St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

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

Messy Church

Messy Church
Saturday 16 May 2015
11.00am to 1.00pm - lunch included
Sowerby Parochial Hall

Messy Church is a place for adults and children of all ages to learn together. An opportunity to discover God’s love. Crafts for all ages, construction and play area for young children, story and song time for all ages and a meal to share with everyone. There is no need to book a place, just turn up on the day! If you would like to know more contact Pauline Alderson.

croissants and coffee

Breakfast for All
9.45am Sunday 17 May 2015

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

Video of the Rebuild 2015 team from St Oswald's Youth Group talking about their experiences in Mexico (April 2015).

Christian Aid Week 10 to 16 May 2015

Loko from Ethopia

Christain Aid Week 10 - 16 May 2015

Your gift can help transform the lives of women like Loko.

In a remote corner of Ethiopia, four times a week Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood. Its a task she dreads, but as she says, If I cant collect firewood, my children will die. She needs to sell wood to earn enough money to feed them one small meal a day.

As she walks she prays to God. I ask him to change my life and lead us out of this. With our help, we can be part of the answer to her prayer.

A cow, which 150 will buy, will help vulnerable women like Loko. Selling the milk would provide her an income. An income could help her set up a business, buying and selling tea and coffee. 5 would provide a loan to help her with this. Then she would be freed from her desperate task, and have more time to care for her family.

One example of millions round the world we can help free from misery by generous giving this year. Please help them walk free from poverty by donating now.


Can you help with our work with children and young people?

The average cost of this valued and important work is 1,000 per month. Since 2011 the CandY work has been funded thanks to a generous legacy. We now need help to ensure funding for the future ... please download this leaflet for more information.

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

red poppy

Sowerby War Memorials - information about the men of Sowerby who died in Iwo World Wars

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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The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of
St Oswald Sowerby. Registered charity number 1135485.