St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

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

lent course 2016

The Joy of the Gospel
Lent 2016 course in Sowerby and Kilburn

Come and join us this Lent as we explore Pope Francis’ letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’, and discover anew the joy of the good news of Christ.

Beginning on Wednesday 10 February in St Oswald’s Church kitchen at 7.30pm and on Thursday 11 February at The Forresters Arms, Kilburn in the breakfast room at 7.30pm (not held on 24 Feb or 10 March).

Everyone welcome – invite friends.

croissants and coffee

Breakfast for All
9.45am Sunday 21 February 2016

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

Messy Church

Messy Church
Saturday 27 February 2016
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.

knife, fork and spoon

Sowerby Luncheon Club

For the senior members of Sowerby. 4th Tuesday in the month, 12 noon to 2.00pm in the Parochial Hall. Substantial two course cooked meal prepared by members of St Oswald's Church. 3.00. Please book in advance: telephone 01845 577065.

Easter 2016

Easter services 2016

Good Friday - 25 March
10.30am Messy Church in Parochial Hall
2.00pm ‘An Hour at the Cross’ – reflective service with readings, hymns and prayers

Easter Day - Sunday 27 March
8.30am Early Worship
10.30am Holy Communion
6.30pm Holy Communion at Sowerby Methodist Church


Daffodil Festival 2016

This will be held over the Easter weekend on the afternoons of Sunday 27 March and Monday 28 March. More details to follow.

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.