Welcome to the churches of Little Horton in Bradford

All Saints and St Oswald’s

Both churches offer a lively mix of old and new hymns and songs in the Holy Communion service, a Sunday School for children, and a warm welcome. Why not try us out?

All Saints and St Oswald’s are two of the four churches in the AMOS cluster of Churches in Bradford 5;
All Saints, St Matthew’s, St Oswald’s, St Stephen’s.

We belong to the Anglican Communion, within the CofE Diocese of Leeds.

All Saints

At All Saints, we believe that God loves us and that he sent Jesus to die for us and to rise again from the dead.  Through faith in Jesus we find our wrongdoings forgiven and we know peace with God and with one another.  And one day we look forward to being with God in heaven.

Sundays
Sunday worship is at 11.15 a.m. when we meet God in the teaching of the Bible and in Holy Communion.  There is Sunday School for children during the service every Sunday except the first of the month.   After the service time we serve drinks and cake and a chance to meet one another.

For beginners
Once or twice a year we offer a six week ‘START!’ course for those wanting to explore their faith.  In a small group in the vicarage we meet over coffee and video to discuss the meaning of life. Contact the vicar.

Our Vicar
All Saints shares a vicar, Rev. Canon Stephen Treasure, with St Oswald’s Church, further up Little Horton Lane.

Find us
All Saints Church, postcode BD5 0NG, is located on Little Horton Lane, opposite St Luke’s hospital. For easy parking, turn down Pullan Street, opposite the hospital; turn right at the end onto Little Horton Green, and there is plenty of parking there and on Kennion Street, right from Little Horton Green.

 

St Oswald’s↓

St Oswald’s

At St Oswald’s, we believe that God loves us and that he sent Jesus to die for us and to rise again from the dead.  Through faith in Jesus we find our wrongdoings forgiven and we know peace with God and with one another.  And one day we look forward to being with God in heaven.

Sundays
Sunday worship is at 9.30 a.m. when we meet God in the teaching of the Bible and in Holy Communion.  There is Sunday School for children during the service every Sunday except the first of the month.   After the service time we serve drinks and biscuits and a chance to meet one another.

For beginners
Once or twice a year we offer a six week ‘START!’ course for those wanting to explore their faith.  In a small group in the vicarage we meet over coffee and video for an hour and a quarter to discuss the meaning of life. Contact the vicar.

 

Services and Events ↓

Services and Events

Services on Sundays: –

St Oswald’s

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion with Sunday School.  (First Sunday is All-Age)

All Saints

11.15 a.m. Holy Communion (First Sunday is All-Age)

July Diary

Saturday 1st July
1        3 p.m. Derek Jones ordained at Bradford Cathedral
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s
10 a.m. Gardening at All Saints

Sunday 2nd July
4.30 p.m. Confirmation at All Saints

Monday 3rd July
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC in Church

Wednesday 5th July
7 p.m. Spiritual Heart in All Saints

Saturday 8th July
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints

Sunday 9th July
4 p.m. Messy Church planning

Monday 10th July (from 3 p.m.)
Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Sunday 16th July
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Monday 17th July
7 p.m. All Saints PCC at St Matthew’s Vicarage

Wednesday 19th July
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Sunday 23rd July
3-5 p.m. Open Air service

Tuesday 25th July
1.45 p.m. All Saints Leavers’ assembly

Wednesday 26th July
11 a.m. Landmark Board at Vicarage

News and Notices

Curate

Derek Jones gets ordained on Saturday 1st July at Bradford Cathedral at 3 p.m.  Unfortunately there are no tickets left for parishioners, as the Cathedral will be packed.  And Derek and Helen will not be moving into their new house, no. 10 Anstone Drive off Carr Bottom Rd, until later in the month.  The purchase has finally gone through, but the house needs some ingoing works, and school places have not yet been agreed for Reuben and Matilda.  Derek is booked to lead services on 23rd July, so let’s hope all is sorted by then.

A new name

One of our members has been a attending St Oswald’s for a while, and on 14th June got confirmed at Manningham, where he took the new name of Abraham.  From a Muslim background, this name provides with a name acceptable to Muslims who form much of his friendship group, whilst also being a Christian name.

Open Air service

The theme of the Open Air service on 23rd July  is ‘Times of Refreshing’ from Acts 3: 19, which Peter offers his hearers as they repent and their sins are wiped out.  So we are speaking from the back of a lorry, singing and giving children ice pops as we go round the different venues.  This year we intend maximum spiritual impact, so as many as can, come and pray with the clergy on Tuesday 18th July, 7 a.m. at Faxfleet St / Rathmell St and 7.30 a.m. at Louis Avenue / Finch St.  All Saints venue on the day is at 4 p.m. on Louis Avenue, and from St Oswald’s at 4.30 p.m. on Arum Street.

Confirmation

Manjit Kaur, Memory Chisanu and William Ikhifa are to be confirmed by the Bishop of Bradford on 2nd July at 4.30 p.m. in All Saints. Pray for them!

The Great Get-Together

Last month I wrote about the Fair that involved both Church and School at All Saints on 17th June, the anniversary of Jo Cox’ death.  Around 500-600 people were there, in glorious sunshine.  The Church raised £189 from teas, tower trips and Bouncy Castle receipts; the school raised £1300 to provide a fund for each class.  The shadow on the event was head teacher John Davie breaking his toe at the end when a speaker fell on it.

Warm the Heart

Maureen Jones arranged for St Oswald’s Coffee Morning in June to support St Stephen’s Warm the Heart campaign to raise £60,000 towards the cost of under-floor heating; we  raised £184 and St Stephen’s have now reached their target!
All Saints Coffee Morning on 10th June raised £174.

All Saints School

An OFSTED visit in May pronounced  the school‘Good’.  There are areas for improvement, but overall the report was extremely positive.  SATS results come out on 4th July.

A new service

‘Explore Together’ is a new way of experiencing worship, which the two PCCs discussed on their away day at Ilkley on 24th June.  In this scheme a passage of scripture is explored in different ways by each of us; some with art and craft; others with a quiet space to reflect; others will focus on the Bible and read around, whilst others will chat over the passage.  So in each Church there might be four ‘zones’ to hear from God in our own way, for all ages to explore the themes together, children, adults and older people.  We shall trial this in the All-Age service on the first Sunday of August.  Bear with us, as we try to get it right, recognising that there might be teething troubles.  It’s important to trust God to speak to us in new ways.

Lottery application

Work continues on the application to Heritage Lottery fund for restoration of the interior of All Saints as a place of access for the community.  Harry Atkinson is kindly leading a team to raise over £300,000 to restore the Hedgeland organ and the Skidmore ironwork, and to enable local Primary and Secondary schools to access the heritage and music and faith of the Church, as well as musicians and history groups.  We hope to make a first-stage submission in September.