Welcome to St Thomas' Church
**Important information about the church building - Delighted we are open for public worship We will still continue with online provision via Facebook and You Tube. Please watch this video to see how things will be different. Contact one of the church wardens if you would like to attend. **
The service schedule to Advent can be downloaded here. Download. Please note that there is no lunch after the Wednesday service and no refreshments after any services until further notice.
Wearing of face coverings...........................................................................................................................
The Church of England advises that face coverings are worn inside church buildings. This is as much for the benefit of others as well as for your own health and well-being.
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Meet our new curate Emma Swarbrick. Here is a message from her. Take a look at the service led by Bishop Julian.
Hi! I’m Emma.
I’m sandgrown; having been born in Blackpool and spending the first 18 years of my life in St. Annes. I trained as a primary school teacher and spent the majority of my 11 year teaching career in a village school near Preston. Ordination training took me into ‘southern exile’ in Bristol before returning back to sunny Blackpool in 2018. I began my curacy in South Shore before taking a year off to welcome my boys to the family. I’m excited to continue my curacy here at St. Thomas’ and to see where God leads us as we serve him.
Prayer requests - Remember you can send prayer requests via email - firstname.lastname@example.org Morning Prayers will be said 9.00am Tuesday and Thursday, Night Prayer on a Monday and Friday.
A message from our vicar, David O'Brien
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Welcome to St Thomas' Blackpool church website.
We are ordinary people who believe that God has a purpose and plan for every person.
We believe this purpose is discovered through living each day in partnership with Jesus, following his teaching and committing our lives to him.
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We meet on Sundays and during the week to worship God, learn from the Bible and pray together. The church is here for you and everyone, so please be assured of a warm welcome at St Thomas', we'd love to hear from you and even better see you when you visit.
Jesus explained his purpose for every person in these words: 'I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full' John's Gospel Chapter 10 verse 10
Further information about the church can be found on this website together with contact details.
Thank you for your interest.
May God Bless you
Rev'd David O'Brien
St Thomas' is part of the Church of England's Blackburn Diocese with worship services in the Evangelical - New Wine Tradition. Visit our worship services page for details.
Together we are sharing God's love and building the kingdom in the Parish of St Thomas' Blackpool, across Lancashire, the United Kingdom and abroad.
We exist to help people know, live and share Jesus Christ
We believe that a person can have a personal relationship with God, through faith in Jesus Christ
It is our joy to help people discover that relationship, then grow in their understanding of who Christ is, and how their lives can change.
Getting to know the word of God is very important.
Our memory verse for 2020 is:
'The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord makes His face to shine on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace. Amen.'
(Numbers 6: 24 – 27)
If you would like to read about what happened at St Thomas' last year, read our Reflections magazine. Reflections (1).pdf Download
Promoting a Safer Church
As a parish/church we have adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church' policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop's Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here......
New Safeguarding Policy Jan 2017 (1).doc Download
If you want to make contact with us, click the contact information page OR call the church office on 01253 399 276 and leave a message.
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