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

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We have suspended our services and other meetings, and the church building is closed, until further notice because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

But St Oswald's is still here as a church to serve our congregation and our community at large. For more information please click here.


We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and adults at risk.

Link to our Safeguarding Policy.

Please contact one of the following if you have any concerns:

Elizabeth Allen, Parish Safeguarding Officer

David Tucker, Churchwarden
telephone 01845 522030

Simon Birkbeck, Churchwarden
telephone 01845 525294

Julie O'Hara, York Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
telephone 07551 124951

North Yorkshire County Council Social Services
telephone 01609 780780

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police.

Loving God,
we pray that this church may be a place of welcome,
security and compassion.
Keep us watchful yet caring,
trusting yet ready to question,
that all who worship here may do so
in safety and in the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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