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.
Important Announcement - Suspension of Public Worship
The UK Government's new national emergency regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes the complete closure of places of worship until further notice. All church services at both St Thomas's, Osbaldwick and St James's, Murton are therefore suspended and the buildings are closed.
However, there are many alternative forms of worship available and we have put together a list of these as well as other useful information. We now have a Facebook page with additional resources.
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
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