St Thomas' Toowong is open for public worship. 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.
From 9 July EVERYONE will need to check in on arrival at church using the 'Check In Qld' app.
Face masks restrictions have now been eased. See COVID-19.
Density restrictions for churches — applies from 4 pm, Friday 8 October 2021
Indoor spaces — one person per 2 square metres regardless of venue size (or 100% capacity permitted with ticketed and allocated seating).
Density restrictions for funerals and weddings indoors have eased to one person per 2 square metres or 200 people (whichever is greater); or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating.
There is no density limit on gatherings outdoors.
Singing is permitted.
Food and drink may be served at church gatherings. Buffets, self-service food and share plates are permitted. People do not have to be seated when eating and drinking.
Private gatherings in homes — up to 100 people.
Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between non-household members should be maintained to the extent possible.
All other requirements in the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses - Rest of Queensland continue to apply to churches holding services, gatherings and other church activities.
The COVID Safe Event Checklist continues to apply to churches holding community events such as fetes, festivals and concerts.
From Thursday 11 November 2021, the 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland are no longer considered impacted areas. This means that face mask restrictions for all areas of Queensland are the same.
Face mask restrictions for churches
People are not required to wear a face mask when indoors or outdoors on church premises.
People are not required to wear a face mask when entering or exiting a church building/space or when moving around in a church service or gathering, including when leaving a seat to receive communion.
Face masks are not required when singing.
Face masks are not required in workplaces (such as the parish office or at Parish Council meetings).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Israel for Evening Prayer at email@example.com.