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

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big sing!

Big Sing!
7.00pm Wednesday 17 January 2018
St Oswald's Church

Would you like to come along and learn some new hymns/songs and communion settings with Nicky and Graham? For all church members as well as for the choir, to have a go at some new and nearly new music. It should be a fun and enjoyable time - all welcome!!

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Breakfast for All
9.45am Sunday 21 January 2018
St Oswald's Church

Croissants, toast, coffee, tea and juice. A good start to Sunday morning! All welcome ... and to stay for Worship for All at 10.30am.

Thirsk Churches Together

2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Thursday 18 January
11.30am Silence and Stillness at The Friends' Meeting House, Thirsk

Friday 19 January
10am Prayers at Sowerby Methodist Church followed by coffee
7.30pm Worship at Hollybush Christian Centre

Saturday 20 January
7.30pm Worship at Thirsk Methodist Church led by Family Life Church

Sunday 21 January
6.30pm United Worship at All Saints Church, Thirsk

Monday 22 January
11.30am Prayers at St Mary's Church, Thirsk followed by soup lunch

Tuesday 23 January
10am Prayers at Holy Rood House, Sowerby followed by coffee

Wednesday 24 January
9.30am Holy Communion at St Oswald's Church, Sowerby

Thursday 25 January
9.30am Prayer Breakfast at Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe Village Hall led by Ian and Paula Haylett, Salvation Army

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Messy Church
11.00am Saturday 27 January 2018
Sowerby Parochial Hall

A place for adults and children of all ages to learn together and to discover God’s love. Crafts for all ages, construction and play area for young children, story and song time for all ages. There is no need to book a place, just turn up. For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

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Pram Service
12 noon Friday 2 February 2018
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

Parish Lunch

Parish Lunch
12 noon for 12.30pm Sunday 11 February 2018

The cost for a two course meal and tea or coffee will be £6 for adults and £1 for primary school aged children. If you intend to come please sign up on the sheet which will be at the back of church on 14, 21, 28 January and 4 February. Please sign on the separate sheets if you are willing to make food (expenses can be claimed) or if you are able to help set up the hall.

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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