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
Prayer for the Month
O gracious God,
who generously lavishes our lives with goodness,
create in our hearts a deep centre of gratitude,
a centre that grows so strong in its thanksgiving
that sharing freely of our treasures
becomes the pattern of our existence.
Remind us often of how much you cherish us,
of how abundantly you have offered gifts to us,
especially in the hours of our greatest need.
May we always be grateful for your reaching into our lives
with surprises of joy, growth and unconditional love.
(adapted from Joyce Rupp, Fresh Bread)