Welcome to St Thomas!
Welcome to the parish of St Thomas , Mow Cop. We are a small, but growing congregation who pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome to all, whether a regular worshipper, a member of the local community or a visitors form afar-you are welcome!
Our services are built on the framework of liturgy found in Common Worship, but are relaxed and easy to follow. We enjoy a variety of worship styles, balancing traditional hymns with contemporary songs, Bible readings, and intercessory prayers with interactive prayer activities.
We have tried to make our service booklets easy to navigate and all our hymns and readings are normally displayed on a big screen for easy reading (Arial font in yellow on a mid-blue background). Reading aids are available for those living with sight loss to use during our services. We also have a loop system for the hard of hearing/partial hearing and are a dementia friendly church. At present we have no toilet in the church building, however there are two toilets open in the hall next door (one disabled). We have a portable ramp to help those in wheelchairs in and out of the church, a space in the church for wheelchairs and buggies and can offer a wheelchair for the duration of the service, should it be required.
In normal times we meet together for Bible study each month but at the moment we are not, however we are hoping to be able to resume our Bible study groups in person very soon. Socially distanced of course!
Usually our regular activities include house-groups/ Bible study, a monthly prayer group, 'Good Companions' (a once a month fellowship group for those of mature years), We do not have a formal Sunday School at the moment but children are welcome to use our children's area within the church under parental supervision. There are a number of books/activities for them to use. During the pandemic this facility is closed off unfortunately.