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Sunday 20th September 2020
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
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
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.
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.
Sunday 30th August 2020
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.
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…
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:email@example.com
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
Friday 21st August 2020
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.
Wednesday 19th August 2020
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. …