21-22 May 2016
It has been a weekend of celebrations at St Thomas’ Church.
Firstly, we had a party to celebrate the old church hall ahead of it’s closure for redevelopment.
This involved an (indoor) barbecue by “the men” (it was raining heavily), a beetle drive lead by Eileen, and a quiz lead by Brian, and suitable “goodbye” songs chosen by David Price. The food was plentiful (as ever), and the atmosphere joyful. We are grateful for the wonderful resource that the old hall has been for some time over a hundred years. We are also thankful for the money that’s been raised for our new hall, and we will go forward in faith and trust for the future.
At St Thomas’ Church we were joined for Trinity Sunday by The Ven Trevor Harrision, an archdeacon and ministry area leader in the Anglican Church of New Zealand, who preached for us. During our prayer time, Fr David lead us in giving thanks for the many people who have faithfully served our church and community in so many ways. Tudor Lewis, who has recently stepped down from the PCC after serving in various rôles over several decades, was presented with a special award in recognition and gratitude for his service.