Street Pastors

LUCY POLLARD-WARD STREET PASTOR BLOG   I became a Nottingham street pastor as soon as I could – when I was 18.  It is my passion. I go out the 4th Friday every month 10pm to 3 am and sometimes they even let me be team leader!   Beeston Oasis financially support the...
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Alpha Course

ALPHA INVITATION   Why not come to an ALPHA Course at the Oasis Christian Centre in Beeston.   Some important questions you might have asked yourself:- (1) What is the purpose of life? (2) Is there more to life than this? (3) What happens when we die? (4) What relevance...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – Thy Kingdom Come.

In 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York called the Church across the Nations to pray for the 10 days between Jesus’ Ascension and Pentecost, calling the initiative “Thy Kingdom Come!” We are joining with Christians to bless our locality, city, nation and...
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Easter Maths

Easter Maths My son loves maths. He doesn’t get the gift from me but I am happy he has the gift all the same. This thought occurred to me a while ago but it seems appropriate to share now at Easter time. The question came to me … would it be possible to describe the...
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From the Pastors Desk – April 2017

We are delighted to have Chris Axelby, Recruitment manager for the Gideons with us on Sunday 30th April at 10.30 am. I have a great deal to be thankful for because, like so many, I received a New Testament and Psalms, Bible from Gideons when I attended the Crypt School in...
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High Altar

Whilst helping in a Palm Sunday service at an Anglican Church I discovered that the altar table in that particular Church is a plain, old block of chipboard held up on ornamental legs and covered with an altar cloth. Church of England Churches are known as High Anglican if they...
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New Life Gambia

I have recently revisited the Gambia with the New Life Gambia Charity. I first visited in March 2016 and was excited to be able to return again. This trip we spent time visiting two schools  one at Kanifing and the other at Half Dye. These schools provide nursery, primary ,...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – April 2017

We are approaching one of my favourite times of the year – Easter! As we see flowers come into bloom, hear the birds singing their early morning chorus and enjoy lighter nights it is a reminder not only of spring but also of Resurrection. For Christian believers it is a...
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Love Actually

Comic Relief is brilliant at galvanising a nation of comedy lovers to be generous for good causes. The BBC’s fundraising show this year culminated with a snapshot look at the characters of Love Actually thirteen years on from the release of the movie. The comedy sketch ends...
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Beauty and the Beast

Last weekend, my daughter went to see Disney’s latest real-life update of an animated classic, The Beauty and the Beast. The movie has all the right ingredients and is already breaking box office records. The Beauty saves the Beast with her genuine love for him. The new movie...
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