St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire


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


Cross and Cave

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.


annual general meeting

Annual Parochial Church Meetings
3.00pm Sunday 27 April 2014 in Church

We will be electing (or re-electing) two churchwardens, five members of the Parochial Church Council, three members of Deanery Synod (who will also serve on the Parochial Church Council) and two people to represent St Oswald's on Churches Together: Thirsk & District. Annual report and accounts for 2013.


may festival

May Festival 2014
Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May
1.30pm to 5.00pm both days

Children's treasure hunt. Stalls. Plants. Books. Jewellery. Art exhibition. Refreshments. Fancy Dress competition for children at 2.20pm on the Monday. All welcome!


Palestinian woman lighting candles in church

The Stones Cry Out: The story of the Palestinian Christians
Wednesday 14 May 2014
7.30pm in St Oswald's Church

A film by Yasmine Perni. Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware that Christians still live in the land. For more than 60 years Palestinians, Christians and Muslims have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. This film gives voices to the Palestinian Christians.Free admission, donations towards costs welcomed. www.thestonescryoutmovie.com.


Christian Aid Week 2014

Christian Aid Week 2014:
give people a future without fear

War tears lives apart. You can help put them back together.
For a growing number of people across the world, the horror of war is part of daily life.
The good news is that individuals, communities and churches can make a real difference this Christian Aid Week. Donate now.


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.


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