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Our Team

There are many people involved in the life of our church family but here are some of the people you might meet if you join us on a Sunday.
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Dave Lee (Senior Pastor)   Niel Du Preez (Elder)
Dave joined the Boathouse as the church's senior pastor in January 2021.  He's married to Catrin and they have three primary school-aged daughters.  As a family they love being close to the river and exploring Richmond Park.  Dave's background is in physics so he's always up for chatting about the relationship between science and the Christian faith, but he gets most excited talking about the person at the centre of it all, Jesus.    
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George Johnston (Elder)   Toni Edmonds Smith (Children's Ministry Co-ordinator)
    Toni was part of the original team who planted the Boathouse, moving to Putney to join the church, and oversees our children's ministry.  She's worked with children between the ages of 2 and 19 as a special needs teacher and has been headteacher of a local special school since 2016.  She enjoys cooking, hosting friends for meals and watching a good box set.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

Planning a Visit? 

If you're thinking about joining us one Sunday the following information should help you know what to expect.

Where and When


We meet at the Oasis Academy Putney (click here for how to find us) on a Sunday - our service starts at 10:30am but if you arrive 10-15 minutes before then you'll have time to find your bearings and be welcomed by a few of our church family (starting with someone from our Welcome Team who will greet you on the door).

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilets along the main corridor.

What does a typical Sunday look like?

Our service begins at 10:30am with a official welcome from one of the team. This is followed by a time of sung worship, led by our band, which often includes a kids song with actions to help all of us - from the youngest to the oldest! - engage with what we're singing about.  After the opening songs, the children head out for their own activities (more information about that here) while the rest of us take the chance to greet those sitting around us.  We'll then share some news about what's coming up in the life of the church before a member of the church family leads us in prayer.  We'll then hear the Bible read and preached, with the sermon connecting the timeless truths of the Bible with our modern lives, before finishing with a final song.  After the service (which typically lasts an hour to an hour and a quarter), we encourage people to stay for tea or coffee, share lives and continue to speak about God's word.


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