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St Oswald's Church, Tile Hill

Welcome to our church.

Welcome to YOUR church.

If you live in Tile Hill North, Tanyard Farm, Banner's Brook or Bannerbrook Park then we are your parish church.

St Oswald's is unique in being the only traditional Anglo-Catholic church on this side of Coventry. If traditional worship is to your taste you may find that we are just what you are looking for wherever you live (over half of the people on our electoral roll travel from outside the parish because they love what we do).

If you're walking down Jardine Crescent, you may just miss us. We are that tall building (often mistaken for a warehouse or Fire Station) between the Health Centre and the Library. But don't let appearances fool you. Inside you will find a beautifully kept building (grade 2 listed) which is equally at home as a Foodbank or as a place of quiet contemplation and prayer.

So, if you're in the area, do drop in for Mass on a Sunday (or Wednesday) or for one of our prayer services. You can find us here, you never know, it might change your life.

Covid-19

Altough the Covid restrictions have been lifted we are still asking people to wear a face covering to church unless you are exempt and we ask you to sanitise your hands on arrival. There will still be no physical contact during the Peace, only the choir are permitted to sing, and Communion will continue to be in one kind only.

We are, however, moving moving towards some semblance of normality; a serving team will now be in the Sanctuary during Mass and resfreshments are again being served after ther service. The PCC will review other Covid related precautions on a regular basis.

St Andy's

St Oswald's is also the base for St Andy's, a church plant from St Andrew's Church in Eastern Green. St Andy's provides a much more relaxed and informal style of worship and is family friendly. St Andy's meets at St Oswald's on alternate Sunday afternoons. During the current Covid crisis you will need to contact Julie at St Andrew's, Eastern Green to reserve a place as numbers are limited.

Safeguarding

St Oswald's makes the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults a priority. We carefully select and recruit the people who work here by using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure that they have the necessary clearance to work with the vulnerable. We also ensure that all workers are given the necessary safeguarding training appropriate to the position which they hold within the church.
 
All of our safeguarding policies (which have been approved by the Parochial Parish Council) conform to the Coventry Diocese "Promoting a Safer Church" document. You can view a copy of the document here: click here for the document.
 
Tile Hill Parish and Coventry Diocese Safeguarding contact details:
St Oswald's Safeguarding Officer: Steven Thomas, Tel: 07512 924401
Diocesan Safeguarding Office: Tel: 024 7652 1345
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Sarah Price, Tel: 07950 382934 (Mon - Fri)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Debra Jennings, Tel: 07496 369883 (Mon - Wed)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Dara Lloyd, Tel: 07432 741953 (Wed - Fri)
You can also email the Diocesan Safeguarding team at safeguarding@covcofe.org

There is a 24 hour safeguarding hotline run by a charity called thirty-one:eight which will offer professional advice. - Tel: 024 7652 1345

In the case of an emergency involving the abuse of a child, young person or a vulnerable adult, please telephone the Police on 999. For non emergencies please telephone 101.

Other useful numbers:
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 8005000
Adult Social Care: 024 7683 3003 email: ascdirect@coventry.gov.uk
Children/Young Adults Social Care: For out of hours telephone: 024 7683 2222
For enquiries telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 024 7678 8555.

St Oswald's Church, Jardine Crescent, Coventry CV4 9PL
Tel: 07512 924401
E: stoswald.tilehill@email.com

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