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'EASTER JOY' Photography Competition

Sunday 14th March 2021

Today sees the launch of a new photography competition 'Easter Joy'. Especially aimed at residents of St Thomas, we encourage people to see the Easter Joy in their local community at this time. Details of Terms and Conditions, as well as fabulous prizes, can be found HERE

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3rd Sunday in Lent, 7th March 2021 Talk

Monday 8th March 2021

Read Fr Terry's talk at the Zoom service for the 3rd Sunday of Lent here

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2nd Sunday in Lent, 28th February Talk

Monday 1st March 2021

Read Helen Pearce's Zoom Talk for Lent 2 here

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These Are Our Stories - the Exeter Diocese Lent Course

Thursday 25th February 2021

Here at St Thomas Parish Church we are running a series of 5 sessions based around the Exeter Diocese course - These Are Our Stories. Each session focuses on an our experiences of the last 12 months and how we can make sense of them - together. The course starts on Thursday 25th February from 7-8 on Zoom. Please contact Revd Sarah on for more details.

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Devon County Council Grant

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Parish has been succesful in another small grant application to support our outreach towards vunerable people, especially those with difficulty accessing the internet. Devon County Council has awarded us £437 as a contribution to the costs of our weekly postal mailing, which goes out to about 50 people in St Thomas and slightly beyond, and which has continued from the start of the pandemic. Thank you DCC!

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First Sunday in Lent, 21 February

Monday 22nd February 2021

Read John White's talk on Zoom to mark the start of Lent.

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Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2021

Monday 15th February 2021

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is 17 February this year. We are marking this with a zoom service starting at 7pm, which will include optional ashing - that is the blessing of ashes and the marking of our foreheads with ash, as a sign of penitence, and as a recognition of our mortality: earth to earth, ashes to ashes etc We are using these worship resources for Lent including Ash Wednesday here. This is the link for Ash Wednesday and 10.30 on Sundays via Zoom. Please use this link also for all Zoom services in Holy Week, including Easter Day. Read Fr David's zoom talk for Ash Wednesday here Additonal resources will be included on this page including a help for prayer here. Especially…

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Sunday before Lent

Sunday 14th February 2021

Read the Revd Alison's Zoom sermon here

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2nd Sunday before Lent

Sunday 14th February 2021
Phil Baker

Read Phil's sermon for the 2nd Sunday before Lent here

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Candlemas and Christingles on Sunday 31st January

Friday 29th January 2021

We'll be making Christingles together at our Zoom Service at 10.30 on Sunday 31st January. The service sheet is here. Readings and other prayers from the pewsheet. An outline picture to colour in can be downloaded here. Find more information about The Children's Society here. We will also bless candles on Sunday morning so have one to hand if you wish. Click here for a delightful contemporary Candlemas story by Karen Williams.

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