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

Proclaiming the love of Jesus in our community.

Message from the vicar, the Revd Christopher Scargill

Dear Friends,

You will have seen that the Church of England has suspended public worship. Therefore there will be none of our usual services at St Thomas's for the moment. However the ministry team will continue to pray for the parish, all the St Thomas's community and indeed all affected by the Covid-19 virus day by day. The Lady Chapel will also be open for private prayer.

The Sunday readings and a form of prayer for this time of year will be available on the website and the Sunday readings will be there and on Facebook.

We will also be putting children's materials and other worship resources on the website, particularly over Holy Week and Easter. Our neighbours at St Cuthbert's Lytham and Christ Church Wesham are already putting their Daily Prayer on Facebook or YouTube so you can follow them there.

Lytham St Cuthbert on Facebook

Wesham Christ Church on YouTube

We will be trying to contact those we know are self-isolating or who are otherwise vulnerable by phone from time to time, just to see how things are going and to let you know you are not alone.

If you need to contact the vicar or ministry team urgently however, you can contact the vicar via (01253) 725551

The seasonal materials are available on our Downloads page.

Streaming of church service

We will be live-streaming a short Eucharist onto our church Facebook page each Sunday morning. The service will start at 11.00 a.m. Note the new time. A conventional video will also appear on the page after the transmission.

If you have a Facebook account, you can find our church page by searching for St. Thomas's Church, St. Annes-on-Sea. Then take a look at recent posts to see information on how to access the live stream. If you are not sure how to do this, or would like some help in setting up a Facebook account, please contact (01253) 711794 for assistance.

29 March 2020: Fifth Sunday of Lent: On this day, it is customary at St Thomas's to distribute nails. If possible, have a nail ready for this service.

5 April 2020: Palm Sunday. If you have last year's palm cross, have it with you.

The following events have been cancelled

The Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group on 2 April 2020.

The Hampton Court House Group Lent Course 2020.

The Ecumenical Lent Course 2020.

The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between mid-morning and late afternoon. Access is via the door facing Clifton Drive South.