Welcome to the churches of Little Horton in Bradford

All Saints and St Oswald’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.  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.

In the interests of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 challenges, we are not meeting together for worship, and the Church is now closed. Please do keep an out here for more details when we have them. We hope also to soon livestream services, information will also be available soon.  Meanwhile why not read our thought for the week or pick up a palm cross from the vicarage gate?

For anyone you may know who doesn’t find the internet easy, did you know that the Church of England have created a helpline called Daily Hope? This is aimed at those who do not have access to the internet and all the online resources. Using a freephone number (0800 8048044), it offers a hymn, reading and prayer.

The Church of England have also prepared a really valuable set of reflections for promoting mental health and wellbeing at this time, why not take a look?

You might also like to know that our Bishop is also recording video reflections on our current situation – find them here.

During the period of isolation, our services will be streamed each Sunday at 10:30 am though Facebook Premiere – You can view this here:

We can also be found on Instagram and Twitter – why not come and join the conversation?

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 – in normal times: –

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)

Diary – empty…

The Three Peaks walk is off, in line with government restrictions.  We had 22 walkers, so lots of interest.  Let’s see if we can do it later in the year.

News and Notices

KNIT FOR PEACE
Over the last three years we have sent more than 200 hats and jumpers for children in Syria but the situation is now changing and they are especially wanting blankets for babies and children.  If you are in the process of knitting a jumper that is fine and will be well received but we can then focus our efforts on knitting squares which Adurey Barr will sew together to make a blanket.  Some people may welcome such a project in these self isolating days.
Audrey says, ‘I suggest we produce 5 inch squares in any colour.  They can be garter stitch or have a pattern. It doesn’t matter, Just  knit what you are most comfortable with.  There are lots of patterns online, if you would prefer to make it more interesting for yourself.  Please let me have any knitting you are able to produce and I will send it to Knit for Peace who then send it on to Syria and other war-torn areas of the world.’

June Hopkinson will be leaving us in August or thereabouts.  Sadly the funding is just not there to maintain her in a full-time role, and she needs a full-time job.  She has been with us since September 2015, and lots of things will be very difficult without her; Messy Church and Journeymakers especially.

Sheila had her last PCC meeting on 2nd March, after 50 years serving on St Oswald’s PCC.  Sheila has brought a regular voice of wisdom to meetings; she has shown dedication to the Church she so obviously loves; and she has been a link with the Church’s history, going back so many years.  She has always spoken out for St Oswald’s School, where after giving up as Chair of Governors after many years, she has been listening to children read.  But even the most willing spirit cannot go on for ever!

The Church Mission Society thank All Saints for the £850 sent to support Rosie and Stu Bayford in Brazil.  Mission giving is costly when we cannot afford to cover costs at home, but it has always been the Church’s principle to give away 10% of our income.  And there can be few causes more deserving than the wonderful work Stu adn Rosie are doing in the Revive house with orphan girls.