Flowers for Holy Week

Every day during Holy Week, starting on Monday, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 15-minute programme on wild plants and flowers associated in history and folklore with the key moments of Christ’s Passion. Broadcast daily at 10:45 (9:45 in the UK), ‘The Passion in Plants’ can be found on BBC iPlayer Radio.

Junior Church: All about Palm Sunday

Of course, not only our “regular” service currently cannot take place in person, but our Junior Church group also can’t meet for their weekly get-together.

To fill this gap at least a bit, our Junior Church Leader Miriam recorded this video where she explains what happened on Palm Sunday – with the help of her friend Billy, the kiwi!

Also, Wendy, another one of our Junior Church leaders, recommends this YouTube video – another fun way to learn about Palm Sunday:

Enjoy and happy Palm Sunday to you at home! 🙂

Palm Sunday – Virtual Service

A message from Father Pete:

Unfortunately, we can’t meet together in the church today.  Please use this Youtube link to join us at 10:30 today (5 April, 2020).  YOU CAN USE THE LINK AT ANY TIME, but knowing that all the Christians at St.Thomas’ are worshipping at the same time adds a powerful dynamic to the notion of “community.”

Many people from St. Thomas’ have participated in preparing this liturgy.  For their hard work, we thank them.  The Lord has blessed us to have them and all of you in our congregation.

Have a few minutes to spare whilst online? Start the Safeguarding Course today.

The social distancing recommendations to reduce the risk of
contracting Covid-19 have meant that most of us don´t have our
regular work, social, fitness or church commitments. However most
of us do have access to a computer, and a few minutes to learn about
safeguarding at church.

The C0 safeguarding course is available online, takes about an hour
and is a meaningful and important way to support our church and
our vulnerable people – without having to leave home.

Go to:

Log in and go to the C0 course.

Any questions, contact Madeleine Herring, Co-Safeguarding Officer on madeleineherring (at)

#stayconnected: Yotin teaches us a Taizé song

One of the things we all miss the most about not being able to meet at church is certainly the music, especially the singing together.

And while we currently cannot do that as a congregation, you can still do so at home. To help you with that, our choirmaster Yotin is going to teach you a simple song from the Taizé song book today.

Just click on the video below and start singing! 🙂