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)

 

February Diary

 

Sunday 28th January
Explore Together

Monday 29th January
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC

Wednesday 31st January
9.30 a.m. Messy Church planning
11 a.m. Landmark Board at Vicarage

Saturday 3rd February
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s

Wednesday 7th February
7 p.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

Monday 12th February
4.30 p.m. ‘Explore Together’ planning

Tuesday 13th February
5.30 p.m. Pancake Party at St Oswald’s

ASH WEDNESDAY 14th February
11 a.m. Holy Communion at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Monday 19th february
7 p.m. All Saints PCC at St Oswald’s vicarage

Wednesday 21st February
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
7 p.m. Lent meeting at St Oswald’s

Sunday 25th February
‘Explore Together’ worship

Tuesday 27th February
4 p.m. West End Committee

Wednesday 28th February
7 p.m. Lent meeting at St Oswald’s

News and Notices

Lent Course

The parish Lent course this year looks at big questions of faith: –

·         How does a God of love allow suffering?
·         Are science and the Bible in conflict?
·         Do other faiths offer a path to God?
·         Does God’s law restrict human sexuality?
·         Is belief all in the mind?

Anyone is the public sphere has the 1st question thrown at them, and anyone in the world of education faces the 2nd.  Living in Bradford we can hardly avoid the 3rd.  The 4th and 5th often crop up on TV and radio.  There is of course no single answer, but strangely the cross of Christ lies at the heart of most of our responses.
Meetings are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  All Saints is booked, so we meet in St Oswald’s West End Centre.

Church growth

Talk of the Church being in decline is forever in the news.  However in 2017 both churches had more people attending on Sundays.  In St Oswald’s the average number of adults on Sundays was 27, compared to just over 24 in 2016, and the number of children was bigger too, 6.5 against 5 in 2016.  That represents an 11% growth in adults and 30% growth in the number of children.
At All Saints the number of adults on Sundays rose from 28 to 30.6, representing a 9% increase.  Children attending Church rose from just over 7 to 12 on average, and that is a 68% increase.  This is important because these are not numbers but people, people who have discovered the goodness of God, and are being turned around by his Spirit.  They care enough to come to our cold buildings on Sunday mornings when they could be tucked up in bed.  Thanks be to God.

Crime around St Oswald’s

St Oswald’s has been afflicted by an outbreak of anti-social behaviour, car windows smashed, stones breaking slates on the Church roof, a stone thrown at my window, bushes set on fire, a lighted canister thrown at assistant manager Fran, rubbish thrown into the road – and so on.  Christine Mann called a residents meeting at the West End Centre and as a result we hope to be allowed to install CCTV around the premises from the ‘Proceeds of Crime’ fund.  Thankfully the crime spree happening every day during one week seems now to have died down.

Pancake Party

It wouldn’t be Shrove Tuesday without a Pancake Party!  So on Tuesday 113th February at 6.30 you are invited to St Oswald’s for crafts, pancake-flipping competition, quiz, pancake races – and of course pancakes to eat and enjoy, both savoury and sweet.  All ages can join in, have fun, eat pancakes and remember the true meaning of the ‘feast before the fast’.

 Inn Churches

Sarah Grievson coordinated a full team at All Saints from 8-15 January, with between 6 and 9 guests each night.  All but one guest was English, so we enjoyed good conversations and real friendships developed.  One guest got a job during the week he was with us, and has since got his own place.  Two of the guests have started coming regularly to Church on Sundays.  These relationships make Inn Churches more than worthwhile.  We were grateful to other churches who supported us at All Saints; all went away blessed – and most of us with extra weight after the delicious food we were served.