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St Oswald’s Electoral Roll 

will be revised between 21st and 28th February 2018. If you are already on the roll you do not need to take any action. If you would like to join the Roll, become a member of our church, be able to attend the Annual Meeting and to take part in its proceedings, then please fill in an application form (available from the vestry – clergy or churchwardens).

St Oswald’s Annual Report 2017.

Help us compile a record of all that went on at St Oswald’s! Would each group or activity please send a short report to Janet Wright by Sun. 4th March? Do explain what you do and perhaps how many are involved. Don’t assume we know – imagine you are writing for someone outside the church to read. You can e-mail Janet at je96wright@btinternet.com or give her a written copy (early, so it can be typed up!)

Lent Lunches Wednesdays at 12.30 pm

Wed 28th Feb    St Oswald’s;

Wed 7th March    All Saints’;

Wed 14th March    Methodist ;

Wed 21st March    Elim

Lent Courses will be run on Wednesday evenings.

Edmund Urquhart’s Housegroup

Studying and discussing Matthew chapters 18 - 28 each Thursday morning in Lent at 1 Hambleton Close, 10.15 to 11.30. Refreshments and study notes will be provided free of charge and a warm welcome is assured to any new participants.        

Edmund and Diana Urquhart  01335 346454

St.Oswald’s Lent Course

based on the film ‘The King’s Speech’, will run on Wednesdays, starting on 21st March, from 7.30-9.00pm in the Church Centre (in the Methodist hall on 7th March). No cost - everyone welcome!

Fairtrade Church Lent Challenge: 

Check your regular brand of tea or coffee. If it isn’t fairtrade, then change to a fairtrade one.

More on Fairtrade Church in March Parish Magazine.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: All God’s Creation is Very Good 

St Oswald’s Church 11a.m Friday 2nd March. Join with an estimated 3 million people around the world in a service written by the women of Suriname in South America. With its vast rainforests and wealth of resources Suriname asks us to pray for conservation and the protection of wildlife through awareness of pollution, misuse and abuse as well as for the situation in Suriname and concerns for the future. This is a day of prayer for everyone who cares for our world and those who live in it. Please join us. For more information speak to Nancy Bell.

Lent display in St.Oswald’s

Do have a look at the display in the case in the North Transept, which helps to explain what is happening in the church in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Fund Raising event for St. Mary’s

Fashion Show/Sale on Thursday 8th March, St. Oswald's Church Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. for show at 7.30 p.m. Tickets (£5.00) available from Mrs Enid Kent.

All items available for purchase on the night. High Street quality at bargain prices.

Bellringers’ news

We rang a peal of 5056 Shrove Delight Major for the start of the 2018 football match. The method is a complicated one and the ringing of high standard. We were very pleased that a lady in an adjoining property came in at the end and applauded us saying that she had enjoyed all the ringing. At one point she was on the phone to a friend in Suffolk so she held the phone out of the window to broadcast the ringing to Suffolk. Duncan announced the peal at the Shrovetide lunch and it was greeted with a round of applause.

St Oswald’s Church social gathering: Wine & Cheese

Friday 16th March 2018 at 7:30 pm. We hope you will join us for the evening! St Oswald’s Church Centre,  £6.50 per person.

During the evening we will be showing unique photos of St Oswald’s Church through time – courtesy of John Dawson.  This is something you will not want to miss! Sign-up sheets available in South Transept or ring Irene Wilson 01335 343676 or Chris Haycock 01335 347771.

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