Sunday

 

Worship of God is the centre of our parish life

Each Sunday we come together to celebrate and share God’s gift to us in the Eucharist.

Visitors and newcomers are always welcome,
and all baptised Christians are invited to share in the Holy Communion.

Gluten Free communion wafers are available.
Please advise the priest during Holy Communion or prior to the Service commencing.

Children participate fully at St Thomas 

A spacious children's play and activity area is located within the church worship space.
We have Sunday School weekly during the 10am Service (except during January). 

We also have a wonderful outdoor community playground for play and exploration.

Sunday mornings

At St Thomas there are two Sunday morning celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, at 8am and 10am

(except in January when there is one celebration of Holy Eucharist at 10am).

Both follow the Second Order of Holy Communion from A Prayer Book for Australia (1995)
presented in an easy to follow printed order of service.

Worship at St Thomas reflects a relaxed Anglo-catholic style of worship.
We use music, movement and colour, (as well as incense on feast days), silence and candles,
to help lift our hearts, minds and senses toward God, together with prayers and words,
to express the mysteries of our faith and worship.

The 8am Holy Eucharist

Draws a gathering of worshipers into a more contemplative service. The service lasts around 45 minutes.

The 10am Holy Eucharist

Includes the singing of hymns and mass responses and Sunday School (except during January).  On an ordinary Sunday the service lasts for about an hour.

On special occasions both 8am and 10am congregations join together for a shared combined Service of Holy Eucharist at 10am. For example on Palm Sunday and on Pentecost Day, and at other times as advertised. 

Both the 8am and 10am Services are followed by morning tea in the church narthex,
time to enjoy each other’s company and to welcome newcomers and visitors.

At St Thomas, we are called to live and be eucharistic, which is to say,
that we seek to live as a people who constantly give thanks to God

We look forward to welcoming you