St. Oswald with St.Thomas of Canterbury, Chester

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St. Oswald & St. Thomas is a Parish Church in Chester.  Our Church is located just outside the City Centre in a densely populated area of the City. Due to our proximity to the University (just over the road) there are a great number of students living in the area, however many family homes still remain and the Garden Quarter is a thriving and vibrant community of which we are pleased to be a part.

At St. Thomas' we believe very strongly in doing something beautiful for God, and seek to involve our two schools and our local community in all that we do. Relationships with those around us as well as those who attend more regularly are vitally important as we seek to affirm all as created in the image of a God who longs for them to know something of him, and for everybody to reach their potential in faith.

At St. Thomas', "Smells, Bells, Vestments", lovely singing and skillful organ playing are merely one part of our offering a sacrifice of praise. If this doesn't sound like it might be your thing, still give us a try, you may be surprised! You don't even have to be Christian; just come with an open mind and a searching soul. Away from the drama and spectacle of the High Mass, we also have Low Masses for those who prefer simpler quieter worship.

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Fr. Steve Sheridan
The Vicarage
33 Abbots Grange
01244 399990 (Priest-in-Charge) (stephen sheridan)

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Sung High Mass
Sung Eucharistic High Mass, complete with chasubles, incense, and a choir.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship


Low Mass
Said Eucharistic Low Mass. Tea, Coffee and Cakes afterwards.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Church Open

Foodbank or foodbank collection point Hall for Hire The Church Hall is a well equipped space, with a functional kitchen, that can accomodate about 50 people, there is parking in the Church car park.If you wish to book the hall for your function or event please contact the vicar who will pass you onto the appropriate person.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12576
Built: 1872
Architect: George Gilbert Scott
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: The Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: CHESTER (59102)
CofE Church Info: (609023 9/23)
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The current editor is: stephen sheridan

This page was last updated on Tuesday 26th September 2017
St. Oswald with St.Thomas of Canterbury : Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4AG - Opposite University Chapel.

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