St Thomas of Canterbury, Tean
After Sunday 5.30pm Mass
Usually Monday - Thursday 9.15am, Friday at 6.30pm
See bulletin for weekday variations
Collections and Parish Finances.
If your own present circumstances mean you can’t give money to the Church or can’t give as much as usual, Please don’t worry. If you can give, please do.
Collection baskets are available at the back of Church for those able to come to Mass. You can still use your weekly envelopes or you might consider setting up a regular standing order or making individual payments via your online banking platform or mobile app.
Please email the parish and we can send you the bank details, if you can help in this way.
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