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 June when we celebrate the ordination to Priest of Revd Freddie Strong and to Deacon of Mrs Tracy Jones on Saturday 29th June in Hereford Cathedral – Freddie at 10.30am, Tracy at 4pm. Support them in prayer and if you can come it would be lovely to see you at Hereford. Do then come at 11am on Sunday 30th June at Hanwood to offer them your congratulations and to support Freddie in his first presiding at Holy Communion and Tracy as Deacon followed by a meal in the Cock Inn, Hanwood.




Thu 6th June 10am Holy Communion at Longden with remembrance of D-Day.

Sat 8th 3-5pm WW2 Songs in Cock Inn Hanwood 


Veni Sancte Spiritus - Come Holy Spirit



Come, Holy Spirit;
send down from heaven’s height
your radiant light.

Come, lamp of every heart,
come, parent of the poor;
all gifts are yours.

Comforter beyond all comforting,
sweet unexpected guest,
sweetly refresh.

Rest in hard labour,
coolness in heavy heat,
hurt souls’ relief.

Refill the secret hearts
of your faithful,
O most blessed light.

Without your holy power
nothing can bear your light,

nothing is free from sin.

Wash all that is filthy,
water all that is parched,
heal what is hurt within.

Bend all that is rigid,
warm all that has frozen hard,
lead back the lost.

Give to your faithful ones,
who come in simple trust,
your sevenfold mystery.

Give virtue its reward,
give, in the end, salvation
and joy that has no end


Upcoming events

Sunday 23rd June
11:00am -
Saturday 29th June
10:30am - 11:30am -
Sunday 30th June
11:00am - 12:00pm -
Thursday 4th July
10:00am - 11:00am -

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

The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121:7-8
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