The foodbank will be closed on Thursday June 2nd. Please pass it on.


We are open as usual on Monday 3oth May and Monday June 6th.

Liz Jermy.  


A few days ago, you all received an email about our next Churches Together evening at the Moors Methodist Chapel on Tuesday the 17th of May. (Poster on the right) Refreshments will be available during the evening and so I am, once again, looking for cake contributions! Please could you circulate members of your congregation and ask if some of them would like to make / buy a cake for this event and if so, please could they contact me on the email address below?


Thanking you in advance.


Mary Smith




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Monday 23rd May 2022, 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church. Click SCWP AGM for details

As we prepare to move into the month of May, the next SCWP online prayer meeting with Jane, our Schools Worker, is arranged to take place from

9.00 a.m. until 9.40 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th.

The Zoom link is:- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76398586577?pwd=m-js8TW2_bvxe8JSW7-4F1ak-NsFj8.1

Meeting ID: 763 9858 6577
Passcode: 3Fanay

We hope to see you there.

May I also give notice of the Schools Christian Worker Project AGM on 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry.

If you require further information, please contact me on 01691 654991.

Thank you for your faithful support of the Project.

May God bless you.

Alan Braddock,
Prayer Breakfast Coordinator



We at Hope Church, are very pleased to let you all know that our new Pastor, Chris Shaw, will be joining us on the 16th of May. His Commissioning Sevice will be on Sunday the 22nd of May at 10.30 am. You are all very welcome to attend but we realise that this would probably be difficult for you on a Sunday morning.However, we would really welcome your prayers for Chris, Hannah and their four children as they prepare to join us. We hope there will be an opportunity for you all to meet Chris in the not too distant future.

We really value our connection with you all and the opportunity to ask for your prayers at this time.


With our thanks and blessing.


Ben, Jo and Mary.(Leadership Team, Hope Church)


Community Outreach Worker Job Advert at Christchurch Oswestry 

Click job  for details 


Art Exhibition and Sale, Weston Rhyn Institute, 7th May.

Click Jennifer Art

for details 


The Gathering 2022

Men's festival 24-26 June


It would be great to have a group of men from our churches (and indeed any other non-churched) attend The Gathering (in a field near Swindon) this June.

Please see the link below or contact Lee (lee.pimble@btinternet.com) for further details...






BARNABAS Aid for Ukraine Refugees

 The nearest collection centre is in Whitchurch. Sarah Denton has offered to collect any items people might want to donate and take them over to Whitchurch, from where they will then be transported onwards.

Please would you circulate this offer to CTOD members and friends.

Sarah can be contacted by email: sarah_tabryn@yahoo.co.u



Dear church leaders and CTOD reps,

As you may remember, last year the CTOD Executive took the decision that since the expenses for the year had been limited largely because of COVID and since the CTOD bank balance was in good shape, there was no need to ask for annual subs from member churches. This email is to let you know that the situation remains the same again for the year ahead. We have only a few bills to pay and we have sufficient funds to cover our expenses so there is no need to ask for subscriptions. We shall be grateful if you can kindly pass this message to the treasurer of your church.

With many thanks and with every good wish, 


Secretary to CTOD on behalf of the Executive


 Christian Bookshop opening hours:

Sunday - closed

Monday - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 - 1)

Tuesday - closed

Wednesday - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 - 1)

Thursday - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 - 1)

Friday - open 10 till 4 (closed for lunch 12.30 - 1)

Saturday - open 10 till 1


St Oswald's Sunday morning Communion service is at 10.30, face to face and live streamed on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/stoswaldsoswestry and the website https://www.stoswaldsoswestry.org.uk/ 

Also evening services, face to face at 6.30 pm and a new 4 pm worship time on Sundays. 

Morning prayer is streamed each week day morning at 9 am on Facebook and St Oswald's website 


A message from Oriel. Please pass the number on to anyone you know who might be glad of the phone number:-

Just in case it may be helpful especially to any who do not use the internet, I see that this week "The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people's homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. 

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line - which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 - has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind."

Fuller information is available on the following link -

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news (...)

 Kind regards, Oriel


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56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
Tel.: 01691 671940 Mobile Tel: 07399291955


As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank - whether it's someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.
Things are changing quickly, so we'll keep this page updated regularly with information about what's happening at Oswestry & Borders Foodbank and how people can access support and help us be there for people in crisis.
We're still supporting people with emergency food at Oswestry & Borders Foodbank and will do for as long as is possible. In the meantime, we need you, our local community, to continue donating vital food supplies. While we haven't run out of all donation, there are certain items we're running low on. Your support is vital at this time, so if you're considering donating, we're particularly in need of:
 Tinned meat
 Tinned fruit and veg
 Long life milk
 Tinned meaty soups
 Fruit juice
You can donate food on Mondays and Thursdays at the Foodbank or make a financial donation by visiting our website.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to measures put in place to slow the spread of infection, we are having to temporarily close our Ellesmere satellite foodbank. Emergency support will continue to be available from Oswestry Foodbank. As soon as we are able to reopen in Ellesmere, we will let you know.
You can find out more about the Trussell Trust network's response to coronavirus here [link: www.trusselltrust.org/coronavirus-food-banks




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