• St Thomas' Congregation

Hello and welcome to St Thomas Church, Mellor.

Our times of services are below:

Wednesday ; 10.00am Holy Communion Service in the Parish Centre.

Sunday:

8.30am Said Holy Communion

10.00am Sung Holy Communion.

6.30pm: Evening Prayer in church

3rd Sunday of each Month: 6.30pm Choral Evensong

Our church is open for private prayer and reflection everyday during daylight hours. Maybe light a candle in prayer… or just sit and listen to the music…

Prayer resources are also available in church for you to use at home…

Worship at St.Thomas from the 19th July 2021

Dear all,

As a church we have a duty of care to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all people who visit our church. From the 19th July 2021 we kindly ask that you will continue to wear face masks whilst inside the church.

To try to reduce the spread of the covid 19 virus further we are improving the through ventilation in church by opening all doors including the tower door and the vestry during services.

We kindly ask that you continue to use hand gel on arrival AND on departure so as not to return home with the possibility of infecting others.

Singing will be allowed by the congregation in church services, but face masks need to be worn throughout to reduce the spreading of the covid 19 virus.

The new government guidelines have removed the limit on numbers of people gathering together inside. So all the pews will be available for seating during services.  We still encourage people to continue to be mindful of the distance between their  neighbour whilst in church.

However, there will be a space provided in the first 2 rows on both sides of the church for people who wish to continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from their neighbour.

Every blessing,

Tracy

The Revd Tracy Ward Vicar

St.Thomas Church Mellor

On Sundays:

8.30 am:   A service of Holy Communion lasting about 45 minutes.  At this service there are no hymns and a shortened talk.  People enjoy this service as it is quiet and reflective.

10.00 am:  Our main service of Parish Communion lasting about 75 minutes, followed by an open invitation to join us for tea or coffee in the Parish Centre.  We have a strong choral tradition at St. Thomas’ and at this service you would normally expect four hymns and some sung responses – but don’t worry if you are new because the choir will lead you through everything!  Many people in the area choose this service for their preferred worship and numbers are growing!

Don’t worry about dressing up for our services! You are just as welcome in jeans and t-shirt as in your Sunday best…

Children are always welcome for this service.  They are welcome to stay in church the whole time, but if you would prefer we have two groups for younger people that take place in the vestry during the service (except during the holidays).  Those under five tend to go out during the first hymn for some praise and play, whilst the older children (the Vestry Venturers) go out just before the Bible readings and then come back in just before the communion part of the service.  If you are new, just ask one of the welcomers on the door what is going on that day and they will talk you through it.

6.30 pm:  Evening Prayer, lasting about 30 minutes.  A quiet, said service to end the day.

In addition we hold a very special Choral Evensong once a month (except during the holidays) – do look at the What’s On at St.Thomas’ page on the Home tab to see when the next one is.

If you are coming to St. Thomas’ for the first time and would like us to look out for you, please contact us – and when you come in the door, just tell one of the welcomers (who will be handing out the service books) that you are new!