St Thomas of Canterbury, Tean
Sunday Mass Times
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
St Thomas' (Tean)
10.30 to 11.00am
4.30 to 4.50pm
5.00 - 5.20pm (Tean)
Week days & Holy Days
The parish of St Thomas' was served from St Mary’s Cresswell from 1889 when the old non- conformist chapel began to be used by the catholic parishioners of Tean as an all-age school and a weekend church. Before that, Catholics would walk the three miles, over the fields to St.Mary's Cresswell.
On the retirement of Fr Patrick Meagher in 2001 the parish began to be served from St.Giles.
The present church was built in 1938 in the " Art Deco" period of pre- war Britain. The architect was E Bower Norris, of Manchester-based Hill, Sandy & Norris (previously Sandy & Norris of Stafford). The builders were the locally based Beddoes & O’Dair of Tean.
The pews were brought to St Thomas’s from St Wilfrid’s, Cotton, which in turn had acquired them from Cotton College. The church also has obtained a two metre-high Crucifix from Cotton which has recently been restored and installed on the end wall of the sanctuary. The Lady Chapel has an Art Deco-style stone altar and a mosaic and opus sectile reredos.
Priests that served St Thomas’
1889 to 1924 - Thomas Scott
1924 to 1931 - Timothy Purcell
1931 to 1949 - Raymond Walsh
1949 to 1961 - Gerard Peuleve
1961 to 2001 - Patrick Meagher
ANNIVERSARY OF ST. THOMAS’
Our 80th Anniversary celebrations will be on Sunday, July 8th beginning with Mass at 3.00pm and followed by a tea party outside on our church lawn.
4 in 1 Sponsored Walk
A family walk at Tittesworth Reservoir, Meerbrook, Nr Leek on Saturday 9th June, in aid of the 4 groups in our Catholic community - St. Thomas' Parish, Tean, St. Giles' Parish, Cheadle, St. Thomas' school PTA and St. Giles' school PTA. Families are encouraged to take part and to walk on behalf of whichever group (or groups) they wish.
There are two routes. The route around the entire lake is 5 miles and there is an alternative route of 1.5 miles. Walkers may start from 10am but no later than 2pm. Sign-in with the organiser on arrival and start walking!
Click here to download a sponsor form. Please do encourage your sponsors to Gift Aid their donation, if they are UK taxpayers. This costs the sponsor nothing extra but could bring in an extra 25% from the Government. You can also set up a MyDonate page. MyDonate is a not-for-profit, online fundraising service for UK charities from BT. To register as a fundraiser login to - http://mydonate.bt.com/events/4in1tittesworthwalk/462643 and create a fundraising page.
After the event pleased collect your sponsor money as soon as possible and hand it in, with all sponsor forms to the event organiser.
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