Welcome to St Thomas' Church website

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  • St Thomas’ church is part of a group of 4 churches served by our Rector, Revd. Graham Phillips, and a small team of clergy. Each church has one or more church wardens, together with a group of volunteers who work within the church and the wider community

    We invite you to share in our worship, friendship and  activities. We believe that people of all ages can join in and benefit from the opportunities for Christian discipleship and fellowship made possible in this parish. We welcome the participation of children and young people as well as adults in church life.

    If you are not a church-goer, or if you haven't been to church for some time, come and try it for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised. You will certainly be joining people who feel that church gives enrichment to their lives. We assure you of a warm welcome without any prejudice.


  • During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities. With the closure of all our buildings, and some people not being able to give due to the financial impact of the pandemic on them, we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give at this time, please click on the button. Thank you.’

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  • There are no services or meetings in the church buildings until further notice BUT we do meet via ZOOM. Email Graham for the link: revgrahamphillips@gmail.com

    The church is locked to prevent any possibility of infection. If you visit a grave please maintain social distance rules within the churchyard.

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    We are delighted to announce that the Millichope Foundation has promised us £500 towards re-tiling the Extension roof! 

    This Foundation is one of several grant awarding organisations to whom we have applied for funds and the first to answer; we are extremely grateful to them.

    Thankfully it is only the tiles on the north side of the church Extension roof (the road side) which need replacing as the rest of the roof and under the tiles is sound.  We hope to carry out the work this autumn.  The total cost of the re-tiling is £4020. 

    A huge thank you to the people of Hanwood who have already generously donated £2020.  With the extra £500, the total secured so far stands at £4520, leaving a shortfall of £1500.  We hope our other applications for grants will be equally successful.