Weekly News

Weekly News 14th January 2018  pdf

WELCOME TO OUR NEW VICAR.    

The licensing of Rev Harvey Gibbons will take place on Sunday 4 th February at 3 o’clock. Both Harvey and his wife Liz are looking forward to joining us at the beginning of February 2018.
We are asked to keep Harvey and Liz in our prayers in the coming weeks as they prepare for their move to join us.


Community Drop-In 

PLACE OF WELCOME 1030 - 1230 in the Parish
Centre every Tuesday
offering local people a welcoming hot drink, a friendly face and a chance to enjoy conversation and companionship. Despite the terrible weather our first meeting went well and we are hopeful that the number of outside visitors will increase as it becomes better known in the town.

Open to everyone so please drop in
No charge


January 21
in the Parish Centre
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A fun time for all ages, featuring art
and craft, games, songs and more based around a
theme, concluding with worship and a meal together.

 


UNITED SERVICE -

SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 6:30 P.M. AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Followed by prayer at lunchtime

 

on Monday 22nd January, St John the Baptist Whittington at 9.15 am (Please note time)

Wednesday 24th,  Our Lady and St Oswald’s RC Church 12.00 noon
Friday 26th, St John’s Weston Rhyn 12.00 noon


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 27 January 2018 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


LENT COURSES. We hope to be able to offer a wide choice in weekly dates and times for Lent Groups - see the flyers in the pews. If you’d like to
take part please sign up. Signup sheets are now on the table in the South Aisle.
There will be a meeting for Lent Course Group Leaders


URGENT -- UNDER 5S NEEDS HELP
Help is required with the setting out and putting away of equipment on Wednesday mornings. Enjoy young company and the opportunity to show God's love in action. Please contact Pam or Keith Musson
tel. 656212


BELLRINGING NEWS

Oswestry bell ringers are delighted to have a national competition winner
amongst our ranks! Click the link above for details!


A CHORISTER FOR A DAY - A VOICE FOR LIFE
SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY & SUNDAY MORNING 28TH JANUARY 2018 
for details see Chorister for a Day

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St. Oswald’s Choir CHORISTER SCHOLARSHIPS at OSWESTRY SCHOOL
A last chance for Boys and Girls aged 10-13 years to try for this year’s Scholarships.
Chorister scholarships carry an 85% remission of fees at Oswestry School.

Voice trials will take place later this month
For further information see the music pages of the Church web-site
Anyone interested should, in the first instance contact

Mr Michael Donkin, Director of Music at St. Oswald’s Church
in one of the following ways:-
By post: Hendre House, Llanfechain, Powys SY22 6XD
Telephone: 01691 649933
e-mail: mvdonkin@aol.co


Prayer for the Persecuted Church

The next meeting to gather to pray for those who are suffering for their faith around the world is planned at Maybank, 22 Gittin Street, Oswestry, SY11 1DX on Tuesday 30th January from 7.30 till 8.30 p.m. We would love to see  you there. Please can you kindly make this meeting known as widely as you are able.

For your diaries, the meeting for prayer for the persecuted church in February will be at 9, Cabin Lane on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30 pm.

With warm greetings for this new year,

Oriel – on behalf of Petra McMahon


 

FOODBANK APPEAL

At Oswestry and Borders Food Bank,  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.

If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in our local communities, 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 TO CTOD FROM THE FOODBANK, CLICK HERE, WELL WORTH A READ


 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 visit the website scwp.org.uk/supporters 

 

The Schools Christian Worker Project 

No new worker yet. To be re-advertised    See advert for a poster, (.jpg)

Click here for a new Prayer Breakfast list for 2018


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

 


 


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