The Parish of St Thomas

Welcome!

​St Thomas’ is a friendly, traditional church serving the community of Noak Hill and beyond for 175 years.

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REMEMBERING

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at St Thomas’ Church Noak Hill are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Commonwealth and our Nation at this saddest of times.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s loving devotion to Her Majesty the Queen and dedicated service to Commonwealth and the United Kingdom will long be remembered with thankfulness.

FURTHER TRIBUTES

The Royal Family

The Archbishop of Canterbury,

The Archbishop of York 

The Bishops of Chelmsford and Barking

A PRAYER

God of our lives, we give you thanks for the life if Prince Philip,

for his love and devotion for her Majesty the Queen,

his family our country and the commonwealth

We entrust him now to your love and mercy

Through our Redeemer, Jesus Christ

AMEN

ON-LINE BOOK OF CONDOLENACE

The Church of England have an on-line Book of Condolence.

If you’d like to add your own message on it please click here

A virtual candle may be lit on the Church of England website – here

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OUR CHURCH OPENING

St T’s will re-open for public worship on 25th April with morning worship. To start with in May we will open on 9th and 23rd. The 23rd May will also incorporate our annual parochial church meeting after the service.

Masks will of course still be required and everything will be covid safe.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back and hope you feel the same.

St T’s PCC x

COVID-19 Pandemic

Please note that COVID-19 restrictions will apply in church. Those aged 11 years and over are required to wear a face covering and we be seating those from different households or support bubbles 2m apart from each other.

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Palm Sunday service from St Thomas’ 28th March 2021 – click here

(scroll down the Facebook page to find the service)

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The Archbishops are also renewing their call for people to stop and pray each day – especially at 6pm.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has set up a free national phone line for people who do not have internet access to be able to listen to worship and prayer. Callers can access music, prayers, and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly for those unable to join online church services during this period of restriction.

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YouTube Talks and Reflections from St James & St John’s with St Thomas’ – click here

Hi everyone, above is a link to our St James & St Johns with St Thomas’ Youtube channel. All of our talks and reflections are now on there and we will endeavour to keep it updated as we go, :-maybe even creating new content as a church family to bless our communities locally and globally. Please, please do follow the link to our channel and subscribe and like the videos The more subscribers, likes and watches we get the wider our videos can go and help us as a church family to be present online with the Good news of Christ. It will also help anyone in our current church family who wants to watch our videos but doesn’t have easy access to Facebook.

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Church of England – Supporting Good Mental Health – Reflections – click here

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Our worship of God and our care for each other continue even if they cannot be done in the church building. If you are on Facebook you will be able to find St James & St John’s who will be live streaming a service of sorts on Sunday morning at 10am.

Prayer for the day – each day the Church of England publishes audio and text of the prayer for the day on their website. Perhaps you would rather tune into Premier Radio if you can receive it or watch TBN UK on channel 65 on the television, which has a whole variety of programmes.

The churchwardens can be contacted by emailing gailstts@gmail.com
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

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Prayer

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For those who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For one who is ill or isolated

O God,
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me 
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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