St Thomas is a joyful, thriving Anglican church in the centre of Durban’s beautiful Berea. Here we aim to express our love for God and neighbour in all that we do, and to help people discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ.
Please feel free to join us for worship at one of our services.
Wednesday 9.30 - Eucharist
Wednesday 5.30 – Eucharist at Old St Thomas
Sunday 7am – Traditional Anglican service with Church organ and choir
Sunday 9am - More relaxed modern service with guitars and band.
Sunday 6pm – Teaching service.
If you would like to be involved in other ways, you will find plenty of opportunities on this website.
Please contact the office for more information: Tel 031 201 2204.
Whats happening at St Thomas
Holy Week Services
Sunday 13th April PALM SUNDAY
The sixth Sunday of Lent is Palm Sunday, which marks the joyful entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with the people laying palm leaves in his path. On this day the Eucharist begins with the blessing of palm crosses and a joyful procession into church, our symbolic Jerusalem, singing the ancient hymn ‘All glory, laud and honour’; then there is a solemn reading of the story of the Passion from one of the first three Gospels.
07h00 Holy Communion with Distribution of Palms
09h00 Holy Communion, Procession and Distribution of Palms
18h00 ‘An Hour with God and Coffee’ – Lenten Journey
Thursday 17th April Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday, the Thursday of Holy Week, we gather as Jesus’ first disciples gathered to begin the great three days, we recall the Last Supper, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, took bread and wine, said ‘This is my body, this is my blood’, and told us always to do this in remembrance of him. The washing of the feet takes place, we share Holy Communion together and we witness the stripping of the Altar.
18h00 - Washing of the feet and the Last Supper
Friday 18th April Good Friday
Good Friday is the day that marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus. A sad day for Christians, but also one of deep thankfulness for the amazing depth of the love of God which we see in the self-giving of Jesus his Son on the Cross. In the solemn service of the day, the Passion is read, people are invited to come forward to (venerate) touch or kiss the Crucifix in thanksgiving, and there are special prayers for the Church and for the World.
12 noon Devotions incorporating Liturgy of the Day
After the service we will have a “bring-and-share” Hot-Cross bun afternoon!
Sunday 20th April EASTER DAY
A special dawn service proclaims the resurrection to the world: there is the lighting of a new fire, the blessing of the (Paschal) Easter Candle, and the great Easter hymn ‘the Exultet’, and the telling of the ancient stories of God’s people. We proclaim the Easter message, Christ is Risen! We call on the whole world to rejoice in the Easter joy of the resurrection. Christians are encouraged to renew the vows of their baptism, to be faithful disciples of Jesus.
05h30 Service of Light (Mass of the Dawn) and First Holy Communion of Easter
07h00 Traditional Service (Holy Communion with Choir)
09h00 Contemporary Worship (Holy Communion with Music Group)