Parish News

Pew sheet for week beginning 13.6.2021:-To read it click HERE. 


Please scroll down for the monthly Parish Magazine.


To read Harvey's 'Pink Paper', Shaping for Mission meets Oswald’s Tree… Rebuilding after COVID, What should the future church look like? Click HERE

Conservation of the Yale Memorial

For the faculty we have to display the plans for the Conservation of the Yale Memorial so the public can see what's planned. This would normally be displayed in church but, because of Covid, this cannot be done. Click the blue links for PAGE 1 and PAGE 2  of the Schedule of Works

PARISH OFFICE -  is now open on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon to discuss arrangements for baptisms and weddings.

PCC SECRETARY – Following Sue’s decision to step down as PCC Secretary we need to appoint a suitable person to this role. It involves distributing the agenda and taking the minutes for the 6 PCC meetings and APCM each year and being a point of contact for the deanery. If you would like to consider serving the church in this role, please speak to Harvey.

The mid-day Wednesday ‘praying together apart’ initiative continues, if you would like more information or would like to receive the weekly prayer update, please email Lindsay

Prayers and worship resources are available online and hard copies can be produced by Frances should you wish to have them, please contact her on 01691 656208
We are continuing to resource people who are off line, so if you are aware of someone who would like a hard copy of this Sunday sheet could you please print one off and give it to them. Could you also let Frances know so she can keep track of who is receiving what and how.
The Office email is












SUPPORTING THE FOODBANK - You can make donations in the ‘Vicarage drive’ throughout the week. The
‘church’ box can be accessed without going into the main building. On behalf of the Foodbank, thank you!

You can check the Foodbank website  for up-to-date lists of their urgently needed items.

If you are unable to get out to make a donation of food, please consider a Standing Order to the Foodbank.  Here are the bank details:-

Bank: HSBC

sort code: 40-35-32

Account number 11785451

name; Oswestry and Borders foodbank.

You can find out more about the Trussell Trust network’s response to coronavirus here [link:]



FEBRUARY 2021 SCWP NEWSLETTER Change, change and more change. This seems to be the theme of this academic year. Despite this God is still continuing to work within our local schools through the project. This time last month my diary was looking busy with face-to-face activities planned for the term that I was looking forward to delivering. A few days later we entered another lockdown with schools closing to most pupils. I was initially concerned that schools would no longer require my online assemblies, but by the start of the first week of term I had received confirmation that every school still wanted them. Schools were also keen to not only use them with pupils still in school, but to make them available for pupils at home. This was encouraging to hear as it means that not only the pupils had opportunity to watch them, but also their parents. This month is looking busy with online content for schools. Assembly subjects include love, perseverance, courage, friendship and honesty.

If you would like to view some of my online content please visit our YouTube page In addition to producing online content for schools I have started a level 2 distance learning course with Shrewsbury college on the subject of Safeguarding and the Prevent agenda. This is allowing me to take a deeper look at these areas and how they apply to my work.

Please continue to pray for the work of the project and our local schools.

Please pray for  Families as they undertake the difficult job of homeschooling  Teachers as they manage teaching those in school as well as providing home learning.  Wisdom for the Government as they plan for schools to return.  Young people for whom home is not a safe environment.

Regards Jane Webber Schools Worker Schools Christian Worker Project

The opening hours for Oswestry Christian Bookshop are:

The opening hours for Oswestry Christian Bookshop are:
Sunday                 – closed
Monday               – open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Tuesday               – closed
Wednesday        - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Thursday             - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Friday                    - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1)
Saturday              - open 10 till 1


Oswestry Rural Youth Church are currently offering a number of online activities for young people and families during this time of restricted gatherings, including weekly gatherings for those starting years 5 & 6 in September and those 11+, Fortnightly family quizzes, Photo competitions and more. Please check out or contact Matt on or 07762148085 for more information.'

Thanks and Blessings

Matt Barkley

Pioneer Youth Minister (PYM)


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