St Thomas Parish Church serves a large area west of the River Exe in Exeter. It serves a wide area including Haven Banks, part of the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate and as far as Barley Lane and Redhills. It includes all the area formally served by Emmanuel Church in Okehampton Road, which is now closed.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) INFORMATION
from St Thomas Parish Church and The Church of England
St Thomas Church is now open for a short Communion service on Sundays at Midday. We also meet on Zoom at 10.30. Please go to our website through the Get inTouch section and follow the Pewsheet menu link for this week's details. The church building will be open Monday to Friday from 10-3pm for private prayer. Please use the hand sanitizer provided and maintain social distance. All church-led community groups are suspended until further notice. Face coverings are strongly advised during the service in Church.
Have you visited St Thomas Blog yet? Keep up to date with our news and views and you can also hear or read reflections and sermons.
For weekly devotional material and 'Virtual Services' please access our website from the link in the Get inTouch section at the bottom of this page.
All regular services listed in the diary are cancelled until further notice.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION
The parish of Exeter: St Thomas 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 Exeter’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.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
Our parish safeguarding representatives are:
Carolyn Bryant on 07962 140088 and Jane Vowles on 07759 263410
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team's contact details:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Charles Pitman 01392 345909 Mobile: 07889 542640
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11