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 - 19th June 2020

Dear Church,

As things chug on, it's been great to receive feedback from quite a few people about what you've found useful. If you haven't done that yet, we'd really value it. Families in particular, I know Charlotte would love to hear from you! You can find the short form here.

Sunday Service will, as ever, be on YouTube and Facebook at 10.30am, with the opportunity to receive prayer afterwards (Zoom ID 631 970 6882).
This week's songs will be (click for words): You're Everywhere; This is Amazing Grace; I Stand Amazed; This is Our God; O Church Arise

We are going to be able to open the church building for private prayer only starting on Monday. This coming week we will open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-4pm. We'll see how it goes!

We're planning to do some more evenings of Night Prayer at 9pm next week (apologies that I forgot I was leading on Wednesday till I received a message at 9.05!). Details to follow with the Daily Bible Readings - please do let me know if you are missing the lunchtime prayers.

If you've been watching any of my little videos (or indeed if you haven't), do get in touch if you have questions/themes you'd like me to consider in any future reflections. (You can see them on YouTube.)

And a couple of upcoming virtual conferences that you may be interested in:
Keswick (27-31 July), and New Wine (30 July- 3 Aug).

Coming Up this Week:
Today, 6pm - Taste and See (Facebook)
Sunday, 10.30am - Sunday service (Facebook and YouTube) - followed by Zoom prayer ministry (ID 631 970 6882)
Various days (TBC) 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)

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)