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

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Diocese of York

Job vacancy - Assistant Priest (House for Duty)

We are taking mission forward in these 'Herriot country' parishes and are looking for a Priest (Sundays + 2 days) to join our team and share our vision for community engagement. More information.

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Sowerby Luncheon Club
12 noon Tuesday 26 September 2017
Sowerby Parochial Hall

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


Traidcraft Christmas Extravaganza Weekend
Saturday 30 September 2017 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday 1 October 2017 2.00pm - 4.00pm
St Oswald's Church

Come and do your Christmas shopping early! Treat yourself and your friends to homemade cakes (baked with fairly traded produce), sample the tea and coffee range while you browse through the wide range of Traidcraft items from the Autumn / Christmas catalogue and help communities in different parts of the world to work their way out of poverty.

You will be able to try Geobars, biscuits, chocolate, nuts and fruit all from the Traidcraft range. So get ahead with your Christmas shopping! Don't forget to bring your friends!

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Pram Service
12.00pm Friday 7 October 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


Harvest Services
Sunday 8 October 2017

10.30am Joint All Age Harvest at St Oswald's Church
6.30pm Joint Harvest Service at Sowerby Methodist Church

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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