Andy O'Connell

Andy O'Connell

Elder; Assistant Pastor; Training and Sending Team Lead; Sunday Team Lead; Trustee

Andy has been part of OCC since 1986, when he came as a student. He loves helping people grow and make a difference. He is married to Ruth, and they have four adult children.

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Depravity and Talking Well

By Andy O'Connell

In recent years, I’ve found myself personally caught up in the conversation about race, ethnicity and justice. I’ve appreciated rich conversations with people of other heritages in OCC (including in the Ethne team, and its predecessor group - you know who you are - thank you!), external learning opportunities and, of course, reading books. I do love a good book, and I now have a shelf in my office devoted to books on intercultural church, biographies of British people of colour, and history books considering race and ethnicity. Call me a geek if you will, but it’s part of how I learn. 

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This Sunday, Steve Jones continues our series on the book of Galatians: 'The Gospel for All People'. Andy O'Connell and Simon Thomas lead the meeting, with Elizabeth Clayton leading us in worship.

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This Sunday, Sanjay Mahtani is starting our new series on the book of Galatians: 'The Gospel for All People'. Andy O'Connell and Jo Male lead our meeting, with Josh Wells leading us in worship.

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This Sunday, Andy finishes our series: 'United' by speaking to us about being united by the voice of God. John Snelson and Sanjay Mahtani leads our meeting, with Dan & Jenna Wood leading us in worship.

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This Sunday, Simon Thomas is continuing our series on the 'Seven Signs in John' by speaking to us about Jesus healing the blind man. Andy & Ruth O'Connell lead our meeting, with Beth Summers leading us in worship.

For Tiny Tots (0-4yrs) there will be a Stay & Play. King's Kids (4-11yrs) will be having a Praise Party this week. Youth (11-18yrs) will be staying in the main meeting.

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Gift Day 2023 Update

By Andy O'Connell

Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to report further on the Gift Days in June 2023.  

As a reminder, our 2023 Gift Day season was framed in terms of generosity! God is generous. He wants his people to 'inherit his DNA' of generosity, and for us to seek to foster that culture as a church community. As Senior Pastor Steve said, "These Gift Days are a nudge to get us all into the groove of generosity, even extraordinary generosity: some might start giving regularly for the first time; all are invited to add an offering." 

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This Sunday, Jack speaks to us about the Nations and Church Planting. Andy and Ruth O'Connell lead the meeting, with Elizabeth Clayton leading us in worship.

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