St Oswald's

We are a Church of England parish with a strong tradition of music in worship, where all are very welcome. As an ancient Church in the centre of Durham, St. Oswald's is a reservoir of peace for all who enter it.

The Sunday service of Holy Communion is at 11am, and we have a play and books corner in the north aisle for any younger worshipper who feels a parent or carer would enjoy it there. Mid-week Holy Communion is at 10am on Wednesdays, on some Sundays there is a choral service of Evensong at 6pm, and the church is usually open around 9:30–5 on weekdays.

The latest editions of the weekly newssheet and music notes are in the 'News' tab, and please ask if you'd like to join the mailing list.  Here are links to bellringing and choir and concert info.  We have a strong connection with St. Oswald's Primary and Nursery School, and with our neighbouring parishes of St Mary's Shincliffe, St. Mary's Coxhoe, and St. Helen's, Kelloe.

O God, who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Get in touch

Revd. Peter Kashouris

St. Oswald's Vicarage,
Church Street

0191 374 1681
Parish Office
0191 383 0830
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Parish Communion

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Oswald's
Church St., Durham., DH1 3DG, United Kingdom

The worshipping heart of parish life, with refreshments afterwards in the Institute across the road.

𝙰𝚕𝚖𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚢 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙶𝚘𝚍, 𝚠𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚌𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝, 𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚐𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚗 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚠𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜; 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚖𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛, 𝚠𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕; 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙹𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚜 𝙲𝚑𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝, 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚛𝚎𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚢 𝚂𝚙𝚒𝚛𝚒𝚝, 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝙶𝚘𝚍, 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚗.
ᴄᴏʟʟᴇᴄᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɪɢʜᴛʜ ꜱᴜɴᴅᴀʏ ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ ᴛʀɪɴɪᴛʏ

David Harris' winning anthem will première in Dorset on 10th August, and be part of our worship in the autumn



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