Author Archives: Vicar

Sunday Worship – First Sunday after Trinity

This week’s Sunday service at St. Oswald’s church will begin at 10 a.m and will last around 40 minutes. All are welcome! Activity packs are available for children. The service will be a quiet, reflective service of Holy Communion lasting around 40 minutes. The sermon will reflect on the labelling of Jesus as mad and…

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Sunday Worship – Holy Trinity

This week’s Sunday service at St. Oswald’s church will begin at 10 a.m and will last around 40 minutes. All are welcome! Activity packs are available for children. The service will be a celebration of the Feast of the Holy Trinity. The online service is led by Rev Rebecca Mathew, vicar of St Nicholas Church,…

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Sunday Worship – The Feast of Pentecost

This week’s Sunday service at St. Oswald’s church will begin at 10 a.m and will last around 40 minutes. All are welcome! Activity packs are available for children. The service will be a celebration of the Feast of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost. The Vicar’s Sunday afternoon sermon, ‘The Helper had arrived‘, will be uploaded…

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Sermon – Second Sunday of Easter

It was with great sadness that we heard, on Friday, of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, just two months short of his 100th birthday. There was much about Prince Philip that was admirable. I think his loyalty to the Queen, his unfailing support, is especially notable. Their marriage and early years…

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we all heard, yesterday, of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip. His was a life of dedicated service to Her Majesty the Queen and to the country and Commonwealth. In line with national guidelines there will no physical books of condolence. Instead, you are invited to sign…

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Holy Week and Easter Readings

For Holy Week there is reading for each day of the week, following the events of Holy Week, and a suggested activity for each day.  Please read slowly and mindfully – leave space for God to speak to you through these passages of Scripture. The reading for Holy Saturday is from an ancient story, The…

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Safety Guidelines

Following Government and Church of England guidelines St Oswald’s PCC has put the following guidelines in place to try to  keep everyone safe. It is important to be aware that data for the area indicates that infection rates remain high so please think carefully about your own personal and family vulnerabilities. The PCC asks that,…

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A year on … a National Day of Reflection

March 23rd marks the first anniversary of the national lockdown. In that time over 125,000 people have died in the UK after testing positive, many more have been seriously ill (some with the distressing symptoms of long Covid), education has been disrupted and numerous jobs have been lost. It is to remember the cost of…

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