St Thomas's Church, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1JL, United Kingdom.

Proclaiming the love of Jesus in the community.

News

News

The Churchwardens David Bennett and Joy Swarbrick, and the congregation of St Thomas's extend a warm welcome to everyone. We are currently in vacancy and going through the process of looking for our next vicar. Please get in touch if you require any further information about church services or events.

Our lady chapel is open daily from approximately 11.00 to 17.00. If you want a quiet space in this busy world please feel free to drop in and pause for a few moments or longer. You will find the entrance along the Clifton Drive side of the building.

A Prayer for Our Church During the Vacancy

Heavenly Father, we hold before you all who live and work in our Parish and all who gather to worship you at St Thomas'. Lord Jesus, we know you have plans for our parish and we trust that those plans are good. Wise and Holy Spirit, guide those who are seeking the right priest to be our next vicar, and those who are seeking the right next step in their ministry. Together may we discern your way for the future and be further equipped to grow your kingdom in this place. Amen.

Vision Action Plan 2023

An updated version of our action plan is available. It is also available on our Downloads page.

True Freedom Lent Course

The World Council of Churches and The Clewer Initiative have produced an information leaflet about their Lent Course.

Good Friday Walk of Witness and Service

Churches Together will be holding a Service of Witness on Good Friday, 29 March 2024, at 12.00 noon in St Anne's Square. Churches will be walking with a cross from their churches to St Anne's Square. St Thomas's walkers will gather in our car park at 11.20 am and leave promptly at 11.30 am. Those not able to walk are very welcome to go straight to the performance area in the Square. It is not necessary to stay for the whole hour of the service.

The more people we have for the walk and at the service in the Square, the better the witness will be to Jesus on this important day for our faith.

When the Service has finished we will return to St Thomas's and have hot cross buns and tea and coffee in the Parish Centre. Please let Peter and Marion Watson know if you are coming for the hot cross buns so that catering arrangements may be made.

This Week

For events on other dates, see our Events page.

Sunday 25 February 2024, 10.30 am

Second Sunday of Lent

Morning Worship

Sunday 25 February 2024, 7.00 pm

Second Sunday of Lent

Compline

A short said service for the evening which lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. It provides a time for quiet reflection to round off the day.

Tuesday 27 February 2024, 11.30 am

Chair Fitness Exercise Session

Venue: St Thomas's Parish Centre.

Admission: £6.

07962 175263

Tuesday 27 February 2024, 1.30 pm

Chair Fitness Exercise Session

Venue: St Thomas's Parish Centre.

Admission: £6.

07962 175263

Tuesday 27 February 2024, 6.00 pm

Fitness Pilates Exercise Session

Venue: St Thomas's Parish Centre.

Admission: £6.

07962 175263

Thursday 29 February 2024, 10.30 am

Holy Communion (said)

Subject to the availability of clergy during the vacancy.

Friday 1 March 2024, 2.00 pm

World Day of Prayer Service

Venue: St Anne's United Reformed Church.

Sunday 3 March 2024, 10.30 am

Third Sunday of Lent

Parish Communion

Subject to the availability of clergy during the vacancy.

The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm. Access is via the small door facing Clifton Drive South.

Our Sunday morning service is live-streamed on YouTube and is available there as a conventional video afterwards.