April - Hello to you all,  it's good to be writing again after a problem with the webpage. The beautiful show of snowdrops has gone and the daffodils are beginning to fade...but blossom on the flowering cherry is showing good colour.  The churchyard is a picture but remains encouraging to wildlife.

Shortly you will see scaffold around the church, as repair work for storm damage, has been agreed and we await commencement.  Due to covid restrictions we remain closed with services held within the team via zoom but we eagerly look forward to reopening. However, challenges we face, in what may become the new "normal", must be met.  We cannot live in the past we must accept change, to enable The Church and our Faith to survive, grow and move forward. 

HRH the late Duke of Edinburgh, was a great example to accepting change, taking responsibility and for pure devotion to his Queen, Country and Faith.  We offer our condolences to his family at this sad time and give thanks for his life.  

Snowdrops - Hello everyone, what a difference a week makes with our variant weather.  Last week green shoots appeared in the churchyard, today we have the start of what should be a very good display of snowdrops as their little white heads push through their sword like leaves. Give them a glance as you drive by and note how they spread like snow drifts, over the come weeks.  A sign of new life and hope as we remember all across the NHS and scientists for their courage and commitment in fighting the virus. 


2021 - Not the start to which everyone was hoping as we are in lockdown but do stay positive.  Our PCC has decided unanimously to close the church until it is safer to mix in public, to protect everyone. If we all play our part in protecting each other hopefully that time will come sooner.  PCC members have discussed possible events, which we can do, in preparation for when the government gives the go ahead for communities to come together again.  It may not be until the summer but it gives us positive thoughts and that is what is needed.  Keep safe. 


December 31st the last day of 2020, a year of change, for us, our country and the world.  2021- hopefully the newly developed vaccines, will have a good effect in fighting the covid virus, enabling our country to move forward with a positive attitude. Let us all play our part in securing a future, full of hope, time for revaluation and making sure that the love, commitment and friendships forged throughout the year will is not be lost or forgotten once our lives become "normal" again.  In 2020 St Thomas'  missed out on all the occasions it is known for, in bringing people together.  Afternoon Teas, Suppers, Games afternoons, Bazaar, Concerts....We missed you all very much. This Christmas, a Christmas tree planted about 4 years ago just inside the churchyard gate, became a live memorial for anyone wishing to remember a loved one, by placing a bauble on its branches.  Thank you to the many who did, with reflecting, colourful images which now dance in the wind, reminding us of those we no longer see.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2021. keep safe, keep positive......and look forward to when we can meet again. God Bless.


December - It's good to be having services in church again even with restrictions in place. Major event such as our Carol service will not be taking place and will be missed very much, having received many comments from those who have attended in the past.  However, it gives everyone something to look forward to next year, when hopefully all will be well in the world again.  In the meantime St. Thomas church members wish you all a peaceful Christmas.


November - Due to restrictions with Covid-19 we are unable to hold services in our church until further notice but zoom services will be held within the team.  Keep safe.


October - draws in as we change the clocks this weekend following a very busy month, with work in the churchyard showing positive results. It may be a time to rest but there is a need to keep on top of what has been done.  The green grass now forms a restful backdrop to the meandering gravestones of ancient times, giving us inspiration and enthusiasm to continue our work.  Winter may not be a time for rest after all. 

Our services, will continue to be held in church with all necessary precautions in place.  Our Annual General Meeting took place at the end of September and we look forward to serving our church and community with great enthusiasm and are thankful for the new friendships built up during this unusual time.  Christmas will soon be here, it will happen, and it will bear all the hall marks of the real meaning of Christmas. 

Harvest Festival was held on the 3rd October at 11.00.  Gifts of bottled, tinned and boxed items were received as well as money donations all of which was forwarded to the local food bank in Whittlesey to be distributed to local needs.

September - ends and Autumn is here as the weather changes and nights pull in.  Services have been held in all of our churches with distancing restrictions working.  Progress in St Thomas churchyard continues with lots of hard work by the PCC and village residents.  Work will soon start on repairs to the church roof, damaged in gales late winter. Unfortunately due to covid 19, it has taken longer to arrange the necessary visits from all concerned.

August - The middle of August and the year moves on, so much has happened in the world and we too are in an interregnum with Rev. Nigel's last service taken place 26th July.  However, we have now returned to services in church but many joined the visual services provided within the team over the past months. Services have social distancing restrictions/hand sanitizer and sign in and you are welcome to join us.  It is now a very important time for reflection, to move on and be positive about the future of our faith and buildings.  It is a time to build on what we have.

