Welcome to

St. Thomas' Church, Douglas

WELCOME

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.

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“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”  

[1 John 1:5]

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.

For Baptisms & Weddings or Pastoral Visits please contact Rev. Liz Hull (Priest-in-Charge) at liz.hull@sodorandman.im or Tel 01624 677711

Upcoming Events

Welcome to our new look website. We've tried to give it a simpler, clearer style and to make it easier to navigate. It will take us all a while to get used to its new features and get it running smoothly so please bear with us as we iron out the glitches.

Tuesday 24th May  - 7.00pm PCC Meeting

Thursday 26th May - 11.00am Ascension Day Service - "Thy Kingdom Come"

Friday 27th May - 10.30am to 12.00pm Coffee and Chat

Sunday 29th May - 9.30am Holy Communion (Please note the early start time)

Mondays 30th May and 6th June - No Craft Group

Tuesday 2nd June - Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea at 37 Hutchinson Square.

                               Details and Tickets from Jacqy Frear 

Fridays  3rd June and 10th June - No Coffee and Chat

Sunday 5th June - 9.30am Holy Communion (Please note the early start time)   

Notices

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
To read our weekly newsletter click this link , the PDF icon below or go to the events icon on the navigation bar at the top of the page.


 
 
 
 
CARDS FOR SALE
Jacqy Frear has been busy making hand made cards. These are available to buy at £5 for six cards by emailing philipfrear@yahoo.com.
For full details click on the PDF file below .


MASKS

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 :- pat.walmsley@hotmail.com or check our Facebook page.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Our monthly Newsletter is now free to everyone. Printed copies are available from church and an on line version is available by clicking on the PDF icon below or on our newsletter page click here.  If you would like to make a donation to help with costs please use the donate button below. Thank you.

 

 

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

 

Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday 10th April 2022 so we need to make sure that our electoral Roll is up to date. If you would like to be included on the St. Thomas' Electoral Roll full details and an enrolment form can be found on our ELECTORAL ROLL FAQs & ENROLMENT FORM Page.

For all the latest information from the diocese you can log on to http://www.sodorandman.im

Help us further our work in the parish we serve.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” 

HYMNS for ASCENSION DAY
26.5.22.

All of our recorded hymns can be found on our AUDIO FILES Page.

Jesus is Lord
Crown Him with many crowns
Hail the day that sees Him rise
All hail the power of Jesus name

SAFEGUARDING & INCLUSION

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

HEALTH & SAFETY AND FOOD HYGIENE

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION