Worship during the pandemic

This page is kept up to date with our worship as affected by the pandemic restrictions.

Updated: 4th February 2021

6pm Prayers

We have been asked by the Archbishops to pray at 6pm each day in recognition of all who have died with coronavirus. We remember before God those who have died and we pray that God’s love will surround all who mourn them, now and always:

Gracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.

Online Services

As we have entered the new lockdown restrictions, our worship is now online and accessible via the internet or a simple telephone. See our Online Services page.

Services in St.Thomas Church

The building is open every day for private prayer. The PCC has decided to suspend services in the building during the current emergency to support the government’s “Stay at Home” policy. We shall keep this suspension under continual review.

In the meantime, please Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

Numbers attending are severely limited by the pandemic rules. There is a maximum of 15 at Weddings and 30 at Funerals. Baptisms are more difficult, with the advice being to keep attendance to parents and godparents only.