Welcome to St Thomas’

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

Following the directive from the Archbishops public worship at St. Thomas’ has been suspended for the time being.

Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning in aid of St Francis Hospice on Thursday. We have so far raised £570 + £101.25 in gift aid.

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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All Family Worship – 10am Sunday 31st May 2020 – click here

Service resources – click on links below to download

Service Sheet

Worship songs:

Deep Cries Out . Holy Spirit Nothing I Hold Onto . Spirit Break Out

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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. Also currently Dave Bilbrough will be sharing a live session from his home at 4pm each Saturday, also on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/stjamesandstjohn)

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 vicar/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.”

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

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Prayer

Wherever you are please join us in prayer on the 20th of the month at 20.20 (8.20pm) for 20 minutes. For more information please click the prayer link at the top.

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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Flower Festival

Our Flower Festival this year is planned to be on Saturday 4th July.