A brief explanation of the significance of the beautiful Nicholson Murals - Click image for full details
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News from St. Thomas'
New Update 31.1.21.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
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.
SAFEGUARDING AND 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 and SAFETY.
All volunteers who serve food or teas and coffee must complete an appropriate course.
25th April 2021
4rd Sunday of Easter
Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions we are able to reopen church for public worship. However, being mindful that there are still active cases on the Island we will not be having wine with communion nor will we be shaking hands during the peace. Hand sanitizing will also be required.For those who do not yet feel comfortable attending church we will produce another podcast with the hymns and readings for this week.
You can now listen to the service at
by clicking on our PODCAST PAGE.
All of the Rev Philip's, Tomasz's,
and Ania's recordings can be found on our AUDIO FILES page.
Monday 26th April 2.00pm
Friday 30th April
Coffee and Chat
Sunday 2nd May
Friday 7th May
12.00pm to 1.30pm
To read our weekly newsletter click this link or go the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full details click on the PDF file below .
TO PAY FOR YOUR MASKS ORDER Click on the button below
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.
For an annual subscription of just £3 you can have our monthly magazine emailed to you anywhere in the world. For full details click here.
For all the latest information from the diocese you can log on to http://www.sodorandman.im
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 it's 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)