About Oxclose Church

Vision and Values

We are absolutely convinced that Jesus is good news for everyone. We are a family that offers a big welcome, a safe space to encounter Jesus, connect with the Father who loves us and experience His Holy Spirit. ​​

Our vision is to see the transformation of the communities that we are rooted in by enabling people to:

  • Experience the love of God.

  • Understand who God says they are.

  • Shape their lives around Jesus.

As a family we base our life together around three core values: 

  • Family For Everyone:

We believe that we are all children of God. God’s desire is for everyone to trust, love and know Him. It is through Jesus that we get to start this relationship with the Father who loves us so much.

God is a Father who runs to his children and has done everything to lift us out of shame, free us from the things that weighs us down and to remove anything that stains our soul. So we see people not as a strangers but as long lost family members who are coming home.​


  • Sharing Hope:

We are people of hope and aspiration - we aspire to be all we can be because of what Jesus has done for us and in us. We believe that everyone gets to live their best life now because of Jesus’ promise to bring life in all its fullness. That fullness is only found in Him and through Him.


  • Following Jesus:

We are a community who put their faith into action and want to do the things that Jesus did. We try to imitate Jesus in how he interacted with people showing compassion, mercy and honour to everyone. We believe that Jesus wants people to experience his kingdom and so we pray for the world, both near and far, and expect the miraculous to happen.​

Join the Team

Children and Families Lead.

Are you passionate about reaching Children and Families for Jesus?  Are you a natural evangelist? Do you love to share the good news of Jesus and change lives in whole families?  Do you want to help shape a community of disciples who make disciples?  Oxclose Resource Church wants to appoint a Children and Families Lead to establish new work with children and families within our community and encourage growth in what we are already doing.

We are seeking someone to come and join our leadership team in a pivotal role to develop new and pioneering work which engages with children, their parents, carers and schools. 


We are looking for someone to join our lively, charismatic, Spirit filled, Kingdom focused church family.  We believe that God is doing a new thing in the North East and we are excited to see how He is going to use the Children and Families Lead to touch and transform our community.


If you are up for the challenge of starting new missional work, reaching out to unchurched families, connecting with local schools, passionate about developing leaders and planting new initiatives, we want to talk to you.


This post is fully funded for three years with genuine potential for extending 


Closing date: 12 noon Friday 17th July 2020.


For an application pack please email info@oxclosechurch.org.uk


For an informal conversation please email churchleader@oxclosechurch.org.uk or call Gavin Rushton on 0191 431 2568.


Part Time Administrator.


20hrs per week.

£9.50 per hour plus pension contribution.

Initial 3 years funding with genuine potential to extend.


Are you excited about Church Planting and helping to start new initiatives?  Do you have a gift and calling for administration?  Do you want to use your gifts and skills to enable the good news of Jesus transform communities across the North East?


Oxclose Resource Church are seeking to appoint a part time Kingdom minded Administrator. You will support the ministries and outreach projects of this new resource church in Durham Diocese.

Along with our Church Leader and staff team, this post is key in enabling growth in our ministry and mission. In line with our values of “Family for Everyone, Sharing Hope; Following Jesus” and as well as providing effective administration within the church, the post-holder will be expected to be a key face and voice of the church to the wider community, from dealing with enquires in person and on the phone, to booking special events and managing lettings, better enabling us to serve our community. This means that we need someone with exceptional people skills rooted in the gospel of Jesus.


Closing date: 12 noon Friday 17th July 2020.


For an application pack please email info@oxclosechurch.org.uk


For an informal conversation please email churchleader@oxclosechurch.org.uk or call Gavin Rushton on 0191 431 2568.

Church Leadership

Gavin Rushton

Church Leader


John Killick

Area Dean Representative

Rita Grieves

Puppet Ministry

Maureen Killick


Barbara Bailey


Neil McDonald

Emerging Generations Lead


Judith Wood

Toddlers Leader

Carol Lumsden

PCC Member

Margaret Swan

Messy Church Leader

Grace Sidney

Safeguarding Office



#Family for Everyone          #Sharing Hope          #Following Jesus