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
- 24 Mar - Third Sunday in Lent
- 24 Mar - 8am Holy Communion
- 24 Mar - 10am Parish Communion
- 26 Mar - 7pm Parish Fellowship meets at St Thomas's
- 27 Mar - 10am Holy Communion at St Thomas's
Prayer for the Month
Spring is a metaphor for change.
Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor.
Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited.
To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective,
beckoning us to expectation, hope and rebirth. May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth.
As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.
Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring.
Awaken us to new life and perspective,for we pray in Jesus’ name.
(Prayer by Crystal Ayres)
More details of this prayer can be found here.