Inter Church Links

St Thomas’ Church is just one local expression of God’s worldwide church.  We are committed to working in partnership with other Christians wherever we can.  This is demonstrated through a variety of different networks and partnerships which we value highly.
 
Church of England
Diocese of Blackburn Logo
CofE logoSt Thomas’ Church is part of the Church of England.  This means that we have a geographical parish within Lancaster (this encompasses parts of the city centre, Greaves, Primrose, and Bowerham areas of the city).  We relate to other local Church of England churches through the Lancaster and Morecambe Deanery, which in turn is part of the Diocese of Blackburn.  
 
Churches Together and Hope Lancaster
Link to site for HOPE which is a catalyst for local church mission in villages, towns and citiesLink to site for Churches Together in LancasterSt Thomas’ Church plays an active role within local church networks, including Lancaster Churches Together and the Hope Lancaster network, which brings churches together to partner in prayer and mission to our city. 
 
New Wine
Link to the New Wine siteSt Thomas’ Church is an active member of the New Wine network.  Many of our church members have gone to New Wine summer conferences over the years, and we regularly host and participate in New Wine Lancashire celebrations and conferences.  
 
Mission Agencies
We work closely with inter-church national mission agencies such as UCCF and Fusion for student outreach, and Tearfund for global development and relief work.  Fuller information about our global mission commitments can be found on our Mission Support page.  
 
Local Expressions
Local church members from St Thomas’ have also begun to partner with other Christians in the neighbourhoods where they live. Three recent expressions of this include: 
-    Mission on the Marsh
-    Radiate Group in Galgate
-    Forton Prayer Group