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 - 5th June 2020

Dear Church,

We 'meet' again on Sunday at 10.30am on Facebook and YouTube. We enjoyed the chance to chat together on Zoom after last week's service and hope to do that every couple of weeks. This week, prayer ministry will again be available on Zoom after the service - ID 631 970 6882.
The songs for this week's service are/include (with links to lyrics): Forever; What a Beautiful Name; Because of God's Great Love; Crown Him with Many Crowns

We've emphasized prayer during this time of lockdown (and indeed at the beginning of 2020). I attach the prayer diary for June (thanks to Pete and Marie), and this coming week we are trialling Night Prayer (compline) at 9pm, Monday to Thursday. To join in, you again join Zoom Meeting ID 631 970 6882 - you won't be on video if that worries you! For this coming week, this in instead of the 1pm prayers on Facebook.

Taste and See continues on Fridays on Facebook, 6-7pm. Join Louise for a time of worship and prayer.

Below is a list of many of the things that are happening. But I wanted also to encourage you with these words from Psalm 42 (NLT) which seemed remarkably pertinent in these times of physical separation. There is hope!

My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be:
I walked among the crowds of worshippers,
leading a great procession to the house of God,
singing for joy and giving thanks
amid the sound of a great celebration!

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again— my Saviour and my God!

Now I am deeply discouraged
but I will remember you…
Each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.


Coming Up This Week:
Today, 6pm - Taste and See (Facebook)
Sunday, 10.30am - Sunday service (Facebook and YouTube)
Mon-Thu, 9pm - Night Prayer, Zoom (ID 631 970 6882)
Mon, 7.30pm - Groves Gospel (Facebook)
Tues, 9am - Prayer Meeting on Zoom (ID 631 970 6882)
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)


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)