All Saints and St Oswald’s
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.
The Church of England have also prepared a really valuable set of reflections for promoting mental health and wellbeing at this time, why not take a look?
We usually open one Church each Sunday at 10.30am, All Saints 20th September, St Oswald’s 27th etc. 4th October however is Harvest Festival, and we shall open both Churches that day, St Oswald’s at 9.30, All Saints at 11.15am. All Saints School can’t join us this year, but they are doing a Harvest food table for that day.
For anyone you may know who doesn’t find the internet easy, did you know that the Church of England have created a helpline called Daily Hope? This is aimed at those who do not have access to the internet and all the online resources. Using a freephone number (0800 8048044), it offers a hymn, reading and prayer.
Hot news: Thanks to a final top-up grant from Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust, we have been able to order a start to the work on restoring the Church windows that were damaged by expanding metal rods. The total cost is around £53,000, and we are very grateful to all our funders.
Finances: OK at St Oswald’s, but a bit of a disaster at All Saints. Read here