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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Alex starts his new Journey in Faith

Wednesday evening saw Alex’s parents Alison and Paul along with some of Alex’s Church Family from St. Oswald’s travelling to Holy Trinity Church Blackpool for Alex’s Commissioning To the Blackpool Ministry Experience. What a wonderful evening it was sharing the Commissioning of Alex along with James and L J they are going to be very…

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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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