Belfrey Groups Directory


A group largely made up of 18-30's, who meet weekly at various locations around the city. We always eat food together and find this a great way to get to know people. Each week, we have a discussion session based around the Bible or a Christian book and we always finish in prayer.

We enjoy socialising as a group, and will often meet up for coffee or brunch. Supporting each other practically is very important to all of us.

Newcomers are always welcome and you're invited to come and visit us to see if we're the kind of Belfrey group you'd enjoy being part of.

Where: Various locations around York When: Wednesday 7:30pm Group leader: Katrina Bakker & Hannah Knapton

BURP - Bible, Understanding with Real People

Real people trying to get to grips with the Bible through study and humour. Sharing food and our lives together, whatever stage we're at.
Where: Various locations around York When: Wednesday 7:45pm Group leader: James & Katie Webster

Deeper Life Group

The Deeper Life Group is committed to pursuing a deeper Christian experience. At the core of our meetings are Worship, Prayer, Bible Study, Ministry and Personal Discipleship. The group also seeks to actively exercise and develop spiritual gifts.

Where: Heworth When: Wednesday 7:30pm Group leader: Kofi & Heather Mensah

Knapton Group

We meet to deepen and strengthen our Christian faith, to encourage and support each other in worship, bible study, prayer and outreach.
We provide prayer support for missionaries who have gone out from York to do God's work in Thailand and Europe. We are a friendly group and always happy to welcome new members.

Where: Knapton When: Wednesday 7:30pm Group leader: Lynne Lonsdale

Poppleton Belfrey Group

A family group of committed experienced Christians, seeking to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Where: Poppleton When: Wednesday 7:45pm Group leader: John Mills

REP (Read, eat, pray)

Mixed ages, men and women members, singles and married. We enjoy cake. We read the Bible, sometimes using material supplied centrally and sometimes doing our own thing. We pray for each other. We meet in Dunnington and Hull Road area and sometimes further afield but have members from all over York. 

Where: Dunnington & Hull Road area When: Wednesday 7:45pm Group leader: Jon & Sarah Barwick

Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds group aims to grow one another in the faith. Our evenings are varied, creative and fun.  We don't do boring!  Open to all.

Where: Strensall When: Wednesday 7:45pm Group leader: Kevin Warrington

St Mike's FC Training

A group for anyone who loves football - playing it, watching it, talking about and worshipping, growing in faith and reaching out with others who share the love of the game.

Where: York St John's Astroturf When: Wednesday 6:00pm Group leader: Alex Willmott

The Bootham Belfrey Group

Discipling and supporting each other’s ministries through prayer, bible study and worship.

Where: Bootham area When: Wednesday 7:45pm Group leader: Daniel Brookes/Lois Cross


Visions is a worshipping community within St Michael-le-Belfrey. Wednesday evenings are when we meet as a community. Food is always involved and we'll typically gather for that around 7:45pm. We'll then talk, plan, study, pray - whatever is the need of the moment.

The Visions community also worships in a variety of York churches (including St Michael's) and in community members' houses on a Sunday afternoon or evening. Around church festivals we also do services on other days of the week. Some of these services are solely put on by Visions. Others are collaborative services with other churches. All services are open to you to attend. For more detail about timings of services and our approach to worship see

If you want to get to find out more about us, get to know us better, or to see if we can work collaboratively with you in some way, then coming to one of our Wednesday meals is to be recommended. You would be very welcome.

Where: Various locations around central York When: Wednesday 7:45pm, Sunday 7:45pm Group leader: Richard Horton