Author Archives: Vicar

Rosie’s Baptism

Very many congratulations to Rosie who was baptised this morning. It’s very special when a child decides for themselves that they wish to be christening, as was the case with Rosie. It was lovely to see Rosie’s mum and and too – they were married at St Oswald’s a few years ago. Well done Rosie…

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Sermon – Last Sunday after Trinity

Today’s Gospel reading is a bit of a minefield – you have to be careful where you put your feet. It’s very easy to end up saying something as self congratulatory as ‘Heavenly Father, I thank you that I’m not like that Pharisee, thinking I’m better than everyone else’ thereby becoming exactly like the Pharisee…

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Harvest

We had a lovely time at our Harvest Festival. The church had been beautifully decorated and the Brownies and Rainbows had made a colourful display for the occasion. As well as collecting food for our local Food Bank in Oswaldtwistle, we spent some time learning about the work of EMBRACE ME in Egypt. Working with…

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Sermon – St Matthew the Apostle

St Matthew, also known as Levi, was one of the 12, and by tradition, the author of Matthew’s Gospel. He isn’t mentioned much in the Gospels: he’s listed as one of the 12. In Acts he is listed as a witness of Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, and in Luke’s Gospel there’s an oblique reference to…

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Harvest 2019

Our Harvest Festival this year is on October 20th at 10 a.m. This will be a family friendly service for people of all ages. Come and enjoy our church decorated for Harvest and sing some of the old favourite harvest hymns. A warm hearted service for Autumn days. We will be collecting non-perishable food items…

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Sermon for the Feast of St Bartholomew the Apostle

Bartholomew is a difficult saint to celebrate because we know  hardly anything about him. The gospel for the fast of Bartholomew doesn’t even mention his name. He may or may not be the same person as Nathaniel –scholars argue the one way and the other. In Matthew, Mark and Luke Bartholomew is listed as one…

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Baptisms of Eveyln and Sadie

We had a wonderful Baptism service today – church was packed and two gorgeous little girls (Evelyn and Sadie) were baptised. It was good to chat with friends and family from all over the country after the service! We were also blessed by the presence of Chester – an extremely well behaved dog who lay…

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Lee and Emma’s Wedding

The sun was shining for the new Mr and Mrs Doyle who’s wedding was today!.Congratulations to you both from everyone at St Oswald’s! Thanks to everyone who cleaned and prepared the church and the churchyard ready for today and especially to Pat who arranged the flowers.  …

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Breakfast Club – change of date

Breakfast club will be held on 22nd June this month owing to a clash of dates on 29th. If you’ve ever enjoyed the food at our Christmas Fayre (or even if you haven’t) then this is the one for you! The amazing team of people who staff our Fayre Cafe are now offering a Breakfast…

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