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Covid-19 information, resources & volunteering

In line with current government guidance, our buildings are closed for Sunday worship and other meetings and events but, as of Wednesday 1st July, we are now open for private, individual prayer between 10 am and 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please click here for important information about how this is being managed. 

The church office is open for limited periods over the week but in-person contact is not possible so please phone or email the office or the Rector if you need to speak to us.

For Covid-19 advice, please see the external links below. 

St Thomas' Church

Regular video updates are posted on the church's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stthomasedin/
and on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1r0Eq3PqBmxioDssYXCbGQ
We are on Periscope at: https://www.pscp.tv/StThomasEdin
Postings available on David McCarthy's blog, "Gadget Vicar" https://www.gadgetvicar.org.uk
We are on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/stthomasedin

External websites

Information is available at various government and local community websites. Please note that St Thomas' cannot take responsibility for the content of external websites.

NHS advice on Covid-19: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
 
Scottish Government: Coronavirus in Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
 
UK Government, Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) Coronavirus updates: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus

Scottish Community Councils: Information on coronavirus: http://www.communitycouncils.scot/information-on-coronavirus-for-community-councils.html
 

Volunteering opportunities

Edinburgh Council: Coronavirus - voluntary groups and volunteering:  https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/coronavirus-can-help/1

Ready Scotland https://www.readyscotland.org/ is a source of information on helping the community, volunteering and support. 

The National Food Service provide information on helping others safely during the Covid 19 emergency, available at their website https://www.nationalfoodservice.uk.  See here for some advice on providing assistance with shopping. 

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is another sources of information and advice for local community efforts - https://covidmutualaid.org/ . 

Update from our local MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton, 2nd July 2020 - Coronavirus and West Edinburgh

Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

New to church? 

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope the website helps you find out what you want to know about St Thomas' Church.

Please note that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our church building is currently closed and many of the normal activities have been suspended. 

However, church continues and worship services and other activities are running online via Facebook, YouTube and Periscope.

Further details are available within the Church Life area of our website, which includes information about children's and youth activities and resources. Other activities are described within the Community section.

For a quick introduction to what you can expect on a Sunday, please click here