Regular worship pattern

Our normal pattern of Services has been disrupted by the COVID-19 emergency. The following pattern will apply until further notice. Please note that under the current circumstances, services may be cancelled at short notice.

There will be one Service of Holy Communion at 10.30am. It will be NECESSARY to pre-register by 6pm on Saturday in order to attend the service on the following Sunday. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any refreshments after the service. There will be no Family Worship services in Church, but there will be a short online service posted on our website and Facebook page on the first Sunday of each month.

There will be a service at 10.30am every Sunday except for Remembrance Sunday (when the main service will be earlier to fit in with the Parade and Act of Remembrance).
The normal pattern of Sunday worship is as follows. Please note that things may be a little different around major church festivals or on other special occasions, so always check our Calendar page for the latest information.
1st Sunday of the month
9.15am Holy Communion (said) [new time from January 2020!]
10.30am Family Service
3rd Sunday of the month
10.30 Family Communion
2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month
10.30 Parish Communion

On the first Sunday of each month there is a more informal setting for our 10.30 Family Service when the sermon is interactive and the children offer the prayers and readings. On particular Sundays we are pleased to include Holy Baptism within the main service, or this can be a held at another time by arrangement with the Vicar. This service is normally not a Eucharist.

On the third Sunday of each month we welcome everyone, especially families with young children, to share in the less formal Holy Communion Service at 10.30. Young people will be encouraged to participate in this service by, for example, acting out a bible story, making music or assisting in leading prayers. There will often be some creative activity. There is also a permanent children’s relaxation corner within the church for younger ones to enjoy playing or reading in sight of their parents or carers. Holy Baptism can be included within this service, or at other times by arrangement with the Vicar. You will be very welcome to stay for coffee/ tea/ juice/ sherry (and even sometimes cake) at the back of church after the service!
For more details about Family Services, please contact Beverley Nixon 01625 500970


Throughout the year, starting from 9 October 2020 (check the latest post to see more detail)
10.30am Holy Communion NOTE THE NEW TIME!
The service lasts just over half an hour
. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide any refreshments after the service until further notice. It is not nessary to pre-register for this service.

, after which the church remains open until 11.30 for coffee and conversation (or quiet contemplation).
In term time we are sometimes joined by groups of children from Bollington Cross or Bollington St John’s Primary Schools who worship with us and enjoy refreshments afterwards.

At a Christingle service

Check our Calendar page for details of regular services and special services (like Christingle). You will also find details of concerts and other events happening at St Oswald’s.

Other services: