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.

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

Sunday 30th September
Back To Church Sunday
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Monday 1st October
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s PCC

Wednesday 3rd October
7 p.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

Saturday 6th October
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s
Bradford Festival Choral Society in All Saints 1-8 p.m.

Saturday 13th October
10 a.m. Coffee Morning at All Saints

Monday 15th October
From 3 p.m. Messy Church in St O’s
7 p.m. All Saints PCC 26 Martlett Drive

Tuesday 16th October
10.15 a.m. Landmark Board at vicarage
11.30 a.m. Messy Church planning

Wednesday 17th October
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Sunday 28th October
3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Tuesday 30th October
4 p.m. West End Committee

Wednesday 31st October
6.30 p.m. St Oswald’s Social and Quiz evening

News and Notices

Friday Fellowship
The other thing that’s been really exciting has been planning with Jenny  Green to begin a Friday Fellowship; this will run weekly from 5th of October to Christmas, 10:30 a.m.-1p.m. at All Saints, with a break at the end of October for half term. It would be great to see you there if you can make it and spend time getting to know one another.  Our plan for Friday Fellowship is pretty simple and we hope it will be effective.

  • The Church will be open from 10:30 till 1 for anyone to come and drop in for tea and coffee, and a chat.
  • There will also be an act of worship (which will vary in style each week) at 11:15 for half an hour.
  • All are then invited to stay for a shared lunch at 12 o’clock.
  • We’re also arranging for a pay as you feel supermarket to help out any one who can make use of it.

Thank you!
The Spooner Trust has generously given £1000 towards renewing All Saints kitchen.  The kitchen has served us well since it was re-furbished over 20 years ago, but is now showing its age.  We plan to get new worktops, taps, shelves, fronts, and a new floor surface.
Bradford Diocesan Council for Social Aid has given a further £3000 towards June Hopkinson’s work as Children and Families worker for the four churches of the AMOS cluster.
Santander gave us £4982 towards the IT work that James Clayton does with job-seekers and benefits claimants.
Jobsearch and IT at All Saints Landmark Centre.  Marsh Christian Trust have given us £300 with the possibility of more next year.

Remembering
Brenda Hitchen was church warden at All Saints during the time she worshipped her from 1993-98, whilst she was warden at the Hanover flats over the road.  Her daughter Joanne was baptised and confirmed at All Saints, and her husband Bob was the local police constable, who in his spare time sometimes cut the Church grass, and also repaired the vestry roof, before the family moved to Flamborough.  Brenda and Bob returned to Bradford in recent times; she died on 3rd September.
Molly Braithwaite worshiped at St Oswald’s between 2002 and 2011.  She lived on Northdale Crescent before moving to Springfield Nursing Home, was a regular at Wednesday lunch club and in younger years had served in the Land Army.  She died on 4th September.

Church Social
On 31st October, there will be a party in St Oswald’s with a Faith supper.  It’s Hallowe’en, when lots of people are scaring themselves with masks and grisly images.  In the Bible we are called ‘children of the light’, and encouraged to reflect the qualities and values of Jesus.  So this party will be light and fun, and will include a quiz.  ‘Faith’ supper means bringing along your food, trusting that others will bring theirs and we can all share.  And please invite others too.

Themes this month
Harvest Festival
At Harvest on Sunday 7th October please bring items of food, tinned, packets, fresh food too. It all goes to individuals and families we know in the community.  Let me know of anyone who would value such a parcel.  At All Saints we again welcome the school children to sing and share.
All Saints day is celebrated on the nearest Sunday to the actual date, 1st November; in 2018 that is 4th November.  The saints are not only the Biblical Saints, Peter, John, James, Andrew or St Francis, but all those who have walked the way of Christ before us, and who have inspired us by their Christ-like example.  Who is your faith hero, the one who most want to meet in Heaven?
Inclusion’ is the theme for Sunday 14th October when we remember the West End at St Oswald’s and Landmark at All Saints.  These centres are the outworking of a faith that seeks to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give to the thirsty, visit the sick and call on those in prison.  Many human needs are being met through our churches during the week, and it’s good to hear and pray and thank God.

Bradford Festival Choral Society
On Saturday 6th October, Tom Leech, the Musical Director of BFCS, will lead a workshop at All Saints, leading to a performance of the Fauré Requiem. They will also be exploring Ivor Gurney’s The Trumpet, an elegiac setting of Edward Thomas’ poetry and a response to the loss and trauma of the First World War, which the composer experienced first-hand in the trenches.
We provide refreshments, including an evening meal, so if anyone can assist Margaret Blackwell and the team if serving food and drinks during the afternoon and at tea-time, please talk to Margaret