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1 week ago

St. Thomas Derby - Journeying Together

It is great to hear the Archbishop speaking out for justice. Something we feel strongly at St Thomas.All the way through the Bible – and above all in Jesus Christ – you hear the call for justice in society.

Yesterday I spoke at the Trades Union Congress conference about creating a society where everyone matters – and the most vulnerable people are cared for.

I talked about why we urgently need equality and justice in our society. Without them we are divided and vulnerable to populism. And the door is open to the demons of racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia – and to extremism.

I talked about why vast companies like Amazon should pay their taxes and stop leeching off the societies that support them.

I talked about my dream that governments – along with the rest of us – would put food banks and night shelters out of business.

Two thousand five hundred years ago the Prophet Amos spoke into a society divided between rich and poor. He cried out “but let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream”.

Justice is God’s nature, but it’s our responsibility.
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It’s really exciting to see how God is building a multi-cultural church at St Thomas.
In the last fortnight we have had Indian, African, Slovak, Jamaican, American and British folk in our services.
“We are all living stones called to build God’s spiritual house” in Pear Tree.
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Starting today!
You are welcome to join
us for regular weekly worship
at 5pm.
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Great to share in the Lark in the Park festival offering tea, coffee and chai plus offering opportunities for prayer.

We had 20 plus folk at our short service of prayer in the tent. With a number of prayer requests on our prayer tree.
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1 month ago

St. Thomas Derby - Journeying Together

St Thomas’ Community are running the tea tent at Lark in the Park on Sunday 16th from 12 noon to 4pm. Come along to share Indian snacks and/or cake and tea/chai.
We are also asking folk ‘what they understand by prayer’ and offering opportunities for prayer.
Together with a children’s colouring competition.
We will close with an act of worship and prayer from 3:15pm to 3:45pm.
Come along and say hello.
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