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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.

Greece Lockdown still on-going!


In the Anglican Church of St Thomas, Crete, we are observing Easter on the Orthodox date – thus March 7 is for us the Second Sunday before Lent


  Sermon preached by Canon Revd Bruce: 

A Few Thoughts About Discipleship

Sunday March 14 will be Mothering Sunday, and the Bishop in Europe, the Rt Rev Dr Robert Innes, will be joining us and preaching.


Here is a reminder of some important dates in the church calendar for the Anglican Church in Greece:

17 March Ash Wednesday

25 April Palm Sunday

29 April Maundy Thursday

30 April Good Friday

2 May Easter: The Sunday of the Resurrection

10 June Ascension Day

20 June Pentecost

27 June Trinity

 Mary Hurley, our treasurer, tells me that our income is down a bit compared to previous Januarys and Februarys. 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!

Since we are not meeting in person, our collection plate income is down dramatically; if you normally donate by the basket and wish to ensure that it gets in, 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 .

God be with you all.

Bruce +


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 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