What We Believe

What We Believe

As a church we are just a bunch of ordinary people who love God, want to worship Him together, pray for the world and bring His Kingdom a little closer for those who haven’t met Him yet.

We believe we are all on a journey of faith, like the first disciples.  That means we look after each other, welcome anybody who wants to join or visit us, and take seriously Jesus’ injunction to tell our friends and neighbours all about God’s saving love.

We believe in God, who has created and is creating, who has come to reconcile and to make all things new.

We trust God, who calls us to love and serve others, to seek justice and to resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified, dead and risen; our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us: we are not alone.  Thanks be to God.

Eco Church

St Thomas’ is in the process of developing as an Eco Church. We are delighted to have been awarded A Rocha UK’s Silver Award and you can see our plaque inside the church, showing that the Gospel is good news for God’s Earth. The scheme is divided into five separate sections enouraging churches to evaluate their practice in helping to  sustain the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.

Amongst our initiatives we have promoted recycling and encouraged the planting of a wild flower area with the churchyard to increase insects and pollinators.  The church Bell Ringers maintain a community vegetable plot and volunteers tend to our flower bed areas.

We are now working with other local churches and WASH (Wild About Stockton Heath) to gain the Gold Award.  If you would like to take a more active role in supporting this initiative please contact us.

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