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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.



Information on the next Four Sundays 


Sundays, July 31 - August 21 2022

This coming Thursday Frances and I are heading to the United States to visit her parents in upstate New York. I get back on August 20, in time for the August 21 church service


Please join us in person at St. Thomas or online.


We gather in person every Sunday at 11:00 am EEST in the Tabernacle, the tent-like structure adjacent to the stone chapel. Please join us in person or online. If joining us online, the URL is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85044839927?pwd=TkQ1cHEzNUNjSjVCNTNJVUJwSkZaQT09 Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Password: 010209.

We no long require the wearing of masks, but please feel free to do so. I test myself every week to ensure that I am virus-free. 

Following discussion at the last Chaplaincy Council meeting, we will be offering the sacrament in both kinds starting on August 21.



 You can find the location of our church on Google maps or from this  website on our


FINDING/CONTACT US PAGE




Turned By Divine Love

The Small Group Bible Study continue its study of John Stroyan's Turned by Divine Love: Starting again with God and with others. 

Bishop John is the Bishop of Warwick in the Diocese of Coventry, and he and Mary Stroyan are occasional visitors to St Thomas's. 

My thanks to Martha Zoubaki and Jan Lovell for leading this series. We meet online on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM EEST using the same Zoom link above that we use for Sunday worship.

Bishop John will join the group by Zoom from England on Wednesday, August 10.

 


Thank you for your sacrifical giving which enables the ministry of our church to continue forward 

We receive no funding from the government, and are dependent on the sacrificial giving of our members. We have received some grants from the Diocese in Europe's Hardship Fund, but this has 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 value the ministry of St Thomas's, would you please consider supporting it, if you are not already doing so? 

Please consider making a monthly automatic debit to either our Greek bank account or our account in England; our treasurer, Mary Hurley, can help you make those arrangements. You can reach her at [email protected] or +30 28250 83219.



Wherever the Spirit takes you over the next month, may God be with you. 

I look forward to seeing you, whether in person or online!


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/