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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

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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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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 16th August 2020

We marked this Sunday as the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, transferred from yesterday 15 August. Here is the text of the talk given at the Zoom worship. Happy Feast Day!

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Books of the Bible Quiz

Saturday 15th August 2020

Here's a quiz to test your biblical knowledge This puzzle explains itself as you read through it. A Vicar once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible (merely by fluke): it kept people looking so hard for the facts and for others it was a revelation; some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalised. But now the truth finally struck home to the numbers of readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really difficult ones to spot. Others will require judges to help them. We will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to…

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