Due to coronavirus our services have moved online.  

Links for streamed events: 

youtube or Facebook.

Sunday Service 10.30 am

Tuesday 9am Prayer: Zoom ID 631-970-6882

Services online001

Fri May 22 @09:00 - 10:00
Babes and Tots (facebook)
Fri May 22 @13:00 - 13:15
Taste and See Livestream Worship (facebook)
Fri May 22 @13:00 - 13:15
Daily Prayer (on Facebook)
Sun May 24 @10:30 - 11:45
Online Service (fb/ youtube)
Mon May 25 @19:30 - 21:00
Groves Gospel Plugged In (Groves Gospel Facebook Page)
Tue May 26 @09:00 - 10:00
Online Prayer Meeting Zoom id 631-970-6882
Sun May 31 @10:30 - 11:45
Online Service (fb/ youtube)
Mon Jun 01 @19:30 - 21:00
Groves Gospel Plugged In (Groves Gospel Facebook Page)
Tue Jun 02 @09:00 - 10:00
Online Prayer Meeting Zoom id 631-970-6882

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. 

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. 


St Thomas News - 20th March 2020

Dear Church,

This week we have been trying to get prepared so that over the coming weeks we can continue to support one another (and beyond) in the best way possible. Most importantly, we want to make sure that no-one slips through the net. If you have heard nothing this week from anyone else in church (and would like to have!), please do reply and let me know. We can make sure you are connected in.

We are also thinking about all the creative ways we can keep 'meeting'. There are all sorts of possibilities for home groups and smaller groups which will no doubt be experimented with over the coming days.

We are working on a YouTube Channel onto which recorded resources can be uploaded for you all to access - including things for children and families. The plan is also for a live-stream 'service' on YouTube on Sunday at 10.30 - more details to follow as soon as we have things sorted.

I am also going to continue to write the daily Lent reflections on 1 Peter which some have been following

(IThe are on the website in case anyone now has time on their hands and wants to catch up!). I may even be able to upload some sort of thought for the day once we have the YouTube channel on the go. How exciting.

Do please keep in touch with one another. "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him, who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." (Heb 12.1-3)
When we remember all that Jesus went through, we can find tremendous encouragement in this plight.

More info on Sunday to follow... God bless,


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)