St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Photograph of the Church Family welcoming you to St Oswald's Parish Church, Sowerby


Snap Apple Night
Alternative Halloween event
Friday 31 October 2014
6.00pm to 7.30pm
St Oswald's Church

Suitable for all children; who must be accompanied by an adult. Crafts, activities refreshments. No booking is necessary - just arrive on the day. For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

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Pram Service
12.30pm Friday 7 November 2014

A 30 minute service in the Church especially for pre-school children and their carers. Songs, stories, prayers and activities. Followed by a children’s lunch plus tea and coffee for carers. For more information email

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Join our all age Christmas Choir

Come and join us, whatever your age or singing ability, for our all age Christmas Choir. We will be performing as part of the Christingle service on Sunday 14 December 2014 at 4.00pm. Rehearsals start on Friday 7 November at 6.00pm at St Oswald's Church and continue every Friday until the Christingle.

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Coffee, Cakes & Crafts
10.00am to 12.30pm
Saturday 8 November 2014
Sowerby Parochial Hall

Coffee, tea and cakes. Books. CDs. Jewellery. Woodwork. Games. All proceeds to St Oswald's Church.

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Advent Course 2014
Four Wednesday evenings
12 and 19 November, 3 and 10 December
7.45pm to 9.15pm
St Oswald's Church

A discussion group for the season of Advent as we look forward to Christmas. We will be following the York Course: "Jesus: the voice that makes us turn" written by Bishop David Wilbourne. All very welcome.

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Car Wash
Saturday 15 November 2014
10.00am to 1.00pm
Sandhutton Village Hall

5 a car. Refreshments and bacon butties for sale in the hall whilst you wait for your car to be washed. All monies will go towards ReBuild Project 2015 when 7 boys from youth group will be travelling to Mexico to take part in building a house for a family who live in poverty.

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Breakfast for All
9.45am Sunday 23 November 2014

Croissants, toast, coffee, tea and juice. A good start to Sunday morning! All welcome ... and to stay for Worship for All at 10.30am.

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Mexican Night
Friday 28 November 2014
7.00pm to 8.30pm
Sowerby Parochial Hall

The youth group are organising a Mexican Night in the Parochial Hall and serving chilli with rice or wraps. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Pauline Alderson. Cost 5 for adults & 2.50 for children, all monies will go towards ReBuild Project 2015 when 7 boys from youth group will be travelling to Mexico to take part in building a house for a family who live in poverty.

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A big thank you to all who baked for and all who came to the coffee morning on 4 October 2014. We will be sending over £300 for the Jigsaw Kids Christmas Parties and other Christmas expenses. The Jigsaw Project works with children in the Philippines who live in poverty

For the dates, times and venues of all our services, events and activities - please see our calendar.

confirmation candidates and the Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York confirmed candidates from St Oswald's Church and other churches in Mowbray Deanery at St Oswald's on 20 July 2014.

St Oswald's is a beautiful and historic Church of England Parish Church in the village of Sowerby, just outside Thirsk. It is attended by people of all ages who live in the village and surrounding area, and by many visitors to this scenic part of North Yorkshire.

St Oswald's has a thriving ministry to children and young people, a variety of music styles, opportunities for learning about the Christian faith in small groups or simply being quiet and reflective together.

We enjoy close links with our sister churches - St Mary's at Bagby, St Mary's at Kilburn, St Cuthbert's at Sessay and All Saints at Thirkleby - as well as Sowerby Methodist Church and the Thirsk Team Ministry. We are also members of the local Churches Together Group.

This website tells you a lot more about the ministry of St Oswald's Church. If there is any further information you would like, please do not hesitate to contact the Vicar Revd Nicky Carnall. Who is Jesus?
Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of the most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. offers an opportunity to explore his life, character, teachings and followers.

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