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Welcome to St Thomas' Church

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For information regarding how the Church of England is responding to the Corona virus please visit the Blackburn Diocese dedicated website. 

Prayer requests - Remember you can send prayer requests via email - davidobrienvicar@gmail.com Each day prayers will be said 9.00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10.30am on Wednesday and Sunday.

The season of Lent - a message from Revd. David

Lent is the opportunity to reflect and renew our relationship with God. It is based on Jesus spending 40 days in the desert being tempted by the devil (Matthew 4.1-11).

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, this year 26th February and runs to April 5 Palm Sunday.

 Traditionally it is time used for prayer and fasting seeking to deepen our relationship with God and allow Him to speak into our lives.

Prayer is talking to God and reading the Bible, which is listening to Him.

Fasting is usually eating less food than normal for a set time, sometimes a day where we don’t eat at all. It is not so much about depriving ourselves. It is more about being reminded of our need for God who gives us all that we have and to remind us of those who have so little across the world, including our own community.

It is also intended to make us ready for Easter. The week from Palm Sunday to Easter Day is referred to as ‘Passion Week’ because it focuses on the suffering of Jesus and His death on the Cross before we celebrate His Resurrection.

Please do use this time to pray and reflect as we seek God’s vision for St Thomas’ and our community.

 With Blessings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

Tweet by Bishop Philip (@BpBurnley)  Now is not the time to retreat into a shell. People are going to need the fellowship and service Christians offer. Follow this link

  

Message from our vicar, David O'Brien 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Further information about the church can be found on this website together with contact details.

Thank you for your interest.

May God Bless you

David

Rev'd David O'Brien

Vicar

St Thomas' is part of the Church of England's Blackburn Diocese with worship services in the Evangelical - New Wine Tradition.

Generally there are three services on a Sunday beginning with our 10.30 Morning Worship and 10.30 Cafe Church bible study for all ages - ideal for families with children.  At 6.00 pm we have our 'spirit-led' New Wine praise service.

On Wednesdays, in term time, we have a service of Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion at 11.00 am followed by a 2 course lunch in our Parish Centre for a suggested £2 donation.

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.  Check out our memory verse each month.

 

Our memory verses for March are:

 

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51: 10 - 12

 

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.