“spiritual,friendly and supportive community”
“the friendly welcome I get every Sunday”
“community, people, inclusivity”
“I value the people and what I learn from them, clergy or laity”
“tradition AND innovation”
“one of the best things about St Thomas’s is the choir (and getting paid)”
“sense of belonging”
“being able to be involved and feel a part of what is going on”
“an education team arranges opportunities for learning, reflection, discussion, spiritual growth”
“ability to embrace and enjoy change”
“wonderful bunch of people who gather at 8am to pray together”
“like a second family”
“I absolutely love the music at St Thomas’s and I’m forever thankful for the wonderful group of people I have met”
“powers of spiritual renewal and refreshment”
“I love being part of the choir and the joy of biscuits and juice at the end”
“strong community spirit”
“a family lovingly embracing everyone, warts and all”
“peace and calmness of the building”
“a feeling of community and where you can meet other people who you may not otherwise have met who enjoy the same sort of things as you”
“warmth and welcome – whether someone comes as a worshipper, visitor, seeker after ancient sites, or something they know not what”
“superb music which enriches the services”
“Tradition without stiffness; Love without compromise”
“the welcome was generous and the sense of family, community and belonging was instant”
“refreshes me through word, music and friendship”
“opportunities to explore and develop our faith”
“quality of the preaching”
“general ambiance of camaraderie and willingness to help”
“ability to celebrate at the drop of a hat”
“traditional services”
“that old drama school exercise when one person stands in the middle, goes rigid and falls, trusting everyone else in the circle around them to catch them – that’s us, always.”
“I like the communion wine”
“our second family and home”
“thoughtful preaching”
“I love the sense of family, love and common purpose”
“sacramental well central to a community of prayer, support and learning”
“strong bonds”
“people rooted and grounded in prayer, aware of their love for, and dependence on, a loving Creator”