St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Sowerby Luncheon Club
12 noon Tuesday 26 March 2019
Sowerby Parochial Hall

£4 to include main course, pudding, tea or coffee. All welcome.

Lent Courses

Lent Courses 2019

Lent Pilgrim - The Beatitudes
The Evening Lent Course is at Thirkleby Parish Hall - run by Rev Pauline Percy - at 7.00pm on the following dates: Friday 8 March, Thursdays 14, 21 and 28 March, Wednesday 3 April, and Thursday 11 April. Suggested donation £3 to cover the cost of the booklet. The group will be using the Pilgrim course 'The Beatitudes'. More info from Rev Pauline.

Jesus, The Wounded Healer
The Daytime Lent Course is at Orchid House, Sowerby Gateway - run by Bob Jones - from 2.00pm to 3.30pm on the following Mondays: 11 March, 18 March, 25 March; 1 April, and 8 April. All welcome. The group will meet in the Residents' Lounge on the first floor. Course booklets will cost £3 each. Please bring a Bible. The DVD Lent study course is entitled 'Jesus, the Wounded Healer'. More info from Bob Jones.

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Pram Service
12 noon Friday 5 April 2019
St Oswald's Church

A 30 minute service 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


Easter Services 2019

18 April - Maundy Thursday
7.00pm Agape Supper and Service in Sowerby Parochial Hall (please sign up at back of church)

19 April - Good Friday
10.30am Messy Church in Parochial Hall
TBC Churches Together Walk of Witness
2.00pm Reflective Service for Good Friday

21 April - Easter Day
8.30am Early Worship
10.30am Holy Communion
6.30pm Evening Prayer


Take part in our 2019 Photograph Competition
Subject: Water

Photos will be displayed at the Easter Daffodil Festival 2019 at St Oswald's Church on Easter Sunday (21 April) and Easter Monday (22 April) from 1.30pm to 5.00pm on both days.

Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph. The winning entrant will receive a £20 cash prize.
Don't miss the closing date: Saturday 13 April 2019.

Entry form and terms and conditions.


There will be a Confirmation Service with Bishop Paul at St Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Sunday 7 July 2019 at 10.30am

If you would like to attend a Confirmation Preparation course, beginning in April, please speak to Rev Nicky or Rev Pauline (adults) or Pauline Alderson (young people age 10+).

Welcome to our website

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 Rev 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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