We are a lively, outward facing, evangelical parish with two worship centres: St Thomas & All Saints, Ellesmere Port and St Lawrence, Stoak. Our tradition is open evangelical with a strong emphasis on Bible based preaching and teaching; particularly linking our preaching and teaching to the application in our daily lives.
The parish provides for its members regular opportunities for worship and prayer, pastoral support and guidance, a network of cell groups in which members can grow and develop their faith in a more relaxed setting, together with many opportunities to engage in the work of the church in the wider community and beyond.
In addition, the parish provides for the wider community with the occasional offices of funerals, baptism and marriage, opportunities to explore the Christian faith and a high level of volunteering in the community offered by church members.
The staff team currently consists of a full time Associate Rector, a SSM curate in training and a full time Community Development Worker, all ably assisted by a part time Parish Administrator.
We have two licensed pastoral workers, one reader in training and one person accepted for ministry to begin training September 2024.
We have a very vibrant PCC consisting of 21 active members, four of whom are churchwardens, two serving St Thomas and two serving St Lawrence.
The mission statement of the parish is: