As St. Thomas’ Church, we are a group of wonderfully diverse, yet ordinary, people trying to follow Jesus Christ as he lovingly guides our lives, regardless of our different social, cultural and educational backgrounds. We find real joy worshipping God and serving Him in love towards one another, not only here in church, but also in the local community and out in the world.
St. Thomas’ Church itself was planted on the Coppy Hall estate over 40 years ago in 1969 as a joint Anglican/Free Church enterprise, but subsequently built on its Anglican foundations. In keeping with the wider foundation of the whole parish, we remain within the evangelical tradition with a specific contemporary evangelical flavour.
Our Sunday services are informal, relaxed, welcoming and spirit led, while maintaining structure and embracing our roots and heritage. We seek to achieve a high standard of worship that is both lively and meaningful, in an atmosphere which is warm, welcoming and relaxed; clergy and readers do not robe. Our overall aim is to be open and sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit whenever we meet together.
As a church, we have great links with our local community, through projects like The Thomas Project, The St. Thomas Playgroup, our Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts groups, and many other friends of the church who regularly use our buildings, which are, by design, multi-purpose, and very flexible.