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

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Little Wonders
Mondays mornings, 10.00am to 11.30am
Sowerby Methodist Church Hall

Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group is for babies, toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers. Monday mornings during school term time from 10.00am to 11.30am.

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Sowerby Luncheon Club
12 noon Tuesday 22 January 2019
Sowerby Parochial Hall

£4 to include main course, pudding, tea or coffee. All welcome.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18 to 25 January 2019

This year's theme is "Only Justice" and resources have been prepared by the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis upon the need for unity alongside the nation's ethnic and religious diversity. The resources also highlight issues of economic injustice and how religious pluralism can face challenges in the face of radicalisation. The theme is based around Deuteronomy 16:18-20, "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue...".

Do try to support the following local events for prayer, worship and fellowship organised by Churches Together in Thirsk & District:

Friday 18 January - 9.30am Sowerby Methodist Church, Front Street, Sowerby

Saturday 19 January - 7.30pm Family Life Church (the Old Library), Finkle Street, Thirsk

Sunday 20 January - 6.30pm United Service at All Saints RC Church, Castlegate, Thirsk

Monday 21 January - 11.30am St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, followed by soup lunch in the crypt for Christian Aid

Tuesday 22 January - 10.00am Holy Rood House, Sowerby Road, Sowerby, prayer followed by coffee

Wednesday 23 January - 9.30am Holy Communion followed by coffee at St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby

Thursady 24 January - 9.30am Prayer Breakfast at the Village Hall, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, led by Ian & Paula Haylett, Salvation Army

Friday 25 January - 11.00am Half-hour, silent Meeting for Worship in the Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk, beginning with introduction and ending with refreshments

Friday 25 January - 7.30pm Evening Celebration at Hollybush Christian Fellowship, Newsham, Thirsk. Visiting speaker - Stephen Scholes.

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Messy Church
11.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 26 January 2019
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.

Rev Dianne Gamble

Congratulations to our Curate, Rev Dianne Gamble, on her appointment as Priest in Charge of the Hillside and Osmotherley groups of parishes

Dianne's licensing for her new role will be at St Mary's Church, Leake on Friday 1 February 2019 at 7.00pm.


There will be a Confirmation Service with Bishop Paul at St Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Sunday 7 July 2019 at 10.30am

If you would like to attend a Confirmation Preparation course, beginning in April, please speak to Rev Nicky or Rev Pauline (adults) or Pauline Alderson (young people age 10+).

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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