Thomas the Apostle, Penkhull

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The Church of St Thomas the Apostle is part of the United Benefice of Hartshill, Penkhull,and Trent Vale,and is situated in the ancient village of Penkhull, serving the community through public worship, prayer, preaching the Gospel and through St Thomas' Community Centre. The people are forward looking, open and welcoming.


The Church was built to the design of Sir Gilbert Scott and was consecrated on October 12th 1842, through the generosity of the Rev Thomas Webb Minton, and his brother Herbert, sons of the founder of the Minton pottery company. The first Vicar was the Rev Samuel Minton, son of Thomas.


There are many interesting features in the church, like the wonderful craftsmanship in the carpentry of the roof structures, and the beautiful stained glass windows including the East Window depicting the Ascension and one dedicated to the memory of the fallen of the 292nd Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Distinctive Minton floor tiles are to be found in the sanctuary and the chancel.

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Rev'd Chris Rushton OLM
Church House,
Vicarage Road
Hartshill
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
01782 410011 (Associate Priest) or 01782 612505 (Christine Glover, Benefice Administrator)

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Pantomime Rehearsal
The Seventh Annual Community Pantomime organised by the Church is Sleeping Beauty. After auditions, the Principals have been chosen but everyone auditioning is in the Pantomime from 5 to 70+. Rehearsals and Performances take place in Penkhull Village Hall. For further details phone: 01782 398964.
Further rehersals take place after Christmas leading up to the Performance Dates every Friday at 7:15 PM until Friday 19th December 2014 for 2 hours
 
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00 This opening night will be performed in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent as well as the Bishop of Stafford and his wife.
Thursday 8th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Friday 9th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
 
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Saturday 10th January 2015 at 2:30 PM for 2 hours
 
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Saturday 10th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
 
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Sunday

Said Communion
Second Sunday every Month Fourth Sunday in February, May, August & November Fifth Sunday - the Second occurence in any given year.
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Family worship
Reader Led Morning Worship most Sundays with Hymns and Worship Songs Holy Communion with Hymns and Worship Songs - Third Sunday in the month and other Sundays by Rota Tommy's Tribe available for young worshippers
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Family Communion with Hymns Old and New
Holy Communion with Hymns and Worship Songs - Third Sunday in the month and other Sundays by Rota Tommy's Tribe available for young worshippers
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Evening Prayer
First and Third Sundays at Thomas' the Apostle, Penkhull Second and Third Sundays - Compline at Holy Trinity, Hartshill Fifth Sundays - Alternating - see Rota
Every first and third Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Tuesday

Bible Study Group
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Friday

Pantomime Rehearsal
The Seventh Annual Community Pantomime organised by the Church is Sleeping Beauty. After auditions, the Principals have been chosen but everyone auditioning is in the Pantomime from 5 to 70+. Rehearsals and Performances take place in Penkhull Village Hall. For further details phone: 01782 398964.
Further rehersals take place after Christmas leading up to the Performance Dates
Every Friday at 7:15 PM for 2 hours
until Friday 19th December 2014
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Armistice Day Commemoration
This Service will begin in Church at 10.45 continuing untill after the sounding of the Last Post, the Two-minute Silence and the sounding of the Reveille. The Service will continue around the Flag Pole where the names of the 76 Fallen from Penkhull will be read out and marked with an individual Poppy Cross. The Last Post will be sounded again as the Union Flag is lowered to Half Mast.
Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 10:45 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Fayre
Taking place in the Village Hall, this annual community event provides the opportunity to buy gifts, take part in games, have one's face painted and chat with Father Christmas. All this whilst raising money for the church.
Sunday 7th December 2014 at 3:30 PM for 2 hours
Outdoor Carol Service
Sunday 7th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00 This opening night will be performed in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent as well as the Bishop of Stafford and his wife.
Thursday 8th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Friday 9th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Saturday 10th January 2015 at 2:30 PM for 2 hours
Sleeping Beauty
Our 7th Annual Pantomime organised by the Church for the local community. This NODA Script promises to be our funniest Panto ever with a cast aged from 5 to 70+ including Readers, a Church Warden and other PCC Members. Directed and Choreographed by Josh & Jen Whittaker-Vyse for the first time, they have assisted previously as well as appearing in 4 of the previous productions. They bring a fresh approach and are really looking forward to see the fruits of their work on stage. Tickets available from Village Hall Box Office: Thursdays: 10.30 - 1.30 Friday: 7.00 - 8.00
Saturday 10th January 2015 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Sunday School Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Stained glass Shop Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available Foodbank
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Penkhull Village HallContact: Sue Birch01782 414965

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Tuesdays 11.30 to 13.00 (Term Time only)Saturdays 10:00 to 12:00

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Clergy: The Revd C J RUSHTON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4430
Diocesan ID: 20/405
Built: 1843/1892
Architect: Andrew Capper
Style of worship: Liberal Broadly Catholic
Our Patron: Rector of Stoke on Trent
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: STOKE-ON-TRENT (20208)
Parish Legal Name: St. Thomas the Apostle, Penkhull (200405 20/405)
CofE Church Info: (620405 20/405)
Short URL: acny.uk/4430/
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Thomas the Apostle : Manor Court Street, Penkhull, In the centre of Penkhull Village, Penkhull, Staffordshire, ST4 7LG

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