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?

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

As a member of the Church of England, our Churches have adopted the House of Bishops safeguarding guidelines to Promoting A Safer Church.  If you want to get in touch with someone other than the clergy about safeguarding, please Contact Pauline Lucas at St Oswald’s or Churchwarden Chris Graham, and for All Saints Contact Janet Firth.  You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111, Bradford Safeguarding Unit on 01274 437500 or Bradford Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010.

Inn Churches at All Saints
It is that time of year when churches across Bradford open their doors to welcome people who are homeless as part of Inn Churches.  At All Saints we are hosting up to 12 homeless people each night from Monday 25th November to Monday 2nd December.
Winter Shelters offers a warm safe place for people to sleep, lovely food, drinks and company.
We require volunteers to cover this period of time. There are three different shifts available, these are: 6-9am 6-10pm, 10pm-6am. We also welcome volunteers to cook food for the evening meals. So if you feel like you can offer your time ‘behind the scenes’ or at church, then please get in touch with Stephen
If you are a new volunteer you must attend an In Churches training; the next one is  on the evening of October 24th, 7pm-9pm at The Storehouse, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford, BD4 7BQ.
There will also be a session at the beginning of November for our specific church which will iron out any volunteer shortages or answer any questions specific to our church building and maybe become familiar with other volunteers on your shift.  That is on Tuesday 12th November 7-8 p.m.

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)

October Diary

Wednesday 2nd October
11.30 a.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

Saturday 5th October
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s

Sunday 6th October
HARVEST FESTIVAL

Monday 7th October
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC

Saturday 12th October
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints
6 p.m. Harvest Social at All Saints

Monday 14th October
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Wednesday 16th October
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

Sunday 20th October
5 p.m. Evening Worship at St Oswald’s
7 p.m. Confirmation Classes start

Monday 21st October
3.30 p.m. Messy Church planning
4.30 p.m. Explore Together planning
7 p.m. All Saints PCC at vicarage

Sunday 27th October
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Thursday 31st October
Social Evening in St Oswald’s

News and Notices

This month

Harvest Festival
At Harvest on Sunday 6th October please bring items of food, tinned, packets, fresh food too. It all goes to individuals and families we know in the community.  Let me know of anyone who would value such a parcel.  At All Saints we again welcome the school children to sing and share.

Confirmation
Classes begin for anyone wishing to be confirmed or to renew their Confirmation vows on 20th October, 7 p.m. in the vicarage.  Time for a refresher course?  Talk to Derek or Stephen. The Confirmation Service will be on Sunday 8th December at 4.30 p.m.

Harvest Social
Harvest Festival is about feasting and fun, in gratitude for all we have to eat, wear and enjoy.  On Saturday 12th October there will be fun and games for all ages and plenty of food to eat and enjoy at All Saints from 6-8 p.m. for both congregations.  The Bible is full of stories of Harvest parties; at one of them Boaz found his wife, in rather doubtful circumstances (Ruth chapter 3).  A marriage partner might not emerge at All Saints, but there will be ‘a bit of a do’.

Social Evening
The next Social Evening at St Oswald’s is to be on Thursday 31st October, Hallowe’en.  Whilst the world scares itself with ghosts and masks and fear, Christians rejoice in the light and joy of Jesus Christ.  The Social evening will reflect something of this, with games, activities and food.  More details in next month’s Pew News.

All Saints floors
How do you like our shiny new floors?  Roebuck and Holmes have now finished.  The surface is fairly robust, and as long as we don’t scratch it with sharp points it should continue to gleam.

The next phase – will it ever end? – is to restore the metalwork and light the aisles to brighten exhibitions.  The lighting should be complete by Christmas; the metalwork will start in the New Year.

Actually it won’t end there, because metal rods that pass through the stonework in some of the windows have corroded, cracking the stonework, and presenting a hazard to anyone underneath.  Replacing those is our next challenge!