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A Night in Havana

A Night in Havana

A Night in Havana: An evening of Tropical Fun benefitting St. Thomas’ Sound System Patio de San Tomás Saturday, April 2nd 6:30pm -11:00pm 4900 Jackwood Houston, Texas 77096 Silent Auction, Raffle, Specialty Drinks and More! Individual ti...

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BBQ Confirmation

Thank you for your order! Once payment is received, we will send you a confirmation number by email. Please bring the confirmation number with you to the pick-up at St. Thomas' Fall Fair, 4900 Jackwood St, Houston, TX, 77096, on Saturday, Oct. 28th ...

Brass and Bagpipes: Streaming Audio

Listen to streaming audio of the Mother's Day Concert featuring the Houston Brass Band and the St. Thomas' Episcopal Pipes and Drums. Read more about the concert here . Download the Concert Program here . Knight Templar -- George Allan Capriol ...

Connect

Connecting with others is an important part of life at St. Thomas'. Here is a sampling of some of the ways we have of maintaining our relationships with each other, and we are always ready to welcome new friends. If you'd like more information, please...
Youth Group

Youth Group

Youth from 7th grade and up are invited to join our Youth Group, meeting weekly on Sundays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Led by David and Kari Browder .  Join us in the Murray Center for Pizza, Jesus, and Fun as we begin our journey together!
Young Families

Young Families

The Young Family Ministry provides fellowship for families with young children and for those that are young at heart (if you have a child who is too young to drive, you're one of us).. The mission of this ministry is to help families nurture children...
Prime Timers

Prime Timers

Prime Timers offers fellowship for empty-nesters and near empty-nesters by providing an opportunity to share a pot luck meal and monthly devotional in a member’s home. For more information, contact the church office at (713) 666-3111.
Senior Saints

Senior Saints

“Senior Saints” is a group formed by and for seniors, and since the Lord tells us that we are His saints, so be it – Senior Saints! Through the monthly after-church luncheon gatherings of this senior group, we now have a great opportunity for folks...
Episcopal Church Women

Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women of St. Thomas' support church activities, facilitate fellowship in the church, and assist in outreach.  Membership is open to all active female members of St. Thomas'.
Friars

Friars

The Friars of St Thomas' are a ministry of fellowship and good food, serving the parish and the larger community. The Friars sponsor and cook breakfast on the second Sunday of each month, and cook for church events, weddings and special occasions. They...
Weddings at St. Thomas'

Weddings at St. Thomas'

For more information, please contact Sharon Lambert by email or phone at (713) 666-3111.
Contact Us

Contact Us

You can contact us: by telephone at (713) 666-3111 by fax at (713) 668-3887 by postal mail at 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX 77096 on Facebook on Twitter by email using the form below:

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Give

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Learn

From its earliest days, education has been an important part of the mission of St. Thomas'. We began our parish day school a year after the founding of the parish, graduated our first high school senior class in 1967, and are today one of Houston's top...
Nursery

Nursery

St. Thomas' offers a nursery for infants to two-year olds on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am to noon and at selected other events. While in the nursery, your child will be cared for by 2-3 loving staff members, read Bible stories that end with a hug, do ...
Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

Children’s Christian Education is not just another activity. The truth claims of Christianity define history for us. They define history for everyone. They tell us of hope: the present hope of a world to come and the present assurance of the forgiveness o...
Home Front Weekly

Home Front Weekly

Download the latest Home Front Weekly and help your children prepare for Sunday School.
Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education

Christian Education for adults meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15. Our teachers offer a series of different topics over the course of the year, ranging in length from one to four weeks. Check our event calendar for specific classes, locations...
Talks, Classes and Seminar

Talks, Classes and Seminar

Recordings of various talks, lectures, classes and seminars from St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School happens every year in the summer, with classes and events for children up to grade 6. Older children join our staff of dedicated volunteers in helping children from our parish and community spend a fun and meaningful week. It...
Early Childhood Learning Program (ECLP)

Early Childhood Learning Program (ECLP)

Our Early Childhood Learning Program (ECLP) is designed for children 24 months through 4 years of age, and began in 2009 as an outreach of Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church.  It was an instant success because of its carefully structured and nurturing environment. For ...
St. Thomas' Episcopal School

St. Thomas' Episcopal School

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School is a private, pre-K through 12 college preparatory school that believes in nurturing the mind and spirit of our students through classical and Christ-centered instruction. Since opening our doors in 1955, we’ve provi...

