Sunday 5th July, 2020
5th Sunday after Pentecost
THE FEAST OF ST THOMAS
Please click on the line below to access the service of Holy Eucharist
Please click on the line below for Jeremy Smith's Sermon
Online Service click on the YouTube icon
Due to the National lockdown the Church is not able to gather physically, but we are finding ways to gather through online and other resources. A Sunday liturgy is emailed to members for home use as well as an Online Service. We are learning new things together, scattered as we are, on this journey!
Welcome to St. Thomas'
We hope it will give you an idea of what St Thomas's has to offer and what is happening in our parish. We are grateful for your support and participation or look forward to welcoming you to the family of St Thomas's Church. It is always a joy to welcome new members to our community, and if you are interested in exploring joining our church family, we would love to hear from you.
We will become a church whose people are united in the desire to know and obey God’s particular will for us and in so doing by the power of the Holy Spirit to bring Christ’s salvation, healing, compassion and peace into a society transformed by Him.
St Thomas’s Church was built in 1864-5, as a Mission Chapel in the parish of St Paul’s, Rondebosch. The original stone chapel, without chancel or transept, was built to a design by Sophy Gray (wife of Robert Gray, the Bishop of Cape Town) who was instrumental in designing some 40 stone churches in South Africa. The building was originally used as a mission school, but was extended by Herbert Baker in 1894 and modified by him again in 1903, and was formally dedicated on the 20th December 1903. The church was substantially enlarged in 1966 when the thatched roof was replaced by a tiled roof, the sanctuary enlarged and the North and south transepts were added.The Parish is situated in Rondebosch, which is an old, established residential area in Cape Town’s southern suburbs. There are many schools and retirement homes in the area, and the University of Cape Town is close by, so the Parish is the church of choice for a number of people. We welcome residents and visitors to our Sunday and weekday services. Our church services are generally traditional with a family emphasis at the 9h30 service on Sundays. Please make yourself known to one of the priests if we can be of any assistance to you.
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