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What Can I Expect on a Sunday? 


We meet in person each Sunday and also will continue to livestream the services on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. There are also in-person and online prayer and fellowship events during the week.
 


Whenever and however you join us, you can expect:

  • A warm and friendly welcome.
  • Our worship style is often informal. 
  • Our worship times are usually between 60 and 75 minutes in duration.
  • During that time we read and learn from the Bible.
  • We sing a mix of hymns and more modern songs to and about God; words are projected on to a screen. 
  • We use written prayers to help us when we worship but we also often have freedom to express our own prayers too.
  • We pray for the world, the Church, those in need and for one another.


Covid-secure arrangements: please see details here.
 

  • Services include the children for the first 10 minutes or so, after which they leave for their "Lighthouse" groups:
    • Creche (0-3yrs) The Creche Room downstairs is available throughout the service with a live audio and video feed;
    • Sparklers (3yrs - P2) meet downstairs in the Crypt;
    • Spotlight (P3-P6) meets in the lower Lennon Rooms;
    • Fusion (P7-S3) meets in Upper Lennon rooms
  • At present we share Holy Communion on third Sundays of each month.
  • Our groups for children and young people meet during this service.
  • As a way of ending our time together, we serve refreshments, currently outside. 
  • We don't worry about what is worn to church!


Accessibility

  • We cone off a lay-by at the church entrance to facilitate easy drop off for those with mobility difficulties and there is a straight path to the door, with no steps.
  • Large print notice sheets and hymn books are available.
  • A hearing loop system is installed.
Please ask one of the stewards if you need any assistance.
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.

We currently are meeting in person. It's not essential to book but it helps us if you can as we are required by government Covid regulations to keep records for track and trace purposes. Please book with the church office by Thursday morning - our phone number is: 0131 285 8782. We are also providing worship services and other activities online online through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. 

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. We hope to see you soon!