Please note that until further notice all meetings of church clubs and groups, are suspended.
While the current restrictions apply on account of the Covid19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the church will remain closed most of the time - but we have recently started socially distanced services, one on Sunday morning at 10am, and one on Wednesdays at 11am. To book your place at a service, please email email@example.com by lunchtime the day before. For those who do not have access to the internet, they may also book by telephoning the Vicarage.
We will also be posting on this site, services, reflections and prayers which we hope you will find helpful during this time when we are unable to gather together in church in the way we used to. Do check back regularly to see what is new and join us in prayer and worship.
We are going to be releasing new prayer and reflection sessions as well as services for people of all ages to view online. All services will be available on this page as well as on our YouTube channel.
Most Recent Services
Sunday Service - 25th October 2020
Available from 8:45am on Sunday 25th October
Sunday Service - 18th October 2020
Worship at St Oswald's
At St. Oswald’s you will find a range of service formats, ranging from traditional to contemporary, formal to informal and from the active to the contemplative. Music ranges from well-known hymns, accompanied by organ and robed choir, to modern worship songs accompanied by the church music group. We hope that amongst these different services you will find a style of worship you find accessible and helpful. In the main, our worship follows the order provided in the Church of England Common Worship book, although the Family Services and regular "Spotlight" services are at least in part devised by ourselves.
There is currently no weekly notice sheet, due to the current situation with Covid-19. Please keep checking back for when one returns. Suggested prayers for the times can be found here.
Do you subscribe to our Parish Magazine?
If not, and you would like to, why not contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or pick up a sample copy at church.
From 2020 it will be produced every other month, and will cost £3.00 for the six issues each year; it contains much of interest to all, not just churchgoers, as well as the diary of services and events.
Should you wish to place an article in the Magazine, or publicise a church event, please use the email contact above.
"TEEN CHURCH", is held in the church hall at 10.00 a.m. for younger teens, every 2nd and 4th Sunday. If you, or someone you know, are in Y7-10 we'd love to see you; please just turn up or contact Jenny Bartlett (details here).
Sunday Morning Services
These take place from time to time, regularly on the first Sunday in the month but also on other dates, usually at 6.30 p.m. except during the winter months when it is at 4.30 pm. (It reverts to 6.30 p.m from April onwards). They include Choral Evensong (a traditional Book of Common Prayer service accompanied by the choir), less formal Songs of Praise and a variety of other services. Details of times and type of service will appear on the website calendar.
Sunday Evening Services
Short reflective mid-week Communion services are held at 11.30 a.m. every first and third Thursdays of the month
Weddings, Funerals and Christenings
If you need more information on weddings, christenings or funerals, please click here.
For services on major Feast Days, please take a look at our 'What's on' calendar.
In the main we follow the Church of England Common Worship orders of service (with robed clergy and choir) , although the Family services and regular Contemporary services are at least in part devised by ourselves and presented in informal dress.
Children are of course welcome, and in the church hall we provide a crèche for babies & toddlers, and Sunday School for 31/2 year olds upwards. After communion, they are welcomed into the congregation and join them for the rest of the service.
Members of the congregation are closely involved in many aspects of all services, whether (amongst other roles) singing in the choir, reading lessons, or devising and leading the less formal services.