We are an open and inclusive church
Welcome to St Thomas the Apostle, Finsbury Park
A message from the Reverend Pauline Nashashibi
You are visiting us at a time when the church building is closed and are, therefore, all the more welcome!
As a church – and the church is the people - we are developing new ways to:
pray and be present to each other, wherever we may be
support the vulnerable and isolated in our community
discover, as Jacob did, in a place of uncertainty and insecurity, that:
Surely God is in this place – and I did not know it.
This is none other than the house of God,
and this is the gate of heaven. Genesis 28.16
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
As a Church of England church, we’ve been here since 1889.
We are an open and welcoming congregation, an inclusive church that embraces the joys and challenges of being human with all our differences.
STATEMENT OF INCLUSIVENESS
In response to God’s call we, the members of St Thomas’ Finsbury Park, covenant with one another to be an open and affirming community of faith. We affirm our regard for the worth and dignity of all persons. We recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We welcome into full membership and participation in the body of Christ persons of every race and cultural tradition, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental ability, and economic status.
St Thomas is a vibrant community in the heart of Finsbury Park.
We are a Church of England (Anglican) parish church. Our congregation is almost as diverse as you will find locally: from many parts of the world and from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of age, race, or sexuality.
We are committed to caring for our local area. We support many voluntary groups, as well as getting involved in neighbourhood festivals and campaigns. We believe in acting out of God’s love in a lively and practical way in North London.
Our life with one another is not just on Sundays. We hold regular discussion groups and mid-week services, and we celebrate the great Christian festivals – whenever they fall. We’re good at social events, to which all are welcome.