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)

December Diary

Sunday 1st  December
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s
5.30 p.m. Advent Procession

Monday 2nd December
6.30 St Oswald’s PCC

Wednesday 4th December
11.30 a.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints
7 p.m. University Carol Service

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

Sunday 8th December
Memorial Service – No Holy Communion
4.30 p.m. Confirmation at All Saints

Monday 9th December
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Tuesday 10th December
1 p.m. What’s the Story at All Saints

Wednesday 11th December
1.15 p.m. What’s the Story – St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Social Church at St Oswald’s

Thursday 12th December
1.30 p.m. Marshfield Christmas celebration in St Oswald’s

Friday 13th December
Angel Distribution in Horton Park

Saturday 14th December
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints
12           Carols at Morrisons Girlington

Monday 16th December
1.45 p.m. Christingle service at All Saints

Tuesday 17th December
6 p.m. Carol singing at St Luke’s
7.15 p.m. Carols at Horton Hall Close

Wednesday 18th December
11.15 a.m. West End Carol Service

Saturday 21st December
4.30 p.m. Nativity Rehearsal in St Oswald’s

Sunday 22nd December
9.30 a.m. Nativity Play in St Oswald’s
4.30 p.m. Carol Service in All Saints

Christmas Eve 24th December
4 p.m. Crib service at St Oswald’s
10.30 p.m. Open House at the vicarage
11.30 p.m. Midnight Mass, St Oswald’s

Christmas Day
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion at All Saints

Sunday 29th December
Renewal of Baptism vows

News and Notices

This month

Advent Carols
On 1st December we shall use the grand venue of All Saints to sing Advent Carols and listen to scripture passages pointing to the Second Coming of Jesus.  As we process around the church by the light of candles and torches, we shall hear the story of Jesus’ promise to return to earth in glory.  Let your spine tingle!

Memorial Service
On Sunday 8th December, both churches are holding a Memorial Service for families who have been bereaved. We  will read out names of the departed and offer prayer cards to put on the tree, and place a lighted candle on the altar.  Services are at the usual time, but without Holy Communion.  Let us know of any names to include.

What’s the Story?
This is the title of a presentation we make to groups of schoolchildren going around the church, meeting a story-teller at various points.  ‘What’s the story’ involves readers, craft assistants and leaders.  Let Stephen, Derek or June know if you are available for 11th December (Marshfield School) 1.15 p.m. at St Oswald’s, or 10th December (All Saints) at 1 p.m.

West End Carols
All are welcome to Carols with candle-light in St Oswald’s on Wednesday 18th at 11.15 a.m. before the Christmas dinner.

Carol-singing
At Morrisons in Girlington we raised £1156 for our link dioceses of Northern Sudan last year.  This year we sing again, 12 noon on 14th December; let’s put a smile on shoppers’ faces.
We also sing carols at St Luke’s Hospital at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 17th followed – for the enthusiastic – by further singing, 7.15 p.m. at Horton Hall Close.  Children are especially invited.

Nativity Play
 Children will perform a Nativity Play on Sunday 22nd December at St Oswald’s 9.30 service.  The rehearsal is at 4.30 p.m. on the 21st.

 All Saints Carol service
The Carol Service at 4.30 p.m. on 22nd December includes well-known carols, familiar readings and candles everywhere!  Delicious food too.

Christingle Crib Service
At St Oswald’s on Tuesday December 24th children will be invited to put crib figures in the stable and receive a lighted Christingle – an orange with a red ribbon, sweets skewered on and a candle on top.  All will be explained! If you’ve never been before, this is a magical moment.

Midnight Mass
This service at St Oswald’s on Christmas Eve starts at 11.30 p.m.  My mother used to take my brothers and myself from being quite young, and I still remember the excitement when one year it snowed on our way to Church.  All are invited to start the celebration at the vicarage for Open House from 10.30 p.m for mulled wine and mince pies.

New Year Service
On Sunday 29th December you are invited to renew your Baptism vows as you look forward to 2020.  Also, bring a Christmas present with you to show people; share the fun of what was given you, however embarrassing….

Allen Vogel
I have known Allen since I came to St Oswald’s in 1998.  Allen had in previous years taken on almost every job there was to do in Church.  He had been Church warden, treasurer, crucifer; he was School Governor, on PCC and administered the chalice at Communion in my time.  He had even been Santa Claus.
In his younger years he did various practical jobs, including building partitions in the school basement where the youth club met.  The Church was at the heart of his and Marian’s family life; Anthony sang in the choir, Carol and Michelle were in the youth club and Carol was Gala Queen and Baloo in a production.  Michelle helped for a while with Sunday School.
It will be a long time before we forget Allen. Well done good and faithful servant.

Baptism
Georgia McDonagh is to be baptised on Sunday 15th December at All Saints.  It has been a pleasure to get to know her and her parents Darren and Adele and sisters Isabelle and Verity.

Funeral
Mary Shaw-Taylor attended All Saints on occasions, a good friend to Carol Solorz. Her funeral is at Scholemoor 9 December 11.30am.