The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday morning at 10.00am. It is conducted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition but is still family friendly. Communicant members of other churches are welcome to take communion with us, those who prefer to may receive a blessing. There is a creche area in the church for younger children, but during the current pandemic we are restricting access. Refreshments are usually served in the hall after Mass, but this has also been temporarily suspended.
There is also a 'said' Eucharist each Wednesday morning at 9.30am.
While we are without a parish priest our services are being conducted by a number of locum priests, each of whom brings his own unique style and viewpoint to the liturgy.
THE DAILY OFFICES
Morning Prayer is usually said in church daily. In the current crisis we are restricting the prayer services to Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 9.00am. For the same reason we are not having public evening prayer services.
The Morning Prayer services that are taking place are lay led, although I'm sure that we'll let Fr Ed have a go when he gets here.
St Oswald's observes many of the feasts which often seem to get overlooked in the modern church. We observe the Feast of All Souls in November, we observe the Ascension and Corpus Christi, and we include the traditional foot-washing in our Maundy Thursday liturgy.
Many special events are also marked here. In recent years we had a special service to recall the centenaries of both the outbreak and the end of the First World War, there was also a service to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain and the Coventry Blitz. In 2017 we held a special service of Dedication of the memorial for the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
Our next biggie will be for the installation of Fr Ed Backhouse as the new parish priest of Tile Hill and the service will take place on July 8th.