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

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Take part in our 2018 Photography Competition
Subject: A Tree or Trees

Photos will be displayed at the Easter Daffodil Festival at St Oswald's Church on Easter Sunday and Monday (1 and 2 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 24th March 2018. Download more information and entry form.

children playing

Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group
9.45am to 11.00am Mondays during school term time
Sowerby Methodist Church Hall

Little Wonders is for babies, toddlers and their parents / grandparents / carers. Little Wonders is run by volunteers from St Oswald's and Sowerby Methodist churches and meets in the hall at Sowerby Methodist Church.

Little Wonders gives adults the opportunity to get to know each other while the children play. Towards the end of the session there is a drink and snack time before we finish with songs and nursery rhymes. There is a charge of £1.50 to cover the cost of drinks and snacks.

For more information email

Join us at Easter

Join us at Easter 2018

You will be very welcome at any of these special services or events:

Palm Sunday 25 March Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey

Wednesday 28 March

Maundy Thursday 29 March we recall Christ's Last Supper with his disciples

Good Friday 30 March we recall Jesus' final journey to the cross

Easter Day Sunday 1 April we celebrate Christ's resurrection

Daffodil Festival

Daffodil Festival
1.30pm to 5.00pm Easter Sunday 1 April and Monday 2 April 2018
St Oswald's Church

Come and enjoy refreshments. Vote in our photography competition. Plants, cakes, jewellery, books, model railway exhibition, quilts, woodworkers and more...


5 Parishes Men's Breakfast
9.30am Saturday 7 April 2018
Sowerby Parochial Hall

All welcome - bring a neighbour, family member or friend for a great breakfast, discussion and fellowship.

Archbishop John Sentamu

Archbishop Sentamu's Mission in Thirsk & Northallerton
Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April 2018

You would be very welcome at any of the following events:

Friday 13 April

Saturday 14 April

Sunday 15 April

Please check this web page for updates regarding timings and details. The Archbishop will be attending most of these events, but in some cases only for a short time.

New Assistant Priest

The Rev Pauline Percy will be licensed as Assistant Priest (House for Duty) of the Benefices (held in plurality) of Sowerby, Sessay and Thirkleby with Kilburn and Bagby at 3.00pm on Sunday 10 June 2018 in St Oswald's Church. More information about her appointment.

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 Rev Dianne Gamble.

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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