A warm welcome to The Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury Chester. Our Church is located just outside the City Centre in a densely populated area of the City. Due to our proximity to the University (just over the road) there are a great number of students living in the area, however many family homes still remain and the Garden Quarter is a thriving and vibrant community of which we are pleased to be a part.
St. Thomas’ is a warm and friendly community that is used to offering love and pastoral care to people from all kinds of backgrounds. At St. Thomas’ we believe very strongly in doing something beautiful for God. We have an excellent group of altar servers, and new servers are always welcome. We are also in the enviable position of having three organists and a choir, who as well as leading the singing of the hymns also offer anthems at most High Masses. The choir has also performed in local theatre events.
The church was built between 1869 and 1872 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and was enlarged in 1881 to the designs of J. O. Scott (younger son). It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building