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

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Advent courses 2018 - everyone welcome

Living in the Light
Witnesses to a single event often give contrasting reports. When the event is God's coming to this world as a child it is not just fascinating, it is highly instructive. It opens our eyes not only to what God is like, but to how life can be lived to the full. This course explores the 'reports' of Luke, John, Mary and Paul. In doing so it engages with the distinctive nature of Christian spirituality and how we can give expression to it in our lives, thus living the light of Christ's coming.
Meeting in Orchid House, Sowerby on Mondays 19 & 26 November and 3 & 10 December from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Looking back and looking forwards with icons
Using icons and the Bible passages that inspired them we learn about their 'writing' and allow them to speak to us in our lives today through silence and discussion.
Meeting in Thirkleby Parish Hall on Tuesdays 4, 11 and 18 December at 7.30pm.

Christmas Services

Christmas 2018

Saturday 15 December
11.00am Carol Singing for Christian Aid in Thirsk Market Place

Sunday 16 December
6.30pm Community Carol Service (coffee and mince pies from 6.00pm)

Tuesday 18 December
2.00pm Carols for Senior Citizens and Friends in Sowerby Parochial Hall
7.00pm Carol Singing around Sowerby Christmas Tree, organised by Sowerby Parish Council

Sunday 23 December
10.30am Holy Communion and Carols

Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib Service
11.00pm 'Midnight' Communion

Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
9.30am Joint All Age Christmas Celebration at Sowerby Methodist Church

Sunday 30 December
10.30am Holy Communion and Carols

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Congratulations to our Curate, Rev Dianne Gamble, on her appointment as Priest in Charge of the Hillside and Osmotherley groups of parishes

Dianne's last service in our parishes will be a joint service of Holy Communion for all 5 parishes at St Oswald's Church, Sowerby on Sunday 13 January 2019 at 10.30am. The service will be followed by special refreshments.

Dianne's licensing for her new role will be at St Mary's Church, Leake on Friday 1 February 2019 at 7.00pm.

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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