A Springtime Prayer…

… written by a young member of our congregation

Tyler before the Pet Blessing Service summer 2017

I love the nature as much as you do, God. The river flows as Jesus goes. God, please protect nature. All the poor and all the endangered animals, protect them. God, I wish that one day I will see you. I wish that all the bad people become good and all the litter is cleared one day. Dear God, all the poor – give them more – as you can.


Tyler (a Year One pupil at St John’s School)

New – Parish Prayers at Home

Third Friday of the month – 2.30-3.30pm

At our last GAP meeting it was decided to start an informal monthly prayer meeting. Its purpose will be to pray for the needs of the parish. Meetings will be held in someone’s house as arranged each time.

If you would like to come along, or if you have anything that you would like to pray for specifically, please contact Maggie O’Donnell 01625 572711 or Anne Coombes 01625 571144.

The first meeting is on Friday 16 February.

Thy Kingdom Come

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days, including 24-7 prayer rooms, prayer days, prayer walks and half nights of prayer. Cathedrals, churches and other venues will host Beacon Events, gathering people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness. Link to website

St Oswald’s will be open for prayer from 8.30 until dusk, from Wednesday 31 May until Saturday 3 June with a focus on the Archbishops’ initiative: “Thy Kingdom Come”

Wave of Prayer

thykingdomcomeThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches across the land to join them in a wave of prayer for the evangelization of our country during the week leading up to Pentecost (8th – 15th May).

Please pray about how you might like to join this amazing outpouring of prayer for others to know the joy of Jesus Christ. Please download this form, bring it back to church and put it in the wicker basket provided at the rear. Thank you.

Link to Archbishop of Canterbury website