The Helper had arrived

Pentecost: the feast of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity. It falls on the fiftieth day after Easter – hence its name. It also falls on the Jewish Festival of Weeks, which is a harvest festival celebrating the first fruits of the season. The story is familiar to us; bereft after…

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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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Ian Hill Quiet Garden

Thank you to the unknown person who repaired the Ian Hill Quiet Garden sign. Ian was a popular young man from the Shadsworth Estate who died tragically in 2011. The Quiet Garden was made in his memory, and provides a tranquil place anyone seeking a place to be still and reflect. …

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Stay at Home

The past year has been one hand washing, mask wearing and of staying at home. The first two of these requirements have been a bit of a nuisance, but not too demanding. For many of us though, the third, ‘stay at home’, has been a real challenge. We have missed friends and family, and have…

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Sunday Worship – Sixth Sunday of Easter

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 sermon and intercessions will be about staying at home – at home in God’s love, and in the ‘palace’ God has made for us. The Sunday…

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Fruit of the Vine

It is said that St Frances, when a young man, was injured in war and spent some time as an invalid confined to bed. Francis took to reading romantic stories where the characters all lived happily ever after. He alternated these stories with reading about the lives of the saints. After a while he noticed…

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Sunday Worship – Easter 5

Our Fifth Sunday of Easter online service comes from the University of Wolverhampton and is led by Rev Prebendary Sarah Schofield. The service explores transformative conversations with students and staff, alongside music and prayer. The service can be viewed at 9am Sunday morning and anytime afterwards. The Vicar’s Sunday afternoon sermon, ‘Fruit of the Vine’,…

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The Good Shepherd

This fourth Sunday after Easter has become known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the readings are always about shepherds and sheep. At Christmas, we often hear of the Shepherds as being rather smelly and uncouth: a contrast to the Magi who were wealthy, sophisticated and probably delicately perfumed – rosewater maybe. By Good Shepherd Sunday…

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