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.
Some people just love it – the gifts, the stocking, the crib, the excitement, the Nativity play, Santa Klaus, trees glittering in the firelight, silly hats, decorations, houses lit with Santa and reindeer, shops sparkling, family members visiting. It’s cheery and livens up a dark wintry season.
Others dread it – memories crowd in of happier, busier days, loved ones no longer with us, worries about paying for expensive gifts, especially the single, old, divorced, separated or poor.
However the real Christmas tell us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ; whether in sickness or health, better or worse, richer or poorer, the arrival in our hearts of the world’s best visitor brings a joy that outlasts a party, with no adverse after-effects. In Jesus we have the beauty of the Christmas story, the peace of the carols, an inner feeding on love, and no dread of his leaving us.
Let’s light a candle for the real Christmas and start to anticipate it now.