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Volunteers Required

The Friends of St. Oswald's Church depend on volunteers to staff the Open Days, welcome visitors and help keep the church clean. If you could spare a couple of hours a month during the period May to September we would welcome your involvement.

Please use the enquiry form to send us your contact details and we will get back to you


In 1919 the Pilkington Glass Company acquired land in Kirk Sandall and built a glass factory. To house its workers the Pilkington family built the garden village of Kirk Sandall and including many amenities such as the bowling and cricket clubs.

2019 will be the 100th anniversary of Pilkington's arrival into the community and we would welcome ideas from young and old how the church might celebrate this anniversary.


Please use the enquiry form to send us your contact details and we will get back to you.

By the 1960s the old village of Kirk Sandall had virtually disappeared and the church was isolated from the new village. A new church and church hall were built and St Oswald's church was redundant. In 1980 it was taken over by The Redundant Churches Fund, which is now known as The Churches Conservation Trust. It cares for and maintains the church so that this priceless gem can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

It is the aim of the Friends of St Oswald's to open the church for public use at weekends in spring and summer. Why not join the friends to help us to do this and more.


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