Welcome West Thorpe Church is situated in Dringhouses, York and serves it and the surrounding community. We are fortunate to have a wonderful multi purpose building, which is very well used both by the Church and by the local community. Our church family, who are predominantly retired, meet regularly on a Sunday morning to worship together, but we also offer monthly family focussed worship, as well as the intriguing Forest Church. We also host a Monthly Free Film afternoon, a Craft and Chat, Fellowship Group, Boccia and a very successful parent and toddler group, we call Twiglets, and are home to a Preschool and large number of community groups serving Dringhouses. Please use the menu to see more! Hybrid Worship (3rd Wednesdays) We meet on 3rd Wednesday’s for our Hybrid worship. Unfortunately because of COVID this will not restart until Feb 2021 at the earliest. We’ll be gathering physically, but watching a youtube recording of the circuit worship service. We are socially distanced, and you must remain in your seats, to ensure safety, but you would be welcome to join us. Zoom on Sundays 10:30am You are warmly invited to join us for our Zoom services hosted by Acomb, Southlands & Holgate Methodist churches. Our next service, is at 10:30am on the 17th January, and looks at Acts 16:1-15 and the ministry of Lydia. If you missed our last service on the10th January, you can see a reflection recorded after the service, by our minister Rev Andy Lindley below. For those who missed our Christmas services, the following is our young family’s performance of ‘The Wise Men’ and then following that also ‘The Angel’ – the story of Gabriel visiting Mary. (you’ll find more Sunday’s on our You Tube channel or Facebook page) And from the carol service, While Shepherds Watched Mrs Victoria Etherington was leading the circuit service this Sunday. The circuit service is also available each week, at the same time as our Zoom, so if you would like to watch it live, or afterwards, then click subscribe and you will be sent a link each week. Feel free to join us, after our Zoom, for coffee. If you’d like to watch both, I will try and post them on this email each week. Alternatively, if you’d like to worship with a contemporary service, then please find a link to our sister church, at Copmanthorpe. Finally, our new family worship time ‘ONE Family’ met once again in December. If you missed it, and would like to engage, watch the enclosed video, and hopefully join us for next month on the 12th Jan. To access the live Zoom on Sunday worship , you need a device with a camera and microphone, you then need to download Zoom, from www.zoom.us and then you’ll need to follow the link below, or type the meeting id, and password into the software to enable the meeting. Over Christmas and New Year from 17th January 2021 – Our 10:30am Meeting The following link, will now be used, each week, for our Zoom service. Meeting URL:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87030747784Meeting ID:870 3074 7784Telephone:+44 131 460 1196 United KingdomPassword:[please contact Rev Andy for the password] We usually linger after the ‘worship’ to continue to ‘be church’, in conversation in different physical church groups. This is the time where we catch up with one another, share concerns, and develop ways in which we might express God’s love in our context practically…so do stay for that if you are able.