Message from St Oswald’s Church Wardens

Following the latest government advice, we at St Oswald’s are now getting back to normal.

The pews have all been opened up and the cushions are back in place.  The congregation can all sing again and hopefully from September we can start to offer  tea and coffee after the 11am Communion service again. It is a very big thank you to our  wonderful Choir who have kept us going singing the hymns on our behalf during this  time and a very big thank you to Stewart Smith our director of music who has organised  the smaller choir groups and the wonderful music they have performed.

It is now over three months since Canon Ian Davenport retired. As yet no replacement
has been found. We have been fortunate to have a number of Clergy who have taken our  services. A very big thank you to all of them.

Future Events:-

Monday 30th. August at 10 30am Bank Holiday Coffee Morning and Recital in St Oswald’s Church, Malpas given by Peter Edge(baritone) admission free with a retiring collection.

The Church finances have suffered during the pandemic, so we are looking to hold a Church Open day on Saturday 2nd. October. On that day you will find us in the Village and also in Church where there will be a Recital around 12.30

Do come and have a chat over some cake and coffee.

Beverley Dobson and Angela Latham
Church Wardens


I am sure we are all awaiting the appointment of a new Rector for our Churches. This,it seems, may well take some months to achieve and our Churches will continue as best  they can, and of course our support must be given to our Church Wardens whose work load is considerable at this time. It is however most heartening to see a return to some normalcy in our Churches including the return to singing. Our Churches commitment  to our local communities is reflected in the return to a number of events in the coming  months and we are all encouraged to support the advertised events.
Congratulations should go to all who worked on the Church profiles prepared for
clergy interested in applying for the vacancy. They were of a very high quality, and an
interesting read, so well done to all involved.
This will be my final issue of the Parish News. I would like to thank many of you who
contributed and supported me over the past months.

Nigel briers



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