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

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Storm Breaker

Lent Course
Mondays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2020
2.00pm to 3.30pm at Orchid House first floor lounge

'Storm Breaker' presented by Mick Brooks, a brand-new five-session DVD resource based on an Every Day with Jesus issue. Exploring the foundations of our faith which help us face the storms of life through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. Ideal for Lent. Please note this DVD contains flashing/flickering images. Cost of course booklet £4.

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Pram Service
12 noon Friday 6 March 2020
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


Men's Breakfast
8.30am to 9.30am Saturday 14 March 2020
Sowerby Parochial Hall

'God doesn't care and ain't there!' - the speaker is Bishop Paul from Liverpool.
All welcome - bring a neighbour, family member or friend for a great breakfast, discussion and fellowship.

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Messy Church
11.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 14 March 2020
Sowerby Parochial Hall

A place for adults and children of all ages to learn together and to discover God’s love. Crafts for all ages, construction and play area for young children, story and song time for all ages. There is no need to book a place, just turn up. For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

Colour Me Beautiful Ladies Night

Colour Me Beautiful Ladies Night
7.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday 14 March 2020
Sowerby Parochial Hall

All ladies welcome! Come and learn what colours suit you from our consultant Jan, who will share a bit of her faith story. Bring a bottle, free evening! Please email to book and guarantee a glass of fizz on the door!.


Get snapping!
Take part in our 2020 Photograph Competition
Subject: Birds

Photos will be displayed at the Easter Daffodil Festival at St Oswald's Church on Easter Sunday and Monday (12 and 13 April) from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photographs. The winning entrant will receive a £25 cash prize. Closing date Saturday 4 April. Download the entry forms and terms and conditions.

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Little Wonders
Mondays mornings, 10.00am to 11.30am
St Oswald's Church

Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group is for babies, toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers. Monday mornings during school term time from 10.00am to 11.30am.

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 Parishes. 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 either of the Churchwardens, David Tucker and Simon Birkbeck.

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