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Welcome to Rev Neil Draper

We welcome Rev Neil Draper and his wife Tracy to the Church on Oakwood. Please keep them in your prayers as they take up new roles and challenges in the Church.

We Show Unity as Christians at Pentecost

For Pentecost, both congregations worked together to create a Cross of footprints. This symbolises our commitment to walk together as Christians on our spiritual journeys. We renewed our Covenant promises at each service, and those who had not yet signed the Covenant were able to do so, including our new Parish Priest, Fr David.

Congregations come together for an Emmaus Walk

Members of the Morning and Evening congregations were joined by friends from Woodlands Church for an Emmaus Walk through Chaddesden Woods. It was an opportunity to come together in fellowship as Christians in Oakwood.

Statement from Churches Together in England Presidents

CTE's Presidents have issued the following statement following the Manchester attack:

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with all those bereaved and injured by the cruel, senseless terrorist attack in Manchester. May God grant them strength and courage. Our faith teaches us that even the worst of evils can never defeat love, so we pray that the people of Manchester, of all faiths and none, will discover a renewed unity as they respond to this atrocity with compassion, dignity and hope.’

Farewell to Fr Paul

On Sunday we said a sad farewell to Fr Paul who has been our priest for 6 years. He is moving to St Edward's Church in St Ann's Nottingham. Fr Paul's generous spirit and commitment will be much missed. Many friends from the Morning congregation attended his final Mass at Oakwood, a sign of the high esteem he is held in by all the local Christian communities. We wish him well.

Chaddesden Good Friday Walk of Witness

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A happy and blessed Easter to all

Report from the Catholic Bishops' conference of England and Wales Dept. for Dialogue and Unity

Sandra Endsor recently attended the Catholic Bishops conference for those involved in ecumenical work, please see her report.