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.


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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Sermon – Candlemas 2018

This sermon begind with a reading of Ursula Fanthorpe’s poem BC:AD which can be found here On the surface, this…

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Sermon – Epiphany 4: Authority and how we use it.

Today’s Gospel is all about authority. Twice, people were amazed by Jesus’ authority – once in the Synagogue and again…

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Sermon – Advent 3

Advent 3 2017 It always seems odd to be remembering John the Baptist on the 3rd Sunday of Advent when…

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