Regular Activities & Meetings
We meet for worship each Sunday at 10:45am and 6:30pm. Additional services are held on the mornings of Good Friday and Christmas Day, and at other times when appropriate. The congregation is made up of about 200 people with ages ranging from 0 to 100.
We aim to worship in a lively but balanced and Biblical way, and you will find a mix of modern songs and well-loved traditional hymns. Our Minister, the Rev. Gary Patchen, presents systematic Biblical exposition and we are blessed in being able to call on a number of excellent preachers on occasions when he is not available. Once every six weeks or so, we have an all-age worship service, led by a team from the church.
Communion is normally celebrated twice each month, during the evening service on the first Sunday in the month and the morning service on the third Sunday. We invite all who love the Lord Jesus to join with us. Song words are projected onto a screen at the front of the church and we no longer use hymnbooks except in an emergency. However, printed words are available from the stewards for those who have difficulty seeing the screen. A loop system is installed for hearing-aid users on the inner banks of pews. Wheelchair access is available through the side door of the church, near a wheelchair accessible toilet. Inside the church, there are spaces for wheelchair users to sit with family and friends.
The children and young people are in the morning service for the first 15 minutes when there is a children's talk and the birthday box, youngsters then leave for Club Sunday and Bible class. We also have a staffed creche for those below school age.
Children's & Youth Events (term-time)
Jellytots (Parents and Toddlers group)
Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10:00am - 11:30am in the back hall.
Jellytots is a group for parents or carers and pre-school children. There is no need to register - just turn up any time after 10am.
Sparkz (reception - year 2)
Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm in the back hall.
Sparkz is a club for children at infant school. Children can be dropped off at time after 3:30pm. The weekly sessions include games, songs, Bible story and quiz.
Livewires (school years 3-6)
Tuesday evenings, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in the back hall.
Our midweek club for children in school years 3-6. A typical evening comprises games, quizzes, Bible teaching and prayer.
Friday Nite Live (school years 7-10)
Alternate Friday evenings, 7:45 - 9:15pm in the back hall. FNL is our fortnightly youth club. A typical evening will include organised games, free time, tuck shop and a short talk.
Crossfire (school years 7-10)
The other Friday evenings from Friday Nite Live, 7:45 - 9:15pm in a local home. Crossfire is held on alternate Friday evening when there is no FNL. It is an opportunity for youngsters to study the Bible, apply it to their own lives and pray together.
Young Life (age 14+)
Young Life is an national inter-church youth group which many youngsters from the church attend regularly. The York branch meets every Saturday at 7:30pm in Copmanthorpe. It's weekly meeting is supplemented by regular outreach events, Bible studies and prayer meetings. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.younglife.org.uk.
Our Tuesday Fellowship holds fortnightly informal meetings for worship, prayer and Bible teaching on alternate Tuesday afternoons at 2pm in the back hall. It seeks to provide a caring fellowship for people of any age. The Tuesday Fellowship faithfully supports of the work of the Baptist Missionary Society and other missionary organisations through prayer, giving and in practical ways where possible.
Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am in the church back hall.
There is no better way to get to know people, have fellowship and enjoy prayer support than to join one of our house groups! In an informal setting, we study the Bible, share prayer needs and, of course, pray. Groups meet on a weekly basis in different parts of the city as follows:
- Poppleton (Thursday evenings)
- Naburn (Thursday evenings)
- Earswick (Thursday evenings)
- Clifton/Rawcliffe (Thursday evenings)
- Wilberfoss (Tuesday evenings)
- Huntington Road area (alternate Friday afternoons)
Bible Study Group
In addition to our home groups we have a Bible study group which meets in the church on a Thursday morning from 10:30 - 12:00 (10am for coffee).
Wednesday Night Football
Some of the men from the church, and friends, meet to play football each Wednesday night from 9pm – 10pm at the University of York Astroturf pitches. A small charge (normally about £3) is made to cover the cost of the hire of the pitch. Feel free to turn up and join in.
The Ladies Group meets monthly in different homes and is a great way get to know each other and enjoy a friendly and relaxed evening.
The men’s breakfast is held at 8am on the first Saturday of each month in the church hall. After breakfast someone will normally share their testimony or a though from the Bible. We finish by 9:15am.
Open 2 All
Open 2 All is a weekly outreach to the local community. The church hall is open between 2pm and 4pm on a Friday afternoon and a team of helpers from the church welcome people in for a coffee and chat.
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These regular activities are supplemented throughout the year by other special events and on-going work in the community. Please see the special events page for more details.