Weekly News

Weekly News 10th & 17th September 2017  pdf

We are advertising for a new vicar. The Parish Profile can be seen HERE

Our love and prayers go with Simon and Mary in their retirement and their new home. Alan Neale has made an online photo album of their goodbye service and party. Click here to see it. 

BEREAVEMENT CARE TRAINING. A day course to be held at Oswestry Methodist Church on September 23rd. See notice at the back of church.
Help may be available with the fee. Still some places available

You are invited to join us in Prayer for the Suffering Church

This month we will be focusing on the children that are suffering because they, or their parents, are followers of our Lord Jesus. This will include children in war zones, under threat from ISIS or other terrorist groups, children whose parents have been killed or  imprisoned for their faith, and those who are in prison themselves.

You are invited to join us as we share up to date information before praying together on Tuesday 26th September 2017 from7.30 to 8.30 pm at 9 Cabin Lane. 

Come and pray for those we will one day meet in glory where we will see the outcome of our prayers, through Christ.

Petra McMahon

8 a.m. on Saturday September 30 th .

Come and share prayer, fellowship and breakfast. All welcome.

HARVEST LUNCH Sunday October 1 st -12.30 Tickets £10 available from Chris Lewis. Bring your own wine.

A planned Revue Night needs your talent!!!
Whether you can juggle, tell a story, recite, sing, play a musical instrument (even the spoons) or perform as a duo, we would like to hear from you.
The Revue Night will be on Saturday, 21st October starting at 7.00pm
Please speak to Chris Lewis (831504) or Maureen Crosby (658606) if you would like to perform.


Sunday, November 5th will be observed as All Saints Sunday in the morning services where the 10.30am service will be an All–Age Eucharist.
At 6.30pm on the same evening there will be a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for all those who have been bereaved in recent years.
We shall remember before God and by name all those known to us who have died.
Please add the names of any whom you wish to be remembered to the list provided at the back of Church (please write in BLOCK letters). You do not need to include those whose service has been taken by one of the Ministry team here over the last 3 years.

Admission £5.00 (by ticket only) (All Proceeds to the Poppy Appeal)
Tickets available from Parish Office, by Phone to 01691 652902 at the Church Door on the Night

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY  On November 12th there will be a Civic Service for Remembrance Sunday which will start at 10.45am [Choir Rehearsal at 10.00am]. The Remembrance Evening Service will be at  .30pm.with the Full Choir + Oswestry School Chapel Choir. [Choir Rehearsal at 3.30pm with tea at 5.30pm.]


At Oswestry and Borders Food Bank, autumn means it’s time for our Harvest Appeal and we are always blown away by the kind donations we receive, especially from local firms, schools churches and individuals, who are always so generous in their support.
During the past year we have seen an increase in the number of families living on the breadline and in urgent need for food.
We have in each school holiday supported those families when they miss the fact that during term-time the children have free dinners in school.
In recent months we have been giving out more food that we have received in and our present stock of food urgently needs replenishment before the winter comes.
Last Christmas we provided about 100 special Christmas food parcel to needy families and we would like to be able to do the same this year.

If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in our local communities by organising or supporting a collection, please get in touch with us.

Thank you.

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


500 years of the Reformation

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury is holding a series of lectures in September and October exploring the significance of the Reformation. To see the relevant page from the 'Churches Together in Shropshire' June newsletter with dates and details click Reformation. 

Good News: Chris Abram hopes to  run the 'Cards for Good Causes' stall

in December again this year


The Mission Action Team at Hope Church is organising an Arabian evening on Friday 6th October, starting at 7pm.  During the evening we hope to give people a sample of life in "Arabia" including a meal. David Bebb is coming up to share his experiences of the region and to enlighten us to Tearfund’s work over there. The cost is £5 to include the meal.

We would like to encourage people to book asap and by October 1st at the latest. They can book through Oswestry Christian Bookshop or email us at the church.

Reason for Hope at Meole Brace, 18 th November. See poster at back of church.

Places still available 
An opportunity to know more deeply all that God has achieved in Jesus Christ, to equip us to share that good news, and engage with some of the big themes in the gospel and the contemporary world.

Messy Church Dates:
17th September
15th October
19th November
10th December

Craft, Worship & Food at 4-6pm in the Parish Centre



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 the office in the first place. Tel. 01691 652861

Schools Christian Worker Project 

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

Click the link  to read SCWP's Summer newsletter:

Click here for details of SCWP Prayer Breakfasts

Knit for Peace

Regretfully, Gill Richards is now unable to accept goods for Knit for Peace. Her health is not good, and the venture has grown so big that she cannot handle it any longer. Thank you to all who knitted and helped in any way.                                                                  AP


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



choir poster

Foodbank AGM report

Hannah Moore leaving


RSCM Summer School

St Oswald's Bells