South Oxhey Baptist Church

140 Gosforth Lane South Oxhey WD19 7BX : 0208 421 4054
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Sunday services: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm             

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We aim to be a welcoming community with Jesus Christ at the centre who
Love God, Love Each Other and Love the Lost

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Celebrating Christmas - God shows up

We have plenty of special services and are taking part in special events in South Oxhey. Everyone is welcome to all of the services. 

Our thanks to everone who was involved in the recent Sleeping Beauty production by Saltmine Theatre Company. It was great to welcome over 180 people who don't normally come to the church on Sundays.  We were able to enjoy a great story - with a twist. At Christmas we get to hear part of the 'greatest story ever told'. 

God shows up

…in an unlikely place to unlikely people. Some were looking for him and some were just minding their own business. Somehow God showed up as a baby in a manger. And he still shows up in ways that can surprise us and change our lives for the better, now and forever.

We invite you to come and join us to explore what it’s all about. And see if God shows up. We have a variety of services and events. Everyone is welcome to them all – but you might find some are just right for you. 

FAMILY SERVICE - 10:30am. Sunday, 16th

A service for all the family with children and young people taking part and helping us to explore Christmas together.

ALL-AGE SERVICE - 10:30am. Sunday, 23rd

A chance to see (and take part in) the nativity story and consider how it relates to us now. Accompanied by carols and other Christmas songs.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - 6pm. Christmas Eve

An hour of carols, readings, a Christmas message and the occasional alternative Christmas song. This service always has a lovely atmosphere and is a favourite for many of people whether church is a regular part of life or not.

CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION - 9:30am.

A wonderful relaxed celebration. We always have plenty of visitors. 40 minutes of joyful song and sharing, adding to the special experience of this day.

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 Refreshments and mince pies at the services near Christmas. Always a chance to chat and explore further if you would like. We are also singing carols to open the South Oxhey Fun Day at 11am, Dec. 1st. and at the train station just after 5pm on 20th. 

 

Welcome to our website

We are pleased you've found the South Oxhey Baptist Church (SOBC) website, we hope that you find it helpful.
Whether you've just moved into the area, or going to church would be a new thing for you, whether you are a Christian looking for a place to get started again or to grow and serve ... we would love to welcome you to a Sunday service or one of our other events. You can also contact Steve Hobbis, the minister by phone or email.

We're a mixed bunch

We are made up of young and old, including children and young people of almost every age. We have people who've lived in the area since South Oxhey was built and lots of more recent arrivals; families and single people; people who've been Christians for years, some who have more recently become Christians and others who are exploring what it's all about. We could say more about different occupations, variety of nationalities, life experiences and so on... a variety of different people growing to know a wonderful God who loves each one.

Mercy Flipped The Script

Below is a video we used a while ago as part of a series titled "...... But God ......". The video was part of a service led by the church youth on "Failed .... But God". Make sure you watch it to the end to get the true picture!

 

The video was made by Mercy Ministries.

 

God's heart on display through his people

At the end of a Sunday a while ago, we prayed the following prayer, and were challenged to go on praying it and partnering with God to make this a growing reality in us. The basis for this prayer is the Bible's declaration that God is 'gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love'. 

A Prayer
Thank you Lord that you are
gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and abounding in love.
Help me to recognise  and respond to these qualities in you;
I declare that with Jesus Christ in me, living in me by the Spirit of God,
I too can display these qualities.

I confess that I have fallen short of being gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love...
[when]
Thank you for these qualities in your heart that led to 
Jesus dying so that we might be forgiven and your justice upheld.
Thank you that you love me that much.

I commit to...
...Celebrating the display of the image of God in others when I see them being
gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
...Looking for opportunities, and seeking to take them, to display your heart
towards people in this way.

Lord Jesus Christ, if I belong to you, and
you live in me then I thank you that...
I can co-operate with YOUR Spirit,
YOUR life, YOUR love in me.
May I not feel overwhelmed and alone in this, but empowered and united with you
as I live as someone who is growing to be gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love.

As well as my lips giving testimony to your works.
May my life be a testimony to your life,
that your heart might be displayed through me.