The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas

The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas.

We are the only Anglican church on Crete. However, all Christian denominations are welcome at our services. We are situated within the Apokoronas area of Crete, east of Chania, in the picturesque rural village of Kefalas.


We hope that this website will guide you around the Parish - our worship, events and organisations and contact points for any further information.

Feast of All Saints



Please join us 

this Sunday, November 01, 2020, at 11:00 am, if you can, for Holy Communion

You should know that as it is autumn, we have started to lower the plastic rollers that function as our walls through the cooler, rainy seasons. 

The restrictions that were in place in the summer, when we were meeting, continue, as well, among which the most important are:

Anyone attending a service or activity at

 the Anglican Church of St Thomas must wear a mask.

Visitors are welcome, but if you have been here less than two weeks we will ask that you sit outside the church, and maintain social distancing.

Before entering the church please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Social distancing is practiced – so individuals or families must stay at least 1.5 metres from another individual or family. Seats are set out this way in the Tabernacle, so please do not move them.

You can also join us on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85044839927?pwd=TkQ1cHEzNUNjSjVCNTNJVUJwSkZaQT09

Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Passcode: 010209


For Resources for the Feast of All Saints

Click on this link:

https://theislandparson.com/2020/10/29/resources-for-worship-on-all-saints-2020/




REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 8


Sunday, November 8 is the Sunday closest to November 11, and so it is Remembrance Sunday. Normally we would gather down at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Souda, but the group of us who plan the ceremony, considering the pandemic and ongoing restrictions, have decided that we simply cannot gather there as if this was an ordinary year. As a congregation we will instead have a simple Act of Remembrance at the Tabernacle that Sunday; please arrive no later than ten minutes before 11:00 am, so that we can observe two minutes silence precisely at the eleventh hour.


Good News!


Late last Saturday we were grateful to hear that our application to the Diocese in Europe Hardship Fund has been approved; we will be receiving a grant of £3500 to assist us with the costs of operating the chaplaincy of St Thomas, Kefalas. 


This is the second grant we have received this year to help us through a difficult financial year, when our attendance is down, services have been suspended, and Sunday offerings have been less than hoped for. 


Thank you to the diocesan committee which approved this grant, and to our treasurer Mary Hurley for her meticulous preparation of the application.


The Anglican Church of St Thomas, Kefalas has been, and otherwise will be, dependent on the sacrificial giving of it's members, friends, and guests. 


Thank you for your ongoing financial support.


God be with you,

Bruce +



SAFEGUARDING NOTICE

The safety and well-being of our members and those whom we seek to serve, especially the most vulnerable among us, is a prerequisite to proclaiming the good news.​


If you have a complaint about the behaviour of any of our clergy or volunteers you may speak in confidence with our Safeguarding Officer, Jo Cheslyn-Hall, at +30 69415 52981 or [email protected] 

Alternatively, you may contact the Safeguarding Team of the Diocese in Europe directly at +44 (0)207 898 1163, or visit their page at https://europe.anglican.org/safeguarding/who-to-contact for more ways to contact them. 

Our monthly newsletter is now available by clicking the clink on the CHURCH NEWS page

St. Thomas is one of many churches in the rapidly growing Diocese in Europe which, in itself, is part of The Church of England. You can visit the Diocese website at http://europe.anglican.org/homepage/