April 2022 Parish Magazine


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Upcoming Events

Thursday 10th March: 11.15am

Prayer and Pastries

After our 10.30am Communion service we will be joined by some of our friends from St Gregory’s for prayer, coffee and a chat.

Saturday 12th March

Resource Day 10am – 4pm.

 Our resource day will be in church on Saturday 12th March 10am -4pm. It is a day when we come together as a church to go deeper into the life of God. We will be led by a visiting team who are dedicated to helping small local Anglican churches renew their faith and breathe deeply of the Holy Spirit to come alive anew. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up at the back of church or email revnancygoodrich@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Upcoming Pilgrim course

Wendy Moss, who is a Reader in training from Hurdsfield Church will be doing a placement for 6 weeks at St Oswald’s from Sunday 16th January until Sunday 27th Feb. During this time, we will run a 6 week Pilgrim Course on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm starting on Tues 18th Jan. 

The Pilgrim Course is a very highly rated Church of England teaching and refresher course. Part of it is written and led by none other than Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York (who is so easy and clear to follow for anyone who hasn’t heard him speak).

The 6 week course will explore more deeply the declarations that people make at baptism and confirmation –  “I turn to Christ” etc. It starts with baptism, so the Pilgrim Course is suitable both for people who are very new to faith (such as parents of children being baptised) and for people who are happy to have a fresh look at the basics or for some of whom confirmation may have been a long time ago.

In my experience God manages to speak to and teach everyone who is prepared to do some study like this.

Is this something that God might be asking you to come along to? It might end up being that you’re the one God uses to help someone else. Please pray about it, and about who might need a personal invite to come too. 

There is more about the Pilgrim Course here – http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/    and an introductory video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94iJqkJ_A5M&list=PLcc_HT5Teqjq7HDvjRpFFeATStZewpCRX&index=2

Best Wishes

Reverend Nancy

Reverend Nancy Goodrich’s Induction Service

The Installation of our new Vicar the Revd Nancy Elisabeth Goodrich will take place on Monday 26th July at 7pm in St Oswald’s Church.

Please be aware that, as Covid-19 restrictions will only just have been lifted, and in order to keep everyone safe we may have to limit numbers attending.

Therefore if you wish to attend would you please book in with Jackie Pengelly as you would for a Sunday service before Wednesday 21st July. This will also act as the track and trace which we are still required to carry out.


Please note that we shall continue with the booking in system for Sunday services at least until the 16th August for track and trace purposes. The number of people we can accommodate safely will be decided after a Risk assessment has been completed. 

St Oswald’s featured in Church Buildings Case Study

St Oswald’s features as Case Study no. 1 on page 8, amongst these case studies just published about church building developments in our Diocese.

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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Our thoughts and prayers are with her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family as they mourn the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. St Oswald’s church bell will be tolled 99 times at noon tomorrow (Saturday) at the request of the Central Council of Church Bellringers.