Strong Foundations, New Beginnings

Strong Foundations, New Beginnings

‘Rooted and Grounded in Love’

The order of the Holy Paraclete and Scargill Movement are delighted to announce that we are joining hands to create and support a new charity – St. Oswald’s Community.
St. Oswald’s House, nr. Sleights, Whitby (currently St. Oswald’s Pastoral Centre) has been a place of prayer, rest and retreat for many years; lovingly looked after by sisters from OHP. Both communities are excited about the birth of St Oswald’s Community.


Paul and Jackie Reily, who have been part of the Scargill Community for the last five and a half years, will be leading the new ecumenical community. They look forward to welcoming visitors, old and new. We are thankful for all that has been and are excited to see what God will do in a new season of St. Oswald’s life. The beautiful and challenging prayer of Ann Lewin comes to mind:

Flame dancing Spirit
Flame-dancing Spirit, come,
Sweep us off our feet and
Dance us through our days.
Surprise us with your rhythms,
Dare us to try new steps, explore
New patterns and new partnerships.
Release us from old routines,
To swing in abandoned joy
And fearful adventure,
And in the intervals,
Rest us,
In your still centre.
Ann Lewin, Watching for the Kingfisher

St. Oswald’s Pastoral Centre will close at the end of September 2020 and after a very short pause, St. Oswald’s House will open to receive visitors at the beginning of November 2020.
We value your prayers at this time.

See the St Oswalds Community website…

This was posted on 13 February 2020 and updated on 15 September 2020.

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