St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017
Churches Together - Thirsk District

This year’s theme is “Crossing Barriers” - download resources.

Wednesday 18 January 10.30am
Meeting for Worship followed by refreshments
Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PL

Thursday 19 January 9.30am
Prayer Breakfast
Village Hall, Sutton-under- Whitestonecliffe YO7 2PS

Friday 20 January 9.30am
Prayer followed by refreshments
Sowerby Methodist Church, Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JQ

Friday 20 January 7.30pm
Hollybush Christian Fellow-ship, Newsham, YO7 4DH

Saturday 21 January 7.30pm
Time of Praise led by Family Life Church Thirsk
Methodist Church, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ

Sunday 22 January 6.30pm
United Service followed by refreshments
All Saints RC Church, 5 Castlegate, Thirsk, YO7 1HL

Monday 23 January 11.30am
Prayers followed by soup lunch
St Mary’s Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PR

Tuesday 24 January 10.00am
Worship followed by refreshments
Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road,Sowerby YO7 1HX

Wednesday 25 January 9.30am
Holy Communion followed by refreshments
St Oswald’s Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG


Parish Lunch
12.15pm Sunday 22 January 2017

In the Parochial Hall. Two course lunch. £6 for adults, £1 for primary aged children. If you want to attend please sign up on the sheet at the back of church. There is also a sheet for volunteers able to cook in advance or help on the day.

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Sowerby Luncheon Club
12 noon Tuesday 24 January 2017

Sowerby Parochial Hall. For the senior members of Sowerby. Substantial two course cooked meal prepared by members of St Oswald's Church. £3.

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Messy Church
11.00am Saturday 28 January 2017
Sowerby Parochial Hall

A place for adults and children of all ages to learn together and to discover God’s love. Crafts for all ages, construction and play area for young children, story and song time for all ages. There is no need to book a place, just turn up. For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

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Photography competition 2017
"Any building in Yorkshire"

Take part in our 2017 Photography Competition - any building in Yorkshire - interior, exterior, ancient, modern, grand or humble.
Photos will be displayed at the Easter Daffodil Festival 2017 at St Oswald’s Church on Easter Sunday (16 April) and Easter Monday (17 April) from 1.30pm to 5.00pm on both days. Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph. The winning entrant will receive a £20 cash prize.
Closing date: Saturday 8 April 2017. Download the entry form and terms and conditions (PDF file).

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Help young people from St Oswald's to Rebuild

Seven young people from St Oswald's are fundraising to travel to Mexico at Easter 2017 on the Rebuild programme with Urban Saints to build new homes for poor families in just over a week using hand tools - literally changing lives forever. Please help them reach their goal by donating online at or by contacting Pauline Alderson.

Welcome to our website

St Oswald's is a beautiful and historic Church of England Parish Church in the village of Sowerby, just outside Thirsk. It is attended by people of all ages who live in the village and surrounding area, and by many visitors to this scenic part of North Yorkshire. St Oswald's has a thriving ministry to children and young people, a variety of music styles, opportunities for learning about the Christian faith in small groups or simply being quiet and reflective together.

We enjoy close links with our sister churches - St Mary's at Bagby, St Mary's at Kilburn, St Cuthbert's at Sessay and All Saints at Thirkleby - as well as Sowerby Methodist Church and the Thirsk Team Ministry. We are also members of the local Churches Together Group. This website tells you a lot more about the ministry of St Oswald's Church.

If there is any further information you would like, please do not hesitate to contact the Vicar Rev Nicky Carnall.

Who is Jesus?

Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of the most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. offers an opportunity to explore his life, character, teachings and followers.

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