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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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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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Allow Easter to dawn quietly

For many, smaller churches, there will be no music to speak of today – maybe a CD to listen to, but no rousing Easter hymns to join in with. The normal joyous triumph of Easter will be somewhat muted. Even if singing was possible, many would feel no triumph: we are still bound by necessary…

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Easter Sunday Worship

The Easter online service of prayers, music and praise comes from Canterbury Cathedral with the Archbishop of Canterbury leading the worship. The service starts at 9am Easter Sunday morning and will be available to watch anytime thereafter. The Vicar’s Sunday afternoon sermon, Allow Easter to dawn quietly, will be uploaded to the Blog at 2pm…

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Palm Sunday Service

It was a special moment when St. Oswald’s Church reopened after lockdown 10 a.m. this morning. The Palm Sunday service was quiet and thoughtful as people reflected on the Passion narrative. St.Oswald’s has now begun its Holy Week services leading up to Easter, to which you are most welcome. During Holy Week there will be…

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Palm Sunday Worship

The Palm Sunday service will come from St Paul’s Church Scotforth in Lancaster and will be led by Rev Dr Rebecca Aechtner, with a sermon from Rev Dr Anderson Jeremiah. The service will start at 9am and be available thereafter. The Vicar’s Sunday afternoon Sermon, ‘We walk in the footsteps of Christ‘, will be uploaded…

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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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