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Trinity 15 September 20th Sermon

Sunday 20th September 2020
Phil Baker

Phil explains how Jesus's parable of the vineyard workers shows that worldly values are transcended by those of the Kingdom of Heaven. Read his talk here

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Holy Cross Day

Sunday 13th September 2020

Rev. Sarah argues that 'the shame and suffering of the cross was the only possible means of bringing salvation through reconciliation with God'. Read her talk here

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Karen William’s Exeter ‘Coronavirus Community Diaries’ 2020

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Thanks very much to Karen, who has shared a further edition of her Coronavirus diaries here, about coming out of lockdown (scrummy looking cake Karen) and some thoughts about Firsts since February, arranged around the letter of Covid.

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Trinity 13 September 6th Sermon

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Jesus has some advice about how to deal with conflict in church: does it really work? Here is the text of the talk given at the Zoom worship.

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Trinity 12 Sunday 30th August Sermon

Sunday 30th August 2020
Phil Baker

Following the Way of Jesus is not always the way of the world. Here is the text of the talk given at the Zoom worship.

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Saying goodbye to Eliza

Thursday 27th August 2020

We bid farewell to Eliza (Revd Dr Eliza Getman) on Sunday, as she celebrated a final Eucharist and preached, before she takes up the post of Chaplain at Taunton School. Not only did Eliza lead worship here, and contribute to parish activities, she also provided the wonderful South African crib set seen here, for Christmas services. Eliza wrote this very kindly in response: Sunday was unforgettable. It was a reminder of just what a generous and articulate and compassionate community St Thomas' is. I have loved being among you for a season. And Sam and I will be back to visit often. Thank you for your kind words after the zoom service. And thank you for singing back to me (illegally!) at…

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Community Zoom Cafe

Tuesday 25th August 2020

There will be a Community Zoom Cafe meeting on August 29 at 11 o'clock. Link by Facebook here or by email:stthomaszoomcafe@gmail.com

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Theatre Alibi: St Thomas Tours

Saturday 22nd August 2020

There are a special series of St Thomas Story Tours happening from 5-13 September. The walk begins at Emmanuel Hall and takes about one hour and 15 minutes, including a stop at St Thomas Church. These are wheechair friendly and suitable for slow walkers.There are stories to be told and music to be heard! For further info and booking, please click here

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St Thomas Community Uniform Swap

Friday 21st August 2020
Rev. Sarah

Got unwanted, clean school uniform? Then donate to St Thomas Community Uniform Swap! Donations received on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th August from 10am-12 at St Thomas Parish Church Hall (behind the church). Any school uniform items for local schools will be gratefully received. No other clothing or school equipment, please, due to limited storage space. Need school uniform? Items of free school uniform can be collected from the Church Hall on Thursday 3rd September from 10am-12.

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Birthday Boy

Wednesday 19th August 2020
Jenny Tuckett

Fr Charles Keay I'm sure all of us who remember Fr Charles' ministry here with us with affection will want to send him every best wish for his 50th birthday this week. In The Walsingham Review of a year ago, an army chaplain wrote of his experiences. The Service is different, as Fr Charles, and indeed Fr Will, too, are in the Royal Navy, but their vocation is the same. Fr Ben Archibald writes: 'Padre, can I talk to you about something?' This is a question that's asked of me - usually by text - and mostly on a daily basis, and a question that invariably involves a chat about decisions, life, family, faith, morals, killing, career, failures or expectations. …

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