St Thomas Church
Lowther St, YorkY031 7ND

Online Services:
youtube and Facebook Zoom: 631-970-6882
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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. 

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.

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 - 30th May 2020

Dear Church,

I hope you're able in some way to enjoy the sunshine!

This Sunday is Pentecost! Which is a very good reason to celebrate. Join us as usual at 10.30am via Facebook or YouTube. (Song list to follow.) This week, we invite everyone to join in on Zoom after the service for refreshments and a chat (Zoom ID: 631 970 6882) - I'm afraid we thought delivering cake to every home was a step too far, but bring your own if you can! - Please note that Zoom will soon not allow you to join a meeting until you have the latest version. This will probably have happened automatically, but you can go here to read more.

Also on Sunday, there is a special service for all York churches at 6pm - this will be available to watch on (and you might spot me if you watch very carefully).

Between Friday and Sunday, The House of Prayer in York ( is also co-ordinating some other events for Thy Kingdom Come and Pentectost. Please see the website, but this includes a six-hour period of worship (Friday, 3-9pm) on their Facebook page - featuring our very own Louise at 6-7pm.

Daily Prayers will continue on Facebook at 1pm Mondays to Fridays.

We are thinking about running a short (5-6 session) online Alpha Course. If you would be interested in participating or helping in some way, please let me know.

I have now completed (I think) ten short videos on How to Read the Bible, which are currently or imminently available on YouTube (probably easier to find there) or Facebook. Follow-up questions welcome!

Other things coming up next week:
Sunday, 10.30am - Sunday service (Facebook and YouTube)
Mon-Fri, 1pm - Daily Prayers (Facebook) - you can also post prayer requests anonymously if you use the 'virtual prayer box' on the Facebook page
Mon, 7.30pm - Groves Gospel (Facebook)
Tues, 9am - Prayer Meeting on Zoom (ID 631 970 6882)
Tues, 7.30pm - Quiz Night (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details)
Wed - Groves Groceries
Wed, 6.30pm - PACT (praying against Covid-19 together) on the One Voice York Facebook page
Fri, 10.30am - Babes and Tots group (Facebook)

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)