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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.

I am the good shepherd. -

John 10:11

Good Saturday morning!


The hymns will be a bit of a mashup this Sunday, being a combination of patriotic ones ("Jerusalem" and "I vow to thee my country") and two paraphrases of Psalm 23.


That's because, while it's not quite a year since the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla, it is the Sunday before St George's Day, and after featuring St David of Wales and St Patrick of Ireland I feel obliged to celebrate England's patron saint, too.


As well, the Fourth Sunday of Easter always has a gospel reading from John 10, where Jesus talks about being the Good Shepherd, and we read Psalm 23, "The Lord's My Shepherd". So there you go. It's an excuse to sing some good hymns.

The readings (with links) are as below, and you can get a PDF of the hymns and the psalm by clicking the link.

21 April.......The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday
The Sunday Before St George's Day (April 23)

The Hymns and the Psalm
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
John 10:11-18

As always, we meet in person at 11:00 am EEST on 21 April 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.

2024 Annual Meeting of Parishioners
Next Sunday, April 28, 2024



Next Sunday, immediately after the 11:00 am Holy Communion, we will reconvene as the Annual Meeting.


Tomorrow I will have some printed copies of the 2024 Annual Meeting Package, which includes the Notice of Meeting, Agenda, Minutes from the 2023 Meeting, the Financial Statements and Treasurer's Report, as well as reports from myself, the Churchwardens, and the Secretary of the Annual Meeting and Chaplaincy Council.


If you wish to download a PDF, click here. The PDF is in a booklet form, and if the print is too small let me know and I can print off a larger version.

At th meeting I am suggesting that as a congregation we ask the Bishop and Bishop's Council to make us an autonomous chaplaincy within the Diocese in Europe.


For the past twenty years we have been considered part of the "Greater Athens Chaplaincy" and the clergy here have been under the supervision of the Senior Chaplain in Athens. This may have made sense when we were new and there were no resident clergy here, but after four successive incumbents and two decades of activity, it may be time to claim our independence. More information may be found in my report in the package.




  • Speaking of St Paul's, Athens, they had their Annual Meeting last Sunday, and it was finally announced that, after ten months of a vacancy, Fr Benjamin Drury will be their next Senior Chaplain.

  • Fr Benjamin grew up in Richmond, Yorkshire, and spent most summers in Greece in his godparents' village. In his academic degrees he focused on Armenian History and  Byzantine Art History. After working as a lay pastoral assistant in Brighton and at St George's College, Jerusalem, he prepared for ordination at St Stephen’s House.

  • He served his curacy in Oxford Diocese, and has more recently been Priest in Charge of St Luke's Prittlwell and St Mary's Benfleet in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

  • Congratulations to St Paul's!

Study Groups

  • Our in-person Monday Small Group Bible Study finished the Gospel of Mark this past week and will now be starting in on the Acts of the Apostles this coming Monday, April 22. We meet Mondays at 4:00 PM EEST in the home of Sue Whitehouse, and all are welcome.

  • On April 24 the Wednesday night online group continues its study of the Revelation to John, looking at chapters 16 and 17. 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.


May the coming week be a blessing to you!





at The Anglican Church of St Thomas, Kefalas


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 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.


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

Alternatively, you may contact the Safeguarding Team of the Diocese in Europe directly at +44 (0)207 898 1163, or visit their page at 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

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