Unable to cut the grass in the church yard during lock down, with the help of community members, we are getting on top of the over growth and giving it a peaceful country side feel which we hope to develop with mown paths leading through meadow grass. The hedge has been cut, trees trimmed. There is still a lot of work to do and has been held up with the wet weather.  The notice board has also been refurbished and re-erected by a parishioner for which we are very grateful. A beautiful new bench is situated inside the churchyard, beneath the lamp post, donated in remembrance of those who fought in the war.  People are using it, reflecting and giving positive feed back on the peacefulness of our church yard. 

April - It is now the last day of April and what wonderful weather we have had this month to help us cope with the lockdown.  In our village we are fortunate to be able to be in our gardens yet stay distanced.  Our thoughts are will those who live in cities, high rise buildings and cannot do this. We remember too, all whose lives are on hold, they or loved ones having contracted the virus.  We are grateful for the NHS and everyone who has pulled together in helping to deal with the situation.  That appreciation is shown by the weekly hand clapping which takes place in our village.   Friendships are made, may the world be healed  and the caring continue.  


March - What a welcome we have had to 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus and in light of instructions from the government and our Bishop all activities at St Thomas's church have ceased until further notice.  However our prayers for you, each other, the world and its people will continue.


1st Sunday of the month - Holy Communion  -11.00 am

2nd Sunday - Morning praise -11.00am

3rd Sunday - Holy Communion - 6.00pm

4th Sunday - Evening Praise - 6.00pm

5th Sunday - Team service in one of the four team churches.

See below a programme of events for 2020 (which unfortunately has been put on hold for the time being) please contact me if you need further information (my email is at the bottom of this page). 

Sunday 9th February - 2.30pm Afternoon Tea. - raised £309. Thank you for your support.

Saturday 25th April - 7.30pm Evening Supper -  with a choice of menu. - cancelled

Sunday 17th May - 2.30pm -Afternoon Tea - cancelled

Sunday June 7th - 12 midday onwards - Bar -B- Q to coincide with the Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycle Race.  Come and enjoy good company and cheer on the cyclists.  They really appreciate our support.

August -something to be arranged

Saturday 10th October - Harvest Supper - 7.30pm - need to book

Saturday 12th December - Christmas Bazaar 10am - 12 midday.

Sunday 20th December - Carol Service with Nativity - 4.00pm


St Thomas church members wish all of our readers a happy, healthy and peaceful 2020.  A new decade with great prospects to retain and continue to grow, the support we very much appreciated at all of our outreach events here in St Thomas during 2019.  Your appreciation of our welcoming approach was evident too by the attendance at our Carol Service on the 22nd, 146 of you in total.

We are very much looking forward to the year as we consider our 2020 events calendar.  For the first time we held an afternoon tea in the village hall, in May 2019. It proved so popular we held another in September, with requests for more to follow.  The teas are a lot of work but the lovely atmosphere created alone and the team spirit, makes everything worth while, with the added bonus of funds towards our church.

Please keep an eye on our site for forth coming events, when we hope to see you there.


Saturday 23rd February - Community Supper. A lovely evening with a choice of menu. fully supported. £277 was raised.

Sunday 17th March - Indoor Games afternoon between 2.00 - 5.00pm held in church and well attended.

√Sunday 19th May - "Afternoon Tea" 2.00pm held in the village hall pre booked seats at £5.00 (by Saturday 10th May). - What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon raising a total of £227 by popular demand our thoughts are already gearing up for other occasions with themes dependant of time of year.  Watch this space. 

√Sunday 2nd June - Bar - B -Q - from midday to coincide with "Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycle Race".  This took place outside the church on a lovely sunny day, much appreciated by the community as they encouraged the 10,000+ cyclists through the village, who in turn appreciated their encouragement.  £133 was taken on the day. 

√Sunday 14th July 2.00 -5.00 pm- Games afternoon - try your hand at table tennis, snooker, darts, and many more in the church.  Weather permitting, badminton and croquet out doors.  Admission free refreshments available to buy.  Children welcome if accompanied. raised £88

√Saturday 24th August 2.30pm - Organ concert by Paul Turner.  Admission £5 playing his own Paramount "Unity" Digital Theatre Organ at The 40's Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey.  This is to replace his concerts at Wyton House as the organ there has been sold. - Raised £324

√Sunday 16 September - 2,00pm Afternoon Tea - £200 +

√ Saturday 12th October - Harvest Supper 7.30pm - Wonderful evening raised £430

Saturday 14th December 10.00 - 12.00, Christmas Bazaar  - free entry - A big thank you to everyone who helped us to raise  £610

Sunday 22nd December - Carol Service. 4.30pm  -  An amazing event


  √Sunday 28th January - Indoor games afternoon between 2.00pm - 5.00pm  - a much appreciated gentle start to the year.  It was good to see so many enjoying themselves with the variety of sports and games at hand, helping us raise £136.91.  We do not charge for admission or playing so the vast amount of this raised is purely donations.  Many thanks, we will try and fit another session in soon.

