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    The Parish Church of St.Oswald
    Green Lane
    Norbury
    London SW16 3SB

     

     

    Welcome

    A very warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting our web site. We are a Church of England parish in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark and the Deanery of Croydon North. As a Christian and Anglican community, our congregation is made up of different cultures, young and not so young, all of whom share a love of the community and the desire to practise their faith.

    APCM, 15th November 2020

    Information about the upcoming APCM can be found here

     

    November Lockdown

    Places of worship are currently not permitted to open for regular services. 

    Our 10am Sunday Eucharist will continue to be available by Blue Jeans video conference.

    Other regular services are currently suspended but we will provide resources to support online worship and prayer at home on the audio page of this website.

    We are able to be open for private prayer on

    Saturdays, 10 -11am

    Sundays, 8 - 8:30am

    Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12 noon

    It may be possible, by arrangement with the vicar, to make the church available for private prayer at other times.

     

    Exploring why Black lives matter

    If you missed the Saturday evening event for Black History Month you can view the films that were shown here

    Alternatively each of the sections is available in the audio files, along with recordings of the Sunday talks.

     

     

    Worship Resources

    Please follow this link to a special page that will have resources such as Bible readings, sermons and homilies
    as well as hymn accompaniments to play or download.

    CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO THE WORSHIP RESOURCES PAGE

     

     

    See our video...

    Covid 19 has made a big impact on our finances through a loss of loose collections while the church was closed for worship. Even as we have returned to services in the building we are experiencing reduced offerings while many members of the congregation are unable to attend in person. However the cost of running the church and supporting others remains the same. 
    If you are able to, please click on the 'Give a Little' picture above to donate to St Oswald's.
    Thank you all for the many ways in which you already give. We are grateful.

     

    See our 50 Reflections of Lockdown page. This page includes the reflections of parishoners and what they have done during the Covid-19 lockdown.

    Access it here.

     

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Enabling all to take part in the life and worship of the church.

    From the end of September 2020 the regular pattern of church services has recommenced and in addition the Sunday 10am Eucharist can be joined from home via the Blue Jeans Video conferencing app and we are able to offer an open church for private prayer on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 7pm and on Saturday between 10:30 and 11:30am.

    We offer the worship in church on the understanding that those who come are well enough to do so safely and will observe the national expectations of social distancing and hygiene practice. Please refer to our leaflet 'Keeping safe during worship'

    While it is a great joy that our building can be opened, this does not devalue the place of individual prayer in our homes.

    A regular group offers daily morning prayer through the ‘Blue Jeans’ video conferencing app and from time to time we use it for other activities. All are welcome to join us for these acts of prayer and worship from home. For details of how to join, please contact the vicar or curate.

    If you would like us to pray specifically for yourself or a member of your family please contact us through the website or directly to rev.alison@outlook.com

    You can find details of what the Church of England is recommending and offering here

    You can find more details of prayer resources here

    Please take care of yourselves, your family and your neighbours and pray regularly for all those whose lives have become more complicated, stressful or isolated by this virus.

    Keep us, good Lord,
    under the shadow of your mercy
    in this time of uncertainty and distress.
    Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
    and lift up all who are brought low;
    that we may rejoice in your comfort
    knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
    in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Amen.

    Our Mission Prayer

    Gracious and loving God, we pray for the mission of our church. By our worship and fellowship may we draw others to the love of God. In our lives may we live the gospel in kindness, forgiveness and compassion. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

     

     

    Key Contacts

    Church Rev'd Alison Brunt 020 8764 2853
    Church Rev'd Alistair Forster 07542 631371
    Children's Church Rev'd Alison Brunt  
    Parish Safeguarding Officer Judy Morris 07956 301514
    Church Hall Enquiries Bevon West 07944 473423

     

     

     

    Safeguarding: St Oswald’s has adopted the Safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Southwark. Safeguarding concerns should be addressed to the Vicar or the Parish Safeguarding Officer (Judy Morris on 07956 301514, j.a.m@blueyonder.co.uk or Bevon West) For more details and links to resources, please click here

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