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

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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. Please see 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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Church re-opens for a short Easter Service on Sunday 4th April at 10.00am.

Masks shoud be worn and social distancing will be observed.  


The service will also be available on Zoom.

Zoom Services:-

         Easter Sunday - 10.00am


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Or open Zoom and enter :-


Meeting ID: 864 2318 3339       Passcode: Easter

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If you would like to contribute to the ongoing work of St. Oswald's please click on the 'Give a little' button below.  

You can choose how much you give.  If you are a tax payer you can also choose to Gift Aid your donation, which will give St. Oswald's an additional 25% at no extra cost to you.  

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Thank you!

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For anyone wishing to leave floral tributes for loved ones for Easter,  the Memorial Garden will be open on Saturday 3rd April and Sunday 4th April from 12.00 noon until 3.00pm.  

Access is via the gate at the rear end of the carpark.