About Us

YEC is a family church with people of all ages and backgrounds. We have a vibrant student and youth programme, and co-operate with other like-minded churches and organisations across the city.

Although an independent baptist church, we are affiliated to the FIEC and Affinity, and are part of the Yorkshire Gospel Partnership. We run a training workshop every month called ‘Preparing the Message’, which equips people to better understand and teach the Bible.

As a church, we want to tell those around us about the good news of Jesus. Something we’re really excited about is our recent acquisition of a building in South Bank Avenue. It is now up and running! We hope and pray that the events and activities we run at the new centre will provide an opportunity for us to meet the needs of the people of South Bank.

We are committed to community care through the Besom in York, and our members are involved with a range of programmes such as Restore York, Family Matters, Friends International in York, Young Life and YoYo.


We meet on Sundays to worship God together, and hear the Bible explained and applied in a relevant and contemporary way. A crèche and Sunday school is available in the morning, and there is an opportunity to chat and get to know each other afterwards over tea and coffee. On the third Sunday of each month, we enjoy a ‘bring and share’ lunch together, which occasionally includes a presentation from a visiting Christian worker.

Big Prayer – first Wednesday in the month

Big Prayer is the time when we all meet to pray for our church, our city, and our world. Why not join us at 7:30pm in Scarcroft Learning Centre?

Home Groups – second and fourth weeks in the month

There are currently seven smaller informal groups across the city, engaging in Bible study, discussion, sharing and prayer. Click here for a map of where each group meets. If you’re interested in joining one of our home groups, please speak with one of the elders on a Sunday, or email our pastor.