St Oswald's Church

There has been a church on the current site of St Oswalds for over a 1,000 years. The current building stands at the heart of the village and has served the population of Warton for over 600 years.

We welcome you all to St Oswald's, Warton. Warton is a fairly large village near to Carnforth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
St Oswald's is a very beautiful church building dating from the 14th century, but there has been a church here for over 1000 years. We welcome many visitors to St Oswald's, some who are walkers, others interested in our connection with the family of George Washington, still more who come to pray in the creatively devotional atmosphere of this very special place.

Beautiful though the church building is, the real beauty of the church here is our faithful congregation. We are people of mixed ages and backgrounds, and we share a commitment to welcoming in the name of Christ all who come here.

Our worship is centered on the celebration of the presence of Christ in word and sacrament, the regular celebration of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is at the heart of our life. We enjoy a strong choral tradition, with a keen choir and a repertoire of music rarely found in village churches.

There will always be a welcome for you at St Oswald's.


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Covid-19 Coronavirus Response

We are pleased to announce that public worship has resumed in the Benefice. There will be a Eucharist each Saturday at 11.00am at St Oswald's - PLEASE NOTE THE DAY AND TIME.  You can read the guidance prepared to ensure everyone's safety at this service here.  

We will continue to livestream a Eucharist each Sunday at 10.30am on our YouTube channel

On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August we celebrated the Feast of Oswald, King and Martyr, the patron of our church in Warton. You can share the livestream service from Sunday via this link: A copy of the service booklet is available to download from the resources section of this website.  

You can watch and share all our online services on our YouTube channel. You can download the relevant service booklet from the Resources/Coronavirus section of this website. 

Download the Morning Prayer sheet here and join the Vicar at 9.15am each morning.

We have recorded the service of Night Prayer during Ordinary Time for you to share in each evening at a time that suits you. You can watch it here. Download a copy of the service booklet from the link below.  

Our church buildings are open for individual prayer as follows:

St Oswald's: Saturdays 9.00am-11.00am; Tuesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm.

St Mary's: Sundays 12noon-4.00pm.

St John's: Sunday 12noon-4.00pm; Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10.00am-4.00pm.



Contact Robin for more details - 01524 732946

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Churches open for individual prayer

We are pleased to let you know that our church buildings are now open for individual prayer. The details of when each church will be open are on the poster. Hand sanitiser will be available and people are asked to maintain social distancing. We look forward to welcoming you into our buildings to rest, to be still, to pray.

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