Weekly News

Weekly News 15th July 2018 pdf


CTOD meeting Tuesday 17th July at St John's Weston Rhyn 19.30


We are so grateful to all our many donors and supporters who have contributed food to the Food Bank. So here is a very big...THANK YOU!

However we are finding it harder to keep up with demand and the picture shows many gaps on the shelves of the Beatrice Street food store.
We now request your further help to fill the gaps.
During the summer holidays we run a scheme to help the families with children
who receive free school meals in term-time. They can now access the Food Bank
for six food parcels during the school summer holiday. This will only be possible with your help.
Our MOST WANTED items include:-
Tins: Hot Dogs, Meat Ball, corn beef (small tins), ham (small tins), spaghetti, tomatoes, fruit, custard, rice pudding, carrots
Bottles: Squash (small), ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise
Jars: Jam, peanut butter, coffee, pasta sauces
Packets: cereals, long life milk

click here for a pdf poster


A friendly welcome at the

Community Drop-In 

PLACE OF WELCOME 1030 - 1230 in the Parish Centre every Tuesday offering local people a welcoming hot drink, a friendly face and a chance to enjoy conversation and companionship (entry from the Broadwalk, not through church). All welcome, no charge. For more detail  contact Elaine on    leek1@btinternet.com

We need to publicise this to attract people from the town, Please download, print and display this poster as widely as possible. DropIn poster. Thank you.


Saturday 14th July 2018 in the Parish Centre
3.00 - 5.00 pm
Tickets: £5 (£2 Children)


Messy Church at

St Oswald’s

Barbecue on Sunday July 15
4-6pm in and around the

Parish Centre


St Oswald’s Prayer Breakfast
An initiative to help nurture our spiritual growth, foster Christian discipleship and to pray for our town and its people.

Saturday 28 July 2018 8:00 am in the Parish Centre
Please join us for 45 minutes of reflection and prayer, cereal, toast, tea or coffee – no charge) for those who are able to stay.
Breakfasts take place throughout the year on the last Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November


Everyone is invited to a Bring and Share lunch
in the Vicarage Garden from 12.45 p.m. The Social
Committee will oversee proceedings.

Make a date for this year’s RIDE AND STRIDE on SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER New riders and walkers are always welcome. If you ride a bicycle or can walk round local churches please consider joining us.

Sponsor forms and details will be on the South Door notice board from about mid July – watch for them to appear, but please do sign the form beneath to say that you have taken a form, so that I know how many people will be taking part. People will also be able to give donations to the JUST GIVING site if they prefer.

St. Oswald’s Choir ADOPT A CHORISTER SCHEME 2018

Once again our choristers will be attending the Royal School of Church Music summer school at Kingswood School, Bath, this year from 20th – 26th August. The
intensive training that they receive from some of the top choir trainers in the country adds immeasurably to the high standard of singing in St. Oswald’s week by
The cost per chorister is £400 to include full board, music and tuition.
Please help us maintain our choral excellence by adopting a Chorister and helping towards the cost of the course.
Donations of any size will be gratefully appreciated.
If you are interested in Adopting a Chorister there are leaflets at the back of the church or you can contact:

Mike Donkin,  Hendre House, Llanfechain, Powys
Tel: 01691 649933                   e-mail: mvdonkin@aol.com


Oswestry bell ringers are delighted to have a national competition winner
amongst our ranks! Click the link above for details!

Oswestry and Borders Foodbank 

 56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
Tel.: 01691 671940 Mobile Tel: 07399291955

 ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION AT 7 YEARS -  parents wishing to consider this for their children should contact the office in the first place. Tel. 01691 652861

Schools Christian Worker Project 


See New worker pdf for details

 Click the link  to visit the website scwp.org.uk/supporters 

Click here for a Prayer Breakfast list for 2018


Visit our page at :-

 St Oswalds Parish Church, Oswestry. There are other pages similar to this already up, so to make it easier, the real one has a picture of Simon preaching and not just a map.
Please send news or opinions to 

Rob Clarke




Bellringers' News

choir poster

Chorister for a day

coach trip

Foodbank AGM report