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Roundhay St John’s School

Oakwood Church is delighted to have a close relationship with Roundhay St. John’s Church of England VA Primary School on North Lane, and to offer support to the staff and families of the school. There are at least five whole school services held in church each year, and other visits made by classes and groups. The Anglican Vicar and the Methodist Minister visit school weekly to lead the daily Worship Time

Oakwood Church is a union between Roundhay St John's Church of England and Roundhay Methodist Church. Roundhay St John's Parochial Church Council recommends people to the Anglican Diocese to serve as Foundation Governors for the school, and the Anglican Vicar is an ex-officio governor. There has also been close links in the past with the Methodist Church and successive Methodist ministers have also been invited to serve as Foundation Governors


Voluntary Aided Schools are able to set their own admissions policy, independent of the local authority. Roundhay St John's School currently includes, as one of several admissions priority categories, the potential for people to be given a reference from Oakwood Church, or from other churches within Churches Together in Roundhay. The school's admissions policy asks that this reference is for a minimum of TWO YEARS, and that it describes whether a family's church attendance is on average monthly, fortnightly or weekly. If you are thinking about seeking such a reference, please contact one of the ministers as soon as possible

Roundhay St John’s School

Anglican Vicar

Revd Canon Kathryn Fitzsimons


0113 225 6702



Methodist Minister

Revd Dr George Bailey


0113 266 2066



Worship at Oakwood Church varies from lively, when all the children join in for Parade Services on the second Sunday of the month, to quiet and contemplative especially at healing Holy Communion Services

We aim to cater for all Spiritual needs through Sunday services, including our monthly Branching Out in Praise service, Junior Church, S.Y.N.C. youth group, midweek worship, house groups, and our monthly Saturday afternoon Messy Church for children and families

Oakwood Church offers a wide range of activities for all ages, from the uniformed organisations for Young People to one-off Events and Groups such as the Women's Meeting, Men's Fellowship, Luncheon Club, Parenting courses, Art group and the Walkers, some of which are suitable for families

We also offer two groups for children under school age and their parents and carers, to which we are always pleased to welcome new people

     Tuesday Babies and Toddlers 09.45 to 11.30

     Friday Toddlers 10.00 to 11.30