This ancient church is situated at the heart of the small town of Malpas. It is a fine example of medieval architecture and has witnessed to the truths of the Christian faith for over 1,000 years. The present building mainly dates from the middle of the fifteenth-century.
The church is very much involved in the life of the town and wider community, and has particularly strong links with the local junior school.
Currently we are seeking a new Rector for the Benefice and we warmly invite prospective applicants to visit us and find out what makes this such a special position. We have two very lovely and distinctive village churches and one fabulous civic standard church in a rapidly growing village. With the help of the wonderful retired clergy in the area, our team of supportive church members have maintained the effective running of the churches through the interregnum. Please download the Parish Profiles and our Parish News from the website to get a feel for the warmth of village life and the role of the churches in this beautiful area of Cheshire.
Worship at St Oswald’s is focused on the Eucharist; thought-through liturgy is valued and finds expression in the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship. Over the past couple of years we have developed a very fine choral tradition as an integral part of the worship we offer.
The daily offices are said throughout the week and there is a weekday celebration of Holy Communion, and all major feast days are observed. There is a more contemplative service of evening prayer every Sunday from the Book of Common Prayer.
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All of the churches warmly welcome any inquiries concerning our services.
Please contact the clergy for more information about occasional offices at our churches.