Sermon for Candlemas 2023

If you’ve been coming to St Oswald’s for any length of time, you’ll know that Candlemas is my favourite festival. I love it for all sorts of reasons: I love the Candlemas snowdrop legends: that when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden after the fall, it is said that snowdrops grew in Eve’s…

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Interecessions for Candlemas 2023

God of love, lover of humankind, we pray for your church, here locally, in the UK and across the world that it will be a place of wholeness, breadth, inclusion and welcome, a place which shows clearly your love for all your children. In our lives, as ambassadors for you, keep us from narrowness, Help…

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Candlemas

The feast of Candlemas, which is celebrated this Sunday, makrs the end of the Christmas season and the turning of oru attention towards Lent which is jsut around the corner. Also know as the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Candlemas celebrates Mary and Joseph fulfilling their religious obligation in taking their…

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Carol Service 2022

This years’ carol service will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday 18th December, in the context of the weekly Communion Service. There will be carols, readings, poems and reflections, and the service will be followed by a bring and share lunch and festive refreshments including mulled wine, hot ribena, hot chocolate and festive nibbles…

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Upcoming Events

Sunday 20th November – Christ the King 10 a.m. Holy Communion and Messy Sermon Group, followed by a baptism at 11.45 Thursday 24th November – Holy Communion at 10.30 Sunday 27th November – Advent Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Communion and Messy Sermon Group Saturday 3rd December – Christmas Fayre. This year we are holding our…

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Forthcoming events

  Sunday 20th November – Christ the King 10 a.m. Holy Communion and Messy Sermon Group, followed by a baptism at 11.45 Thursday 24th November – Holy Communion at 10.30 Sunday 27th November – Advent Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Communion and Messy Sermon Group Saturday 3rd December – Christmas Fayre. This year we are holding…

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Sunday Worship – All Saints Sunday

St. Oswald’s Sunday service of Holy Communion will begin at 10.00 am as usual. The service will be led by the Revd Canon Michael Radcliffe and the Vicar, Rev’d Anne Morris will preach.  There will be a Messy Sermon Group for children and their parents and there is a small play area for very young…

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