Welcome to St.Thomas’ Church – Living the Mission of Jesus

Our New Vicar Lee Thompson

 Copyright Philip Clewer

Lee was born and raised in a small, rural village in county Durham. Determined to escape and travel the world he joined the Royal Air Force and was posted no further than Hampshire, where he has continued to live and work. Following seven years working in a spacecraft operating facility, Lee left the Royal air Force and spent the next twenty years working in various operations management roles for a multinational technology and service provider.

Some ten years ago while at Highfield Church in Southampton, Lee began to explore a vocation to ministry. Alongside his work and family life, Lee studied Theology at St. Mellitus (BA Hons) and then Theology, Ministry & Mission at Sarum College (MA). In 2020 Lee was ordained Deacon at Winchester Cathedral and moved to Romsey to serve his title as Assistant Curate at Romsey Abbey.

Surprisingly for Lymington Lee does not (yet) sail; preferring either cycling in the Alps or relaxing in Cornwall. Lee is married to Helen (Chair of Governors at a Southampton primary school) and they have two teenage children, Lily and Alexander. They are delighted to begin this new season of life and ministry in Lymington and look forward to meeting you soon.

 Chris Stroud and Daphne Johnston

We are the Churchwardens of St. Thomas’ Lymington. We are delighted to welcome our new Vicar Lee Thompson to St. Thomas’ – see above.

Our hope for our church is that we should be known for living the mission of Jesus: prayerful, positive, caring and growing.

There has been a church on the site for more than 800 years and we’re very glad to have been a part of the history of Lymington. But St.Thomas’ is about so much more than the past.

We are the parish church of Lymington, and as such, we believe our main purpose is to serve the town in whatever way we can to authenticate the gospel of Christ.

We run weekly services, both on Sunday and during the week, from the traditional to more contemporary, we host opportunities for people to meet together and support them at pivotal points in the lives.

With the biggest concert space in Lymington, we host concerts throughout the year and, with our Church Hall and kitchen, most events can be catered for.

But that’s just scratching the surface of St.Thomas’. Take a look around the website, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Parish Profile below is the document that was written during our period of vacancy and will remain here whilst it is still generating reader interest.

Parish Profile

 Registered Charity Number 1128119




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