St Thomas Church
Lowther St, YorkY031 7ND

Online Services:
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Children's Church in a Bag


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Welcome to St Thomas' in the Groves! 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. 

Although we normally meet together each Sunday at 10.30am, and we hope that people find our gatherings welcoming, family-friendly, and full of God’s presence, because of the coronavirus pandemic we are not able to meet in person but instead are moving online and making other provisions for pastoral support.

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. 



There's a lot happening on our facebook page with talks, services, children's stuff and chat.

Sunday Service  12th July 2021 

Other editions of our Sunday Service are available on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. 

St Thomas for Children: Church in a Bag 2021

May 2nd 

Other editions of Church in a Bag are on  Facebook  and Youtube . 

Verse Of The Week  5 March  2021

Other editions of Verse of the Week are on  Facebook  and Youtube .

St Thomas News 22nd July 2021

Dear Church family,

Covid Restrictions etc:
As you'll be aware, the law has now changed with regard to Covid restrictions, and we need to to decide how to respond as a church. This is, of course, a complex issue as opinions are quite varied. We want to try as far as possible to make everyone who wants to come to church feel comfortable and welcome, and so we encourage everyone to think of other people's needs above their own. Below is what the churchwardens and I have agreed on, but it will be regularly reviewed as the situation changes.

High infection levels: Perhaps the most important thing to say is that, because the infection rates are likely to remain high over the summer, we all need to take that into consideration in our decision to come to church (or not). If you are anxious about being in a place where someone may have Covid, we do not want to give false assurances.

Read more ...

Building a Haven - Congregational Views concerning the reordering project.

This can be read or downloaded here.

Reordering: The PCC Discussion with regard to funding for reordering, 15 April 2021 may be read or downloaded here.

Reordering St Thomas' Church



Claire our project manager introduces reordering St Thomas' Church 




Home Groups during the Pandemic

Our home groups continue to meet online during the Covid19 pandemic.  This is a great way to stay in touch, feel supported and encourage others.  If you aren't yet in a group but would like to be, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..