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.

Christmas

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.

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

Tuesday 11th December
1.45 p.m. Christingle at All Saints

Wednesday 12th December
3 p.m. All Saints School Winter Fair
7 p.m. Quiz night at Brown Cow

Thursday 13th December
1, 1.30, 2 pm Year 1 Crib Service in All Saints

Saturday 15th December
11-12 Carol-singing at Morrisons  at  Girlington
6 p.m. Christmas party at All Saints

Sunday 16th December
5 p.m. Evening Worship at St Oswald’s

Monday 17th December
from 3 p.m. Messy Church at St Oswald’s

Tuesday 18th December
9.30, 10, 10.30 ‘What’s the Story’ at All Saints
6 p.m. Carols at St Luke’s Hospital
7.15 p.m. Carols at Horton Hall Close

Wednesday 19th December
11.15 a.m. West End Carol Service

Saturday 22nd December
4.30 p.m. Nativity Play rehearsal

Sunday 23rd December
9.30 a.m. Nativity Play at St Oswald’s
4.30 p.m. Carol Service at All           Saints

Christmas Eve, 24th December
4 p.m. Christingle 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 25th December
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion All Saints

News and Notices

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 for each class.  Let Stephen, Derek or June know if you are available for 18th December (All Saints Yr 2) at 9.30 a.m.

West End Carols
Carols with candle-light in St Oswald’s on 19th at 11.15 a.m. before their Christmas dinner is open to all.

Carol-singing
At Morrisons in Girlington we raised a record £1285 for our link dioceses of Northern Sudan last year.  This year we sing again, 11 a.m. on 15th December and put a smile on shoppers’ faces.
We also sing carols at St Luke’s Hospital at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 18th 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 23rd December at St Oswald’s 9.30 service.  Rehearsal at 4.30 p.m. on the 22nd.

 All Saints Carol service
The Carol Service at 4.30 p.m. on 23rd December includes well-known carols, familiar readings and candles everywhere!  Delicious food too.

Christingle Crib Service
At St Oswald’s on December 23rd children will be given the chance 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 magical; bring any children.

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 walking out in snow.  All are invited to Open House from 10.30 p.m. at the vicarage for mulled wine and mince pies.

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