Activities and events

movie - Philomena - 7.30pm, Friday 21 June

In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Judi Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena's child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. For the next 50 years, she searched tirelessly for her son. When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) learns of the story, he becomes her ally. They travel together to America to find Anthony and become unexpectedly close in the process. Please join us on Friday 21 June at 7.30pm for a movie and Supper. Please bring supper to share


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

Bubbles and Splash - young kids learn at the Sunday 10am 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 – 11.00 am 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,
  • 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 9.30am or Friday 7.00pm.

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

  • a service of Holy Communion with a reflection,
  • 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 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  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 7.30pm. 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 of each month (except in December) between 2pm and 3.30pm at St Thomas.  Everyone welcome, of course.


On Saturday 22 June there will be a Working Bee to tidy up the Rectory grounds. Start time is 9.00am.  Please bring pruning tools as there are several shrubs in need of a trim.

We hope to see you there.


Workshops at St Thomas' Hall

Flyers available in the foyer. Numbers limited.

All Occasion Cards - Sat 6 and Mon 8 July - 1.30pm

Christmas Cards - Mon 12 and Sat 17 Aug - 1.30pm

In each case the second session is a repeat of the first.  Cost to be confirmed but will be $15 - $20 pp.  No experience necessary.  Bring friends.  RSVP to Helen Porter is needed at least 2 days beforehand so materials can be prepared. Have some fun and make 4 cards in each session to share with others.  

Recent Events

High Tea with a touch of fun

Meal and Movie Curry night

Christmas festivities

SharedPaschal 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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