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St Thomas's, Simpson

 

 

St Thomas's Church
Hanmer Road
Simpson
Milton Keynes
MK6 3AY

 

Please address all correspondence to the Parish Office

 

Serving the areas of:-
  Simpson
  Tinkers Bridge
  Ashland

Service times

  Sunday 10.30am

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Resumption of Sunday Worship at St Thomas'

In normal times there is one service on a Sunday, at 10:30 am. However while social distancing is still necessary we are holding two services, one at 10:00 am and the other at 11:00 am, such that we can fit everyone in with suitable distance between them.

During covid-19 restrictions we are not able to sing in church, but we still have music provided during services by musically talented members of the congregation.

Please check the Weekly Pew sheet for details of current services.

Booking will still be important to ensure we can seat everyone, so


 

picture of Simpson Church

Our usual services last from around 40 minutes to an hour. Holy Communion is celebrated at least twice a month, with services of the Word at other times.

Typically we see 40-50 people on a Sunday, of all ages from infants to centenarians. Visitors and new members find a friendly welcome and a family atmosphere.

The church has a busy social calendar (when restrictions allow) which includes:

  • A Remembrance concert around 11th November each year

  • A Christmas carol concert with the local Salvation Army band

  • Other concerts and musical events at various times of year

  • Social events to raise funds for the parish and other charities – these include afternoon tea events, evening bring-and-share suppers, quiz nights, and events for people walking in the lovely parkland near the church.



The church building and churchyard

The church building dates from the early thirteenth century. You can read more about its architecture and history

The churchyard is a beautiful and peaceful “God’s acre” in the heart of Simpson village and is a haven for wildlife of all kinds. Part of our calling as Christians is to be good stewards of God’s creation and we try to apply that to this particular corner of creation.

Since early 2020 we have been participating in a project within the village to enhance the biodiversity and habitats available in the village and its surrounding areas. As part of this we are surveying the churchyard through 2021 to find out what can be seen at each stage of the year; we have already observed bee orchids and star of Bethlehem as well as many more common flowers. The churchyard is also a refuge for many kinds of birds, small mammals and insects.

Once the year-long survey is complete, we will create a management plan for the churchyard to help guide its conservation for the benefit of both wildlife and the humans who visit, use and love it.