There will be no church services this week due to extended lockdown. please read the COVID-19 section on our website for more infor.
St Thomas' Toowong is open for public worship. We can have 57 people attend each service. To provide opportunities for everyone to attend worship there will be three Eucharistic services each week:
Sunday at 8.30 am and 10.30 am, and Wednesday at 12.00 pm. There is also Evening Prayer on a Monday, Friday and Sunday at 7.30 pm.
From 9 July EVERYONE will need to check in on arrival at church using the 'Check In Qld' app.
The current lockdown has been extended until 4 pm, Sunday 8 August.
Lockdown restrictions apply to people and churches in impacted areas (11 Local Government Areas).
Lockdown restrictions also apply to anyone who has been in an impacted area from 1 am, Saturday 31 July 2021.
All places of worship in lockdown areas must close for all in-person gatherings during lockdown, including services, hall hire and other gatherings.
Recording or livestreaming of services may occur with the person conducting the service and a camera operator. These people are permitted to leave their home to attend church for the purposes of conducting livestreaming of services.
Emergency food pantries within the lockdown area may remain open.
Funerals can be conducted with a maximum of 10 people.
Weddings can be conducted with a maximum of 10 people, including the celebrant and the couple.
People are not permitted to leave or enter a lockdown area to attend a funeral or wedding.
People are permitted to leave home for limited reasons, including to perform essential work, in the case that the work cannot be undertaken from home. This may include clergy, lay ministers, parish office staff or volunteers attending the church or parish office to perform work, but only if the work is essential to the operations of the church and only if the work cannot be done from home. People are required to follow the Queensland Government’s advice and to not leave home to perform work, unless the work is essential.
Face masks need to be worn everywhere outside of the home. Workers may remove their face mask in situations where clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential (this includes those preaching, leading services or leading singing).
For further information, please refer to the Restrictions for Locked Down Areas (South-East Queensland) Direction.
The Parish provides pastoral, spiritual and practical assistance to it members and the wider community.
For Home Communion, pastoral support or prayer resources please telephone or email the Parish Office.
Spiritual Communion (if unable to attend in person)
Using the Spiritual Communion order of service each Sunday morning at 8.30 am and 10.30 am we are able to worship at the same time. When we are not able to attend a Eucharist, our desire to do so is enough for God to grant all the benefits of the Holy Communion.
In this way, we maintain our unity in Christ Jesus our Lord. For a copy of Spiritual Communion contact the Parish Office or go to Worship Resources page.
It is important to stay connected and faithful prayer is the best way to do that. If you have a prayer request please send them to the Tom Sullivan at email@example.com or Greg Israel for Evening Prayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.