! Important Announcement from St Thomas’s Church Denbigh !

Dear members and friends of St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh,

As you will be fully aware, the situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly.

Following the latest advice from HM Government, Public Health Wales and the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Elders of St Thomas’s Church have taken the decision to cancel all church activities, including Sunday worship, where we have to meet in person, until further notice.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly and is based on the latest guidance to safeguard people.

It is our intention to continually review this decision as the situation develops and direction from the authorities change.

We will be working hard over the next few days to ensure that we look at ways to continue worshipping, albeit ‘remotely’. We ask that, as members and friends we, think of setting aside some time at 10:30 on Sunday mornings to “share in worship”.

We will try our best to circulate some basic worship material e.g. a very simple form of worship – prayers, suggested Bible reading(s), words of a hymn, that could be used as a focus at such a time. We feel that that could help us to continue to be a worshipping community in this challenging time.

It is important that, over the coming days and weeks, we remain a close-knit fellowship of believers, there to support each other. We understand that many of our members and friends will be required to ‘self-isolate’ so communication is key.

Further updates will be sent via email and Facebook in due course.

With many blessings to each and everyone,

The Minister and Elders of St Thomas’s Church, Denbigh

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update – 15.03.2020

Following an Elders meeting this morning, a decision has been taken that, with the exception of Sunday services, all church meetings and activities are cancelled / postponed until further notice.

This decision is not taken lightly and is done so to minimise the risk to our members, ministers and visitors.

The situation, as we know, is changing rapidly, and further cancellations of services may be necessary. If this is the case we will communicate it as best we can.

In the meantime, please continue to follow NHS Coronavirus advice.

We will try to post regular worship material on our website and Facebook page to keep you ‘spiritually fit’ during this time of uncertainty.

With many blessings to you all.

The Elders of St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 14.03.2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 14.03.2020

As a Church we are keen to ensure that all members, ministers and visitors follow the latest advice provided by Public Health Wales.

We do not currently see a cause to postpone any aspects of the normal work of our church at this time however this may change at short notice based on official advice.

Older members and those with medical conditions causing weaker health and greater vulnerability should consider not attending church for the time being if they’re worried about infection. This is an act of mutual care and concern, and is not a desire that people ‘give up’ Church.

If you are not an older member and don’t have underlying health conditions, but are feeling ill and/or displaying the symptoms of a cold, please consider staying away from the service.

As a matter of good practice, any concern from members or attendees in relation to greeting others, e.g. shaking hands, hugs etc., should be respected.

Please take the opportunity to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly when attending church using the facilities.

You will notice a few minor changes in church, such as the offertory plate not being passed around and refreshments after the morning service subject to change.

If you have any concerns, please contact one of the Elders and finally, please pray for those affected by illness locally, nationally and across the world.

Gifts For Life 2019

Thanks to the generosity of those who make donations for their tea/coffee after the morning services in
St. Thomas’s, we have been able (yet again) to “purchase” Gifts for Life for the benefit of The Leprosy Mission International to the value of £250.

The children in the Junior Church chose these gifts:-
3 x orthopaedic sandals @ £10/pair = £30
3 x packed school bags @ £10/bag = £30
2 x “clothes and throws” for hospital patients @ £10/set = £20
2 x nutritious food for hospital patients @ £30/monthly portion = £60
1 x 10 coconut trees @ £15/pack of 10 = £15
2 x handy helper wristband @ £7.50 each = £15
2 x “train a health worker” @ £40.00 each = £80
Total = £250

Christmas Day Lunch 2019

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
There will be a FREE Christmas Day Lunch at St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh again this year for anyone who may be on their own. Free transport can also be arranged. Following lunch there will be entertainment of carol singing.
Booking is essential so if you, or anybody you know, would like to attend, please call us as soon as possible.
Thank you to the local community in Denbigh for all their generous support.
For more information please contact Iona on 01745 813256 or Lilian on 01745 813426.

Operation Christmas Child 2019

*OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2019*

The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift begins with you.

A shoebox gift packed with love can have a huge impact! 

We urgently need lots of items to fill our shoeboxes, which will be packed on the morning of Sunday 17th November 2019. 

If you are able to help in any way with providing gifts, please pick up a suggestion slip or use the gift suggestions list below. We also appeal for any monetary donations to assist with the shoebox transportation costs. 

Toys

Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.

School Supplies

Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.

Hygiene Items

Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.

Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste can no longer be included in shoeboxes.

Other Items

Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, slinky spring, matchbox cars etc.

Due to more stringent import regulations, sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes.

Do Not Include

Used or damaged items; clothing other than as listed above; war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate, sweets or other food items; seeds; aerosols; toothpaste, lotions or liquids of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers or fragile items; books with mainly words.

THANK YOU!