Great Hanwood: St Thomas, SY5 8LJ

Great Hanwood: St Thomas, Great Hanwood
Main Road, Hanwood, SY5 8LJ

St Thomas’ church is part of a group of 4 churches served by our Rector and a small team of clergy. Each church has one or more church wardens, together with a group of volunteers who work within the church and the wider community

We invite you to share in our worship, friendship and  activities. We believe that people of all ages can join in and benefit from the opportunities for Christian discipleship and fellowship made possible in this parish. We welcome the participation of children and young people as well as adults in church life.

If you are not a church-goer, or if you haven't been to church for some time, come and try it for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised. You will certainly be joining people who feel that church gives enrichment to their lives. We assure you of a warm welcome without any prejudice.

The present incumbent is The Reverend  Graham Phillips. See our webste at www.stthomashanwood.org.uk 

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  • Morning Worship

    Informal worship with an emphasis on engaging with God through the bible and worship. Charismatic prayer ministry is available.
    Note this service is held in the Church Extension in the colder months - October to March inclusive. April to September inclusive it is in the Church.

    Every 2nd Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee

  • Family Communion

    Friendly worship with Communion.
    Charismatic prayer ministry is available.

    Every 1st and 4th Sunday at 11 a.m.

    Common worship, Coffee, Communion

  • C-SAW - no service in August

    Cake and Sunday Afternoon Worship - A fun time of worship for families and all ages, with opportunities to be creative and engage with God, finishing with a meal together.
    Charismatic prayer ministry is available.

    Every 3rd Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

    Family friendly, Coffee


  • Parish Prayer

    A meeting to pray for our village, Parish, and benefice in a systematic way.

    Every Monday at 9:30 a.m.

    term time only



  • Tommy's Toddlers - in term time.

    A parent toddler group for pre-schoolers every Wednesday morning in term time from 10-11.30am, in the Extension at the back of church. Open play, craft activities, drinks and fruit, finishing with singing. All youngsters are welcome - bring a parent. Call Emma Phillips for more details on 01743 861003.

    Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Every week in term time.

    Parentstoddlers, Playgroup, Preschool

  • Cafe Wednesday

    An informal meeting with worship, study, discussion, prayer, coffee and cake.
    Venues vary, generally 1st Wednesday at the Leebotwood Filling Station, 2nd & 3rd at the church, 4th Wednesday in the Cock Inn. See www.stthomashanwood.org.uk/calendar for up to date programme

    Every 2nd , 3rd and 5th Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.