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.

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

Suinday 1st September
9.30 a.m. Baptism of Aaron Johnson

Monday 2nd September
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC

Wednesday 4th September
11.30 a.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

Saturday 7th September
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s

Sunday 8th September
START! courses begin

Saturday 14th September
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints

Sunday 15th September
‘Back To Church’ Sunday
3 p.m. Open Air Service

Monday 16th September
3 p.m. Messy Church
7 p.m. All Saints PCC at vicarage

Wednesday 18th September
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Sunday 22nd September
5 p.m. Evening Worship at St Oswald’s

Monday 23rd September
3.30 p.m. Messy Church planning
4.30 p.m. Explore Together planning

Wednesday 28th September
6 p.m. Harvest Social at All Saints

Sunday 29th September
3 p.m. Messy Church

News and Notices

This month

Back To Church Sunday is celebrated every year in September when we literally invite back to Church anyone who has not been for a while.  September is a time for starting again or starting anew.  Invitations will be provided to give to anyone you think might come.

The Open Air service on Sunday 15th September takes place on the streets of West Bowling and Little Horton from a small portable platform, with amplifier, music, a talk and lollipops to give away.  We need every bit of support; in the past very few church members have come, and it is difficult to preach the gospel on the streets without some sort of crowd. Please give half an hour to the event nearest your church: –
3.00 p.m.                                 Cranbrook St / Gaythorne Rd
3.30 p.m.                                 Faxfleet St / Rathmell St
4.00 p.m.                                 Louis Avenue / Finch Street
4.30 p.m.                                 Arum Street, Canterbury

Harvest Festival is on 6th October.  We welcome gifts of produce, fresh and in tins.  All goes to people in our community that we know and can help.

START! and Confirmation

This month we begin a START! Course on Sunday night 8th September.  START! is a six session course based on: –
Who am I?
Who is God?
Who is Jesus?
What’s wrong with the world?
Why did Jesus die?
Into the arms of love
Each session uses video material, and lots of discussion to share our own understanding, views, faith and doubts.  These are some of the loveliest times in life, when you can talk about things that matter, with others who want to listen and are asking similar questions.  No viewpoint is dismissed, everyone is heard.  And the course ends with an opportunity to commit yourself – or not – without pressure.
We meet on Sunday nights from 8th September, young people with Derek in St Oswald’s West End from 6-7 p.m. and adults with Stephen in the vicarage from 7- 8.15 p.m.  (Adults talk longer!).  Please let us know you are coming.  Mature Christians who want a refresher of faith are welcome alongside those for whom some of this may be new.
For those who want to take this further and get confirmed, there will be further sessions on Sunday nights, leading to a Confirmation in December.

Last month

At the Garden Party on 3rd August about 50 adults and 20 children attended, and great fun was had by all. Thanks to all who worked so hard to organise it, especially Dot and Peter Jackson.  It raised £180.

The MacMillan Coffee Morning at All Saints was a great success; lots of people came, and the event raised £166.

Invitation to the mosque
Bishop Toby Howarth is to attend an inaugural Open Day event at Bradford Grand Mosque on Horton Park Avenue on 28th September at 4pm and has invited Derek and myself and any other members of the two congregations to join him.  He could bring along 6-8 people as it is an open day.  Derek and I are going, and it would be great to have other members of St Oswald’s or All Saints.  Have you ever been inside?  The Muslim community (not Saudi Arabia!) has raised millions of pounds to put up this mosque, which some claim to be the biggest in Europe.  Let us know asap if you can come.