A place to find peace, friends, and community ...
The church stands above the village of Winwick on raised ground, welcoming all who pass through.
There is evidence that Christianity has been practiced on the site for over 1,000 years. Winwick is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the church is an integral part of the area's history and community.
Our church re-opened last year after extensive restoration work needed after damage caused by the death watch beetle. You can read about the work our restoration page. We are still raising money to pay for the day-to-day running costs and future maintenance of the church, so if you would like to make a donation, we would be very grateful. If you would like to discuss the donation that you intend to make, please visit our donations page for contact details, or if you would prefer to donate online, please visit our Virgin Giving page for more information.
Feel free to look around the site to learn more about the church's history, to discover how to book a baptism, wedding or funeral, or to find out when our services are held. We are also very happy to help withfamilyhistory enquiries and are proud of the links we have with families in many countries.
Whatever your reason for visiting St Oswald's Church, Winwick, you can be sure of a warm welcome!
Services have resumed in both St Oswald's, Winwick, and St Michael's, Burtonwood, churches on alternate Sundays.
Social distancing rules still apply and face coverings must be worn. You can see the pattern for the next couple of months on our Services page. Links to online services are given on our Services page.
St Oswald's Church will be open to visitors on Saturday 11 September 2021 from 2pm to 4pm and Sunday 12 September 2021 from 12noon to 4pm. Come and take a look around our beautiful church, ask questions and tell us your stories - we love to hear them! Everyone welcome.
Our Parish is currently in vacancy so any queries regarding Baptisms, Weddings, family history etc should be directed to our Churchwarden Christine Melia via the contact form.
Would you like the opportunity to potentially win £125.00 every month for a year? If your answer is yes then you can do so by joining the St Oswald's 100 Club, for an annual subscription of just £60.00 or £5.00 per month. The aim of the club is to raise money for the Church, so half your subscription goes to the Church and the balance is awarded as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes drawn on a monthly basis.
If you would like to support the church with the added frisson of winning then contact Bill Melia the club's Administrator at email@example.com for more details.
Check out our Events page for ways that you can get involved!
St Oswald's 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 www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding