Diocese of Carlisle

St Oswald, CA10 1DQ

St Oswald, 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. Do feel welcome to join us!

Our church building is now open for personal prayer from 10am. to 6pm. daily. Please use hand sanitiser gel and observe social distancing.

For Services and other events: Our normal church building-based services and events are cancelled due to coronavirus. But still visit the 'Services and Events' page to learn about Friday morning prayers, downloadable services and other sources of help. You can also click on the 'Our Website' button below to go to the East of Eden Mission Community website for up to date local online resources and information.

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: kmbutterfield@btinternet.com  (Day off: Monday.)

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.

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 Cuthberts, 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:  http://www.eastofedenmc.org.uk

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  • Sunday Worship from your own home - on paper - Sunday - June 28th.

    Although you can't go to church you can still spend a special time with God each Sunday from our own home and in the knowledge that you will be doing this whilst others in the Parish and wider Mission Community will also be taking part.
    Click on "View attachment" below.to upload a local service plan developed by our own clergy team in the local East of Eden Mission Community for you to use at home.
    Any queries to Rev. Katharine Butterfield: email: kmbutterfield@btinternet.com or telephone: 01768 898176

    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes


  • Joint churches Benefice Service

    United Holy Communion in one of the churches in the Benefice.

    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship

  • Online Church - via YouTube - Click on the 'More about this event' button below.

    Although you can't go to church you can still spend a special time with God each Sunday from your own home- or at a time convenient to yourself. The most recent Sunday service is generally uploaded by 11-45 am on Sundays - SUNDAY 28th JUNE ‘ZOOM ZEST’ SERVICE LINK NOW UPLOADED.

    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes

    Morningworship, Recorded_service

  • 'Zoom Zest' all-age service at 10 am. on Sunday 28th. June

    Although you can't go to church you can still spend a special time with God each Sunday from your own home.
    'Zoom Zest' is a live online service with a difference. It's for all ages - 0-100! There will be pictures with the Bible story. Part way through there's a chance to join 'breakout groups' with a choice of craft/colouring (HAVE paper plate or coat hanger ready!), Lego or discussion groups - or you can simply stay in and listen to the sermon.
    TO JOIN THE LIVE ZOOM SERVICE ONLINE at 10 am on Sunday click on the 'MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT' button below. This should take you direct to the event, where you will be in the 'Meeting room' until the event starts.
    For more details - including how to join by phone - click on the 'View Attachment' link below. This will tell you how to join the live Zoom event- whether online or by phone.
    ANY QUERIES BEFOREHAND to Hugh Povey. Email: hpovey@talk21.com Tel: 01768 898138

    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes

    Allages, Live_stream






  • Friday morning Blessings Prayers.

    On Friday mornings, for just half an hour, we invite everyone WHEREVER THEY ARE, to join in to pray God’s blessings on our local community, through Jesus. This starts at 9 a.m., and let's pray outside if the weather allows! All over the country similar groups are praying at the same time. Let's pray especially for those who are on the 'front line', The Government, The NHS, all public services, the army etc, and let's ask God for his Spirit to make us all 'Public spirited' and self disciplined, as we socially distance or self isolate ourselves for the common good. Do join us in the Spirit ! For more information, Contact Rev, Katharine Butterfield on 01768 898176.
    Click on the 'View Attachment' link below to access an example of the prayers we use- and then add our own prayers.

    Every Friday at 9 a.m. for 30 minutes