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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.
 

The Anglican Church of

St. Thomas, Kefalas.

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts! - Isaiah 6.3"

Tomorrow, 26 May, is the Feast of the Holy Trinity, in which we celebrate the revelation that God is three-in-one, whom we know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Instead of attempting to preach about the doctrine itself, I will focus on one of the themes in the readings, which is "holiness."

What do we mean when we say something is holy or sacred? If God is holy, what are we?

If you do want my reflections on the doctrine, I've written about the poem "Trinity Sunday" by the 17th century poet and priest George Herbert - you can find that blog post by clicking here.

The wardens and Chaplaincy Council would like me to remind you that as this Sunday is the last Sunday of the month, it is also what we call "Extra-Giving Sunday" - if you have an extra tenner or any change, would you consider adding it to your regular donation?

Thank you for supporting the ministry of St Thomas's.

We meet in person at 11:00 am EEST on 26 May 2024 in the Tabernacle, adjacent to the chapel. If you are joining us online via Zoom click here, or enter the following into your Zoom application: Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Passcode: 010209.

The readings are as below, with hyperlinks to a US Episcopalian website with the assigned texts from New Revised Standard Version translation. You can also download a PDF of the hymns and the psalm by clicking that link.



26 May

Trinity Sunday

The Hymns and the Psalm
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17

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SUMMER COFFEE MORNING

AT ST. THOMAS CHURCH, KEFALAS

ON

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2024

11AM – 1PM

ADMISSION 5 EUROS INC

COFFEE/TEA & CAKE

HOMEMADE CAKE STALL          

SALE OF QUALITY SECOND-HAND HOUSEHOLD WARES

LARGE SELECTION OF GOOD CONDITION BOOKS

INDIVIDUAL CONTEMPORARY HAND-MADE JEWELLERY

HOMEMADE SAVOURIES  TABLE

GREETING CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

 

"We would welcome donations of Quality Second-Hand household goods plus especially home-made cakes to sell on the day!

Volunteers to assist on the day are still needed

  • There will be a get together after the service this Sunday for the volunteers and anyone willing to help 

Thank You

Mary & David

6946 691 818"

LET'S MAKE THIS A GREAT SUMMER EVENT!

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Other Announcements

  • There will be a funeral for the late Kevin Donald Wright of Drapanos on Monday, 27 May, at 1:00 PM, followed by interment in the Kalyves Cemetery.

  •  Our Chaplaincy Council met this past Wednesday, which means it approved the minutes from its previous meetings in March and April. You can download a PDF copy of the minutes, along with the agenda, financial report and statements, the report of the assistant chaplain (that's me), and the fabric report, by clicking here.

 

Study Groups

  • On May 29 the Wednesday night online group continues will debrief its study of the Revelation to John. I have posted some issues and questions on my blog - have a look at https://theislandparson.com/. We meet at 7:30 PM EEST using the same Zoom meeting as we do for worship: click here, or enter the following into your Zoom application: Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Password: 010209.

  • Our in-person Monday Small Group Bible Study is taking a break for a few weeks. When we start up again we will be reading the Acts of the Apostles - I suggest that if you have never done so, that you sit down and spend an hour or two reading it. I remember reading it as a child and being surprised to find that it is basically an adventure story. Normally we meet Mondays at 4:00 PM EEST in the home of Sue Whitehouse, and all are welcome.

I hope and pray that this week is one of blessing for you and your loved ones.

God be with you,

Bruce+ 

 

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GREEK CONVERSATION & STUDY GROUP

at The Anglican Church of St Thomas, Kefalas

MONDAYS 

11AM – 12 PM

 

St Thomas’ Anglican Church in Kefalas, Apokoronas will be hosting a weekly Greek study and conversation group for beginners.

 

This started on Monday 8 April 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and then every Monday for ten weeks, excluding Greek public holidays.

 

The cost will be 5 euro per person each session.

 

We will be using the book ‘ΚΛΙΚ στα ελληνικά, επίπεδο Α1 για εφήβους και ενηλίκους’ (level A1 for teenagers and adults). There are more details about this book on the website klikstaellinika.com. It can also be ordered from the book shop/stationers in Vryses.

 

Please contact Jan at + 30 69791 64716 if you are interested in attending or for further information.

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 jand.lovell@yahoo.com

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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/ . 

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/

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