Activities and events


All activities at the church (including worship services) have been suspended until further notice due to the threat of infection from the coronavirus. 

If in doubt about your activity, please email (click here) or phone the parish office for further information.

The following activities were regularly scheduled before restrictions wereapplied due to the coronavirus threat.  We expect them to resume when that threat is diminished.

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

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.

We are also supporters of Howrah Men's Shed

Howrah Men’s Shed is a community-based, not-for-profit, non-commercial organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.  

Howrah Men's Shed was established by men from the community - some of whom are part of St Thomas’ church.  It currently operates 6 days a week 9am - 12 noon and is for men of all ages.

For more information, email or phone the Parish office on (03) 6247 9700.

There are many other groups we support locally and globally.

BELOW:  The Curry night was a great success.  Over 50 attended, raising more that $500 for the Anglican bushfire relief fund. 

BELOW:  An international ceremony -  a wedding at St Thomas and further celebrations in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong for Nick and Rebecca.

Recent Events

Fashion show


High Tea with a touch of fun

Meal and Movie Curry night

Christmas breakups and  festivities

Shared Paschal Meal

Annual High Tea

Card Making Workshops

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

Quiz evenings

Parenting and Marriage courses

Ladies' Film Night

Men's Film night (and burgers)

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