St Thomas'
Fair Oak & Horton Heath

one parish, one church, one family

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Worship Together June

On Sunday the 2nd June Chip K will join us for Worship Together at 10am. (If the name sounds familiar Chip was at our Light Party in 2012.) Chip will[…]

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Worship Together May

On Sunday 5th May Peter Rouch from Church Army will be speaking at Worship Together at 10am. It’s also the date of our APCM. The APCM will start at 1pm[…]

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APCM

Peter Rouch will be speaking on Sunday 5th May at our next Worship Together service. It’s also the date of our APCM! If you’d like to attend please ensure you are[…]

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Making the most of Sundays…

Sundays are still one of the best times to get together, and if you’re new to us they are a
great place to start. You don’t need to wear
your Sunday best, just pick a time, come
along and say hello.

8am Morning Prayer
from 8.30am Breakfast
9.30am Communion – traditional worship
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Contemporary worship

The first Sunday of the month is Worship
Together with one service starting at 10am.

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significant life events

Church isn’t just for Sundays and there are several very special events that happen as part of the life of the church. 

Baptisms

Baptism,  is a rite of passage and entry into the life of the Church. Baptism can take place at any age and is usually a response to the coming to faith of an adult or when a child is born into a family of faith.

Weddings

St. Thomas’ is a special place, a pretty, Victorian chapel-style Church, with a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Its a great place to make your wedding vows in the presence of God. 

Funerals

Death is, sadly, a part of life and we have all lost someone we have loved. We would be honoured to walk alongside you in this difficult time as you consider how to honour your loved one.

Everyday disciples…

We love getting together as church but we realise that most of our faith is lived out in the ordinary every-day, at home, at work at school, and with friends. Our main priority as Christians is to live out our faith as everyday disciples.

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What happens on the other-days?

We have lots going on during the week based on our pattern of loving and serving,
building community, exploring faith, growing as church, sharing life as disciples. Each of these help us play our part in God’s mission in the world.   

Loving and serving

We are committed to being good news in our community through our words and actions. Here are a few ways we are looking to make a difference…

FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS

Jesus reminded us to love our neighbour as ourselves. We’re putting this into practise personally and through the As One initiative which is creating closer conenctions in our steets and neighbourhoods. 

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SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT

A really practical way we look out for one another is through pastoral care. Most of this takes place in everyday life but we also have a team of volunteers who can provide care and support in more difficult situations.

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Building Community

We’ve got several community groups operating across St Thomas’. Great things happen when we get together!

TEDDY BEARS

Teddy Bear Club meets every Thursday at 9.30am term-time. There’s lots of fun for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their parents and carers.

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YOUTH CLUB

Our youth club meets every Thurs evening term time 7-9pm. There’s a mix of games and activities with a chance to hear how faith inspires us to live full and vibrant lives. 

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WITH LOVE

Regular breakfasts, trips and other activities for women of all ages with support and encouragement through a Whatsapp group.


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BAND OF BROTHERS

Regular breakfasts, trips and other activities for men of all ages with support and encouragement through a Whatsapp group.

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exploring faith

If you want to find out more about the Christian faith try a Start course. It’s a great way to consider some of life’s big questions and meet some new people at the same time!

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growing as church

We get together as church for worship, prayer, fellowship and bible study. There’s not just one way to do this and at the moment we’ve got three different flavours…

9.30 Common Worship

Traditional in style with hymns, readings, sermon and communion.

11.00 Contemporary Worship

Informal in style with something for all ages.

7.30 Wednesday

With a focus on prayer, worship and teaching on the 1st and 3rd Wednedsdays of the month.

Launch: 7.30pm Wed 5th June 

sharing life as disciples

Most of our discipleship opportunities take place outside of our church building. We have a range of small groups meeting as ‘open homes’ at various times and locations during the week with an opportunity to share food, prayer and bible study together. 

More info coming soon!

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CATCH UP

Missed our most recent service? Catch up with the key message here.

MEDIA

Check out our video archive to get a feel for our range of services and community events.

Partnership

There are several other churches across Fair Oak and Horton Heath and we are working with some of these to create a ‘Churches Together’ group together with the churches of Bishopstoke

Fair Oak Family Church

We are a group of Christian people of all ages and walks of life, who love and follow Jesus. We meet together for worship each Sunday. We consider ourselves a “family” of God’s people, friendly and supportive of each other:
Rooted in the love of the Father.
Inspired by the compassion and teaching of Christ.
United in the joy of the Spirit.

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Saint Swithun Catholic Church

Our vision is the awe in front of a Person, Jesus Christ, the fount of true happiness, who is present in the sign of our Christian community.

Our community is a place where everyone is encouraged to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to become one with Him, especially in learning how to love each other and take care of those in need. 

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Sandy Lane Gospel Hall

Weekly Meetings:
Sunday
11am Breaking of Bread Service
6.30pm Evening Service
Thursday
7.45pm Prayer & Bible Study
Friday
10am – 12noon Coffee Morning

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We also have a range of partners that operate locally, regionally and internationally.

Fledge

Nurturing vulnerable and homeless young people by providing a home environment, offering long-term support and encouraging healthy relationships.

Basics Bank

Eastleigh Basics Bank was set-up by the churches of Eastleigh to support those who are experiencing financial difficulty and need short term support through the provision of food.
Support comes with a mix of tins, packets and boxed food as well as fresh produce when we have it available. 

CAP

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity that provides free debt help across the UK, and we’ve been helping people for over 25 years

Francis and Diane Dognon

Francis and Diane are long-standing partners working in Normandy, France. 

Street & School Pastors

Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety.

Miracle Street

Miracle Street is the evangelistic ministry of Steve Lee and those who have adventured with him through five separate decades. Steve responded to a call from God in the 1980’s to creatively communicate the life-transforming message of Jesus. It has taken him the length and breadth of Great Britain, right across Europe and to other parts of the world.

Great Lakes Outreach

GLO identifies, equips and empowers the best local leaders of passion, integrity, gifting and vision for the transformation of Burundi, bottom-up and top-down.

Church Army

We want everyone everywhere to encounter God’s love and be empowered to transform their communities through faith shared in words and action.

Watch this space

We have a review of our partnerships coming up later this year. Perhaps some new opportunities will be coming our way…

Safeguarding

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Thomas’ takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

This Safeguarding Policy applies to all who make up the church ‘workforce’ which includes all clergy, holders of Bishop’s licence or permission, those commissioned or authorised by the Bishop, those, paid or unpaid, who hold positions of responsibility in the parish and those who represent the parish in all its forms of ministry.

Click the links below to contact our local safegurding team, to be signposted to national helplines or to access our Safeguarding Policy Statement.
For the purposes of this document the term ‘Parish’ is used to denote the PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring that diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented. For the purposes of this document a child is anyone under the age of eighteen years.