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 February when we move into Lent. Our Ash Wednesday morning Holy Communion at Longden on 14th February will replace the Thursday morning Holy Communion that week.


The Morning Worship on 11th February at Hanwood will be in the Extension. On the 18th February we shall have our Songs of Praise at St Thomas Church, Hanwood. All are welcome - come to worship God with your favourite hymn/song.

Upcoming events

Sunday 25th February
11:00 am -
Thursday 29th February
10:00 am -
Sunday 3rd March
11:00 am -
Sunday 10th March
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

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22:37-39
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