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Welcome to the Parish of Osbaldwick with Murton, in the Diocese of York

We are two churches - St Thomas’s, Osbaldwick and St James’s, Murton whose aim is to offer worship to God and love, care and support to the communities of Osbaldwick, Murton and Derwenthorpe.

Re-opening of St Thomas's Church

We are delighted to be able to announce that St Thomas's church will be open for worship at 10.30am on Sundays from now onwards. We look forward to welcoming you whether you are a returning parishioner or visiting us for the first time!

Precautions are in place which are designed to make the church COVID-secure and to make your vist as safe as possible, so please expect there to be some differences from what you may have come to expect.

Appointment of new Interim Priest-in-Charge

We are also delighted to announce that the Reverend Jan Nobel, Vicar of the Benefice of Heslington, York in the Diocese of York has been appointed to the post of Interin Priest-in-Charge of Osbaldwick and Murton, and Green Ambassador for the Diocese of York.

Jan will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby at a date to be confirmed.

Latest: Join the Most Rev Stephen Cottrell for his first service as Archbishop of York. - 9am Sunday 12th July (click image to access)

Rainbow Society - A message from Reader Jack Booth

A service from The Church of England

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 2500 homes in Osbaldwick, Derwenthorpe and Murton 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!






  • Forthcoming Events
  • 19 Jul - 10.30am Holy Communion at St Thomas's
  • 26 Jul - 10.30am Holy Communion at St Thomas's

Prayer for the Month

Creator of the seasons,
give to us
Minutes of meditation
Hours of holiness
Days of discipline
Weeks of worship
Years for you
Life for love
Eons of eternity

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