Lunchtime Concerts

On the first Thursday of each month starting on 7th March.

Soup and a roll served from 12.15  followed by an informal concert lasting around 30 minutes. Free entry and pay what you can. All proceeds to the church heating fund.

Thursday 7th March – Martin Baker (Organ requests)
Thursday 4th April – Soup and song with Clive and John
Thursday 2nd May – Music for piano
Thursday 6th June – Soup and song with Dorothy, Dennis and Judith
Thursday 4th July – Martin Baker (Organ requests)

New Sunday Services

From Sunday 13th January there will be some changes to our usual services at St Oswald’s Church Guiseley.

8am   Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion Service

9.30am  Every Second Sunday in the month we will hold an All-age service. At this contemporary, interactive service we welcome people of all ages,  and it lasts around 40 minutes. Please note that there is no Sunday School as children will take part in the service.

10.30am Second Sundays of February and March only, Choral Matins

11.15am  Every Second Sunday – Choral Matins – for those who prefer a more traditional format, with music sung by The Choir of St Oswald’s Church.  There is no Holy Communion during this service

6pm Choral Evensong with the Choir of St Oswald’s Church.

Please do join us at these or any of our services – everyone is welcome.

 

Epiphany 2019

Epiphany (‘manifestation’) is an occasion to celebrate one element in the story of Christ’s birth: the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.  Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise men from the east’; later tradition fixed their number at three, made them kings and recalled their resonant names – Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

Our Epiphany Service will take place at 9.30am on Sunday 6th January at St Oswald’s Church Guiseley, when we will also ‘bless the chalks’ used to mark our churches and houses for the new year.

The service will be followed by ‘open-house’ refreshments at the Rectory from 11am. All welcome!

Christmas Fair 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair – a fantastic turnout.  It was great to have the children from St Oswald’s Primary School to sing for us too.  Santa even made time in a very busy schedule to drop in and say hello to us – thanks to his team for getting him there!

And as always, to those who ran stalls for us, lugged furniture about and did all the organising – fantastic teamwork – thankyou to you all.

(It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!)

 

 

 

Harvest Festival 2018

We enjoyed a  wonderful Harvest Festival service and communal lunch at St Oswald’s School.  Harvest  also marked the end of our three week Time & Talents campaign, asking people to offer their time and talent to our two churches: St Oswald’s Guiseley and St Paul’s Esholt.

Well done and thank you to all those who have put in so much effort, both today and the last few weeks, we are truly blessed to have you.
The produce – generously given by the congregation at our 9.30 service – has been donated to  Bradford North Foodbank.