Activities and events





Our minister, Helen Phillips, will be hosting Natasha Moore, who is visiting Tasmania next week from the Centre for Public Christianity.  Some of you will have heard John Dixon from the Center for Public Christianity when he visited. Natasha is a Research Fellow with the Centre. She will be in Tasmania speaking to the Anglicare Board and also with Bible Society.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear Natasha and to grow in our understanding and confidence about when, where and how to have a voice in our communities on issues where we can make a positive contribution. Natasha will speak about how to wisely cross lines of difference with “generous confidence”.

You and your friends are very welcome to attend.

DATE:              Monday 26th August 2019

TIME:               6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

VENUE:           St Thomas’ Church, 3 Lorne Crescent. Howrah (Off Shoreline Roundabout, South Arm Highway)

RSVP:               Sunday 25th August 2019

Helen Phillips,  Archdeacon for Women in Ministry


M: 0429 865 733


6.00 pm: Arrive

6.15 pm: Light Supper - Quiche and Salad / Fresh fruit / Coffee and tea

(Let Helen know if you have special dietary requirements)

7.00 pm - 7.30 pm: Presentation by Natasha Moore

7.30 pm - 8.00 pm: Questions and Conversation

COST:             $10.00 per person


Please phone the parish office for further information about these Activities.

Bubbles and Splash - young kids learn at the Sunday 10 am service at St Thomas through:

  • important events, messages and people from the Bible, especially Jesus,
  • prayer and responding to God,
  • games and craft,
  • getting along with others.

Fitness with Friends 
10.15 am  – 11am Fridays - Cost $5

St Thomas’ Anglican Church
3 Lorne Crescent, Howrah (off Shoreline roundabout)

For further information:
Phone Hilary 0437 123 124
Qualified Instructor: Anna Van Moolenbroek

A program run by the Anglican Parish of Howrah Sandford.

Weekday and evening Connect groups, from South Arm to Howrah, meet in a person’s home to share in:

  • Conversation and friendship,
  • Prayer,
  • Bible reading and reflection, and
  • Food.

Members provide support to one another and at times connect in special ways with the community.

Weekly prayer groups - anyone willing to pray is welcome at St Thomas, Howrah. Wednesday 9.30 am or Friday 7 pm.

Senior Friendship Group meets at St Thomas’, Howrah once a month to share in:

  • A service of Holy Communion with a reflection, and
  • Morning tea and a chat

Especially for seniors but all are welcome.

Chat’n’Eat is an opportunity to go out once a month for lunch at a bistro /restaurant with friendly people and – chat AND eat!  They meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at a variety of locations.  Shared transport departs 11.45am from the church car park, 3 Lorne Crescent, Howrah.

The Craft Group meets fortnightly on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.  Anyone who is working on a craft project (or not!) is welcome. Specialist card making workshops are held a couple of times a year.

Movie/Film night is an opportunity to watch interesting films on the big screen at St Thomas’, Howrah on the 3rd Friday in the month at 7.30 pm. Supper is shared.

Alpha groups are held from time to time . These groups are held to introduce people to Christianity. They are appropriate for people seeking to know more, regardless of their experience.

Quiddler is like Scrabble, but with cards.  A group of Quiddler players meet on the 4th Monday each month (except in December) between 2 pm and 3.30 pm at St Thomas.  Everyone welcome, of course.

Recent Events

High Tea with a touch of fun

Meal and Movie Curry night

Christmas festivities

Shared Paschal Meal

Annual High Tea

Card Making Workshops

Women's Day at the Howrah Community Men’s Shed

Quizz evening

Parenting and Marriage courses

Ladies' Film Night

Men's Film night (and burgers)


Quiddler is like Scrabble, but with cards.

Games are held between 2pm and 3.30pm on the 4th Monday of each month.

Margaret receives an Award from Bishop Chris on behalf of volunteers to Anglicare's Youthcare service; Women in Leadership training day

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