St Oswald, 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. Do feel welcome to join us!
Services and other events: These have started again in our church building, in a limited way. If not in our building there will usually be one in a nearby church in our group- at Great Salkeld, Lazonby or Renwick. Visit the 'Services and Events' page to learn about these, Friday morning prayers, downloadable services to print 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
Churchwardens to contact on general matters are: Michael Watts (01768 898688) and Richard Bottom (01768 870708). FOR ANY ENQUIRY, INCLUDING THOSE ABOUT BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS please also contact Rev. Katharine Butterfield 01768 898176. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Day off: Monday.)
St. Oswald's Church will now be generally open for private prayer every day from 10am. to 5pm. until October 2nd 2021. Anyone wishing to gain access at other times will need to contact Ruth Lee on 01768 898604, or one of the churchwardens.
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: email@example.com For more information see 'Safeguarding' on the menu list.
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
Weekly nationwide, online service from the Church of England-click on 'More about this event' button
If you can't attend church locally, or see one of our local 'Zoom services', 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.
Sunday Worship from your own home - on paper - discontinued at present.
Sadly we are not able to provide these paper 'At Home services' at present. We been using the excellent services provided by the Methodist Church- but these have been discontinued. At the same time our local clergy team has become overstretched due to an imminent retirement.
Midweek Holy Communion at Eden Court, Lazonby every 1st Thursday of month.
A chance to meet with others midweek for a simple service, sharing Holy Communion, prayers and a short talk.
Friday morning prayers weekly to bless our local area.
Why not join in on Friday mornings to pray for the local community?
It is a positive way of praying - especially in the current Coronavirus situation.
At the moment we are meeting in the garden of the Methodist manse in Kirkoswald 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
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.