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About Us


About us

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About Us


About us

 

Here's a little bit about who we are
and how Oak Church Stevenage came to be...

 


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Who are we?


Who are we?

Who are we?


Who are we?

Oak Church Stevenage

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We are a youth focused church in central Stevenage for Stevenage and the surrounding villages. Being youth focused means we have a particular heart for seeing Jesus meet with and inspire young people, but we are welcome to all and have a multi-generational community.

Oak is a part of the Church of England and we began as a church plant from Soul Survivor Watford in 2015. You can read more about our history below.

Oak Church Stevenage is part of the Stevenage Pioneer Youth Trust.

 

Why Stevenage?

The Diocese of St. Albans, in consultation with Archbishop Justin Welby's Council, commissioned a church plant for Stevenage, with the aim of seeing a youth-orientated Christian community being grown from the ground. Adam Prior, previously Youth Pastor at Soul Survivor Watford church (www.soulsurvivorwatford.co.uk) and also an ordained Priest within the Church of England, was invited to come to Stevenage with a team and take up the position of leading the new initiative. A team of people gathered together with a heart for this vision, and the whole team were inaugurated at a service in the Bowes Lyon Youth Centre on 17th January 2015. 

What's with the name?

The name 'Oak Church Stevenage' came about as a result of a lot of prayer, research and many sleepless nights! In the book of Isaiah (chapter 61 verse 3) Isaiah speaks about a vision for God's people as being a blessing, our heart, part of this speaks of being "Oaks of Righteousness, a planting for the Lord". These words were written around 1500 BC. Fast forward to Saxon days and it is said that people in this area would gather around an Oak Tree. In fact, that's how Stevenage got it's name in the first place! Stevenage, or "Stithenence", means Strong Oak.
Gathering is what we do, and so we feel that 'Oak Church' represents who we are and our vision for this town.


Our Values

LOVE EXTRAVAGANTLY

We want to love God, His presence, His people and Stevenage

LIVE ROOTED

We want to live radical lives rooted in God and to live in relationship with each other 

GIVE SELFLESSLY

We want to generously give our time,
talents and money

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The team


Meet the team.

The team


Meet the team.

TEAM


Stevenage Church Anglican Adam Prior

Rev. Adam Prior

leadership team

vision, Youth & leads the team

adamprior@oakchurchstevenage.org

Britt Webb

leadership team

Youth & Radiant

brittw@oakchurchstevenage.org

Sarah Hardy

leadership team

Operations, adults & pastoral

sarahh@oakchurchstevenage.org

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Charlotte Prior

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Fundraising Coordinator

charlottep@oakchurchstevenage.org

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Greg Corbett

Leadership Team

Worship

gregc@oakchurchstevenage.org

Stevenage Church Anglican

Jade Quarterman

leadership team

4:30 Service

jadeb@oakchurchstevenage.org

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Eileen Ballard

LEADERSHIP TEAM

4:30pm Service

eileenb@oakchurchstevenage.org

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Mark Quarterman

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Production

markq@oakchurchstevenage.org


TRUSTEES

Our trustees for Oak Church are Dave Poultney, Ruth Yule, Tim Horlock, Maurice Ballard, Ruth McRoy and Charles Burch. If you would like to email the trustees, please email info@oakchurchstevenage.org 

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Our Journey so far


Our Journey So Far...

Our Journey so far


Our Journey So Far...

 "You and me got a whole lot of history"
One Direction 2015


Click on the years to find out what happened...