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.

Inn Churches at All Saints
It is that time of year when churches across Bradford open their doors to welcome people who are homeless as part of Inn Churches.  At All Saints we are hosting up to 12 homeless people each night from Monday 25th November to Monday 2nd December.
Winter Shelters offers a warm safe place for people to sleep, lovely food, drinks and company.
We require volunteers to cover this period of time. There are three different shifts available, these are: 6-9am 6-10pm, 10pm-6am. We also welcome volunteers to cook food for the evening meals. So if you feel like you can offer your time ‘behind the scenes’ or at church, then please get in touch with Stephen
If you are a new volunteer you must attend an In Churches training; the next one is  on the evening of October 24th, 7pm-9pm at The Storehouse, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford, BD4 7BQ.
There will also be a session at the beginning of November for our specific church which will iron out any volunteer shortages or answer any questions specific to our church building and maybe become familiar with other volunteers on your shift.  That is on Tuesday 12th November 7-8 p.m.

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)

November Diary

Thursday 31st October
Social Evening in St Oswald’s

Friday 1st November
10 a.m. Working party in All Saints  Churchyard

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

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

Wednesday 6th November
11.30 a.m. Spiritual Heart at All Saints

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

Sunday 10th November
5 p.m. Evening Worship at St Oswald’s

Monday 11th November
After School Messy Church at St O’s

Tuesday 12th November
4 p.m. West End Committee
7 p.m. Inn Churches volunteers at All Saints

Monday 18th November
3.30 p.m. Messy Church planning
4.30 p.m. Explore Together planning
7 p.m. All Saints PCC

Wednesday 20th November
1 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s
6.30 p.m. Spiritual Heart at St Oswald’s

Thursday 21st November
2 p.m. Churches Together at Vicarage

News and Notices

This month

Social Evening
The next Social Evening at St Oswald’s is to be on Thursday 31st October, Hallowe’en.  Whilst the world scares itself with ghosts and masks and fear, Christians rejoice in the light and joy of Jesus Christ.  The Social evening will reflect something of this, with games, activities and food.  More details in next month’s Pew News.

Stephen writes…
I have often said at All Saints how God has provided over my 21 years for our financial needs.  Throughout that time we have always paid our Share to the Diocese in full and we have always given away 10% of our giving to outside charities and missions.  In 1998, All Saints had around £10,000 in the bank; that money was from an insurance claim when All Saints beautiful brass eagle was stolen – and that was all the money there was.  And every year despite various crises we have continued to keep about £10,000 in the bank.  So I have thanked God for his faithful provision.

Now that is about to be swallowed up by the cost of a new boiler.  At the time of writing we have £10,890 in the bank, and the new boiler will cost us £8221 + VAT (we should be able to reclaim the VAT).  That leaves less than £3000 for any emergency.

So what happens to my confidence?  Well … it’s tested, to be sure!  But fundamentally I still trust God to provide for his Church.  I have always said that a Church dies not because of lack of money but through lack of people – and All Saints has people.  And God is still the same God who said in Psalm 81, ‘Open your mouth wide and I will fill it’.  In Malachi 3 he says ‘Test me in this (tithing) and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it’.  Are we still ready to trust God?