About Us

St Thomas' is a friendly, welcoming church whose desire is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community. You can be assured of a warm welcome and great coffee! Our Sunday congregations average between 20-30 adults which means that we can maintain a family atmosphere. 

OUR SERVICES: Are a balance of traditional and contemporary music and the liturgy is taken from Common Worship. All songs and Bible readings are displayed on a large screen which allows us to sing out our praises to God (Booklets are also available). 

We hold Holy communion every Sunday from 10:30am and an all age worship service known as 'Connect at 4' the last Sunday of every month. This is a family friendly, informal service which consists of a quiz, games and crafts. The service lasts for around 45 minutes. Please see our 'Services and Events' tab for more details.

We often use a variety of interactive ways to enhance our worship and prayer; these are always optional and never forced upon people, although we have found that most people find such activities helpful. 

CHILDREN: At the moment we do not have a formal Sunday School in operation.  We do have an area where children can draw and play. We also have percussion instruments that are often employed and enjoyed by all the congregation. We never mind a bit of noise - children are as important as adults at St Thomas'. 

We are a DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCH this means that we take extra care to ensure that people living with dementia, and their carers, are given special consideration. Most of our congregation have been trained as 'dementia friends'.

HEARING LOSS AWARENESS: We also are very aware of the problems encountered by those of us who live with partial hearing, therefore a hearing loop system is always used during our church services. Switch your hearing aid to the loop setting if you have one to access the system.

SIGHT LOSS AWARENESS: We have a number of aids available to help those with reduced vison. These are available for those affected to borrow for the duration of a service only, then being returned to the storage basket on your way out after cleansing them with a disinfectant wipe (made available). 

CHURCHYARD: Our churchyard is closed with areas maintained by Newcastle Borough Council. However we have a Garden of Remembrance and also a conservation area which we are in the process of developing to become a space which can be used more widely by the community. The last Saturday of every month we have a Church Yard Maintenance Party which meets to help maintain our beautiful Church and Church Yard.....If you like outdoors and gardening then we would love you to join us! More details can be found in our 'Services and Events' tab.

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