150 YEARS & COUNTING
(150 years of continuous worship at St. Thomas')

To celebrate 150 years of continuous worship at St. Thomas' Church we will be holding a week long series of events during the Island's National Week (Tynwald Week 3rd to 8th July 2022).

St. Thomas' church was first opened in 1849 but because of a dispute between the then bishop of Sodor and Man and the vicar of the parish of Braddan about who had the right to appoint the new vicar for St. Thomas' the church was closed by the bishop in December 1867. When the dispute was finally resolved, in favour of the vicar of Braddan, St. Thomas' was reopened by the bishop on Saturday 29th June 1872. It would appear that the bishop remained unhappy with the result and a report in the Isle of Man Times describing the reopening, stated that, "...The bishop hurried through the ceremony as quickly as possible, and the whole affair occupied only 18 minutes".

150 years later and St. Thomas' is still open and active in the heart of Douglas and we look forward to the next 150 years. So, please come along and join us for the various activities and events we have planned or just to have a look at our magnificent Nicholson Murals, beautiful stained glass windows, the Archibald Knox designed War Memorial and much more. You'll also be able to enjoy our renowned,  delicious home made cakes and hospitality.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily throughout the week:

 - The church will be open to view the "Green Display" on the theme, "God's Love is like a circle".

 - Refreshments will be available. Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits.

 - The proposed plans for the refurbishment of the building will be on display.

SUNDAY 3rd July

9.30am - Brunch - cereals, yoghurt, sausage baps, toast, jams, fruit juices, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, milk shakes etc.

11.00am - St. Thomas' Day Family Service. All ages are welcome.

MONDAY 4th July

10.ooam to 4.00pm - Church open for viewing

2.15pm - St. Thomas' C. of E. School Special Service

6.00pm - St. Thomas' School Reunion. Any former pupils, staff and their families are invited to come along and reminisce  about their old school days. 

7.00pm Approx - There will be an opportunity to tour the old school building courtesy of Quing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 5th July

10.00am to 4.00pm - Church open for viewing

WEDNESDAY 6th July

10.00am to 4.00pm - Church open for viewing

7.45pm - Summer Concert - The Summer Singers. (Followed by refreshments).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 7th July

10..am to 4.00pm - Church open for viewing

FRIDAY 8th July

10.30am to 12.00pm - Coffee and Chat

12.00pm to 1.30pm - Celebration Light Lunch

4.00pm Event ends

On Saturday morning 9th July (8.30am to 11.00am) we will be tidying up after the week long series of events and any volunteers to help with this will be made most welcome.