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A message from Rev David Nixon, Rector of St Thomas during the Coronavirus pandemic

If a member of your family or a friend has died and you would like to speak to someone, please follow this link to contact one of us or if you would like us to pray for someone who has died or is ill or grieving.
You could also contact CRUSE who offer specialist support and care for bereavement.

There is also St Thomas 'Time to Mourn' where you are invited to add a ribbon or piece of material to the Church railings as a token of your loss or your remembrance. It's already showing the deep pain felt by so many people in St Thomas and we hope you will join us by making your own tribute to the difficult period we have all experienced.

The staff team are working with the whole congregation to help parishioners to keep in touch with each other by phone, and by email or other social media. We are sending out the pewsheet weekly by post with other prayer resources, and there is a regular worship slot at 10.30 on Sundays via Zoom or by phone, using this service sheet. Please contact one of the staff to be included. There is a lot on this website to look at especially in the St Thomas Blog.

We would like to highlight the following service for people experiencing Domestic Abuse:

Devon Domestic Abuse Service
Tel: 0345 155 1074

Community Larder

In the wider community, we have joined together with local ministers from St Thomas Methodist Church, St Thomas Baptist Church and Riverside, and with many other local representatives to establish a Community Larder. The Community Larder will support people and families who are experiencing reduced incomes or who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
Find out more about how to receive support or how to donate HERE

Follow this link for

Prayers for use during the Coronavirus outbreak

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) INFORMATION from St Thomas The Apostle Church and The Church of England



More information and advice from Exeter CC, Devon CC and Wellbeing Exeter can be found HERE

In line with national guidance, St Thomas church services and midweek worship and activities will no longer be held for the time being. The church building will be closed and no longer open for prayer following the Government's instructions. All church-led community groups are suspended until further notice.

Up to date advice from the Church of England can be found on this page

You may find the following links useful to support yourselves and your family, friends and beyond during this unsettling time

Simple Acts of Worship

Online Sunday Services

Have you visited St Thomas Blog yet? Keep up to date with our news and views and you can also hear or read reflections and sermons

Other practical help may be found from:-

St Thomas Community Support Group - if you need someone to help with shopping

Exeter Foodbank - if you're struggling to buy food (also see Community Larder)

MIND Mental Health Charity - if you are feeling overwhelmed by the pandemic or other issues

Age UK - if you are elderly and need advice or support

Co-operate from the Coop - supporting our community

If you are older, or know someone who is, and need support, there is phone support from Age UK in Cowick St, St Thomas on
01392 202092. Where practicable there may be help delivering essentials to doorsteps

Further information will be added to this page as it becomes available

Our Mission is to be a church community that is welcoming, outward-looking and outward-reaching, rooted in prayer and worship.

We are an Anglican Church in the Catholic Tradition on the West side of the River Exe in Exeter. You are very welcome to join us at any of our services and events - please see 'What's On?' for details or explore our website and find out more about us and our team.

Weekly Service Times

8am - Said Eucharist
10:30am - Sung Eucharist
4pm - Evensong - In the Church Vestry

(NB Some services are held in Church Hall behind the Church during winter due to lack of heating in the Church itself. Please check both buildings.)

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Our parish safeguarding representatives are:
Carolyn Bryant on 07780 707183 and Jane Vowles on 07759 263410

The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team's contact details - CLICK HERE

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11

St Thomas Stories with Theatre Alibi at Emmanuel Hall

St Thomas Stories / Theatre Alibi are looking for news from the people of St Thomas about their lives during the pandemic. If you are interested in contributing, contact Annie Chaveā€”Tel: 01392 217315 or email annie@theatrealibi.co.uk

St Thomas Parish Records

Please note that St Thomas Church does not hold Parish Records. If you want to search records, please
CLICK HERE

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Worship

Except during this exceptional pandemic period, we hold Sunday Eucharistic services as well as less formal weekday Eucharists.

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Services

If you would like to know any more infromation about Baptism, Weddings or Funerals please look at our Services page.

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What's On?

We have a number of events throughout the month, the majority of which are regularly repeated.

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Contact

The Clergy are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch through the contact page.

Whats On?

We have a range of events and activities that take place during the week, as well as occasional one off special events. The details can be found below. Click here to see more.

Weekly Pew Sheet

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HERE=!1115157! is a copy of the weekly pew sheet for St Thomas, our Patronal Festival on Sunday 5 July. Please note there are no public services (or groups) in the coming week, and until further notice, due to the Coronavirus…

Community Larder

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In these unprecedented times of Covid-19, many people are experiencing hardship and difficulties through illness, loss of jobs and social isolation. In response to this, St Thomas is working with other Christian Churches locally to set up a Community…

Knit and Natter

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This group is suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus advice. Check back to see when we will meet again. In the meantime, we continue to Knit and Natter using other means! If you'd like to join…

Sunday Tots

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This group is suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus advice. Check back to see when we will meet again. In the meantime, you might like to use this Diddy Disciples=http://www.diddydisciples.org website with your children. Why not make your…