Wattam; David Wright; Mike Ryan; Chris Marshall; Jo Wattam.


Worship Team:- Deacon Rosemary Bell (Supernumerary); Hazel Ellison; Chris Marshall; Christina Williamson.

Church Wardens

Barrie Barber

Methodist Circuit Meeting representatitves

Hazel Ellison  Circuit Steward
Barrie Barber
 Church Representative
Christina Williamson  Church Representative

Anglican Deanery Synod representatives

Brian Shaw
Gwynne Shaw
Jo Wattam

United Reformed Church representative



The Oakwood Catholics Committee

This is a small group of Oakwood's Catholic parishioners who meet several times a year to plan and review various aspects of Church life.

Father David Cain         Priest
Sandra Endsor
Eileen Ryan
Mike Ryan
Frances Wickes
Eileen Rees

The Partnership Group

This is the steering group for the Partnership between the morning (united congregation) and evening (Catholic) congregation. It meets approximately quarterly, with sub-groups for event planning in between.

Father David Cain
Reverend Neil Draper
Deacon Rosemary Bell
Sandra Endsor
Amanda Driver
Gwynne Shaw
Eileen Rees
Frances Wickes
Rachel Marshall






"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5