The River (formerly Oasis Church) is a family who enjoy life in response to knowing God loves us and desires relationship with us. He loves you too and wants you to have a hope filled future. We have a weekly gathering that’s open to all where we enjoy being together, meeting new people and celebrating God’s presence with us.
The River was started in 1996 (as Oasis Church) and after several locations in schools and at the Waterfront Place we moved to North Avenue Christian Centre in July 2018.
We are an independent church in relationship with Living Fire who are a diverse community of churches who share the same passion to know and experience God.
We also have a passion for Essex and along with some other churches we have formed Transforming Essex who have a vision to see our county get its heavenly identity back and it’s reputation transformed.
We meet most Sunday mornings from 10:30am at North Avenue Christian Centre. In addition we run children and youth work, community groups and prayer meetings.
Please get in touch with us and we will get back to you with booking details. The calendar on our website gives details of other activities and events that we are running.