St. Thomas' Church, Douglas
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 01624 677711
Sunday 21st August - 9.30am Holy Communion (N.B. Early start time because of road closures)
Monday 22nd August - 2.00pm Craft Group
Wednesday 24th August - 7.45pm Summer Concert - Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir
Friday 19th August - 10.30am to 12.00pm Coffee and Chat
Sunday 28th August - 9.30am Holy Communion (N.B. Early start time because of road
Because of Manx Grand Prix road closures our services on Sundays 21st and 28th August will begin at 9.30am.
Our Weekly Summer Concerts continue each Wednesdays through to Wednesday 14th September. Each concert will begin at 7.45pm and will be followed by refreshments. Admission is free and there is a retiring collection. Everyone is welcome to attend. FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE
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 email@example.com.
For full details click on the PDF file 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 :- firstname.lastname@example.org or check our Facebook page.
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.
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
Please note that since the newsletter was produced the service times on Sundays 21st and 28th August have been changed to a 9.30am start because of MGP Road Closures.
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 SUNDAY
All of our recorded hymns can be found on our AUDIO FILES Page.
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