Welcome to the churches of Little Horton in Bradford

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.

In the interests of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 challenges, we are not meeting together for worship, and the Church is now closed. Please do keep an out here for more details when we have them. We hope also to soon livestream services, information will also be available soon.  Meanwhile why not read our thought for the week or p;ick up a palm cross from the vicarage gate?

Our live stream services will be broadcast on our facebook page, – You can view this here:

Both churches normally 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.

While our Churches cannot be open, we’re offering a free downloadable reflection resource based on the art in St. Oswalds. Get your copy here.

We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter – why not come and join the conversation?

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 – in normal times: –

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)

Diary – empty…

The Three Peaks walk is off, in line with government restrictions.  We had 22 walkers, so lots of interest.  Let’s see if we can do it later in the year.

News and Notices

June Hopkinson will be leaving us in August or thereabouts.  Sadly the funding is just not there to maintain her in a full-time role, and she needs a full-time job.  She has been with us since September 2015, and lots of things will be very difficult without her; Messy Church and Journeymakers especially.

Sheila had her last PCC meeting on 2nd March, after 50 years serving on St Oswald’s PCC.  Sheila has brought a regular voice of wisdom to meetings; she has shown dedication to the Church she so obviously loves; and she has been a link with the Church’s history, going back so many years.  She has always spoken out for St Oswald’s School, where after giving up as Chair of Governors after many years, she has been listening to children read.  But even the most willing spirit cannot go on for ever!

Lent meetings were a great joy until they had to stop; 17, 2 and 16 people attended before we had to end them in line with government advice.  The theme of the cross of Jesus was powerful, as ever.

Mavis Hill died on 1st March, aged 86, after 7 years in Springfield Nursing Home.  Mavis had been attending St Oswald’s since her teens, 70 years ago, longer than anyone else living.  When she retired from Bradford College, where she was for many years admissions clerk, she served as PCC secretary.  She had a lovely warm presence in Church, and the kindest heart you could imagine.  She suffered dementia in her later years, but remained gentle and affectionate to the end.

Sarah’s long ordeal at the BRI and St James’ Hospital from 29th November ended when she came home around 18th March; three and a half months.  In the present climate she will have plenty of opportunity for R&R!

Thanks to Behrooz and Hussein for lots of practical jobs at All Saints – fixing wall heaters, repairing the notice board after Stuart painted it, and cutting and strimming the grass.