√Valentine Supper - Saturday 17th February - very popular with a pre chosen choice of menu.  Look out for our next one.

√Lent course study group - well supported gain 

√Easter vigil and dawn service 1st April - no April fools day for us as 14 joined us at the dawn service .

√Sunday15th April - Games afternoon - well attended good fund raiser. 

√Sunday June 3rd from mid-day Bar-B-Q to coincide with the Cambridgeshire Cycle Tour. - Many thanks to the community for supporting our refreshment bar.  A good outreach occasion and well worth the effort.  £73 was raised for church funds.

√Sunday 10th June 2.30pm -Organ concert - Wyton House - Sell out concert. Full of music and sunshine making a fabulous afternoon for all who attended raising a splendid £508. 

Harvest Supper - to be confirmed

Saturday 1st December - Christmas Bazaar 10.00am - 12.00 midday

December - Carol Service with Nativity Tableaux


  Sunday 22nd January - Indoor Games Afternoon - 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (raised £127). These games provide anexcellent atmosphere, with everyone joining in.  If you haven't if you haven't joined us yet its worth a visit, you can watch others enjoy themselves but we are sure you will soon want to join in.  

√ Saturday 1st April - Spring Fayre 10.00 - 12.00 A variety of stalls  cakes, plants, books, with seasonal craft activities for children, raised £267+ for church funds. Thank you for your support

√ Lent study group meetings ended 4th April following avery enjoyable course based on The Sabbath.  Well supported again.

Sunday 25th June 2.20pm - Organ Concert by Paul Turner at Wyton House.  An excellent afternoon all round raising a magnificent £542.50.  Thank you to everyone for your support

√ Easter Vigil. - Saturday 15th April at 8.00 p.m. A beautiful and moving service, with the lighting of the Easter Candle and renewing our baptismal vows.  A service not to be missed. 

 √ Dawn Service Sunday 16th April 6.00a.m. out in the fields  We met up at 560 Oilmills Road, Barn & Fourthreach Farm, home of Liz & Richard Burgess at 5.45a.m. Then enjoyed bacon butties with a hot drink then followed up with Holy Communion in the barn.  Well attended and enjoyed greatly.

Saturday 9th September - Team Coach Trip - Oxford - A Good social occasion with three seats short of a full coach.  Watch this space for next years outing!

 Harvest Supper - Saturday 14th October raised £496 Thank you for your support

 Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 9th December 10.00-12.00 - Raised £575.      

Next event this Sunday Carol Service 17th December 4.30pm - with Carols, Readings and Nativity tableau.  Hot refreshments after service.                          

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Event dates for 2016

February - Lent Group meetings - well supported.

√Saturday March 26thEaster vigil - rain didn't spoil this beautiful service, as the Easter candles were brought to life by the flame of the freshly lit fires in church.

Easter Sunday Dawn Service  - 6.30am - 17 folk attended this event and were rewarded with a magnificent huge sun rise, not seen at our previous dawn services.

√ Sunday June 12th 2.30pm. Concert by Paul Turner on the Compton Theatre Organ at  Wyton House - £5 per seat, please email below for information.  raised £380

√Sunday July 17th - 2.00 - 5.00pm- A Family Fun afternoon.  Proceeds were donated to Christian Aid. Raised £408.

Saturday 3rd September - Team event - York Coach Trip - well supported . Enjoyed by all.

√ Saturday 8th October - Harvest Supper - 7.30pm. well attended and a lovely  evening

Saturday 3rd December - Christmas Bazaar 10.00 - 12.00 A splendid occasion all round raising £614. for church funds.  THANK YOU

√Sunday 18th December - 4.30pm. Carol Service with Nativity Tableau. A very big thank you to everyone who made this service a wonderful start to Christmas.  You raised £275.14 for CLIC Sargent the charity which provides support for children with illnesses.  Adding to this our Christmas Eve Service a total of £410 was raised and  has been sent to CLIC Sargent.**Our Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service will be at 10.00 p.m. everyone is welcome.

***PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE. - our next service will be on Sunday 15th January 2017 at 6.00p.m. as we will be attending services with other churches.

We wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy 2017. God Bless.

