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 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.

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 - please contact Jo Bloss if you can help. The Gospel Choir is also due to sing!

Safeguarding: There are two online safeguarding courses (click on 'online courses' - around an hour to complete, depending how quickly you read through!) which the Church of England encourages anyone serving in any way to complete. I'd encourage us all to do this (especially 'C1') to ensure we are a safe place for one another and newcomers.

A reminder about home groups is attached, and also details about our children's worker role.

Hope to see you soon,

Al

--
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)