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Welcome to Oakleaf Community

We are a Christian community based in Bishop Auckland and West Auckland who want to serve our local community and offer hospitality to people in need. That doesn't mean we offer emergency accommodation or a refuge, but people who do stay with us will experience a supportive family environment. If you think we can help you or someone you know please get in contact. If you would like to know more about Oakleaf Community we would love to hear from you.
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Monthly Prayer Diary

We have a monthly prayer diary which shares important news from Oakleaf Community and will help if you want to prayer for us and the work that we do. Prayer is so important and we appreciate the time that people take to do this. We may change names and in some cases write requests vaguely in the diary to protect people's identities and to keep with confidentiality, but know that Jesus knows who and what you are praying about.

Please get in contact if you would like to receive our prayer diary.

Thank you from MacMillan

We received a thank you card from MacMillan Cancer Support. Well done street and everyone who supported the coffee morning.

Garden Party: Light of the World

On the 31st of October 2018, we had a garden party with the theme of Light of the World. We invited the local community. Everyone wore as much light as their bodies could carry, there was a barbecue, games and a Ian Sharrock telling us a story. Here are some of the photos including the preparations before hand. It was definitely a glowing evening!

We invited our neighbours to a Macmillan Coffee Morning

We had a great time today at out our home in Bishop Auckland today. We invited everyone from the street and friends to come and take part in a Macmillan Coffee Morning which extended into the afternoon. People came and it was great meeting them while raising money for Macmillan. We even dropped off a few cakes to local businesses. Here are some of the photos, many taken by Christine Perceival.

Party in the garden

We invited people from the community to a party in the garden at West Auckland. There was a barbeque, bowls, and Kubb (a game from Sweden involving knocking down bricks with sticks). The afternoon was finished with a presentation of rosettes. We had lots of fun.


Karin Huerlimann a visitor from Switzerland teaching some of our younger people how to flag. According to Wikipedia Flagging is, "The art of flagging dance, often called flag spinningflag dancing, or rag spinning, but more commonly referred to as flagging, is the undulation, spinning and waving of flags in a rhythmic fashion to music. Practitioners of this form of performance art and dance are usually referred to as "flaggers" and "flag dancers", though until the 1990s this mostly referred to those waving flags to aid transportation professions."

pictures with permission from parents.

Goodbye and see you again

We say goodbye to Cynthia, Gertrude and Erel who are making their way back home to  Senegal and Ethiopia.