COVID-19 UPDATE 28th Nov 2020
The Church continues to be alive and active.
The church is open for private prayer each Thursday to Saturday 11am to 2pm.
Please observe hygiene controls, use the hand sanitiser (provided) and please follow the directions of our volunteers or on our welcome board. Heritage visitors are asked to be patient and to save their visit until we are fully open.
We will resume services in church from Wednesday 2nd December. Our services reflect the latest guidance provided by the Church Of England.
Said Eucharist - Wednesdays at 11.30am
A short service of Holy Communion (approx. 30 minutes). This service will not be live streamed.
Choral Eucharist – Sundays at 10.30am
We are waiting on guidance but hopefully our choir will sing three hymns and other parts of the service and we will have an organist. The service will last approx. one hour and will be streamed live on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to access the live stream - if the service does not come up straight away, please refresh the link. Each service will stay on our Facebook page for one month.
You can join others online for prayer and worship, details can be found on the Church of England site here.
Adam Hadley, our curate, can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or in an emergency by calling 07759 900947.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength ... Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
Please contact the office if you wish to make an enquiry about booking our church hall.
We have produced guidance and a risk assessment and have implemented measures for the safety of our hall users. The kitchen, ground floor meeting room and first floor meeting room (youth room) are currently not available for public use.
The main hall is available to hire for £18.00 per hour. This includes use of the washroom facilities.
Government guidance means there are restrictions on what type of events can take place and the number of attendees allowed. As this changes we will endeavour to provide the latest information on this page but please contact us with any questions.
09:15 Informal Worship
10:30 Parish Eucharist
11:30 Holy Communion
We may run additional services or adjust the type of service at the above regular times to fit with the Christian calendar and the work of our missions. Please visit our events page for further details.
Thanks for stopping by. We’re glad you’re here and hope to see you at one of our worship services or fundraising events. Our services aren’t just something we attend or do and we aren’t just a building or an event. We are a people, a community and a family and you are most welcome to join us at any time.
We are St Thomas' in the Parish of Stourbridge and the Diocese of Worcester. As Christians we're all about one life - the life of Jesus, the Son of God. The Bible teaches that Jesus was God Himself, come to live in His world as a human to fix the broken relationship with our Creator. Perhaps you've never thought about it very much, but the life of Jesus has a tremendous impact upon you from a very early age.
It doesn't matter how you have ended up on our page, as we said we're glad you're here and we're happy to help and support you in any way we can.
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GETTING TO ST THOMAS'
Use the Network West Midlands website to plan your journey.
By main line train to Stourbridge Junction then passenger shuttle train from platform 1 to Stourbridge Town followed by a short walk to the bus station.
By bus to Stourbridge Interchange (bus station).
Walk through the bus station, down the steps to the underpass, turn left at the junction to arrive at the High Street. Turn right on to High Street and either 1. walk down to the junction with Market Street (at the clock) and continue up Market Street to St Thomas' or 2. turn left at Coffee#1 and walk through Ryemarket Shopping Centre to the exit next to Waitrose.
There are abundant public parking facilities in the vicinity of the church.
Public car parking is available at Tesco Extra (entrance from Bath Road) with up to 2 hours free parking (there is no facility to pay for additional time) or at the Ryemarket Shopping Centre car park (entrance from New Road - next to Aldi - drive round the back of Aldi to the car park ramp). Charges can be found here (Scale 2). Additional car parks are available on Coventry Street and Birmingham Road.
Free on street parking is available inside the ring road on Market Street, High Street and Lower High Street - Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm maximum of 1 hour, no return with 1 hour (unlimited at other times). Outside the ring road on Worcester Street, Green Street, Lion Street and Greenfield Avenue.
St Thomas' Church
Phone: (01384) 394185
Monday to Friday
0930 to 1230
(hours may vary during school holidays)