Over the past eight months there has been a series of meetings, workshops and sessions to get to grips with the Parish’s aspiration for a new and additional form of worship. The aim is for one that will be attractive to a congregation new to St Thomas and, in particular, works well for young families. These discussions have embraced who we are aiming at, what elements we need to include, for example the welcome we give to each person, and, given we are all different, how do we make sure parts of the new service work for everyone i.e. a mix of different activities. All this discussion is now being moulded by the Vicar into a firm proposal to put before the PCC. The goal for the new worshipping experience is for it to be fun, flexible, and informal.
The proposal to the PCC will also clarify any accompanying changes to the existing Parish Eucharist service so that Sunday morning works well for everyone.
Put the 24th January in your diaries – this is the date of the next PCC meeting where the proposal will be debated and voted on. All are welcome.
If the PCC approves then we will all need to gear up to launch the new Worshipping Community in the next couple of months. Please think if you can help or support in any way. If so please talk to the Vicar or the Churchwardens.
And don’t forget to include this new venture in your prayers – it could be the start of something exciting!