Upcoming Events
 
8/6       Ladies Afternoon
8/8       Outreach
            Stewardship
8/9       Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Ed
8/15     Vestry
8/16     Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Ed
8/23     Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Ed
8/27     First Sunday for Fr. Whitley
            Reception
            Handbell Retreat
8/30     Supper, Song & Prayer 
9/4       Church Office Closed
9/6       Supper, Song & Prayer
9/10     Rally Day
9/12     Outreach, Stewardship
9/13     Supper, Song & Prayer
9/16     Acolyte Festival
9/19     Vestry
9/20     Supper, Song & Prayer
9/24     Youth Pack A Snack
9/29     New Beginnings Weekend
10/1     Celebration of New Ministry
10/6     Kids Lock-In
10/7     Blessings of the Animals
10/10   Outreach, Stewardship
10/11   Supper, Song & Prayer
10/15   Sandwich Sunday
10/17   Vestry
10/18   Supper, Song & Prayer
10/25   Trunk or Treat
            Supper, Song & Prayer 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Worship Schedule

Sunday:
Holy Eucharist with Healing
8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

6:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Harmony Eucharist with Healing
10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Nursery - ages 3 and under
9:50 a.m. in the Nursery

Youth Group
9 a.m. in the Youth Room

Sunday Morning Ministries (aka Sunday School) 9:50 a.m.
Children's Chapel (age 3, 4, 5)
in the Library
Growing in Christ (K-3rd)
in the Guild Room
Bridge (4th and 5th)
in the Youth Room

Wednesday:
Supper, Song & Prayer

6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall/Sanctuary

Our Story


St. Thomas has been a vital and energetic center of Christian celebration since its founding in 1952 when it was known as the Snell Isle Episcopal Mission.  Services were first held at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club and then at the Masonic Home while the church negotiated the 1954 purchase of three acres of submerged land on Snell Isle.  The present church and chapel were dedicated in 1961.

Just as St. Petersburg, and all of Florida, grew significantly in the next decades, so too did St. Thomas.  A preschool was founded in the early sixties and eventually grew into The Canterbury School of Florida.  The school, which now has 500 students, built an upper school campus while continuing to keep its lower school on the St. Thomas' campus.

Although typical of many of the suburban churches of its day, St. Thomas was always a center of exceptional welcome and hospitality.  Its vitality for almost sixty years is a reflection of that original spirit, which continues today.

St. Thomas 2020 Vision Planning

THE SURVEY

97 surveys were collected and data was made avaiable to the vestry and the 50 participants of the planning session. If you took the time to fill out a survey, thank you!

MARCH 5TH PLANING SESSION

The Full-Day Strategic Planning Session was Saturday, March 5 at Collaborative Labs facility at the EpiCenterOur facilitator led the group of 50 through vision, strategy, and one-year tactics. The completed plan is now in the hands of the vestry for the next step in the the plan - fine tuning our tactics and putting our words into action!  

Thank you to those who participated in the planning session. The investment of your time will help us to be a vibrant community in the years ahead. Please continue to pray and consider your role in the vision of St. Thomas Church.

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