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A brief explanation of the significance  of the beautiful Nicholson Murals - Click image for full details

Please click on the image above for details of our forthcoming events for  2021


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 News  from St. Thomas'

New Update 29.4.21.


St. Thomas' Church of England Church is a friendly family orientated  and welcoming church with a range of service styles and activities. For further information about what's on offer please click on the read more button below.


St. Thomas' Church is committed to The Diocese of Sodor and Man's policy for the safeguarding, nurture and care of everyone within our Island church community.



All volunteers who serve food or teas and coffee must complete an appropriate course.



Services are held every Sunday at 11.00am

For full details please click the  read more button below.

Sunday 23rd January

Holy Communion
(Third Sunday after Epiphany)

Here are the hymns which will be sung at the service on 23.1.22.

Monday 24th January
Craft Group.

CANCELLED until Further Notice

Friday 21st  January 2022
Coffee and Chat

until Further Notice.

Sunday 30th January
Holy Communion
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 

All of Tomasz's,
and Ania's recordings can be found on our AUDIO FILES page.
Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes
The kingdom of God is justice and joy
Will you come and follow me
Lord, thy church on earth is seeking


Update 2.12.21.


Following advice given by Bishop Peter, St. Thomas' Church will be implementing the following measures to help mitigate against the effects of Covid-19. These measures will take effect immediately.

* Please ensure that you have  a recent negative lateral flow test result before attending church services and events

* Please wear a mask throughout the service or event. (masks may be removed by those leading the service or reading the lesson etc.)

* Please use the hand sanitzer provided when you enter the building

* Please socially distance (we will be cordoning off certain pews to help with this)

* Please share the Peace by gesture only (no physical contact)

* Holy Communion will be given 'in one kind' (bread alone)

* Refreshments will not be served after services

Please follow these measures in order to keep yourselves and others safe. THANK YOU!


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Pat Walmsley has been busy making these fabulous masks. Adult sizes cost just £5. Children's sizes are also available. There are many different designs to chose from. For further details email Pat at :- or check our Facebook page.


Exciting news! We are now able to show our new Design Concept  plans for the refurbishment of St. Thomas'. Please take a look at them and let us have your thoughts. Details can be found by clicking here or on our Future Plans page.



Since its opening in 1849 St. Thomas' Church, which was built in the very early days of Douglas' development, has seen many changes. Douglas has grown from a small fishing port to the Island's capital. The age of mass tourism has come, and largely gone, to be followed by the growth of the finance and insurance sector, an expanding retail area and the services and facilities needed to support a constantly increasing population. As the twenty first century progresses, we are aware that further, as yet unknown, but far reaching changes are on the way. In the meantime, the roads around the church, which in the mid nineteenth century may have seen the passage of the occasional horse drawn dray or carriage, now echo to the constant roar of modern traffic!

In the midst of so much change the ministry of the church has remained the same. We are here to witness to the presence of Christ in the parish we serve, to offer faithful worship and to extend in his name a warm welcome to all.  Whether you are a long standing resident, a recently arrived "comeover" or a holiday maker, you will be made very welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Our normal service pattern can be found by clicking on the services button at the top of this page. Any alterations will be published on this site in good time.

With every good wish and blessing

Philip Frear, Minister.

St. Thomas' church and its people bringing the light of Christ to the heart of our capital.

(Reverend Canon Philip Frear)

  "St. Thomas' Church Tour [ Douglas] was worth its weight in gold - a gem that few on the Island seem to know about" 

John Gelling Ellis, Birmingham (from a letter published in Isle of Man Examiner on 10.10.17)

Welcome to St. Thomas' Church, Douglas, Isle of Man. A warm, welcoming church with a fantastic family feeling and ethos.

We are here to witness to the presence of Christ in the parish we serve, to offer faithful worship and to extend in His name a warm welcome to all.

                 Come along and visit us to view our magnificent Victorian Murals