Weekly News

Weekly News 25th June 2017  pdf


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


Our Choir sang in Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 3rd June. It was a great experience. Thanks to Mike, Gerry and all who came to support. 

Click HERE to see the pictures





MUSIC RECITAL Saturday 1 st July, Haydn Jones and his piano pupils will play at the Heritage/ Visitor Centre 10.00 – 1.00. Donations for the Red Cross appeal for victims of the Manchester atrocity. 

STRAWBERRY TEA - Saturday 15 th July 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Tickets £5 from Chris Lewis or Social Committee members.

Oswestry Equality Group would like to invite you to our next meeting. Tim Compton, Manager of The Shrewsbury Ark, will be coming over to speak about Homelessness. The Shrewsbury Ark is operated by the Shrewsbury Christian Association (SCCA).

This meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday June 15th at Albert Road Evangelical Church.

We will be having a collection to go towards their work. Light refreshments will be supplied.

If you would like further information, please contact Penny Rice on 01691 680382

or e-mail oswestryequalitygroup@gmail.com


given by GERRY HOWE

Saturday 1st July 2017 7.30pm

Music to suit all tastes

Free Entry. A retiring collection will be taken towards the continuing maintenance of the Hill Organ


LADIES' GROUP  Monday 3rd July,

   Afternoon tea at Wilsons in Church Street at 3 p.m. The cost of the tea will be £12.95 per head. If any of our congregation would like to join us you will be most welcome. Please let Mair Bowen, our Treasurer, have payment as soon as possible so that we can confirm the numbers.

Click for details of NEX FAMILY CONCERT 3.PM 22ND JULY

St. Oswald’s Choir ADOPT A CHORISTER SCHEME 2017

Once again our choristers will be attending the Royal School of Church Music summer school at Kingswood School, Bath, this year from 21st – 27th August.

The intensive training that they receive from some of the top choir trainers in the country adds immeasurably to the high standard of singing in St. Oswald’s week by week.

The cost per chorister is £375 to include full board, music and tuition. Please help us maintain our choral excellence by adopting a Chorister and helping towards the cost of the course. Donations of any size will be gratefully appreciated. If you are interested in Adopting a Chorister there are leaflets at the back of the church or you can contact:

Mike Donkin, Hendre House, Llanfechain, Powys   Tel: 01691 649933 e-mail: mvdonkin@aol.com


This year, so that we can accommodate all four schools that want to come, we will be holding our Open Door days on two consecutive Tuesdays – June 13th and June 20th. This is a change from the dates given out previously. Our theme is ‘Celebrating the Christian Journey’ and we have a good range of activities planned, from making bunting to finding out about the bells, or decorating cakes to producing a collage, as well as making prayer bracelets or learning about the colours and symbols of the church. This year we are excited that Hannah Moore, from the Schools Christian Worker Project, will be joining us to help with the worship and also to run a drama workshop.

As always, the event needs many volunteers to make it a success. If you would like to be involved there are opportunities to help with craftwork, with serving refreshments or with stewarding on the door. There will be sign-up sheets at the back of church showing the roles and various time-
slots for both days. Do please fill in your name for anything you would be able to help with, or have a word with me if you want to know more. You can call me on (01691) 778024.

Elaine Leek




We are getting low on some things and we are aware that summer is only 8 weeks away when we will have the summer holiday scheme.

sincerely, liz

tInned spaghetti, meat puddings, mixed veg, tinned carrots, mixed fruit, rice pudding, custard, jams, honey, peanut butter etc.  pasta sauces, coffee, juice, squash, tinned potatoes

toilet paper, shower gel, washing clothes capsules cereal (!) 500g suga, ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise.


volunteers needed!

The FoodBank is looking for new 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.

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

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

RIDE AND STRIDE GET TOGETHER - As one of the top fundraisers last year we were presented with a certificate at The Trinity Centre Meole Brace on 3rd May. Click here for a picture.

This year's Ride and Stride will be on Saturday September 9th

Click the link for more about this year's Ride and Stride and the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

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

Introducing Hannah Moore