St.Thomas’s, Birchgrove

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This year St Thomas’s is supporting  Cardiff Foodbank’s Harvest Appeal.

Sunday Service:

10.00am Holy Communion

Services during the week:

Please contact Nick Goss, Church Hall Co-ordinator, on 07739 531115, or email him at nick@plantask.com for information about hiring the Church Hall for private or corporate functions.

In these Covid-19 times, when it is unfortunately necessary to book a place at the Sunday or the Thursday services, please contact Jane Gill on 02921 323428 to do so.
Remember, for your own and public safety, it is now COMPULSORY to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces and to maintain social-distancing. Hand sanitisers should be used on entering and leaving the church buildings. Sorry!

Welcome to St Thomas’s Church, Birchgrove

(or St T’s, as we are known by some!)

A warm welcome awaits everyone at all our services.

Here are some interesting facts about St Thomas’s Church:

The church
 St Thomas’s Church is part of the Benefice of Whitchurch. Our Benefice is within the Diocese of Llandaff.

We have ecumenical links with St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Birchgrove.

St Thomas’s was established in 1913.

Since that time local people have worshipped here.

2013 is our 100th birthday.

Our 100th Anniversary service was held on Sunday 24th November 2013.

St Thomas’s Church also has a top-of-the-range church hall. We like to see the place being used……and it helps pay the bills!  If you are interested in hiring the hall at St Thomas’s for groups or children’s parties please contact David Gill on 07758 097006,  or email him at davegill1956@outlook.com

St Thomas’s is here for everybody living in the Birchgrove area – it doesn’t matter if you come to St Thomas’s every week, or just once in a 100 years!

 

The people
The Bishop of the Llandaff Diocese is The Rt Rev’d June Osborne.

Our Team Rector is the Rev’d John Davis.

Our Team Vicar is the Rev’d Peter Mortimer.

Our Assistant Curate is the Rev’d Benedict Yates.

Cath Barr and David Gill are our Church Wardens.

Our PCC members are Eddie Boyle, Rhona Edwards and Ann Llewellyn.

We are a church where people who want to get involved can.

There are 57 people on the Electoral Roll at St Thomas’s. People on the Electoral Roll are allowed to vote for people to serve on the Parochial Church Council (PCC), the group that works with the clergy and church wardens to run St Thomas’s. If you want to join the St Thomas’s Electoral Roll Team, just ask for a form.

The services

Our Sunday service is at 10.00am.

It takes the form of Holy Communion (Order for Eucharist 2004), with hymns.

 

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals:

For more information on baptisms and weddings,  please contact us at:

office@beneficeofwhitchurch.org.uk or on 029 20  624 115

For funerals, please contact the Rector on 02920 626072

The name

The Welsh name for St Thomas’s Church, Birchgrove is Eglwys St Thomas’s, Llwyn Fedw

Our Church is named after Thomas the Apostle.

Thomas acclaims the risen Christ with the words: “My Lord and my God!”

Social Media

St Thomas’s now has its own FaceBook Page!
Visit us at www.facebook.com/St-ThomasBirchgrove

Map and Directions

Google Map of church locationSt. Thomas’s Church is about half way down Pantbach Road in Birchgrove, opposite the car garage and Pantbach MOT Station.

If you are coming from Junction 32 of the M4 you will need to head for the A470 signposted for Cardiff.  As  you head down this road you will pass through traffic lights at Whitchurch Golf Club, then another set just at the bottom of the hill.  Eventually you will come to a third set of lights at the junction of the A470 with Tyn-y-Parc Road.  There is a  Travelodge/Toby Carvery on your left.  Turn left between the Toby Carvery and the Tesco petrol station, and proceed along Tyn-y-Parc Road.  Soon you will come to some more traffic lights at the junction of Tyn-y-Parc Road with Pantbach Road, where you should turn right.

Carry on down Pantbach Road about two hundred yards and on your left you will see the church.