Diocese of Carlisle

St Oswald, Kirkoswald - Following And Serving Jesus In Our Community., CA10 1DQ

St Oswald, Kirkoswald - following and serving Jesus in our community., Kirkoswald: St Oswald
St Oswald’s Church, Kirkoswald, CA10 1DQ

Ordinary people seeking together to follow and serve Jesus - in the community, and for the community. You are welcome to our services and other events. 

Services and other events: These are shared between ourselves and Kirkoswald Methodist Chapel. If no services in Kirkoswald, there will usually be one in a nearby church in our group- at Great Salkeld, Lazonby or Renwick. Visit the 'Services and Events' and the 'News and Notices' pages to learn about these, Friday morning prayers, and other sources of help. You can also go to the East of Eden Community website for up to date local online resources and information. CLICK HERE

The Churchwardens to contact on general matters are: Michael Watts (01768 898688) or Mike Munro: (01768 898619)    FOR PASTORAL QUERIES OR ENQUIRING ABOUT BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS please also contact Rev. Katharine Butterfield 01768 898176. Email: kmbutterfield@btinternet.com  (Day off: Monday.) 

St. Oswald's Church is now open for visiting and prayer from 10am to 6pm. approximately during the Spring and Summer. Anyone wishing to gain access at other times will need to contact Ruth Lee on 01768 898604, or Michael Watts: 01768 898688

For Safeguarding: To ensure that we keep everyone safe, we have a Parish Safeguarding Officer, who does what is needed to keep children and vulnerable people safe. For St. Oswald's church this is: Kevin Turpin: Telephone: 07942 491114, email: kevinturpin61@hotmail.com  For more information see 'Safeguarding' on the menu list. We follow the 'Promoting a Safer Church' policy approved by the House of Bishops.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Joanna Van Lachterop. She can be contacted at safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk or 07458 016884. (Mon-Fri). 

St Oswald's is in a group (or benefice) of 4 churches; the other churches in the group are: St Nicholas, Lazonby, All Saints', Renwick, and St Cuthbert's, Great Salkeld. 

You can also visit the East of Eden mission community website which has information on several churches in our area, including our own, in a different format:  CLICK HERE


  • Online services from the Church of England-click on 'More about this event' button

    If you can't attend church locally, you can still watch an online service streamed from the Church of England. Each week they come from a different part of the country or have a different theme. Draw closer to God in company with people from across the UK.
    The service is recorded so that you can choose when you want to watch it. You can also see previous services. The new service for a Sunday is available from 9am. onwards.

    Every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. for 60 minutes






  • Midweek Communion Service at Eden Court, Lazonby, monthly - next on Thursday 4th July.

    A chance to meet with others midweek for a simple service with Holy Communion, prayers and a short talk.
    This occurs monthly on the 1st. Thursday of the month.

    Every 1st Thursday at 11 a.m. for 45 minutes

    Communion, Space


  • Friday morning prayers weekly to bless our local area.

    Why not join us on Friday mornings to pray for the local community?
    It is a positive way of praying.
    At the moment we meet in the Manse, Kirkoswald,(opposite the Methodist chapel), to pray together for our local community. If coming for the first time, or you have any other queries, contact Keith Speck: Tel. 01768 898257 or email: keithspck1@googlemail.com
    You can also pray from your home or your garden (great to hear the birds as well!), or find some other quiet spot nearby. Suggested prayers are attached as a PDF file upload - click on 'view attachment' below.

    Every Friday at 9 a.m. for 30 minutes