St Thomas
of Ipswich

A friendly Christian Church in Suffolk


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Welcome to the Church of St Thomas Apostle & Martyr,  Church of England    

Bramford Lane, IPSWICH, IP1 5BS

We are a welcoming, friendly Church in Bramford Lane by the railway bridge. As the local Parish Church we seek to serve all in our community.

All ages are welcome to join us, explore and discover what the Christian church has to offer and to share the journey of faith with us.

St. Thomas Christmas Fayre: Saturday 16th November, 2019

Please do come along to our Christmas Fayre. There will be refreshments, stalls, a grand prize draw and, of course, a chance to meet Father Christmas for the little ones!

You can download our poster here – please share it around or display it in your window if you can. Printed copies of the poster are available in church on the Welcome Table.

Children’s Christmas Craft Morning: Saturday 7th December, 2019

For all children 11 years and under – please download the form here and return it if you’d like to attend! There will be lots of fun things to do, plus squash and biscuits.

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Click here to download our new Alpha course leaflet!

A new course will be starting in September 2019, please contact Revd. Jutta for details on 01473 743 341 or by email at jutta.brueck@cofesuffolk.org

St. Thomas Community Peace Garden

Our beautiful Peace Garden is now open for all to use. Please see our poster for details about when it is open.

Sunday:  Holy Communion at 8 am and Sung Eucharist with Sunday School at 10 am (All Age Eucharist first Sunday of the month).

Morning prayer, daily at 9.30 on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays

Note:  No morning prayer on Fridays & Saturdays

Wednesdays, when we have a Holy Communion service at 10am  and coffee in the community room afterwards.

Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals

Christening (Baptism)

We welcome enquiries from anyone about the above services, whether you have a link with the church or not.

Baptisms take place in the main 10am service on a Sunday morning when the congregation will be there to support you and your family as your children begin their journey of faith.

Baptism is a free service, please contact us for more details.


 

imagesWe serve fresh coffee and biscuits in the church after the 10:00 service on Sundays its very informal you are very welcome to join us.

 

Lunch-Created-by-Anton-Gajdosik-from-the-Noun-Project-529x450On the first Sunday of each month we hold a bring and share lunch in the Church community ,just after the 10:00 Eucharist.

Confirmation

If you’d like to confirm the promises made on your behalf at your christening, St Thomas’ welcomes all ages.

We have young members of the congregation who are ready to pledge their faith as young as eleven and we have some members whose paths take a different route and they come back at a later on in life.

Please contact Jutta, who will be able to arrange preparation for your confirmation.

 

Adult Baptism 

If you weren’t baptised or confirmed as a child, a ceremony combining the two sacraments is worth exploring. Contact us for more details and to discuss what course of action would be best for you.

 


Weddings in Church

If you wish to be married at St Thomas’ please contact Jutta to discuss your dates and the next steps you need to take.

Banns are announcements in church of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. On these occasions, everyone in church will also be praying for you. It can be very special and moving, so come along if you can.


 For any queries, please visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.

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