St Thomas News - 18th January 2021
I hope you enjoyed the All Age service yesterday - it provided an introduction to a few weeks thinking about 'security' in these times of uncertainty. This coming Sunday, Sam will be speaking and Erin leading worship: join as usual on the Zoom (ID 631 970 6882), on Facebook or on YouTube.
(I'll be joining the St Wulstan's Zoom service this week).
Thanks to all those who have completed the Lockdown Survey - if you haven't, please take a couple of minutes to do so, it will really help us plan what to do while we are in lockdown. Hopefully we'll be getting in touch about comments and suggestions soon!
Keep an eye on Facebook/YouTube for new videos - Sam has uploaded some thoughts on Revelation, so do take a look!
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St Thomas News - 11th January 2021
This coming Sunday we will have an All Age Service online at 10.30am. There will be some 'church in a bag' things being delivered to families to help you engage - please do come onto the Zoom to make it a bit more interactive! As usual, the service will be on Zoom (ID 631 970 6882), Facebook and YouTube
The PCC (and I) have decided that, for the time being, we will pause the midweek communion services. We had further guidance from the diocese, and we feel that - at the moment - it is probably in the best interests of our local community (including the hospital itself) to fit in with the general request to 'stay at home' where possible. However, I am very aware of how highly valued this communion service is for some people, and I do hope we will hold services again quite soon. We'll keep our eyes on the general situation, and of course things will change for some of our own members as vaccinations take place.
Read more: St Thomas News - 11th January 2021
St Thomas News - 6th January 2021
A belated 'happy new year' by email! I hope that, in spite of the grim news, you have been aware of God's light and love through the Christmas period. Romans 12.12 is a good verse for us to contemplate in these days: "rejoice in our confident hope; be patient in trouble; keep on praying!" Perhaps a verse of the week video will follow...
I must confess that I'm still getting my head around how we can best support one another and worship the Lord together during this new lockdown. As you may well know, this time churches are permitted to continue to hold services in the building - but of course to do so has risks attached. My hope is that we can continue with our small midweek communion services as I know they are highly valued by some people. But for this week, the communion service is put on hold. So:
Read more: St Thomas News - 6th January 2021
St Thomas News - 21st December 2020
I'm sure many of you will have had plans altered by the new regulations - it's good to know that God is steadfast and sure and remains dependable whatever the circumstances! Here's what's happening this Christmas week:
Festival of Trees and Nativity:
This continues from today to Christmas Eve, 2-4pm. We are now in need of a couple of volunteers on Christmas Eve - if you can help, please let me know.
Read more: St Thomas News - 21st December 2020
St Thomas News - 16th December 2020
The wonderful Christmas Tree and Nativity Festival is now on in church! Each day (except Sunday) from 2-4pm, come and see, invite others! There is a video explaining more about this and the Sheep Trail on our Facebook page.
Our midweek communion service is on tomorrow at 12 midday - there won't be one on Christmas Eve, but there will be one on New Year's Eve.
Christmas Services and Activities:
Read more: St Thomas News - 16th December 2020