St Thomas Church, Heamoor

Service Times: Sundays at 9:30am Family Service (1st Sunday of the month), Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month), Morning Worship (3rd Sunday).

 We also have a FACEBOOK page for Madron, Heamoor and Gulval churches.

NEW Prayer Support Group continues on Wed 2nd Feb 2022 at 9.30am in St Thomas’ Church. All welcome.  See Calendar for details. For any queries or information, please contact Liz Woodworth or Helen Crofts.

** Giving to the church. If you wish to give to the church, please use our giving page.

The link is here: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/c5d159f0-5130-43fd-a01e-8b8bcf0e9beb.

St Thomas’ account is shared with Madron’s, but please email if you wish to give specifically to St Thomas.

Child-friendly Services

Family Service at 9.30am on the first Sunday of the month , plus particularly child-friendly occasions to be found on the relevant web page (see Services)

Opening Times: St Thomas is sadly only open during service times.

Parking. Unfortunately, we have no car park and therefore parking is along adjacent roads. Parking along Rock Terrace or on the south side of the church at least affords level access. We have one small step to gain access on foot to the church on both west and south sides.

Building and other Projects: 2021 update At St Thomas’ we have done a great deal of work on the church in recent years. The stonework on the west window has recently been repaired and now we are turning our attention to repainting external woodwork (forest green) and sections of the inside, where there had been a damp problem and it now just needs a repaint. A new heating system for the kitchen in still in preparation, as is a tidying of our garden areas, which has now begun.

Hall bookings

St Thomas charges £10 per session only (morning, afternoon or evening) for use of its adjoining hall. This includes heating. Sadly, we do not do one-off bookings/parties etc. as we have no caretaker, but regular bookings will be most welcome.

For info or guided tour of facilities, contact Caroline Somers on 369123 or caroline.somers312@btinternet.com 

 

Risk assessment   Madron & Heamoor churches Updated 18th March 2022.

National Coronavirus (Covid 19) restrictions have been relaxed but Madron PCC still have concerns and our first duty is to our congregation and our visitors. 

1) Face masks It is advised face masks are worn upon entering the church but may be removed when seated and whilst singing. Masks should be worn when moving around the Church and when leaving the Church. By personal choice masks may be worn at all times.

2) Arrival. Be careful to arrive at a social distance through the main door, where you can sanitise. Please try not bunch around the door or the table.

3) Hand sanitiser will be on the table at the back.

4) Services will continue to take place in zones – 11am in the main body of the church ONLY and 6pm (Madron) in the choir stalls.

5) The need to Sit at 2 metres from the next worshipper (unless a family group) is one that we have all got used to over the last two years and is a good practice to continue. The maximum numbers in church which was dictated by the strictest Covid rules are now relaxed for large gatherings such a weddings and funerals.

6) Both doors will be open for ventilation – unless it is really cold or windy.

7) Hymn books and service sheets will be given out upon arrival.

8) No collection bags will be passed around, a plate at the back to be brought up during the service.

9) There is no passing the peace or other physical contact between those present

10) The toilets will be available if required.

11) Communion is by wafer only at present. A one-way system to receive will be in place. 

Document reviewed 17th March; the need to list attendees (track & trace) was removed on the 27th January 2022. 

Andy Freeman on behalf of Madron PCC 18th March 2022.