Weekly News

Weekly News 19th February 2017 pdf

 19th February,  Parish Centre 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A fun time for all ages, featuring art and craft, games, songs and more based around a theme, concluding with worship and a meal together.

Theme: God's Kingdom

Wear it Woolly Sunday – Age UK

You are invited to attend church on Sunday February 19 th in a favourite woolly jumper, hat or scarf (or all three!) Everyone is invited to make a suggested £1 donation (buckets provided) helping older people keep warm and well.

PANCAKES GALORE! -  the pancake party and quiz will be held on 25  February at 6.00pm in the Parish Centre. Please note in your diary.


Each year the service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer is held in a different church in Oswestry and indeed in a circle all round the world.   On Friday, 3rd March 2017 it is the turn of St Oswald’s.   The service is written by the Christian women of the Philippines and called “Am I Being Unfair To You”. Whope there will be a good turn out from St. Oswald’s to welcome those from other churches.


Samantha Lewis, our Assistant Choir Trainer, will give a recital,  on Sunday 12th March at 3.00p.m. in the Parish Centre in preparation for her ATCL exam . Admission free with  retiring collection. 



Connect for Life is a day support service for older people, people with memory difficulties or dementia which meets on Wednesdays at Gatacre Pavilion Oswestry. Our lunches are cooked at Woodside School and we are looking for a volunteer with a car who could collect the food at midday, help us serve the food and wash up (a weekly commitment of one and a half hours). If you can help please contact Alison Humphreys or Carolyn Lewis: Mob 07582 207972 or e mail connectforlife@hotmail.com

 Volunteers needed!

The FoodBank is short of volunteers.  We need people who could meet and greet our clients, listen to them in a non- judgemental way, signpost them on to other agencies and process paperwork so that the client can get their food from us.  We of course give training and support.

LENT GROUPS - This year we will use a course entitled ‘Living God’s Love’. Personal invitations and sign up sheets in church. Please pick up from table in the South Aisle. If there is no personal invitation to you please take a blank one and write your details on the sheet provided.

BE PREPARED! Confirmation Preparation sessions for Adults and young people (from year 9 and above) will begin at the end of February. This is also open to anyone wishing to refresh their thinking and practice. Please speak to Simon or Michelle.

ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION AT 7 YEARS - The PCC has agreed a policy and preparation for this at their recent meeting. Parents wishing to consider this for their children should contact Simon in the first place. Tel. 653467

The Community Outreach Group (COG) is looking for more helpers for the Easter and Christmas outreach events on the market. If interested in exploring more how to help us share the Good News please contact Elinor Nicholas (Co-ordinator, COG) by email at  elinor.nic112@gmail.com  or give her a call on 01691 662639.

(The Community Outreach Group is a sub-group of Churches Together in Oswestry District, of which St Oswalds is a member)

Schools Christian Worker Project 

 Hannah Moore  has a new blog site. Click http://hannahscwp.wixsite.com/scwp to read it

Click the link below to read SCWP's latest newsletter:



Gillian Richards has been recovering from a spell in hospital after a broken leg. She sends this message:

'Could you please let folks know that I am just about able to take in any garments and blankets. I also have a good stock of new yarn in.'

Click here for the Goods for Good winter newsletter to see where our knitted goods go.'

Skills Development Day

Saturday 6th May 2017 at Hope Church, Laburnum Drive. 9.45am - 4.30pm

Skills Development days help to make your church more accessible and enable you to support people with learning disabilities to participate fully in worship, prayer and bible study.  


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 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



choir poster

Introducing Hannah Moore

Knit for Peace