Suspension Of Public Church Gatherings

Dear friends, I’m sure that you have heard about restrictions on public gatherings for the time being. Archbishop Glenn Davies has sent a letter today to every church in the Sydney Anglican Diocese to suspend all public church gatherings. This follows on from the Prime Minister and NSW Health Minister’s order to cancel all public … Read more…

Announcing our new Senior Minister – Sam Pursell

We are delighted to announce that Sam Pursell has accepted the invitation from Archbishop Glenn Davies to be our new Senior Minister. Sam is married to Susan, and they have three children: Edward (aged 3), Mary (aged 2), and Angela (6 months). Hobbies include cycling, sewing and waking up during the night. Sam is from … Read more…

Big changes for the McNeills and our church

On Sunday, I announced that I am leaving Oak Flats Anglican to become the full-time Rector of Jamberoo Anglican. In 2015, our two churches formed a partnership to share our resources to help grow the gospel in the Illawarra. Three years ago we planted an all-new, Saturday night service at Jamberoo, and through this ministry, … Read more…

Serve Teams Launch at 5pm Church

Three weeks ago I announced that we wanted to launch some new small groups for our 5pm congregation. Then two weeks ago, our evening church filled in a survey to let us know what evenings work best. The results showed that we need a group on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. And when we looked at … Read more…

A new era for our midweek ministries

Well, believe it or not, it’s now five years since I joined our church. A lot has happened in this time, and we have so much to thank God for. The first three years saw steady growth in numbers, and we raised enough money to afford a full-time assistant minister. But two years ago this … Read more…

Christmas 2016

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus at Oak Flats Anglican. We hope to see you there! Community Carols This year our church continues our tradition of meeting for Community Christmas Carols to be held the Sunday night before Christmas, on the 18th December at 5pm. It’s a great night for both members and guests to join together to sing … Read more…

Two Ways to Live

Our current series is titled “Two Ways to Live”. Our Senior Minister, Jodie McNeill will be the preacher each week. Date Title Bible Passage 31st July God as loving ruler and creator Genesis 1:26-28, 31. Revelation 4:6-11 7th August Humanity rebels Genesis 3:1-6. Romans 1:18-25 14th August God’s judgement Deuteronomy 29:16-20. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 21st … Read more…

An update about Adam Hotson

In October last year, Adam took a break from ministry in our parish due to mental health reasons. Since then, he has been on full-time stress leave, and has been receiving treatment for clinical depression and anxiety. I am pleased to report that Adam has made significant improvements, and as a result, he is now … Read more…

Isn’t it time you came back to church?

After our 10am church service this Sunday 22nd May we’re hosting a FREE spit roast and pavlova feast for our church and our suburb, and we’d love you to join us! It’s a contemporary church service for people of all ages, and includes a kids’ program. After our 5pm service this Sunday 22nd May we’re also … Read more…