Author Archives: Vicar

Don’t Get Caught Out!

Today’s gospel reading, Matthew 25:14-30, is about being caught out – nobody likes being caught out! We usually concentrate, when we read this Parable of the Talents, on thinking about using our skills for God and/or the Church. But, coming as it does in these weeks before Advent, the focus shifts and we look at…

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Sunday Worship – The Second Sunday before Advent

The service will be led by Bishop Anthony Poggo with a sermon from Sheran Harper, President of the Mother’s Union. The worship will involve looking at how communities in different parts of the world support one another in both good times and difficult times. The service begins at 9am and can be watched at anytime…

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Sunday Worship Remembrance Sunday

This year, Remembrance Sunday worship will come from Lancaster Priory. The service starts at 9am and will be available thereafter. It was recorded before the lock down and will be led by Rev Canon Chris Newlands, Vicar of the Priory. Knuzden people who wish to pay their respects at St. Oswald’s War Memorial can do…

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Lazarus! Come out!

Years ago, I went to a performance of John’s Gospel at St Luke’s Church in Blackburn – just next to St Wilfrid’s School. I say ‘performance’ because it featured a solitary actor who proclaimed the whole of John’s Gospel from memory – not a BIble in sight. The audience all sat in the nave, in…

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Sunday Worship, All Saints Sunday

Rev Sarah Gill will lead a further Blackburn multi-lingual Sunday service from 9am. The Venerable David Picken will preach the sermon. To light a virtual candle for a loved one who has died, click here. Watch “Steal Away to Jesus” the famous spiritual beautifully sung by the National Taiwan University Chorus.    …

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We all have a job to do!

At the end of most communion services in the Church of England, we depart with the familiar dismissal ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord’ and we all respond ‘In the name of Christ, Amen!’ In many ways this is one of the most important aspects of our worship. We have gathered to…

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Harvest Liturgy

It was a lovely service on a lovely autumn morning at St. Oswald’s today. Here is an extract from the special Harvest Liturgy we used. Harvest Liturgy The heavens declare the glory of God The skies display the work of his hands Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting…

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