St Oswald's Church

School Lane, Ashbourne DE61AN

Tel: 01335 343 052

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What We Believe

Everyone is welcome. None of us is too bad (or for that matter too good) for church.

We endorse the statement below from Coventry Cathedral.....

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down at heel. We especialy welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or hven’t been to church since Christmas ten yers ago.

We extend a speical welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up to fast. We welcome keep fit dads and football mums, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organised religion.’ ( We’re not that keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because Grannie is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a speial welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on their way and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ...

and you!

We are part of The Church of England, which is part of a worldwide family of Christians. Every Christian's personal faith is unique, but we share some core beliefs. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.

Explore more about the Christian faith here

Real life faith

Sometimes its easier to understand a person's beliefs by seeing how they affect their lives, rather than just knowing the theory. Below you can meet some Christians and see how their belief in Jesus Christ has shaped their lives.



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