Vision 2026


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St. Oswald’s Church is part of the Diocese of Blackburn. We have a vision for a ‘healthy’ church transforming our community of Knuzden and Shadsworth through regular worship and service. All are welcome to our services and other activities… see the Diary for details. If you are wanting a Christening, church wedding or need to contact us about a funeral, just click the appropriate menu item.

Follow our blog posts below to keep up with local events. For events further afield in the Diocese, CLICK HERE, for the Diocesan web page.


New Remembrance Garden seat installed

At long last a new seat has been installed in our Garden of Remembrance today! We’re hoping that the new…

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Feeding the 5k in Shadsworth

Well, maybe not 5k but 36 hungry holiday club kids. Today the activity was  dance, followed by our old favourite…

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Sermon Trinity 9 Proper 12

The stories of the feeding of the 5000 and of the calming of the storm are both terribly familiar to…

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Sermon – Trinity 6 (proper 9)

Proper 9 2018 Does Theresa May have what it takes to be the Brexit Prime Minister? Does Gareth Southgate have…

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Parish Outing to Lytham 1940s weekend

We’re hoping to run a coach trip out to Lytham’s 1940s weekend on Saturday 18th August.  Tickets £10 per adult…

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Sermon – Trinity 2 (Proper 5)

Today’s gospel reading is full of division, conflict and animosity. In order to unpick what is there we need to…

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Thy Kingdom Come – Sermon

Today is the last Sunday of Easter – this coming Thursday is Ascension Day and then we begin our yearly…

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost…

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Sermon – Lent 3

This sermon is based on the RCL Gospel text for this week. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke the…

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Prince’s Trust Handover Ceremony.

The work is finished and the Hall is looking fab! This morning Phil, Imi, Emma and Team 90 handed the…

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All Age Worship Lent 2

This morning we joined together for the All Age Worship planned for last week (when there was no heat in…

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And they’re off… Prince’s Trust tackle St. Oswald’s Hall

The Prince’s Trust volunteers were off in a cloud of dust this morning sanding down the surfaces as they prepared…

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