Sermon – Lent 1.

Christians have observed Lent – forty days, mirroring Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness since at least the fourth century. In the Orthodox church the forty days doesn’t include Holy Week making for a Lent longer than ours. Lent is a paradox: in order to live life fully in the here and now, we embrace…

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February Holiday Club

Our half term Holiday Club will be running from 9.30am to 1 pm Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February. This is for local children aged 5 to 10 years who live or attend Primary School within Shadsworth, Knuzden, Whitebirk and Intack. It includes breakfast from 9.30 each day followed by a variety of activities…

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Our fab Christingle Service

We joined in, this week, with 50th Anniversary Christingle services in aid of The Children’s Society. We had great fun, everyone making their own Christingle during the service, singing sings and carols and hearing about the work of The Children’s Society. It was a busy service – all our chairs were full and people had…

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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 focus, this year, on poverty at home: this is the 350th poorest parish in the Church of England. Our harvest collection of food went to Blackburn Food Bank. We listened to the amazing Rev Pam…

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