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  • Events held in 2015:- 
  • - February 6th - Live Music - Nick Corney & The Buzz Rats, Chris Barrie, Richard Groom & Cherish. - Comments were favourable with requests for further events.
  • √ Tuesday 24th February 7.30 saw the start of our Lent Group meetings which were well supported.   
  • √ Saturday 14th March - Lent Feast in the village hall - Thank you to everyone who supported this supper, great night. - £300+
  • √ Saturday 4th April - 8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil - Another wonderful service.
  • Sunday 5th April - 6.10 a.m. 16 people turned out to attend the Dawn Service, and for the first time in four years we actually saw the sun rise between the wind turbines. Not quite Stonehenge but with imagination!  Back at the barn we enjoyed bacon rolls and hot drinks before taking Holy Communion.  As rafters rang with singing voices bird song breezed in from outside. Gods' own work first hand.  
  • √ Sunday 12th AprilIndoor Games Afternoon - A shirt ripping success, with various players showing a flare for bowls, having spots before their eyes and being lost for words, whilst a six year old scored "bulls eye" twice. Diets were forgotten with crumpets and chocolate! THANK YOU for raising £141.
  • √ Sunday 28th June - Organ Concert by Paul Turner on the Compton Theatre Organ at Wyton House - Another excellent concert thank you to everyone who supported the event helping us raise £506.
  • √ Sunday 26th July - Family Fun Afternoon, 2pm - 5pm - Torrential rain on the day prevented outdoor events except for the fishing.  Thank you to all who were brave enough to venture out, helping to raise £130   
  • √Saturday 15th August - Team Coach Trip to Norwich - 48 people joined us for this much needed event which proved to be a good community relationship exercise.  Enjoyed by all, with them raising the question "when's the next trip?", many favouring York. Open to ideas.  Keep posted. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
  • √Sunday 4th October - Harvest Festival - 11am - Thank you for joining us.  Food gifts went to the local emergency food bank with£158 raised for "Water Aid"
  • √Saturday 10th October - Harvest Supper - A great evening well supported.
  • √ Sunday 18th October - Pet Service 3pm. - Thank you to the families who brought along 6 dogs, 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs.  All behaved very well and the dogs tried their best to out sing the organ. 
  • √Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 5th December 10.00 - 12.00raised £552
  • √Carol Service with Nativity Tableau - Sunday 20th December. Our collections throughout Advent, together with the Carol service and Christmas collections will be donated and divided between Acorn House Addenbrooks and the "Wish List", Childrens Cancer Unit at Addenbrooks Hospital. Benjamin, the little star in our nativity playing the part of a shepherd, has just completed his treatment there. He has been a  huge inspiration to us all this last 9 months and to everyone who meets him.  The amount raised during our Advent collections and Carol Service was £650.   Thank you to all involved in taking part or attending this most moving occasion, which left us with standing room only.  God bless. 
  • Christmas Eve Communion  - 10.00p.m. everyone is welcome.  Please note there is no service in our church on Christmas day
  • Heating updated-  our past blighted by the cold, by installing two wood burning stoves, St Thomas' has become a haven of warmth. We can now concentrate on what is going on in church instead of shivering. A talking point and cementing a bond within the congregation, enthusiasm for worship and mission is having positive results with encouragement from our clergy and so, work which goes into lighting and maintaining performance of the stoves, must be applauded.  "Thank You". (February 2015 electricity quarter down by £250 from same quarter in 2014)
  • This dream project came to fruition thanks to full funding for the stoves from the GLASSMORE WIND TURBINE COMMITTEE and to "ASPECT FIRES" Whittlesey for the installation.  The generosity of PARISHIONERS for their time, labour, knowledge and finance during the extensive job of setting down the fire hearths, (self financed) greatly reduced our costs. Thank you for what you have achieved in enhancing an already beautiful building but in true keeping with its Victorian status.     

The scheme throughout 2015 still continues to

(a) drastically reduced our energy bills

(b) reduced our carbon footprint, so protecting the environment

(c) provided the church with a more ambient temperature

(d) encouraged greater use of the building

(e) bring the community together - (it's difficult getting people to go home now it is so warm but beneficial, people talk more and know each other better.  Lovely atmosphere just what God ordered.)

(f) will prolong its life for the future i.e. through use and protecting the building - (There's much being discussed in the boardroom).

Thank you to those who have given wood, it is much appreciated.  We welcome any surplus wood i.e. carpentry/manufacturing off cuts, (no MDF or chipboard) sawn off tree branches etc. we are happy to collect,  make contact via our email address below.   

 Keep posted for further up-to-date on coming events for 2016.

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