St Thomas Church
Lowther St,
YorkY031 7ND

Online Services:
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Zoom: 631-970-6882

News Archive

St Thomas News - 24th July 2020

Dear Church,

A little up date on what's coming up and where we're up to:

Sundays -
We'll be streaming again from the church building this Sunday at 10.30 on Facebook and YouTube. Feel free to join in on Zoom if you want to feel more in the action (Zoom ID 631 970 6882 - join from 10.20-10.30).
We'll again be having a communion service in St Thomas' at 4pm. It's helpful if you can let me know if you plan to come, as numbers are limited by social distancing. These services are spoken (no singing) and only bread is distributed (not wine). The bread remains covered until it is distributed and is taken to congregants in their seats. This week (for reasons not entirely clear to me), the Church of England has changed its advice to say that those attending are 'strongly advised' to wear a face mask. No one will be compelled to do so, but as the suggestion is that the wearing of masks may give limited protection to others, you may wish to consider how you respond.

Read more: St Thomas News - 24th July 2020

St Thomas News - 17th July 2020

Dear Church,

We're continuing to get the church and hall ready for limited use over the coming weeks. The main things to be aware of:

Sunday Livestreams will continue as the main 'service' for some time to come. It seems many people are engaging with these and so we want to retain this focus for the life of our community.
This Sunday, join again on Facebook or Youtube at 10.30am. As with last week, if you would like to be on the call (you would not appear or be heard on what is broadcast, but you would be able to see some other people) please join the Zoom meeting between 10.20 and 10.25am (ID 631 970 6882) - people have found this helps them to engage.

This Sunday at 4pm, we will have a short, said communion service in the church building. (Only bread will be distributed.) We will be following guidelines about social disctancing

Read more: St Thomas News - 17th July 2020

Verse of the Week 


John 15.4-5, 


Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

(31/07/20)

St Thomas News - 10th July 2020

Dear Church,

We are working on developing new things and a new rhythm as the guidelines change. Hopefully this little summary will help:

Sunday Livestreams will continue as the main 'service' for some time to come. It seems many people are engaging with these and so we want to retain this focus for the life of our community.
This Sunday, join again on Facebook or Youtube at 10.30am. The wonderful Louise Barclay will be sharing with us about unity. And a new option - those who've been on the Zoom calls (leading prayers, etc) have fed back that this gives more of a sense of being 'involved' in the service. So, if you would like to be on the call (you would not appear or be heard on what is broadcast, but you would be able to see some other people) please join the Zoom meeting between 10.20 and 10.25am (ID 631 970 6882). Give it a go!

Read more: St Thomas News - 10th July 2020

St Thomas News - 26th June 2020

Dear Church,

Liverpool have won the league for the first time since I was an opinionated, eccentric ten year old who took every opportunity to show off in front of crowds of people. How much has really changed..? Anyway, some news:

Sunday: We'll be worshipping together again online on Sunday at 10.30am. I'm going to keep the songs as an exciting surprise because we think we will be able to put the words on your screens this week! (All except the action song which is I Give Thanks). You can join us on Facebook and YouTube. There will also be prayer ministry offered after the service on the church Zoom (ID 631 970 6882). Just to say, also, if you would like to speak to me in response to anything I say in my sermons (perhaps particularly emotive issues such as anger or forgiveness, which I'll be speaking about this week), do feel free to get in touch any time.

Read more: St Thomas News - 26th June 2020