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Youth Day Away to Southend-on-Sea!

By Sarah Rowlands, 26 Mar 2015

On Saturday 14th March, the youth of St Thomas' enjoyed a grand day out in a very blustery Southend-on-Sea, combining a programme of fun activities devised by Edd West and Ian Somasundram and Bible teaching from Jonnie Deja.  We set out bright and early from St Thomas' in a minibus expertly driven by Ben Vane, arriving at Southend-on-Sea at 10am approx for our first session on the Parable of t...

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Over 60s Holiday Club

By Sarah Rowlands, 20 Feb 2015

On Wednesday 18th February, the more mature members of St Thomas’ church community came together for the annual Over 60s Holiday Club, a yearly get-together taking place in the Large Hall. Tea and coffee were served as people arrived between 10am and 12noon, during which time there was the opportunity for snooker, table tennis, card-making with Sandra Channon or a cup of tea and a sit down on...

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FAB Church 'Light in the Darkness'

FAB Church 'Light in the Darkness'

By Sarah Rowlands, 20 Feb 2015

On Sunday 8th February, St Thomas’ again hosted the latest in our series of ‘Family Activity Barbecue’ or FAB Church events, as a chance for local families to come along and make some themed craft, whilst learning more about why Christians believe that Jesus is the ‘light in the darkness.’ Children and parents made some lovely crafts that had been designed by our very own Val Weddell...

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Christmas and New Year Services 2014

Christmas and New Year Services 2014

By Sarah Rowlands, 08 Jan 2015

St. Thomas’ had a full programme of events for Christmas and New Year, as always! Invitations were delivered via our friendly staff and volunteers to the local community to tell them about the Christmas services, which started with the Christingle on Sunday 14th December. Kaushal David spoke compellingly about the message of the gospel using Lego as a sermon illustration, and the c...

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Ladies Christmas Event

Ladies Christmas Event

By Sarah Rowlands, 05 Dec 2014

There was a fun and festive atmosphere in St. Thomas’ church hall last Saturday as the ladies of St Thomas put on our annual Christmas craft event, giving the ladies of the church the chance to invite their friends to come and make some Christmas decorations for their homes. There was an opportunity to make a beautiful front-door wreath, ably demonstra...

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Men's Pre-Christmas Dinner

Men's Pre-Christmas Dinner

By Sarah Rowlands, 05 Dec 2014

On Wednesday 26th November the men of St Thomas’ enjoyed an evening of fine food and stimulating discussion at the Punto Italian restaurant on Green Lanes, where men had the opportunity to bring friends along for a pre-Christmas evening meal. The evening was punctuated by an excellent talk by retired businessman Alan Gray, on the topic of ‘Pain-the gift nobody wants’, an intrig...

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Do you enjoy Christmas Carols?

By Margaret Hobbs, 20 Nov 2014

Ben Vane, one of our Oak Hill students, has launched Christmas Carols Radio - http://www.christmascarolsradio.org/ .  It's an internet radio station playing nothing but traditional choral christm...

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Getting ready for Christmas?

By Margaret Hobbs, 20 Nov 2014

If you are looking for a great night out, there are two on offer: For Ladies: Christmas Decorations Workshop on Saturday 29th November, 7pm; For Men: Men's Dinner on Wednesday 26th November, 7.30 at Punto Italian Restaurant...

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Craft Fair (in aid of Mahalir Aran Trust)

Craft Fair (in aid of Mahalir Aran Trust)

By Sarah Rowlands, 18 Nov 2014

Last Saturday the church hall at St. Thomas’ hosted its annual High Quality Craft Fair in aid of the Indian charity, Mahalir Aran Trust (MAT), which works with disadvantaged women and children in Tamil Nadu, South India. From 10am until noon, the hall buzzed with visitors eager to get a look-in at the fabulous cakes and puddings (before they all went!), fantastic paintings by church member Ei...

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FAB Church

By Sarah Rowlands, 21 Oct 2014

On Sunday 19th September, the church hall at St Thomas’ was filled with plenty of crafts, fun, and laughter as the church and friends from the community came together for FAB ‘Family Activity Barbecue’ church, on the theme of ‘The Good Shepherd.’ The afternoon event was a family activity where families with young (and not so young!) children h...

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