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
Holy Week & Easter services -please click on the link
Holy Week and Easter Services Poster 2019
GOOD FRIDAY CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP
Come along to our children’s craft morning on Good Friday, 10.30 am – 12 noon on 19th April 2019! Lots of fun Easter crafts to do, including card making, Easter gardens, Easter chicks, decorating biscuits and a colouring competition. £1.00 each for the first two children in a family to cover costs. Please download an application form here and return it either to Whitehouse CP School reception or the Vicarage (102 Cromer Road).
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.
Sermons preached by The Revd Cat Connolly
Ash Weds homily
Sermon 20th Jan
Midnight Mass ’18 Sermon
Sermon 16th Dec
All Saints baptism sermon (1)
Baptism sermon 30th Sept
15th July sermon
19th August Baptism Sermon
Sermon 23rd Sept
Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals
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.
We 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.
On the first Sunday of each month we hold a bring and share lunch in the Church community ,just after the 10:00 Eucharist ,you are welcome join us.
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.
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.