Category Archives: From the Vicar

Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry in Oxley Vale!

All past and current members and supporters of Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church are invited to join us in celebrating 25 years of Christian ministry in the Oxley Vale area at two special events – a celebration dinner on Saturday 16 July and a combined thanksgiving church service on Sunday 17 July.

To mark the occasion, we are launching the ‘Building Ministry Fund,’ aimed at securing and expanding gospel ministry in the area into the future. Would you please consider contributing a one-off gift to this appeal? Donations can be made at both events or directly via ‘Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church’, BSB 032621 Acct: 309306.

Combined 9am Service and General Meeting


On Sunday 13th, the 8am and 10am church gatherings will combine for a 9am service, to be followed by a Special General Meeting to approve the church budget for January-June 2016.

The combined service will feature a special nativity presentation by the children in our 10am Sunday School. Our monthly Trading Table will also be in operation, with money raised supporting our annual holiday kid’s club.

Following the Special General Meeting, attendees are invited back to Tom and Caz Magill’s for a pot-luck lunch.

A Dinner for the Future

The people of Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church enjoyed a great evening together last Friday, eating together and thinking about the good things happening in the church and hearing plans for how those good things might be shared with their community.

The Vicar, Simon Carter, encouraged those present to think about change, whether good or bad, and contrasted the inevitability of change in the world we live in with the unchangeableness of Jesus. Chaplain Tom Magill presented some demographic research on the Oxley Vale area and encouraged the church to think how best it can serve the people in that area. Year 13 Gap Year Student Matt Smith gave an outline of his involvement in this year with young people, conferences and training.

A big ‘Thank You’ to all who helped set-up, cook, clean or otherwise contribute on the night!