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)

September Diary

Saturday 2nd September
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s

Sunday 3rd September
‘EXPLORE TOGETHER’ Service
4 p.m. Messy Church planning

Monday 4th September
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC in Church

Wednesday 6th September
7 p.m. Spiritual Heart in All Saints

Saturday 9th September
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints

Sunday 17th September
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Monday 18th September
4.30 p.m. ‘Explore’ team at the Vicarage
7 p.m. All Saints PCC at St M’s Vicarage

Wednesday 20th September
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Saturday 23rd September
2 p.m. Sam Rushworth licensing at Bradford Cathedral

Monday 25th September
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Thursday 28th September
11 a.m. Landmark Board at Vicarage
2 p.m. Churches Together at Vicarage

Sunday 1st October
‘EXPLORE TOGETHER’ Service

News and Notices

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 trialled this in the All-Age service on the first Sunday of August, and will be doing the same in September and October.  It’s important to trust God to speak to us in new ways.

Harvest Festival
We celebrate Harvest on Sunday 8th October this year.  More details to follow about Harvest parcels, who we are giving donations to etc.
Also, All Saints is holding a Harvest Social at 6 p.m. on Saturday 7th October to which the whole congregation is invited.

Baptism
On Sunday 27 August, we welcome all the family and friends of Holly Walsh, to her baptism at All Saints.  Holly’s mum Jodie was in the Christian group at All Saints School as a child, and has such positive memories of the Church that she has returned to All Saints with her partner Elliott and older daughter Jasmin.

Local clergy
Rev David Howarth is moving from Hall Green in Birmingham to serve Little Horton Moravians; his licensing is on 13th September at 7.30 p.m.
The induction of James Forder to serve at Muff Field Chapel will take place at 3 p.m. on 23rd September.
Rev Tim Thomas is licensed as vicar of St John’s Bowling on 27th August at 2.30 p.m.
Our thanks go out to another local cleric, Canon Donald Brown for leading worship and preaching at St Oswald’s and All Saints on 13th August.
Finally, congratulations to Jimmy Hinton on the wedding of his first son Joel on 2nd September in Reading.

Another break-in
I wrote last month about the break-in at All Saints on 25th July.  We then had a break-in at St Oswald’s on 1st August, when thieves were disturbed (by me), but managed to get away with three drill belonging to the kitchen fitters. (The new kitchen looks very nice though).  We understand the same has happened at St Joseph’s, St Stephen’s, the Moravians and possibly other churches too.  Each time this happens we tighten our security arrangements and hope for better times in the future.

Funeral
Alan Taylor’s funeral on 11th August was attended by over 200 people in St Oswald’s.  He was 61 and our hearts go out to his widow Susan.

Musings from the beach
Whilst on holiday I noticed that the beach is a place of great beauty – waves rolling onto the shore, golden sand, colourful plant life on the dunes, views to the horizon.
It is a place to play; children in costumes – or naked – paddling, splashing, building sandcastles, running in and out of the water, burying Dad in the sand.
It is a place for all.  Noone owns the beach, and millionaires must look for a spot where they can find it, alongside the poorest visitors.
It is a place of danger – coastguards constantly on patrol to watch swimmers in danger, small boats capsizing, vehicles stuck in the sand or driving riskily.
The beach is forgiving; it absorbs crisps, human detritus, spilt coffee and ice cream – all the mess we make, and covers it with its own waters till all is gone, cleaned, restored.  Sandcastles edged with shells are washed away, leaving all clean to begin again the next day.
The beach is not forgiving of everything.  Plastic bottles, wrappers, packets it cannot absorb even into its vastness; such objects hurt the created environment, and anyone leaving such objects around is abusing the earth.
The beach is a parable of the nature of God; we sing of his beauty and splendour; we frolic in his love; we come to Church on the same level, no special seats; he is dangerous to the wicked – ‘Our God is a consuming fire’.  He is forgiving of our sins, though not if we deliberately flout his laws.  I learnt something, sitting on that beach…