Christmas Fayre. Breaking News!
Well done and thank you to all who helped to make the Christmas Fayre such a huge success. The provisional amount raised was a magnificent £2,352.00.
The Three Wise Men. Sponsored Walk.
The Three Wise Men, Peter Clague, Edwin Creer and John Walmsley spent a pleasant afternoon tramping through the beautiful manx countryside to raise funds for St. Thomas' Church. Through sponsorship their strenuous effort raised the magnificent sum of £867.00. Well done gentlemen and a huge thank you to all who contributed so generously.
Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass Concert and Supper
An audience of over 100 enjoyed a superb concert by the Manx Youth Band and Concert Brass at St. Thomas' Church on Thursday evening 24th October 2019.
After a short welcoming prayer by the Rev. Canon Philip Frear Mr. Edwin Creer introduced this exceptional band of talented young musicians lead by their charismatic conductor Mr. Ian Clague O.B.E. The band played with great skill, flare and enthusiasm to entertain the very appreciative audience.
The varied programme opened with "Prismatic Light" by Alan Fernie. This was followed by "A Grease Selection" arrangement by Cameron Mabon. It was then time for Alexander Kneale's moving Cornet Solo of the Irish melody "Macushla". There was then a change of pace with Ray Woodfield's arrangement of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Freddie Mercury. Tenor Horn soloist Amy Crellin's "Wicheta Lineman" delighted the audience before another change of pace with Shotakovich's "The Second Waltz". The final hugely talented soloist was James Kewley on the Flugal Horn who played the well known hit "Misty". The band concluded the concert with "Braveheart" and "The Best of Bond" before getting everyone clapping to their 'big finish' number, "Everybody Needs Somebody" made famous by the hit musical "The Blues Brothers".
Mr Peter Clague thanked the band for a wonderfully entertaining evening. He went on to praise their amazing ability and talent before highlighting the fact that as he had looked around the audience all he could see was smiling faces which showed how much everyone had enjoyed the performance.
It was then time for tasty cottage pie and delicious desserts made by church members along with wine or drinks.
The evening raised the magnificent sum of £1,025.00 towards church funds. So well done and a huge thank you to all who contributed in any way.
The next Light Lunch will be on Friday 6th December 2019 between 12.00pm and 1.30pm.
All are welcome to join us for soup, bread, choice of delicious desserts and tea or coffee. There is no charge but donations towards church funds will be welcome.
The annual Douglas Remembrance Service took place in St. Thomas' Church on Sunday 10th November at 10.00am. A display of remembrance art work by students from Ballakermeen and St. Ninian's High Schools was prepared especially for this service. The designs were both poignant and moving and were much appreciated by all who attended.
Members of then |St. Thomas' congregation enjoyed a very tasty Fish and Chip Harvest Supper in church on the evening of Saturday 12th October 2019. The food was provided by Fryers in Onchan with the entertainment provided by members of the congregation. There was a scavenger hunt for the children, a Manx Quiz for all and entertainment in the form of "St. Thomas' has got Talent". There were duets, solos and poetry items from the adults and jokes by the children.
Mothers Union members humorously teaching us all about tolerance and understanding.