St Oswalds Church, Netherton

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Sharing the warmth of God's Love with all people

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St Oswald's is a Church of England Church on the outskirts of Liverpool, in Netherton. It is 1 of the 2 churches, St. Helen's Church in Sefton village being the other, in the Team Ministry of Netherton and Sefton.


We're a busy church with lots of community activities and groups, as well as close links to St Oswald's C. of E. Primary School next door to the church.


We believe that there is a God with whom we can have a relationship through his Son Jesus Christ, and that God is active in the world today by the Holy Spirit. We're seeking both to grow in our relationship with God and to join in with the work of the Spirit. Our strapline is... 'sharing the warmth of God's love with all people,' and we want to make a real difference to the community of Netherton in which we are based.


Please use the tabs at the top of this page to find out more about our Sunday services and other regular activities and for how to get in touch with us.


We look forward to welcoming you to St Oswald's Church Centre.




Service Disruption due to Coronavirus Covid-19

Whilst all services and groups are currently suspended in accordance with the advice given by the Government and the National Church, we are delighted to say that St Oswald’s will be open for private prayer this Sunday: 21st June from 9.00am to 10.00am and each Sunday following until we receive further guidance.


Everyone will be asked to wash their hands on entering the building at the station provided and to maintain the 2m distancing. We have had to remove Bibles, so please feel free to bring your own Bible, if you would like to, for your own use only.


If you would enter the building through the front door please and leave Church by the door in the Church itself, leading to the car park.


If you would like to speak to someone, we will be happy to talk outside.


Our zoom service will continue at 11.00am as usual.


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St Oswald Church Centre, Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 5RD


South Sefton & Crosby Area Foodbank:

St. Oswald's Church Centre is a distribution point for the South Sefton & Crosby area Food Bank. Open each Thursday 11.00am - 2.00pm. Contributions of food or offers of help towards this work will always be appreciated. For more information on this important provision please visit:

We recognise that this is a worrying time for people.  

For some people living alone this may be a lonely time.  If you would like someone to chat to, please contact Rev Deb on 07710 257425 or phone Jenny or Colin Skidmore, Janet Hoogwerf, Reverend Ken Dagger or Reverend Penny Leeman.

If you would like assistance with shopping (emergency supplies) please phone Nicola Gray (Mondays and Tuesdays only), Jenny and Colin Skidmore, Janet Hoogwerf or Reverend Penny Leeman.

If you don't have these people's phone numbers, please do contact Reverend Deb (07710 257425).


We are not shutting up shop, we are still here and we will be seeking new ways to be Church.

Rev Deb and Rev Penny are happy to offer prayer over the phone.

There will be a 'thought for the day' and a prayer on Facebook and our 'achurchnearyou' website.


'The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth'       Psalm 145:18


- Level access from both the pavement at the front and from the car park, and building level throughout.

- Designated disabled car parking space.

- Disabled toilet facilities.

- Loop system for those with listening aids.

- Large print service booklets, news sheets and church magazines available.

- Gluten free communion wafers available.


St. Oswald's Netherton parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at


St Oswald's Church PCC makes sure that the way our groups work with children and adults will keep them safe and will not place them at an unacceptable risk of harm. We do this through:                                                                                 •establishing, implementing and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safe recruitment;

•ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures;

•ensuring that all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training.

Our safeguarding officer is Mr Ray Glenn.

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