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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.


Join us in person or online for Sunday Services


Thomas answered him,

“My Lord and my God!”



Zoom Service Link FOR OUR ON LINE SERVICES:

https://theanglicanchurchincrete.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac315282f1a60d98ffebdab29&id=cb31460f45&e=34f50e5a42



This Sunday, July 04, 2021, at 11 am EEST 

we celebrate the dedication of our chapel and congregation to the glory of God and the patronage of St Thomas the Apostle.

 We gather under the cover of the Tabernacle, with the rollers up, and with Gina Zagni on the keyboard.


It will be warm, so dress comfortably and maybe bring some water to drink! I have not seen any kind of change in the regulations for the churches as of yet, so everybody still needs to be masked and socially distanced. 



    At the Small Group Bible Study last week we made it through the first two verses of Paul's Letter to the Philippians.

 

We will meet again at 7:30 PM this Wednesday, via Zoom, using the same link as we use for Sunday worship - and we will probably get through a few more verses!


Some notes on the "who, what, when, where, why, & how" of the Letter to the Philippians may be found at The Island Parson.


Revd Julia


It is almost two years since Julia Bradshaw was ordained as a permanent deacon. 


In order to find new outlets for her ministry, Julia has decided to return to England after sixteen years or so here in Crete. She will be moving to Leicester, where she will continue her curacy at the Cathedral there.


A farewell meal will be held on June 11, 2021 at Meterizi Taverna, Kefalas at 1.00 PM and it will cost €15 per person.

 To reserve a spot and confirm attendance, please contact Valerie Holmes; her email is [email protected] and her phone is +30 28250 22815.


ST.THOMAS’ KEFALAS

SUMMER APPEAL 2021


WE ARE HOPING TO RAISE €600 BY THE AUTUMN TO REPAINT THE METAL STRUCTURE OF THE TABERNACLE.

 PLEASE CAN YOU HELP US ACHIEVE THIS TARGET. 


ALL DONATIONS WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.

THANK YOU.

     Pat Worsley (CC Secretary)



If you value the ministry of St Thomas's, would you please consider supporting it, if you are not already doing so?

We are able to maintain a priest on the island, only because of your generous financial support. We receive no funding from the government, and are dependent on the sacrificial giving of our members.

 

Because of the pandemic we were unable last year to hold our usual fund-raising events, and there was limited income from fees. We did receive some grants from the Diocese in Europe's Hardship Fund, but this met only a fraction of our expenses.

 

We are a low-cost operation - but the costs are still there. So thank you for your support!

If you normally donate by the collection basket, but are not able to come to church, please contact Mary Hurley, and she can arrange to meet you and receive any donations.

 Alternatively, please consider making a monthly automatic debit to either our Greek bank account or our account in England; 

again, Mary can make those arrangements. 

You can reach her at [email protected] or 

+30 28250 83219/+30 6955 300301

 

      

Next Sunday, July 4, at 11:00 am we will observe our dedication feast in honour of St Thomas the Apostle.

     

God be with you all.



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, Jan Lovell, at

 +30 28250 22756 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. 


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/

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