Weekly News

Weekly News 20th August 2017  pdf


After the interview for a new incumbent ,  it was felt that neither candidate was the right one for St Oswald’s at this time and we are going to re-advertise.The Parish Profile can be seen HERE

Our love and prayers go with Simon and Mary in their retirement and their new home. Alan Neale has made an online photo album of their goodbye service and party. Click here to see it. 

The choir is on holiday until September, 


Nine choristers will be attending the RSCM course at Bath Abbey from 21st to 27th August. For details see 'RSCM Summer School' and please support them if you can

CHRISTCHURCH RHYDYCROESAU Songs of Praise Sunday 3 rd Sept. at 6.30 p.m. followed by Light refreshments in the Village Hall. All welcome.

ST OSWALD’S BELLS; 300 years of ringing at St. Oswald’s.
Thursday 7 th September at 7.30 p.m. Bell Ringing demo, tower tour. Must be booked in advance
Thursday 7 th - Saturday 9 th September in church learn about bell-ringing and try the Mini Ring.
Saturday 9 th September 1030 a.m. - 3 p.m. Climb the tower, see the bells and admire the view.
Please contact Brian Rothera for further details, 07831490038 or e mail Brianrothera1@gmail.com.

Click here for a poster about the Heritage Open Days and the bells

Hannah Moore, the Schools Christian Worker, is leaving. For details click here

This year's Ride and Stride will be on Saturday September 9th. New riders and walkers are always welcome. More
information and Sponsorship Forms can be obtained
from the notice board by St Oswald’s South door,
inside the church or from Sue Tansley (Tel: 01691-

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


The Scholars & Gentlemen at St. Oswald’s, Director: Michael Donkin, presents a concert of music by Tomas luis de VICTORIA: Motet and Mass ‘O Quam Gloriosum’ & Tenebrae Responsories
at St. Oswald’s Parish Church, Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm

Tickets: £8, Concessions £6,
Supporters of the Choral Foundation £5
Children under 12 years free,  available from Mike before or after any service or by telephone on 01691 649933, e-mail at mvdonkin@aol.co or you can purchase them on the door.

ASK joint prayer meeting on Monday 11th September at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7.30 p.m. 

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. 

Good News: Chris Abram hopes to  run the 'Cards for Good Causes' stall

in December again this year


BEREAVEMENT CARE TRAINING. A day course to be held at Oswestry Methodist Church on September 23rd. See notice at the back of church.
Help may be available with the fee.

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




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 the office in the first place. Tel. 01691 652861

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

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

Hannah Moore leaving


RSCM Summer School

St Oswald's Bells