Today (24th May) is a special day for Rev’d Fleur Green as it is her 8th anniversary of being at St Peter’s Church Darwen. We wish Fleur the very best from St. Oswald’s.

Fleur has been deputising for our Vicar, Anne, as she recovers from illness.

Messy Sermon Group – How do you think the disciples felt when they saw Jesus returning to heaven?

So this weeks Messy Sermon Activities for families to share are exploring the story of Jesus’ ascension to heaven including the readings for this Sunday 24th May.  These activities can be done as a family and very often include some crafts and quizzes as well as prayers.  We would love to see some of your…

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Thy Kingdom Come

Join us on our daily Thy Kingdom Come web page for the next 11 days. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years…

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Ascension Day Message

Happy Ascension Day! Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated the 40th day after Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven forty days after the resurrection. Here is a message from Ven. Mark Ireland, Archdeacon of Blackburn. The Ascension Day The Collect Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten…

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March to May – Spring Blossom at the Vicarage 1

Here are some photos of this year’s spring flowers and blossom at St. Oswald’s Vicarage taken just before and during the first part of the lockdown. Another set will be this time next week. We hope you like them and that they will bring some joy at this sad time.    …

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Easter 6 – Worship this Sunday – ‘Voice for the Voiceless’ from Blackburn and Liverpool

Join us for this week’s service, led by the Revd Canon Dr Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool, and Revd Canon Dr Rowena Pailing from Blackburn Cathedral, who calls on Christians to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. The service also includes contributions from Dean Sullivan, who played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside, Dr Sarah Rushworth, a…

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