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’s is a warm, friendly and inclusive community that welcomes people from all kinds of backgrounds. At St. Thomas’s we believe very strongly in doing something beautiful for God. Music plays an important part in our worship, led by our mixed choir, organists and other instrumentalists. Services are rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition but often with a modern twist. We particularly enjoy welcoming families, children and young people to our church and work hard to maintain close links with the children, staff and parents of Chester Blue Coat School which is literally next door.
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 (his younger son). It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building