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

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Christmas services December 2016

Sunday 11
3.00pm Messy Church in Parochial Hall (come and make your Christingle)
4.00pm Christingle Service in St Oswald's Church

Friday 16
2.00pm Lunch Club Carol Service in Parochial Hall

Saturday 17
11.00am to 12 noon Carol Singing in Thirsk Market Place for Christian Aid

Sunday 18
6.30pm Service of Lessons and Carols in St Oswald's Church

Tuesday 20
7.00pm Carols round Sowerby Christmas Tree - organised by Sowerby Parish Council

Saturday 24 - Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib Service for all the family in St Oswald's Church
11.00pm 'Midnight' Christmas Celebration - a Methodist Communion Service held jointly at St Oswald's Church

Sunday 25 - Christmas Day
10.30am Joint All Age Christmas Worship at Sowerby Methodist Church

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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.

David Brooke

Congratulations to David Brooke, admitted and licensed as a Reader (19 November 2016).

Rev Melodie Kimball

Thank you and farewell to our Assistant Priest, Rev Melodie Kimball (20 November 2016).

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Remembrance Sunday (13 November 2016) - photos and a video

St Oswald's Church decorated by Thirsk Yarnbombers - photos and a video

Information about the men remembered on the war memorials in Sowerby

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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