Weekly News

Pew sheet for week beginning 25th October 2020, BIBLE SUNDAY:-To read it click HERE. 

ALL SOULS – 1 st November at 3 p.m.
We can only invite the families of those whose loved ones died during the lockdown and the only names being read out will be those from the previous 12 months.
However, anyone can have a loved one remembered by including their name on the
‘Wall of Remembrance’. Please print their name/s on a slip of paper and place it in the box in church by tomorrow afternoon, or email it to… stoswalds.office@gmail.com.
The service will be live streamed so you can participate from home.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – 8th November.2020

Entry will be by named ticket only so we can manage numbers safely. If you want a ticket, please email (stoswald.office@gmail.com) or phone (652861) the office. Tickets will also be available for collection next Sunday (1st) in church. It’s ‘first come first served’… sorry. Don’t forget the service is live streamed as well... www.facebook.com/stoswaldsoswestry.


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  LFLClarke@hotmail.co.uk
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 stoswald.office@gmail.com

November Magazine. Sunday 25th:-Paper copies of the magazine will be on each seat.  Please place any
monies owed in the wall safe. After today they will be available in the South Aisle.


Paper copies will be provided for everyone this month and a copy will be left on each 'seat' in church this Sunday (September 27).. On Mondays and Thursday the magazines will be on the table in the South Aisle. To save queuing, only those who deliver multiple copies will have their name on their magazine.  Please just take a copy and move on.  Money can be placed in the wall safe. 













Did you think bell ringing had stopped? Not at all. Read Richard Major's interesting article RINGING IN LOCKDOWN  HERE (Download)


Another victim of Covid-19! Our Preparation Day for the 2021 World Day of Prayer Service has had to be cancelled. It would have been on Friday, 6 th November in the Parish Centre but this is not possible and notices will be going out shortly to tell those who might have attended. It is a great shame as it is a very happy day with members of all the churches in the area coming together. Members of the Ladies Group are off the hook for cakes!
The Day would have preparation for the Service which has been written by the Christian women of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The actual service entitled ‘Build on a Strong foundation’ will be held (dv) on Friday, 5 th March 2021 at the Oswestry Methodist Church on Castle Street, Oswestry at 2.30 pm.


Dear Supporters,

To hear from Jane about what God has been doing in our schools over this unique year and watch a sample of what she actually offers on line to schools, as well as attending to a small amount of necessary business, don't forget that our AGM will be on the 12th October at 7.30 by Zoom.

If you would plan to attend please email archerpam@gmail.com for the Zoom codes.

On our website: www.scwp.org.uk you will find

· An invitation to the AGM with the agenda and details of how to vote and receive Zoom codes

· Minutes of the 2019 AGM

· The 2019 Report and Financial Statements

We will try to continue face to face monthly prayer meetings for as long as possible.

The next two are on

Saturday 3rd October ,8.45 for 9.00am at Oswestry Methodist Church  real life but masked and socially distanced

Saturday 7th November at Pant Methodist Church.

I hope to see you then and meanwhile let’s continue to pray for Jane and for students, staff and parents settling into this rather complicated autumn term.


We are grateful to the Minister, Rev. Julia Skitt, Stewards and members of

Oswestry Methodist Church, 1, Chapel Street, Oswestry, SY11 1LF, 

for the opportunity to meet for prayer on Saturday, October 3rd, for the work of Jane Webber in our local schools and colleges.

The doors of the main church building will be open from 8.45 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to run from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. 

In order to comply with the strict rules which apply during the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no breakfast and no singing, shaking hands or hugging your neighbour.  But, as well as socially-distance seating, there will be a very warm welcome.   

Please enter through the main door, wear a face covering (masks available for those who have forgotten them) and have your temperature taken if you are exempt or struggle with a mask. Hand sanitiser will be available on entering and exiting. If you can’t manage the steps, you’ll be let in at the green side door. We shall exit via the green side door.

Should you require further information, please email or phone me, Alan Braddock, on 01691 654991

Thank you for your continuing interest and prayers. 

As from this week (7th September 2020) 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



THE FOODBANK Urgently need at the moment; Jam, Marmalade, Honey, Peanut Butter,
Chocolate Spread Ketchup, mayo, brown sauce and other sauces Rice pudding, Custard
Squash, Fruit Juice, Tinned fruit Tinned vegetables, Potatoes, Instant Mash Tinned fish( not Tuna)
Hot Chocolate Biscuits Porridge Toiletries - Deodorant, Shampoo, Shower Gel,
Toothpaste Thank you. The ‘Vicarage drive’ Foodbank box has been reinstated. Donations can be made throughout
the week. The ‘church’ box remains in the church porch and can be accessed without going into the main building. On behalf of the Foodbank, thank you for your continuing support.
NB Gifts from Harvest Festival (4 th Oct) will be donated to the Foodbank so please bring suitable items.

You can check the Foodbank website https://oswestryandborders.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/  for up-to-date lists of their urgently needed items

You can find out more about the Trussell Trust network’s response to coronavirus here [link: www.trusselltrust.org/coronavirus-food-banks]


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 www.facebook.com/ORYCuk or contact Matt on minister@oryc.org.uk or 07762148085 for more information.'

Thanks and Blessings

Matt Barkley

Pioneer Youth Minister (PYM)


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