St Oswald’s Parish
St Oswald’s Primary School has very close links with St Oswald's Church and the people of the parish. Staff and pupils regularly attend St. Oswald’s Church and specifically on the first Friday of each month when each class in Key Stage 2 has the opportunity to prepare the readings and bidding prayers for Mass. We believe it is very important that there are strong links between home, school and parish to support the children in their faith journey. The closeness of the Parish Church to the school means that the children can walk to Church to take part in services, and that visits can easily be arranged to enhance the children’s understanding of the role the Church plays in our everyday school life.
Father John, the parish priest, regularly comes into school to talk to the children and to find out about their learning. Parent catechists also visit school to talk about their role in the church.
The school is committed to raising money for good causes and regularly supports charities such a CAFOD and Mission Together. The pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 attend events organised by the Youth Mission Team and our school fund-raises for this Diocesan organisation.
Friday Weekday Mass-2nd Week of Ordinary Time
On Friday we gathered together with other members of the parish community in St. Oswald's church to celebrate Mass. We listened to the gospel of Mark 3:13-19 and we prayed together for all those affected by violence, adverse weather and those who are sick.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”