For families and young people

Many of our church activities have been suspended during the COVID-19 Emergency. Even though the Church building has re-opened, we will not initially be able to resume all the activities in the way we used to.

We will try to keep this page updated every time that the situation changes, so please keep checking back (and bear with us if the details are not complete yet).

Our Children and Families Worker is Beverley Nixon, who was awarded her Church Colleges Certificate in Children’s Ministry at Manchester Cathedral in November 2016. more

Church Services (Sundays)

We are delighted to announce that we will be able to resume our Family services over the next few months. Unfortunately it will still not be possible to serve refreshments afterwards and due to COVID-19 restrictions children must stay with their family groups. Adults and children over 10 years will be required to wear masks in church.

Family Communion – Third Sunday of the Month at 10.30am

This service will resume from Sunday 20th June. It will be necessary to register in advance each week if you wish to attend.

Please phone 01625 572645 or mobile 07887 987082 or send an email to jackie.pengelly@hotmail.co.uk to make your booking for yourselves and any members of your household/bubble, anytime from the immediate Monday leading up to the date you wish to attend.

Family WorshipFirst Sunday of the Month at 10.30am

Our informal Family Worship will resume from Sunday 2nd May. There is no need to book in advance for this service.

Baptisms and Marriages

We will follow the current Church of England guidelines (which may change as and when the pandemic situation changes). In view of the restrictions on how these ceremonies can be performed, and the uncertainties regarding potential future lockdowns, families and couples may wish to delay these events for the time being. If you would like to discuss arrangements for Baptism or Marriage at St Oswald’s, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Praise and Play

Praise & Play will be back in the church from Tuesday 20th April at our usual time of 9.30 to 11.30am.

Due to COVID-19 regulations we will be restricted in numbers so you will be required to register for the group and a weekly booking system will be in place.

To register please contact Bev. Contact details below.

For regular updates on our activities and happenings please join our Facebook group. To find us go to the St Oswald Bollington page on Facebook and join the St Oswald’s Praise & Play Group.

RiCH Group

Unfortunately our RiCH Group is no longer running.

“After seven years of running RiCH Group on a Thursday afternoon, latterly via zoom, it will be coming to an end this Easter. My grateful thanks go to all the members of our congregation who have helped staff the group or provided cake for us over the years. Also, to all the children that I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know. We have had some fabulous times together.” Bev

We hope to develop some alternative activities for our Young People which will commence in the Autumn. Please watch this space!

There are several ways to contact our Children and Families Worker, Bev Nixon:  Via emailbeverleynxn@aol.com, via telephone: 01625 500970 or via messenger on the St Oswald Bollington Facebook page.