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

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coffee and cake

Coffee, Cakes and Crafts
10.00am to 12.30pm Saturday 17 November 2018
Sowerby Parochial Hall

Coffee, tea and cake. Books. Cake stall. Jewellery. Woodwork. Raffle. Bottle stall. Quilts. And more...

Advent candles

Advent courses 2018 - everyone welcome

Living in the Light
Witnesses to a single event often give contrasting reports. When the event is God's coming to this world as a child it is not just fascinating, it is highly instructive. It opens our eyes not only to what God is like, but to how life can be lived to the full. This course explores the 'reports' of Luke, John, Mary and Paul. In doing so it engages with the distinctive nature of Christian spirituality and how we can give expression to it in our lives, thus living the light of Christ's coming.
Meeting in Orchid House, Sowerby on Mondays 19 & 26 November and 3 & 10 December from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Looking back and looking forwards with icons
Using icons and the Bible passages that inspired them we learn about their 'writing' and allow them to speak to us in our lives today through silence and discussion.
Meeting in Thirkleby Parish Hall on Tuesdays 4, 11 and 18 December at 7.30pm.

Advent Carols

Advent Carol Service
4.00pm Saturday 1 December 2018
St Mary's Church, Kilburn

For all the five parishes - everyone welcome!


Christingle - Sunday 9 December 2018
Messy Church - 3.00pm to 4.00pm in Sowerby Parochial Hall
Service - 4.00pm to 5.00pm in St Oswald's Church

Everyone welcome to both parts or either part!

Christmas Services

Christmas 2018

Sunday 16 December
6.30pm Services of Lessons and Carols

Tuesday 18 December
7.00pm Carol Singing around Sowerby Christmas Tree, organised by Sowerby Parish Council

Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib Service
11.00pm 'Midnight' Communion

Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
10.30am Christmas Worship at Sowerby Methodist Church

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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