Welcome to Saint Oswald’s Church

Welcome the website and blog of Saint Oswald’s Church, Knuzden a Church of England parish which is part in Oswaldtwistle, Hyndburn and part in Blackburn-with-Darwen in Lancashire. It includes the village of Knuzden Brook and the Windsor Road and Shadsworth garden suburb estates. The parish also reaches out into the countryside of Oswaldtwistle and the West Pennine Moors, and includes the Arran Trail Local Nature Reserve.

St. Oswald’s Reopens for Worship

We are pleased to announce that St Oswald’s is re-opening for morning services at 10am from 26th July. Careful preparation for social distancing etc. means the church is a little changed from the last service held in March. Obviously, we all now have to keep to Government rules and to stay safe. When you are ready to return we look forward to seeing you!

In the meantime, we continue post the national or Diocesan Church of England Sunday Service from 9am onward each week and a sermon by the Vicar on the afternoon, all on our Blog.

Click here for the designated readings and prayers for this week.

A service of Daily Prayer is available here…

You may be interested in Reflections for Daily Prayer which is available as either an Android or Apple app (use the links below). Alternatively, it can be purchased in book form here. Reflections is enjoying a growing number of regular readers.



Click Here for a list of all the worship, reflection and prayer apps offered by the Church of England

If you need help

If you need help or food contact either:

Hyndburn Hub

Ring 01254 388111 or email enquiries@hyndburnbc.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Hub

Ring 01254 588111 9am – 5pm Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm Sat & Sun

A prayer during the pandemic

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Click here for more prayers during Coronavirus

Please email stoswaldsknuzden@outlook.com if you would like prayers to be said for yourself, a friend or a relative.

People are welcome to spend time in the Church garden where there are benches. Please, always keep to the social distancing rules.

Please adhere to the latest guidelines and stay safe.

Further news is available on the St. Oswald’s Church Facebook page.

St. Oswald’s is a warm and friendly church that worships in the Sacramental tradition. We hope you enjoy this site .

people in the church

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