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.

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Support Your Local Food Bank

At this time of year we’re beginning to think of Christmas and spending money on our nearest and dearest. So…

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Christmas Programme at St Oswald’s

Here is our Christmas Programme at St. Oswald’s. We hope you’ll come along and join in one or more of…

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Harvest with a Difference

Our All Age Worship here at St. Oswald’s broke new ground this morning. Our PCC decided that they wanted to…

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Sermon – The Feastday of St Oswald, our Patron

Oswald was a member of the Irthing family – there’s still a village just east of Carlisle called Irthington. He…

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Celebrations!

This morning we had a real celebration: Canon Michael Ratcliffe celebrated 40 years of Priesthood, and during the service he…

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Remembering our loved ones who have died

This year our annual service of remembrance for the faithful departed will be on All Souls day – Friday 2nd…

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Sermon – Trinity 17

The modern addiction to success, or being better, (or even the best) is dangerous and is leading us slowly but…

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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 for Trinity 9 (Proper 12) Feeding the Five Thousand

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 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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