Oakengates is an urban community in Telford, and is one of many pre-existing rural towns that have become absorbed through the development that continues throughout the area.

Oakengates United Church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) formed from the union of two local churches, Methodist and United Reformed. We meet in a purpose-built building, opened in 1981 by the Revd. Fred Kaan, known for his popular hymns, and the Revd. Nigel Gilson, who went on to be President of the Methodist Conference.

The Church is placed in the heart of the community which it serves, and is close to the bus and train station, local shops and the theatre — ‘The Place’. The Church has a small car park, however, there is ample free public parking nearby. The building is wheelchair-friendly, with easy access and disabled facilities.

The Church is committed to finding ways to save the environment, having solar panels and energy saving lights. We are also a Fair Trade Church.

An image of the outside of the church building

Mission Statement: “The Church in the heart of Oakengates, caring for the community”