•  Welcome to St Thomas Church, Southborough 

    A lively Anglican church

     

     

    To live the love of God, 

    in the Way of Christ Jesus

    in our parish and community.

     

    A Warm Welcome 

    Welcome to our website!  I’m delighted that you’re visiting. I hope that you find what you need, and we’d be very pleased to see you in person, whether you’re already part of the local community or come to us from further afield. We hope the website will give you the information you need – if it doesn’t, let me know

    You are very welcome at St Thomas’, whoever you are and whatever your reason for coming, whether you’re new to faith and church, looking for a new congregation, wandering or wondering, we are richer for having you with us.

    As an Anglican church community, we have served this corner of Southborough since 1860 and our desire today is to continue living the love of God, in the way of Jesus Christ, for everyone we meet.  

    We have a fine choral tradition and sing enthusiastically, work at our praying and reach out in inclusiveness and mutual support.

    Our pattern of worship is centred on the Eucharist - at 8am every Sunday and at 1030am most Sundays.  One Sunday in most months we have a non-communion, family service, involving all ages, both in the planning and the enjoyment of the service. Children are welcome at all of our services – little ones, bigger ones, wriggly, giggly and quiet ones – Jesus loved them all and so do we.  If your attention span is limited or you’re a bit shy, whatever your age, our Family Service may be a gentler introduction. Come and see.

    We also say Morning Prayer at 9am (Tuesday-Friday) and Evening Prayer at 5pm (Monday and Wedneday-Friday)  and I would value your presence at those services too.  If midweek works better for you, we have a Eucharist at 10.30 on a Wednesday morning

    If you’d like a chat, I’d love to hear from you and I look forward to seeing you soon.

    Revd Rachel Wilson

    Priest-in-Charge

    01892 525869

    Services and Events at St Thomas's Church this week

    Sunday 4 December

    Second Sunday of Advent

    8 am   The Eucharist

    10.30   Parish Eucharist 

    12 pm   Men's Carol Service Choir rehearsal 

    5 pm   Christingle

    Monday

    5 December

    5 pm   Evening Prayer

    8 pm   Housegroup at 2 Chestnut Avenue

    Tuesday

    6 December

    9 am   Morning Prayer

    2 pm   Sewing Group at 23 Colonels Way

    5.30 pm   Guides

    Wednesday

    7 December

    9 am   Morning Prayer

    10 am   Toddler Group

    10.30 am   Holy Communion (BCP)

    5 pm   Evening Prayer

    Thursday

    8 December

    9 am   Morning Prayer

    5 pm   Evening Prayer

    7 pm   Choir Practice

    Friday

    9 December

    9 am   Morning Prayer

    5 pm   Evening Prayer

    Saturday

    10 December

     

    Sunday

    11 December

    Third Sunday of Advent

    8 am   The Eucharist

    10.30 am   Parish Eucharist and Ark

    12 pm   Children's Carol Service Choir Rehearsal

     

    Text of Rachel's Sermon - Sunday 4 December 2016.  Click on the following link:   /content/pages/documents/1481047512.docx

    Text of Rachel's Sermon  - Sunday 20 November.  Click on the following link   /content/pages/documents/1479654801.docx

    Forthcoming Events and Dates for your Diary

    The Advent Journey

    To find out how to participate in this year's Advent Journey of Mary, Joseph and the Donkey, click on this link   /content/pages/documents/1478896120.pdf

    Sunday 18 December

    There will be a speaker from Embrace the Middle East, our Christmas charity.

     Please support the morning service at 10.30 am.

    Christmas Services

    Sunday 18 December at 6 pm   Carol Service

    Saturday 24 December at 3.30 pm   Crib Service

    Saturday 24 December at 11.30 pm  Midnight Eucharist

    Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am   Christmas Festival Eucharist

     

    Parish Administrator: Andrea Burgess

    Church Office: Tel 01892 617398

    email: saintthomas1860@btinternet.com

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