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Woodlands Evangelical Church

Woodlands is an evangelical church - that simply means that we believe that the words of the Bible were inspired by God and are true and authoritative in our lives.

Because of that, we believe that the message of the Bible is very good news for us all - irrespective of our background or current circumstancesfor the Bible tells the story of a God who loves us immeasurably and desires to be in relationship with us. And, even better, he has made a way for this to be possible - through Jesus.

This is a reality we would love to share with you so we extend a very warm welcome to all, to any of our activities. A flavour of our life together as a church can be found on this website.  We run activities for parents/carers and their toddlers, for young people of all ages, for adults and for those of a more senior age.

We reflect the diverse cultures and experiences of our community - what unites us is that, in Jesus Christ, we have come to know the one and only God, who is alive, who is a true friend and whom we can trust with the whole of our lives – whatever is happening!  So please don't worry about not fitting in. Jesus said, "I have come that they [you] may have life, and have it to the full."


Woodlands is led by a team of elders. You can read a little about them and other staff members in the Staff Directory section of the About menu.


Partner Church: Springwood Church Oakwood

Our partner church in Oakwood has been serving this community since 2003. The church has a heart to reach out to the local community and shares the same purpose and core beliefs as Woodlands Allestree.  It currently meets in Parkview Primary School and the church caters for a good number of young children whilst the adults engage in the sermon in the main hall. Aaron Johnson is the fulltime pastor there.