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

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Sowerby Luncheon Club
12 noon Tuesday 24 October 2017
Sowerby Parochial Hall

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

All Souls' Day

All Soul's Day Service of Remembering and Thanksgiving
6.30pm Sunday 29 October 2017
St Oswald's Church

This gentle service is for the whole community. It brings people together to remember and give thanks for our loved ones who have died. There is an opportunity to light candles and hear names read aloud in prayer. Everyone is welcome.


Snap Apple Night
6.00pm to 7.30pm Tuesday 31 October 2017
St. Oswald's Church

Families welcome. Crafts & activities with sweets & treats. Refreshments served. No bookings necessary and no charge for entrance. Fancy dress welcome (no masks please). All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

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Pram Service
12.00pm Friday 3 November 2017
St Oswald's Church

A 30 minute service especially for pre-school children and their carers. Songs, stories, prayers and activities. Followed by a children’s lunch plus tea and coffee for carers. For more information email


5 Parishes Men's Breakfast
9.30am Saturday 4 November 2017

Thirkleby Village Hall


Remembrance Sunday 12 November 2017

9.30am Remembrance Service at St Mary's Church, Thirsk

10.50am Act of Remembrance at Sowerby War Memorial

Information about the men remembered on the war memorials in Sowerby

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Would you like to come along and learn some new hymns/songs and communion settings with Nicky and Graham? We are putting on three Wednesday evenings, for all church members as well as for the choir, to have a go at some new and nearly new music. It should be a fun and enjoyable time, suitable for all ages! Dates are 15 November, 13 December and 17 January - all at 7.00pm in St Oswald's Church. All welcome!!

coffee and cake

Coffee, Cakes and Crafts
10.00am to 12.30pm Saturday 18 November 2017
Sowerby Parochial Hall

Refreshments. Stalls. Candle-making. Woodwork. Raffle. Paintings. Quilts ... and more.

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Breakfast for All
9.45am Sunday 19 November 2017
St Oswald's Church

Croissants, toast, coffee, tea and juice. A good start to Sunday morning! All welcome ... and to stay for Worship for All at 10.30am.

So what are you waiting for?

Advent course - So what are you waiting for?
Mondays 20 and 27 November, 4 and 11 December 2017
2.00pm to 3.30pm
Quiet Room, Orchid House, Sowerby - all welcome

The season of Advent curves time itself. And for us, time slows or speeds by, depending on our situations and stage of life. Our approach to time gives us clues about our attitude towards God. Christ, for whom we wait and to whom we will return, is both elsewhere and beside us; outside time and held by human time. Whether you're always in a rush or have little to do, this course is for you.

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Five Parishes Advent Carol Service
7.00 pm Saturday 2 December 2017
All Saints Church, Thirkleby

Stay and enjoy wine and 'nibbles' after the service.

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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