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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 25-30 adults which means that we can maintain a family atmosphere.
Our services are a balance of traditonal 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. The second and fourth Sundays in every month are services of Holy Communion, the first Sunday is a shorter Communion service and the third Sunday is a family friendly Communion service. These services may be unavoidably changed at short notice during our current vacancy
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: We usually have a Sunday School in the Community Hall next adjacent to the church but at the moment due to Covid restrictions it is not taking place. We have an area where children can draw and play inside the church once the current restrictions are lifted. Percussion instruments 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'.
Our Open-the-Book team has been presenting dramatised Bible stories in the local primary school on a fortnightly basis, however This is temporarily suspended at the moment.
House-group: these are not meeting at the moment.
Hearing Loss: we have a loop system in the church and next door in the hall.
Sight Impairment: we now have a number of aids available in church for those who have difficulty in reading small print to borrow for the duration of the service. We have magnifiers specifically for this purpose, including a magnifying ruler to keep focus on the appropriate line of text , a laser magnifier, and other hand held magnifiers. There are specific wipes to clean the items before returning them to their bags after use.
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'.
Churchyard: our churchyard is closed and 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. If you like outdoors and gardening then we would love you to join us!
Congleton Road, Mow Cop
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