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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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Men's Curry Night 30-09-2014

By Sarah Rowlands, 21 Oct 2014

On 30th September, the men of St Thomas’ held a men’s curry night, starting at 7.30pm at the Village Tandoori on Chaseville Parade. John Chapman, one of the main organisers of the event, commented that it was a very enjoyable occasion, a time both to socialise with other men from the church and to welcome the men’s friends and family who had come ...

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Women's Away Day - 4th October 2014

By Sarah Rowlands, 15 Oct 2014

At the start of October, the ladies of St. Thomas got the chance to go away for the day in the superbly modern setting of St. John’s church in Hampstead for a day of Bible teaching and seminars on the theme of ‘Priorities.’ The day started with tea and coffee and an introduction to the day by Pippa Reid, before a morning session of worship, followed by a very helpful book review of  C.S....

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Women’s ‘Swishing’ event

By Sarah Rowlands, 16 Sep 2014

Last Saturday St Thomas’ hall was bedecked with bunting and adorned with vintage tableware as the church hosted a women’s ‘swishing’ event. Our women’s worker Maggie Wright and mother-and-daughter team Cynthia and Elaine Mealey masterminded the event, providing excellent home-baked scones and refreshments, organising publicity and the ‘swishing’ clothes exchange. On the theme of t...

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Good Friday Messiah

By Margaret Hobbs, 09 Apr 2014

St Thomas's choir will as usual be augmented for our Good Friday devotional performance. This year it will be selected movements from Handel's "Messiah", with soloists and accompanied on the organ. 7pm on Friday 18th April: Come in good time if you want a seat! Followed by refreshments, and a retiring collection in aid of the suffering in Syria....

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Watch this space...

Watch this space...

By Margaret Hobbs, 26 Feb 2014

If you've been wondering why nothing has changed recently, our web site is in process of being re-written, so we were holding fire on a fair bit of maintenance. But while we wait, we have just uploaded a whole batch of sermons - our Home Groups will be studying Galatians together, so we will probably want to listen and remind ourselves what we were taught over the last...

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Passion for Life 2014: 8-16 February

By Margaret Hobbs, 04 Feb 2014

It's nearly here! Lots of events for all ages, and a chance to think about things which really matter. Whether it is a romantic evening out, a quiz night, a clothes swish, a men's curry night, afternoon tea at the West Lodge Hotel, or one of the other special events, plan it in your diary and BOOK IN! Have a look at the Churc...

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Meet the staff

By Margaret Hobbs, 23 Dec 2013

St Thomas's staff team regularly sees some changes, but two members who have now been with us for a year are Michael Nicholson and Maggie Wright. These are a few of their comments on how they spend their time: Michael: "At the moment I'm really enjoying working with the youth at St Thomas. It's a great joy to spend time with them, play silly games & most of all, encourage them to de...

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Long service...

By Margaret Hobbs, 25 Nov 2013

In a small gathering after choir practice, the Friday before Harvest Sunday, the choir celebrated a remarkable milestone: Ken Lock has been a chorister for 80 years!  Of course not all of that was at St Thomas's, which was a field outside Southgate 80 years ago, but he has served much of that time here, and Roger...

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