St Thomas's Church, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1JL, United Kingdom.

Proclaiming the love of Jesus in our community.

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Thought for the week

Our Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O'Connor has been supplying short meditations each week, available on our Downloads page.

Below is the most recent.

Thought for the week by Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O’Connor

2021-12-02

Emmanuel

Christmas, and the lead up to it, is a time for remembering and celebrating. It may be reminiscing of times past, being with friends and family, or rejoicing in the message of the Christmas story.

The birth of Jesus – as told in the Bible – is one of the most well-known stories. Familiar from our time at school, nativity plays with the children, or through celebrations at church. Something that reminds, refreshes, renews and refocuses. Emmanuel, God is with us here on earth. A matter of wonder and joy. Jesus – the image of the invisible God.

God's gift to us – each and every one. A baby born and brought up in humble circumstances, a refugee from persecution, from the rulers of the day, yet the Son of God. How wonderful, how marvellous. A message of hope, love, and joy for the world.

May we take this time of preparation to allow the wonder and joy of Christmas to speak to us afresh.

Come, Lord Jesu,
Come as King.

Rule in our hearts,
Come as love.

Rule in our minds,
Come as peace.

Rule in our actions,
Come as power.

Rule in our days,
Come as joy.

Rule in our darkness,
Come as light.

Rule in our bodies,
Come as health.

Rule in our labours,
Come as hope.

Thy Kingdom come,
Among us.
David Adam

God of all hope and joy,
open our hearts in welcome,
that your Son Jesus Christ at His coming
may find us a dwelling prepared for himself,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
on God now and forever.
A New Zealand Prayer Book

No Doubt Magazine

The latest issue of our magazine No Doubt is available on our Magazine page.

An Advent Prayer Calendar

This Advent prayer calendar prints at A4 size and is available on our Downloads page.

Advent and Christmas Services
DateStart timeSeasonService
Saturday 20 November 20215.30 pmBlessing of Town Centre Crib in St Anne's Square
Sunday 28 November 20216.00 pmAdvent SundayService of Music and Readings
Sunday 5 December 20214.00 pmChristingle
Sunday 19 December 20216.00 pmCarol Service
Friday 24 December 20214.00 pmChristmas EveCrib Service
Friday 24 December 202111.30 pmChristmas EveMidnight Eucharist
Saturday 25 December 202110.30 amChristmas DayParish Communion

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

Psalm 16:7


The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Access is via the door facing Clifton Drive South.

This Week

For full details and other events, see our Events page.

Sunday 5 December 2021
10.30 am

Second Sunday in Advent

Parish Communion

Sunday 5 December 2021
4.00 pm

Christingle

Thursday 9 December 2021
10.30 am

Holy Communion

Sunday 12 December 2021
10.30 am

Parish Communion

Sunday 12 December 2021
7.00 pm

Compline