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

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We have changed some of our activities because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). But St Oswald's is still here as a church to serve our congregation and our community at large. More information.


Children and Young People at St Oswald's


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 a group for babies, toddlers and their parents / grandparents / carers. New families are always welcome. Meeting on Zoom.

For more information email littlewonders@stoswaldsowerby.org.uk


Pram Service

For more information email pramservice@stoswaldsowerby.org.uk


Kids' Club

Meeting on Zoom at 9.30am on a Sunday morning. We have Godly Play stories on the 1st and 4th Sundays of the month and storytelling with songs on the 2nd Sunday.

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. Meetings on Zoom:
YG 1 and 2 - school years 6 and 7 meet Monday evenings
YG 3 - school years 8 and 9 meet Sunday evenings for a double session
YG 4 - school years 11 upwards meet Tuesday evenings

For more information contact Pauline Alderson.


Confirmation classes

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


ReBuild

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.


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