The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas - Company Message
The Anglican Church of St Thomas is a unique place of worship. It has a beautiful stone chapel for small services. Next to it is the Tabernacle, which holds larger services. It is built around an old threshing floor (aloni) and has a stone floor and a small wall surrounds it. You will see from the photographs that in the winter the plastic sides are unwound making it cosy. Through the clear plastic we can still see the beautiful White Mountains beyond. In the summer the sides are rolled up and so we hear the cicadas, the birds and the sheep and goats joining us in worship! 
 
The Church of St Thomas is for all Christians of whatever background. Our doors are always open to everyone who wishes to come and share in our worship. The Church is part of the Diocese of Europe and forms part of the Greater Athens Chaplaincy, which also includes Corfu and various other churches within Greece.
 
Our services are based on Holy Communion every Sunday and we also have other forms of services such as Taize and also the quiet and meditative Morning Prayer during the week which is held in the beautiful chapel of St Thomas. 
 
We are very pleased to have visitors come and share in our worship.We are also very happy to officiate at the happy events of life such as the blessing of marriages and at the sadder times such as funerals. 
 
We are very honoured to be situated in such a Christian country as Greece and in particular Crete. The Orthodox Church has many riches which also enriches our Western brand of Christianity. 
 
We are also a part of Cretan community and so we are in the name of Christ very keen to support our community especially the poor. We give a high proportion of our money to support these local charities which care for the homeless, the disabled and very poor families and the elderly. Our Cretan community welcomes our sharing together in supporting each other. 
We look forward to you joining us. 
 
For more details of our Services and forthcoming events please go to our "Services" page.
 
To contact us please go to our "Finding/Contact us" page. Please also visit our "Facebook" page.
 
The History of St Thomas
 
The Church of St. Thomas was born out of prayer. In 2003 a small group of people began meeting regularly in the home of Tony and Suzanne Lane to pray and worship God. Numbers increased as the local ex-pat community grew
 
Early in 2007, Tony Lane, realising the need for a more suitable worship space, and inspired by the typical Cretan mountain chapels, designed and built the Chapel of St Thomas. In July that year, the ministry of the Church of St Thomas officially commenced with the naming and blessing of this newly built Church by Canon Mike Peters. 

The Church was officially dedicated by Bishop Geoffrey in 2008. At the same service Tony Lane was Licensed as a Reader within the Anglican Church. Later that year the covered Tabernacle was erected by Tony, creating an area for over 100 worshippers to be seated in all weathers.

 In October 2009 he was ordained Deacon,  and in July 2010 ordained as Priest.  He is now serving as an Assistant (Retired) Priest as part of St Thomas's Ministry  Team. 

The Revd Terry Wilcock was the priest in charge until he completed his term in January 2014.  

The Revd Canon Philip Lambert who arrived in July 2014 was the priest in charge until his retirement in May 2017

The Revd Tony Lane (retired) is our assistant chaplain until a new chaplain is appointed
 
 
   You will always be welcome at    
the Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas

 
 
 
 
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