Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Wilbury

St Thomas (centre of worship)

We are a friendly bunch, who worship in our church, which is opposite Tesco at the bottom of Bursland

The Rev Jess McLaren is our new Vicar and she would be delighted to meet you.

All are welcome to come and join us for worship.

We have lots of services and activities for all this Christmas time.

Christingle Sunday – On Sunday 5th all are welcome to join us at 10am for our Christingle service, as we celebrate Jesus the light of the world. We will be meeting onsite and streaming our service online on Facebook. You can download a copy of the order of service here – Order of service – Christingle

Messy Church – On Saturday 18th December we will be hosting a messy church for families from 3pm. Come and join us for lots of crafts, festive fun and no doubt a carol or two. Booking is essential – please contact us at [email protected] or 07743345314.

The Big Sing: Carols on the green – We cannot wait to host our outdoor carol service at 4.30pm on 19th December. Come and join us for a good sing song followed by some lovely refreshments.

Pop-up nativity – Come and join us at 4pm on Christmas Eve for a fun filled pop-up nativity where everyone can take part. We invite you to dress the part – so do come along as your favourite nativity character.

Christmas Eve Mass – For those that would prefer an earlier Christmas Eve mass, you are welcome to join us on 24th December at 7pm for a communion service.

Midnight Mass – Come and join us at 11.30pm on 24th December for our Christmas Eve service.

Christmas Day Celebration – Joy to the World! Come and join us at 10am on Christmas Day as we celebrate together.


You can also join us,

Every Sunday at 10am – Come and join us in person or online on Facebook for Holy Communion, including music, a sermon and prayers. You can download the order of service if you are joining us online.

Morning Prayer – every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.15am – all are welcome – it is a great way to start the day!

Private prayer – The church will be open for private prayer to commemorate All Souls and All Saints day, during the season of Advent and Christmas, and during the season of Lent and Easter. Please revisit our website nearer the time for dates and times. 


Covid updates - 

Hello everyone!

We want to update you all on the decisions that we have made about our services in light of the recent lifting of restrictions.

* we will resume singing but we are so aware that for some, they are not ready to do this. We will encourage those that are comfortable with singing to go to the front and those that aren’t to the back. 

* we will be meeting for refreshments again after the service with safety measures in place.

* we will be maintaining the social distancing of chairs, a strong desire for face masks when singing, sanitiser on entry and exit, no physical sharing of the peace, communion will continue in one kind (bread/wafer) only, and we ask that you will place any offerings on the plate as you arrive.

Watch this space for news of decisions about the immediate future. We are praying for our community and we are here for you if we can support you in any way.

We continue to do all that we can to be a safe space for worship. Hygiene, such as hand sanitiser, social distancing and face coverings are required in our building, and we will need to take contact details for any visitors to adhere to track and trace policies. Please see Covid-19 FAQs for further details.


Please like and watch our Facebook page for updates - (3) St Thomas of Canterbury, Wilbury | Facebook

The parish of Wilbury is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

St Thomas of Canterbury, Wilbury, Bedford Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4DU

Discover what's at the heart of Christmas with us

Celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth with special services and events this Advent and Christmas.

Get in touch

Rev Jess McLaren

Morning Prayer

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 9:15 a.m. for 30m
Add to my calendar

St Thomas of Canterbury, WIlbury
Church Of St Thomas, Bedford Road
SG6 4DU

We follow elements of the Church of England liturgy: a psalm, bible readings, prayers for individuals, the community and the nation, with an opportunity for us to pray, silently or aloud

Morning Worship/Prayer

We move away from using a mobile to something more professional

19 Feb 2021, noon
Church_news News_about_our_building