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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.

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
  • 17 Dec - Third Sunday of Advent
  • 17 Dec - 8am Holy Communion
  • 17 Dec - 10am Family Communion
  • 17 Dec - 6pm Festival of Lessons & Carols at St Thomas's
  • 19 Dec - 7pm Joint Carol Singing

Prayer for the Month

Dear God
we shall be very busy again this Christmas time,
and we know that we shall be tempted to forget the
true meaning of this festival.
Lord, we have sung our Christmas carols
and heard the Nativity story so many times before;
help us in our acts of worship,
to recapture the wonder of this glad season.
Make each heart a manger
and each home a Bethlehem.
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(from Prayers Encircling the World)

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