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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This Sunday (31st July) will be a joint service at St James RM5 3XL at 10.30am. There will therefore be no service at St Thomas.

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Flower Festival 2022

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Platinum Jubilee Celebration

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St T’s Communi-tea

Feel free to drop in to St T’s Communi-Tea on the 4th Saturday of each month – 2pm to 4pm in the church hall.

A chance to come and meet the neighbours, ask any questions you might have, find out our plans for the Platinum Jubilee or just enjoy a cup of tea and a natter.

Open to everyone.

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It is no longer mandatory to wear masks. People are welcome to wear masks if they wish but they don’t have to. Sanitiser is available as you come in.

Re-opening guidance – click here

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Hope 2022

Two years ago we welcomed the HOPE 2020 initiative which helped us find more time to pray to you. Let’s repeat this this year as Hope 2022. praying for 20 minutes at 20.22 (8.22pm) on the 22nd of each month throughout the year. Set a reminder to spend twenty minutes in prayer, either on your own or with friends, to pray for the nation, Covid, the church, your community, climate change or whatever else is on your heart. Twenty minutes is not a lot to dedicate to sharing our concerns with God and thanking Him for caring. Let’s make 2022 a year when we can all have HOPE for the future.

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The Churchyard in Spring

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Access to St T’s

There are two steps going in to the church with a handrail and a temporary ramp can be put in place for those who need it. The disabled toilet is in the Marriot Hall which is a short walk away at the back of the car park.


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Wreath Making……………..

A great day! – see Gallery for more photographs

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Harvest Festival………

All food donations were given to the Harold Hill Food Bank –
with love from St. T’s x

For more photographs see the Gallery or – click here

St T’s is again open for public worship – we can’t wait to welcome you!

COVID-19 Pandemic

It is no longer mandatory to wear masks. People are welcome to wear masks if they wish but they don’t have to. Sanitiser is available as you come in.

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New church telephone number: 07745 543568

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Flora & Fauna in our churchyard

As more land is continually lost to house building and transport links the green environment provided by many churchyards has become even more important. In view of this the church of England are partnering with others to record the flora and fauna of this valuable resource. So, on Saturday 5th June we gathered in the churchyard (covid compliant) to record all the different species we can find.

www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/news-releases/churches-launch-nature-count-assess-biodiversity-within-national-park

More photos can be seen in ‘The Gallery’

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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’.

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, St James & St John’s will be live streaming a service of sorts on Sunday morning at 10.30am.

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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