St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

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

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Fundraising for Rebuild in Mexico

The youth group are organising the following event to raise funds for their 2017 trip to Mexico for the Urban Saints Rebuild project:

Saturday 30 April 2016 - Car wash at Sandhutton Village Hall 10.00am-12 noon, bacon butties and refreshments will be served.

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Pram Service
12.30pm Friday 6 May 2016

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

men's breakfast

Men's Breakfast
Saturday 7 May 2016
9.30am to 11.00am
Pheasants Hill, Kilburn

Food, fun, fellowship & encouragement. Bring a friend. Discussion topic: "Finding your way in God's world".

Messy Church

Messy Church
Saturday 7 May 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.

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week
15 to 21 May 2016

Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not just the ones next door or at the end of the street. Donate.

Rev Dianne Gamble

Please pray for our Curate Rev Dianne Gamble’s Ordination as Priest on Trinity Sunday 22 May 2016 at York Minster at 10am.

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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.

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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