Weekly News

Weekly News 22nd October 2017  pdf

Interviews for a new incumbent were held on Tuesday 17th. More information later.  The Parish Profile can be seen HERE

PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISH, every other Wednesday at 12 noon (next 1st November): We continue to pray for the search for our new incumbent. May the Holy Spirit dwell richly in the hearts of both potential applicants and those responsible for the selection process.


Our Assistant Choir Trainer, Samantha Lewis, sang her first concert with Ex Cathedra, one of the top choirs in the country. The all-Bach concert was in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Saturday 14th October.  It was a wonderful occasion

Sam has recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a degree from Harper Adams University. 

We send her all our congratulations and good wishes. 

 

 


ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS

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.


THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION OSWESTRY BRANCH FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 
WITH THE PORTHYWAEN SILVER BAND AND THE GUILSFIELD SINGERS AT ST OSWALD’S  ON SATURDAY, 4th NOVEMBER 2017,  7.00 P.M. (Doors open at 6.00 p.m.)
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].

In the evening at 6.30 pm the REQUIEM by Gabriel Fauré followed by Compline will be sung by St. Oswald’s Parish Church Choir and Oswestry School Chapel Choir

Director: Julian Cattley
Conductor: Michael Donkin
Organist: Gerry Howe


The Bereavement Awareness Course planned for the end of September had to be cancelled at short notice due to illness but it has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 11th November, again at Oswestry Methodist Church,Castle Street,  Oswestry SY11 1JZ
10.00 am – 4.15 pm (registration from 9.30)
Cost: £15. Tea/ coffee provided; please bring your own lunch
Contact: a.drowley@btinternet.com 01691 671994
Please apply by Wednesday 18th October


A. S. K. Joint Church Prayer Time

Cornerstone Baptist Church Oswestry SY11 2HJ
Monday November 13th at 7.30p.m


St Oswald’s Prayer Breakfast
An initiative to help nurture our spiritual growth, foster Christian discipleship and to pray for our town and its people.
Saturday 25 November 2017 8:00 am in the Parish Centre
Please join us for 45 minutes of reflection and prayer, followed by fellowship over a light breakfast (juice, cereal, toast, tea or coffee – no charge) for those who are able to stay.
Breakfasts take place throughout the year on the last Saturday of January, March, May, July,
September and November


 ST OSWALD’S COFFEE AND MINCE PIE MORNING

SATURDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2017 IN THE PARISH CENTRE
10.30 A.M. UNTIL 12.30 P.M.


CHURCHES TOGETHER CAROL SINGING
BETWEEN 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. SATURDAY, 9TH DECEMBER 2017
Everyone welcome to come along and sing.
Full details will be in December’s magazine.
Penn Harris


RIDE AND STRIDE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
I am pleased to announce that St Oswald’s made a total of £873.00 towards the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust. We will, in due course, be given half of this sum back towards our funds.
Many thanks once again to all who contributed in any way; this was a great result with depleted numbers taking part this year.

Sue Tansley – Local Organiser


The Schools Christian Worker Project is re-advertising for a new worker. 

See advert for a poster, (.jpg)

 


FOODBANK HARVEST APPEAL

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

TO SEE THE  ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE FOODBANK, CLICK HERE, WELL WORTH A READ


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. 


 The 'Cards for Good Causes' stall 

will open on Sat. 28 th Oct. 10a.m - 4p.m. in church.

 



SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE.
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 -  parents wishing to consider this for their children should contact the office in the first place. Tel. 01691 652861


Schools Christian Worker Project 

 Click the link  to read SCWP's Summer newsletter:

Click here for details of SCWP Prayer Breakfasts



 

FACEBOOK 

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 
 robwhclarke@hotmail.co.uk.

Rob Clarke

 


 


advert

choir poster

Foodbank AGM report

Reformation