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

homepage - calendar - services - groups - children & young people - weddings & baptisms - hall - ministry team - history - safeguarding

Children and Young People at St Oswald's

dancing bananas

'Going Bananas'
Children's Holiday Club
31 July to 4 August 2019

A jammed packed week of fun, excitement and adventure with crafts, stories, dramas, games, team challenges, creative prayer and a daily workout that will keep everyone on their toes throughout each session.

Holiday Club is being organised by children's workers from St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby Methodist Church and St Mary's Church. It is suitable for 5 - 11 year olds and costs £9 per child with concessions for siblings. Advance booking essential. Further information and registration form.

Messy Church

Messy Church is 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.

Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group

Little Wonders is for babies, toddlers and their parents / grandparents / carers. Little Wonders is run by volunteers from St Oswald's and Sowerby Methodist churches and meets in the hall at Sowerby Methodist Church. Monday mornings during school term time from 10.00am to 11.30am.

Little Wonders gives adults the opportunity to get to know each other while the children play. Towards the end of the session there is a drink and snack time before we finish with songs and nursery rhymes. There is a charge of £1.50 to cover the cost of drinks and snacks.

For more information email

Pram Service

A 30 minute service in St Oswald's Church 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. 12 noon on the 1st Friday in the month, except during school holidays.

For more information email

Kids' Club

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month during the 10.30am service.

For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

St Oswald's Youth

For young people aged 11 to 18. We share fellowship with friends through fun and Christian learning with art, crafts, drama, dance, games, making, baking and creating. Groups meet on Sunday evening for different year groups in the Parochial Hall.

For more information contact Pauline Alderson.

Confirmation classes

If you would like to be prepared for Confirmation, please contact the Vicar Rev Nicky Carnall (adults) or Pauline Alderson (young people).


Groups of young people from St Oswald's have traveled to Mexico 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.

The 2017 team with others from the UK and a Mexican family in front of a newly built house
The 2017 team with others from the UK and a Mexican family in front of a newly built house

The 2017 team from St Oswald's
The 2017 team from St Oswald's

All the UK teams at ReBuild in April 2017
All the UK teams at ReBuild in April 2017

Video of the 2015 team talking about their experiences in Mexico

The group and the family outside the finished home
The 2014 team from St Oswald's and the family outside the finished home

The finished home
Completed! The home built in 2014 by the team from St Oswald's

Children and Young People's Development Worker

Pauline Alderson coordinates and develops St Oswald's work with children and young people. Contact Pauline.

Can you help with the cost of our work with children and young people?

The average cost of this valued and important work is £1,000 per month. Please help ensure this work continues ... please download this leaflet for more information.

homepage - contact us - find us - mission link - links - safeguarding - access statement - privacy, cookies & copyright

Find St Oswald's on Facebook                Follow St Oswald's on Twitter

© The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Oswald Sowerby. Registered charity number 1135485.