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2016 Events so far

Sat 29 Oct

8.00 am - 6.00 pm

A Sponsored Music Marathon is being held at St Thomas’s in aid of the Organ Restoration Appeal.

The Marathon will run from 8:00am to 6:00pm which means we will have ten hours of on-going music in the church! This event is designed to be a fun, community event for musicians of all standards, of all ages, playing an instrument or singing their favourite songs. There are no limits to the possibilities.

The Marathon has been divided into ten minute slots. Musicians can book a time of their choice for the vast sum of £5.00 and will then receive a Sponsor Form with the challenge of raising as much money as possible from friends, family and work colleagues for the restoration of our wonderful organ. Even better …. musicians may wish to book more than one ten-minute slot so that a choir or band could perform a twenty or thirty-minute set. To encourage children to participate we would be happy for them to use only part of a ten-minute slot if that was appropriate.

Naturally, being a Saturday in addition to the music there will be coffee, cakes and the bookshop during the morning, with refreshments continuing into the afternoon. There will also be a raffle.

This is a massive fund-raising event but we want the Marathon to be a fun community event, with a hint of challenge, attracting many people into the church. We hope very much that you will want to take part and would be willing to publicise the Marathon amongst your members,

Wed 2 Nov


Flowers for a loved one  All Souls Day and All Saints Day is fast approaching - 2nd November. I write on behalf of the flower-arrangers to say that if anyone would like to make a donation for flowers in church in memory of a loved one, we would be very happy do a special arrangement.

We are also very happy to do special arrangements to mark important occasions: birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or in memory of someone special.

Finally the flower team will, in the near future, be doing some arrangements that will be on sale on a Saturday morning in aid of the organ fund.

If anyone would like a special arrangement, please do not hesitate to contact me via the Parish Office. Many thanks. Jill Clark        The Flower Arrangers

Wed 2 Nov


12.30 pm

The Bible Group: The next meeting is on Wednesday the 2nd November in room 55 Sarum College, when we will be reading Joshua 4-6. You might also want to look at chapter 2. Hope to see you all there.

Fri 11 Nov

11.30 am

St Thomas’s Book Group meets on the second Friday each month at 11.30 am at 3 Harcourt Manor in Mill Road. New members are most welcome, tel: 01722 322212

Sat 12 Nov

10.00 am - 12.00 am

The Northumbrian Pipers are coming to play during the coffee morning at St. Thomas's.

Tue 15 Nov


Care and Connect group, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, would be grateful for any offers of help for this social gathering. This month they will meet on Tuesday 15th November.  For further information please contact Di Durnford 01722 336750 or di-durnford@talktalk.net

Thu 17 Nov

7.30 pm

The Faith Group is meeting at 4 Victoria Road at 7.30pm on the third Thursday, and please call 01722 322791 if you would like to come.

29 Nov - 4 Dec


CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL which, for your diaries, will run from 29 November to 4 December.    Yes, it's that time of year again and this is an early warning that LOTS of help will be needed soon. The catering team will be seeking soups, cakes and other items for their famous refreshment 'stall' in the People's Vestry and, from 9 October, there will be 'signing on' lists on the notice board dedicated to the planning of the event. In addition to this, we will be looking for volunteers to act as stewards during the Festival and sign up sheets will also be up on the board for this important task.   For these duties the day will be divided into 4 x 2 hour stints so you will not be required to stay for too long.  This task is very important as stewards act as welcomers, guides, safety officers, parking attendants for buggies and wheel chairs, etc etc! Any of the Tree Festival Committee (see the list on the board) will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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