St Thomas’ Church is part of a group of 4 churches served by our Rector 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 also have a youth congregation which meets on Thursday evenings in the Rectory.

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.

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.


Welcome to our services in April – the season of Easter - continuing our celebration of our Lord’s victory on the cross. 


On the 21st April we will have our Songs of Praise at 4.30pm at Hanwood – all are welcome. 



Dear Parishioners,

Please will you consider bringing a few items for the Foodbank to church services these next few Sundays (March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th), and Thursday 14th at Longden?  We are approaching the Easter School Holidays, a time when families may struggle to feed their children without the assistance of school meals.  

Items needed now:

UHT Milk, Tinned ham / corned beef, Jam, Pasta Sauce, Soup, Tinned Veg including pulses.  However, anything non-perishable would be welcome.

If it's easier for you, there's a collection basket in the Longden shop, or call me and I'll collect from you (07880912805).

Thank you,

Sue Jones

Upcoming events

Sunday 21st April
4:30 pm -
Thursday 25th April
10:00 am -
Sunday 28th April
11:00 am -
Sunday 5th May
11:00 am -

On the third Sunday at Hanwood at 4.30pm we've introduced a new service – Songs of Praise. This is an informal service in which people are asked to choose their favourite hymn and say why they have chosen it.
We also have reading(s) from the Bible, a short reflection and prayers. The service lasts about 45 minutes. Refreshments are provided after the service.

Do come and sing along with us. If you'd like to sing a particular hymn, please get in touch with our curate Freddie Strong who'd love to hear from you. revfreddiestrong@gmail.com

Verse of the Day

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
John 10:28-30
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