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.For details of the next week's services and events, and other information, see our Weekly Notices sheet - click 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, usually at 6.30 p.m. 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. They 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.