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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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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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