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?

All Saints and St Oswald’s are two of the four churches in the AMOS cluster of Churches in Bradford 5;
All Saints, St Matthew’s, St Oswald’s, St Stephen’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.

 

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)

March Diary

Wednesday 27 February
11.15 a.m. Landmark board at Vicarage
7.30 p.m. Deanery Synod at St Wilfrid’s

Thursday 28 February
2 p.m. Churches Together at Vicarage

Saturday 2nd March
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s

Monday 4th March
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC

Tuesday 5th March
5.30 p.m. Pancake Party at St Oswald’s

Wednesday 6th March
11 a.m. Ash Wednesday Communion at St Oswald’s

Saturday 9th March
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints

Sunday 10th March
5 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship, St O’s

Monday 11th March
from 3 p.m. Messy Church, St Oswald’s

Wednesday 13th March
7 p.m. Lent at St Oswald’s

Monday 18th March
3.30 p.m. Messy Church planning
4.30 p.m. Explore Together planning
7 p.m. All Saints PCC, in vicarage

Tuesday 19th March
4 p.m. West End Committee

Wednesday 20th March
7 p.m. Lent at St Oswald’s

Sunday 24th March
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Wednesday 27th March
7 p.m. Lent at St Oswald’s

Sunday 31st March is Mothering Sunday

News and Notices

Lent 2019
Every year in January I go on a Reading Retreat at Parcevall Hall, the lovely Retreat House owned by the Diocese of Leeds near Appletreewick in the Dales. So each time I take some serious books and my walking boots.  This year I took Richard Foster – ‘Prayer: finding the heart’s true home’.  I was reading with a view to preparing the Lent Course that Derek and I are leading this month, and I wanted to get ahead.
The themes of the book, relating different sorts of prayer, how they happen, how they impact us, examples of people who have found different styles helpful – all this was on my mind as I set off up Simons Seat on the Tuesday afternoon.  As I walked, songs came into my mind, and as I sang them in my head I imagined my voice like that of Pavarotti (I know, it takes a bit of imagining…) reaching the high notes at full volume.  It was all in my head, but as I sang, too out of breath with the climb to sing out loud, I imagined I heard the surrounding hills echo the words of the song.  In my head I was singing the ‘Halleluiah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah; as I sang ‘And he shall reign for ever and ever’, the hills around echoed ‘For ever: and ever!’  Even now as I type this, I am almost in tears with the power of it.  As in Psalm 114, ‘The mountains leapt like rams, and the little hills like young sheep’.
I do invite you to the Lent course these Wednesdays in March.  This is a chance for all of us to get into the mind and heart of God.

Pancake Party
It wouldn’t be Shrove Tuesday without a Pancake Party!  So on Tuesday 5th March at 5.30 you are invited to St Oswald’s for crafts, pancake-flipping competition, quiz, pancake races – and of course pancakes to eat and enjoy.  It will be family fun, and all are invited to have fun, eat pancakes and remember the meaning of the ‘feast before the fast’.

Ash Wednesday
This first day of Lent on 6th March is so named because at the Communion rail (11 a.m. service at St Oswald’s) you can choose to have ash put on your forehead, with the words, ‘Dust you are and to dust you shall return; turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ’.

Refurbishment at All Saints
The Rank Foundation’s Pebbles grant scheme awarded All Saints £1,500 and the R. E. Chadwick Foundation £500.  This will help cover improvements to the nave floors, storage cupboards, kitchen refurbishment and re-wiring. (The handrail is given by private donation).  Public notices are on display in Church, so a faculty is expected by Easter.
Another faculty is being prepared to restore the metalwork, install display lighting, and fix the historic Communion rails.  This money comes out of the £58,900 awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The fund also has allowed us to employ a ‘Heritage and Facilities manager’, Jonathan Bramley, a former teacher at All Saints School.  He will prepare displays and contact schools and community groups to visit All Saints and view all this heritage.

All Saints School
The school will join the congregation again on Mothering Sunday, 31st March, when there will be a presentation by the children, and singing by the school choir.