Welcome to St Thomas' Church website
St Thomas’ church is part of a group of 4 churches served by our Rector, Revd. Graham Phillips, and a small team of clergy. Each church has one or more church wardens, together with a group of volunteers who work within the church and the wider community
We invite you to share in our worship, friendship and activities. We believe that people of all ages can join in and benefit from the opportunities for Christian discipleship and fellowship made possible in this parish. We welcome the participation of children and young people as well as adults in church life.
If you are not a church-goer, or if you haven't been to church for some time, come and try it for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised. You will certainly be joining people who feel that church gives enrichment to their lives. We assure you of a warm welcome without any prejudice.
‘During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities. With the closure of all our buildings, and some people not being able to give due to the financial impact of the pandemic on them, we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give at this time, please click on the button. Thank you.’
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Services in September
During this month there will be Holy Communion services at a different church within the Benefice
every Sunday and at Longden Church on Thursday mornings. For any of these services please
book your place with Rev Graham Phillips by ringing 01743 861003 and remember to wear a
mask, maintain social distancing, and sit only in the pews indicated.
6th September the service will be at Annscroft Church at 10am
13th September at Hanwood at 10am
20th September at Annscroft at 10am
27th September at Pulverbatch a Harvest Service followed by the Pulverbatch APCM
Also on every Sunday there will be a zoom service of Praise at 4.30pm. If
you haven’t been able to join these and would like to please contact Rev
Graham Phillips as above.
The church is locked to prevent any possibility of infection. If you visit a grave please maintain social distance rules within the churchyard.
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Extension roof - Success!
We are delighted to announce that in June the Millichope Foundation promised us £500 towards re-tiling the Extension roof!
More recently (22 August) we heard that the Allchurches Trust, the charity arm of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Company, has given us a grant of £750!
These organisations are two of several to whom we have applied for funds and we are extremely grateful to them for their generosity and for replying so quickly to our applications.
Thankfully it is only the tiles on the north side of the church Extension roof (the road side) which need replacing as the rest of the roof and under the tiles is sound.
A huge thank you to the people of Hanwood who have already generously donated £2,177
With the extra £1,250, the total secured so far stands at £3,427 This leaves a shortfall of only £593. We hope our other applications for grants will be equally successful.
This website will be updated as soon as there is more news.
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