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

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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
3.00pm Sunday 22 April 2018
St Oswald's Church

It's an opportunity to thank those who have served in various roles over the past year, to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at church, and to elect new churchwardens and PCC members.

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Little Wonders Baby and Toddler Group
9.45am to 11.00am Mondays during school term time
next session Monday 23 April 2018
Sowerby Methodist Church Hall

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.

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

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Pram Service
12 noon Friday 4 May 2018
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

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Messy Church
11.00am Saturday 12 May 2018
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.

New Assistant Priest

The Rev Pauline Percy will be licensed as Assistant Priest (House for Duty) of the Benefices (held in plurality) of Sowerby, Sessay and Thirkleby with Kilburn and Bagby at 3.00pm on Sunday 10 June 2018 in St Oswald's Church. More information about her appointment.

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 Rev Dianne Gamble.

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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