St Thomas Church
Lowther St, YorkY031 7ND

Online Services:
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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 - 21st December 2020

Dear Church,

I'm sure many of you will have had plans altered by the new regulations - it's good to know that God is steadfast and sure and remains dependable whatever the circumstances! Here's what's happening this Christmas week:

Festival of Trees and Nativity:
This continues from today to Christmas Eve, 2-4pm. We are now in need of a couple of volunteers on Christmas Eve - if you can help, please let me know.

Outdoor Nativity Service:
On Christmas Eve at 4pm. A short nativity just outside the church. Bring a light! Come in costume if you'd like to!

Midnight Communion:

Christmas Eve at 11.30pm - Carols and communion. There is space left if you would like to attend this service - do come along (this one is not online)

Christmas Day:
10.30am - A short family service followed by an optional communion. (There is limited space for this one - please get in touch if you'd like to be there and haven't already said so!. This one is also on Zoom/Facebook/YouTube as usual)

We'll also have a short 10.30am service online from the vicarage on Sunday 27th - Zoom (ID 631 970 6882); Facebook; YouTube

Thanks again to all who've been involved with putting hampers together - they are a great blessing to all who are receiving them.

Please do get in touch if you need to for any reason! Whatever your circumstances, may you know the blessing and closeness of Jesus this Christmas.


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)