St. Oswald’s volunteers are repairing the old noticeboard and main gate.

The noticeboard was made by volunteers a very long time ago. Originally, the frame held a blackboard and the wardens and vicar wrote the notices on with chalk!

The next job to be tackled is the garden at the back of church which is overgrown with brambles.

Sowing a seed of love

Proper 6 2021 For many years humans have believed that we can have as much as we want, or at least, as much as we can afford. We have had a belief in a world of endless resources; a world where everyone can have more, where nothing is rationed or limited. We are, of course,…

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Sunday Worship – Second 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! The service will be a quiet, reflective service of Holy Communion. The online church service marks the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell fire. Led by Rev Gareth Wardell, worship comes from St Clement…

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Archdeacon’s Visitation

On Thursday evening David was formally admitted (‘sworn in’) as churchwarden of St. Oswald’s with the other churchwardens of the Blackburn with Darwen Deanery. The service, known as the ‘Archdeacon’s Visitation’, was held at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ewood with Archdeacon Mark and Rev’d Fleur leading. Despite social distancing and restricted numbers, it was a lovely…

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Labels

Labels. They can be useful things; they tell us what’s in the tin, what not to touch, where to stand and so on. But they can also be cruel:‘coward’, ‘cissy’, ‘trouble maker’, ‘useless’, ‘pathetic’. And once acquired, labels seem to stick. They get passed on, copied and replicated and so more and more people begin…

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The church was glowing sunset orange when we went in to set up for tomorrow’s service.

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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For God so…

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”John 3:1–17 In the past few days I have been preparing for the wedding of good friends. Their child is also due to be baptised at the service which…

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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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