St. Thomas of Canterbury, Chester

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St. Oswald & St. Thomas is a new Parish in Chester. The parish came into existence in 2005, with the dissolution of the Chester Team Parish. Our Church is located just outside the City Centre in a densely populated area of the City. Due to our proximity to the University (just over the road) there are a great number of students living in the area, however many family homes still remain and the Garden Quarter is a thriving and vibrant community of which we are pleased to be a part.

At St. Thomas' we believe very strongly in doing something beautiful for God. We have an excellent group of altar servers, and new servers are always welcome. We are also in the enviable position of having three organists and a choir, who as well as leading the singing of the hymns also offer anthems at most High Masses. The choir has also performed in local theatre events.

At St. Thomas', "Smells, Bells, Vestments", lovely singing and skillful organ playing are merely one part of our offering a sacrifice of praise. If this doesn't sound like it might be your thing, still give us a try, you may be surprised! You don't even have to be Christian; just come with an open mind and a searching soul. Away from the drama and spectacle of the High Mass, we also have Low Masses for those who prefer simpler quieter worship.

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Fr. Robert Clack
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33 Abbots Grange
01244 399990 (Vicar)

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Sung High Mass
Sung Eucharistic High Mass, complete with chasubles, incense, and a choir.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship


Low Mass
Said Eucharistic Low Mass. Tea, Coffee and Cakes afterwards.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Hall for Hire The Church Hall is a well equipped space, with a functional kitchen, that can accomodate about 50 people, there is parking in the Church car park.If you wish to book the hall for your function or event please contact the vicar who will pass you onto the appropriate person.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12576
Built: 1872
Architect: George Gilbert Scott
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: The Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: CHESTER (59102)
CofE Church Info: (609023 9/23)
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The current editor is: Nicholas Gilpin

This page was last updated on Tuesday 22nd November 2016
St. Thomas of Canterbury : Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4AG - Opposite University Chapel.

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