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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.

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.

At St James's we have Coffee ‘Drop In’ on the 2nd Thursday of the month and 'Soup and Sandwiches' on the last Thursday.

Our events are open to all whether you are a regular worshipper or not; you will receive the same friendly welcome in both of our churches.

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
  • 15 Nov - 9am United Morning Prayer at St Aelred's
  • 15 Nov - 10am Coffee Drop In at St Thomas's
  • 18 Nov - Second Sunday before Advent
  • 18 Nov - 8am Holy Communion
  • 18 Nov - 10am Family Communion

Prayer for the Month

Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to His just and gentle rule;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

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