Welcome

Welcome to St Thomas'. We are a small, but growing, church in the heart of the Groves area of York. We are committed to reaching out into our local community – serving people who are in need, and above all showing God’s love as best we can. We want to celebrate what God is doing in this wonderful part of His world. 

We meet together each Sunday at 10.30am, and we hope that you will find our gatherings welcoming, family-friendly, and full of God’s presence. 

If you live in this part of York, you can be assured that we are praying that God will richly bless you and that you will know his love and goodness in your life. 

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News

September 12, 2018.  Al writes: 

 Dear all,

Good news to begin - Chris and Rosie had a healthy baby girl last Sunday night! Please sign up to take them a meal.

I've attached both some dates for the upcoming term, and also a short letter/reflection based on Luke 3.

On Sunday at 6pm we have a prayer meeting specifically to pray for the students arriving in York over the coming weeks.

On Saturday 22nd there is a Men's Breakfast at 8.30am, and then a meeting with Bishop Eraste of Bujumbura at 4pm in the church hall.

Sunday 23rd is a busy day!
- We are hosting a CU breakfast (9-10am) where they can find out a bit about churches in York.
- We then have a shared lunch to welcome students who come along to St Thomas' - please let me know if you'd like to bring a main meal. Bread, salad and dessert are also appreciated!
- This is also Harvest Sunday (and the scout group will be joining us), so please bring non-perishable food which we can distribute to those in need.
- And we'll be marking 'Freedom Sunday' and remembering the work of IJM with whom Abi is working in Asia.

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September 4, 2018.  Al writes: 

Dear all,

Lots of things are starting up again (or, like Creative Cafe, never stopped!). Gospel Choir returns next Monday at 7.30pm in the hall. Regular activities and upcoming sermon series etc can be seen on the attached document.

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Calendar

Sat Sep 22 @16:00 - 05:00PM
Tea with Bishop Eraste of Bujumbura
Sun Sep 23 @09:00 - 10:00AM
Student Breakfast
Sun Sep 23 @10:30 - 11:45AM
All Age Harvest Service
Sun Sep 23 @12:00 - 01:00PM
Shared lunch
Mon Sep 24 @19:30 - 09:00PM
Gospel Choir
Tue Sep 25 @07:30 - 08:30AM
Prayer Meeting

Great Groves Get-Together

On Sunday 30th Sept, the council is co-ordinating a Groves Community Day at which we hope to serve some tea and cake and have a stall - please contact Jo Bloss  if you can help. The Gospel Choir is also due to sing!

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September 4, 2018.  Al writes: 

Dear all,

Lots of things are starting up again (or, like Creative Cafe, never stopped!). Gospel Choir returns next Monday at 7.30pm in the hall. Regular activities and upcoming sermon series etc can be seen on the attached document.

Home Groups - This is a great time to get involved in a home group if you're not already. A couple of new groups are starting. If you’d like to join a group, contact Al Rycroft (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07885240901).  Most groups start next week but Sam Nunes' group has a social tomorrow (Wed) evening with food: just drop him a message if you plan to go.

New rotas are currently being put together for welcome, reading, prayers and refreshments on Sundays - if you'd like to serve in one or more of these ways, you can either email me, fill in the doodle, or sign up on Sunday. Do also speak to me if you are a musician and would like to get involved in the worship team.

We hope to appoint a part-time children's worker! Please get in touch if you are interested or pass on to others you know.

A new initiative for winter homeless provision is being started by churches working with the council. If you might be able to volunteer, please see the flyer attached for an info/training event this Saturday at the Belfrey Hall.

On Sunday 16th at 6pm we hope to have a prayer meeting specifically to pray for the students arriving in York over the coming weeks.

On Saturday 22nd there is a Men's Breakfast at 8.30am, and then a tea with Bishop Eraste of Bujumbura at 4pm in the church hall.

As some of those students arrive, on Sunday 23rd we are hosting a CU breakfast (9-10am) where they can find out a bit about churches in York. Some volunteers to help serve tea and coffee and wash up would be greatly appreciated. We would then like to have a shared lunch to welcome students who stay at St Thomas' (one thought is to have a soup and bread harvest lunch, which could also raise money for International Justice Mission as that is 'Freedom Sunday').

On Sunday 30th, the council is co-ordinating a Groves Community Day (flyer attached) at which we hope to serve some tea and cake and have a stall. The Gospel Choir is also due to sing. Stewards would also be appreciated on the day.

If you'd like to bless Chris Moore and family with a meal when their new baby arrives, please check meals rota.

Chris and Suzy Wilson have recently posted a new blog, which is a great read. If you don't get their prayer email and would like to, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get signed up.

Finally, there is a Stuart Townend concert/worship event at City Church (the old Salvation Army Citadel on Gillygate) on Fri Sep 21st.

Phew, that was a lot!

 

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Rev. Alistair Rycroft
St Thomas' Church, York

"You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is stayed on You, who trusts in You." (Isaiah 26.3)