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

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'Going Bananas'
Children's Holiday Club
31 July to 4 August 2019


A jammed packed week of fun, excitement and adventure with crafts, stories, dramas, games, team challenges, creative prayer and a daily workout that will keep everyone on their toes throughout each session.

Holiday Club is being organised by children's workers from St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby Methodist Church and St Mary's Church. It is suitable for 5 - 11 year olds and costs £9 per child with concessions for siblings. Advance booking essential. Further information and registration form.


Nicky and Chris Carnall

Vicar moving

It was announced on 14 April 2019 that Nicky and Chris Carnall will be leaving the five parishes later this year. Nicky has been the parish priest of Sowerby and Sessay since September 2005, and also of Thirkleby with Kilburn and Bagby since January 2012. Chris has ministered in all the parishes as a Reader.

Nicky and Chris will be moving to Mansfield Woodhouse in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, where Nicky will become the Vicar and Chris will continue his Reader ministry. Nicky's licensing as Vicar of Mansfield Woodhouse will at 7.00pm on Monday 7 October 2019 at St Edmund's Church, Old Manor Road,Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield NG19 9JY and all are welcome. Nicky and Chris's leaving service is likely to be on Sunday 22 September 2019 - more details nearer the time.

Please pray for Nicky and Chris, and for all of the parishes, as we prepare for this change.


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


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