Thomas the Apostle, Penkhull

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The Church of St Thomas the Apostle is part of the United Benefice of Hartshill, Penkhull,and Trent Vale,and is situated in the ancient village of Penkhull, serving the community through public worship, prayer, preaching the Gospel and through Penkhull Village Hall. The people are forward looking, open and welcoming.

The Church was built to the design of Sir Gilbert Scott and was consecrated on October 12th 1842, through the generosity of the Rev Thomas Webb Minton, and his brother Herbert, sons of the founder of the Minton pottery company. The first Vicar was the Rev Samuel Minton, son of Thomas.

There are many interesting features in the church, like the wonderful craftsmanship in the carpentry of the roof structures, and the beautiful stained glass windows including the East Window depicting the Ascension and one dedicated to the memory of the fallen of the 292nd Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Distinctive Minton floor tiles are to be found in the sanctuary and the chancel.

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Rev'd Chris Rushton OLM
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01782 410011 (Associate Priest) or 01782 612505 (Christine Glover, Benefice Administrator)

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Said Communion
Second Sunday every Month Fourth Sunday in February, May, August & November Fifth Sunday - the Second occurence in any given year.
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Family worship
Reader Led Morning Worship most Sundays with Hymns and Worship Songs Holy Communion with Hymns and Worship Songs - Second and Third Sunday in the month and other Sundays by Rota Tommy's Tribe available for young worshippers
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Family Communion with Hymns Old and New
Holy Communion with Hymns and Worship Songs - First Sunday in the month and other Sundays by Rota Tommy's Tribe available for young worshippers
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass


Bishops Certificate
Church Open Tuesdays 11.30 to 13.00 (Term Time only)Saturdays 10:00 to 12:00

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Penkhull Village HallContact: Sue Birch01782 414965
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Incumbent: The Revd Christopher John RUSHTON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4430
Diocesan ID: 20/405
Built: 1843/1892
Architect: Andrew Capper
Style of worship: Liberal Broadly Catholic
Our Patron: Rector of Stoke on Trent
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: STOKE-ON-TRENT (20208)
Parish Legal Name: St. Thomas the Apostle, Penkhull (200405 )
CofE Church Info: (620405 20/405)
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This page was last updated on Friday 25th November 2016
Thomas the Apostle : Manor Court Street, Penkhull, Penkhull, Staffordshire, ST4 7LG - In the centre of Penkhull Village

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