The Parish of Osbaldwick with Murton, in the Diocese of York
Welcome to the Parish of Osbaldwick with Murton, Diocese of York.
We are two churches - St Thomas’s, Osbaldwick and St James’s, Murton (1.5 miles apart) - whose aim is to offer worship to God and love, care and support to the whole community.
St Thomas’s Church is the 12th Century parish church, while St James’s is a chapel of ease dating from about the same period.
We hold regular services on Sundays and some weekdays at St Thomas's. St James’s has a regular service on 2nd Sunday afternoons, as well as on other occasions.
We have a variety of activities aimed at young people. For very young children we have a Buggy Service twice a month. For older children we have ‘St Thomas’s Children’ twice monthly on Sundays as well as a Family Service on the 1st Sunday of each month.
For others we have Coffee ‘Drop In’ on 1st and 3rd Thursdays and Parish Fellowship on last Tuesdays. We also hold special parish events such as concerts, sales and themed evenings.
We are always happy to receive enquiries about baptism (christening), weddings and other special services such as renewal of marriage vows which can take place by mutual agreement.
We extend hospitality to other community groups who use our church buildings, such as Aerobics, Keep Fit, Poetry and Weight Watchers, as well as accepting requests to hold children‘s parties and other events.
Our monthly magazine ‘Parish Link’ goes out to nearly 1800 homes each month free of charge. This is a major part of our outreach, giving church and community news to everyone.
Our aim is to make the love of God in Jesus Christ known to those around us in personal, practical and stimulating ways. Please feel free to drop into either of our churches whenever you wish. You will receive a warm welcome!
Andrew Clements, Vicar
- Forthcoming Events
- 23 Jul - Patronal Festival of St James the Apostle
- 23 Jul - 8am Holy Communion
- 23 Jul - 10am Parish Communion
- 23 Jul - 4pm Songs of Praise at St James's
- 25 Jul - 7pm Parish fellowship
Prayer for the Month
We pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies.
We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly.
We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss.
Bring them consolation and comfort.
Surround them with our prayers for strength.
Bless those who have survived and
heal their memories of trauma and devastation.
May they have the courage to face the days ahead.
Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance,
and in comfort to the best of our abilities.
Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.