Music

Music is an important part of the fabric of life at  St. Thomas'. Liturgical music ranges from Gregorian chant to compositions from the present day. Classics from the Anglo-American cathedral tradition and music from Continental Europe form the backbone ...
Moseley Memorial Music Series

Moseley Memorial Music Series

Celebrating Music. Serving Community. The Moseley Memorial Music Series is an outreach from St. Thomas' Episcopal Church to our community, remembering our first Organist and Choirmaster, John Moseley. We hope to enrich the cultural experiences of our...
The Parish Choir

The Parish Choir

Liturgical music at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church ranges from Gregorian chant to compositions from the present day. Classics from the Anglo-American cathedral tradition and music from Continental Europe form the backbone of the choir’s repertory and pro...
The Organs

The Organs

The organs at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Houston were built by the San Francisco firm of organ builders, Schoenstein & Co . They replaced the original Allen digital organ installed in 1972. Initially a six-rank, two-manual and pedal, extension o...
Moseley Music Fund

Moseley Music Fund

Gifts to to John Moseley Ministry of Music Fund make it possible for us offer a greater variety of music than might otherwise be financially possible. We are blessed with an outstanding pipe organ, but there are many opportunities to augment our ...
Change Ringers

Change Ringers

A unique hobby, a minor physical challenge, a glorious noise—you will find it a great way to meet interesting people and stimulate your mind and body, all while serving the church and reminding the neighborhood of our presence. Learning “the Exercise” is wi...

Parent's Night Out Registration

For Parents of Kids 3 years old through 4th grade Friday, November 4 6:00-10:00 pm Movies | Music | Pizza | Fun! For More Information713.666.3111 ext.3131 or email pno@stes.org

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Prayer Lists

M J Abbett Barbara Adair Ben Adair Martha Beck Marge Beeley Stacy Bernarduci Charlotte Calderone Sherrill Calvert Bob Fisher, Jr. Henri Irvington Bob Jones Leila Land Philip Peter Callie Robertson Mary Katherine Russell Ferd...
Register for Parenting the Love and Logic Way: 11/14

Register for Parenting the Love and Logic Way: 11/14

Instructions: Please complete and submit the registration form below, then choose your admission type and proceed to the payment page. Payment may be made online via credit or debit card using PayPal, or you may indicate that you will pay by check. Registration...
Second Sundays @ 6: Organ Recitals

Second Sundays @ 6: Organ Recitals

Our series of Organ Recitals performed on St. Thomas' Schoenstein organs by outstanding organists.
Altar Guild

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the altar, communion vessels and the priests' vestments for all services, and maintains them between services. They provide wine and bread for communion. In addition to regular Sunday services, the Altar Guild helps prepare...
Lay Ministers

Lay Ministers

In Episcopal churches, lay people take active roles in our worship services. At St Thomas', these are: Lay Readers Lay Readers read the Bible lessons for the day, and, in services without music, they lead the congregation in reciting the psalms and...
Ushers

Ushers

Ushers welcome all comers to our services in the name of Jesus Christ and help those needing assistance, whether because of unfamiliarity with the service, or due to infirmity. At St Thomas', service as an usher is one of the ministries the Men of...
Acolytes and Torch Bearers

Acolytes and Torch Bearers

Acolytes The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the Church. In addition to carrying flags, crosses, and banners during the service, acolytes also assist the clergy of St. Thomas’ with preparing the altar for Holy Communion. Y...
Oblation Bearers and Lamp Bearers

Oblation Bearers and Lamp Bearers

Oblation Bearers Oblation Bearers are responsible for processing the oblations (the bread and wine to be offered for consecration) to the altar during the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion). They also represent the entire congregation in which we offer...
Helping Angels Loving Others (HALO)

Helping Angels Loving Others (HALO)

HALO is an outreach organization designed to give our younger parishioners (1st – 5th grade) and their parents an opportunity for service. Some of our past activities include: volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, assembling bicycles for under-privileged c...
St. Catherine's Guild

St. Catherine's Guild

Named after St. Catherine of Siena , the 14th century Italian nun known for her care of the sick, St. Catherine’s Guild offers pastoral care to the elderly and homebound in our parish family. This group of men and women show Christ’s love through vis...
Christian Community Service Center

Christian Community Service Center

St. Thomas' is a member and supporter of The Christian Community Service Center   (CCSC), an award-winning, community-based non-profit organization serving the inner-city Houston community. CCSC incorporated in 1980 and since that time CCSC has grown ...

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Vacation Bible School 2016

Vacation Bible School 2016

Vacation Bible School 2016 July 19-22 Vacation Bible School for children 2 to 11 (entering 6th grade) this summer, July 19-22 from 9:15 am to noon. Register, pay and donate below. Adult Bible Study from 11:00 am to noon -- wit...
VBS 2016: Register

VBS 2016: Register

Please Note: Our 2, 3 and 4 year old classes are now full Proceed to Online Payment    
VBS Volunteer

VBS Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to help at VBS, please enter the information below, and we will contact you. For more information, please contact Jennifer Underwood at vbs@stes.org .

Welcome

Welcome to the web home of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. We are a traditional Episcopal parish, and we invite you to browse and learn more about us. We hope that when you are in the area, you will stop by and visit us.
From the Rector

From the Rector

The blog of the Rev'd David Browder, Rector of St. Thomas'. Law and gospel, grace, pop culture, and links to interesting articles and videos.  
The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is the American descendant of the Church of England, which traces its founding to the mission of St Augustine of Canterbury, sent from Rome to Saxon England in 597 A.D.1 (One of the small statues in St Thomas’ pulpit is of St A...
A Brief History of St. Thomas'

A Brief History of St. Thomas'

St. Thomas' Church began in May of 1953 when 22 families gathered in an abandoned television studio on Post Oak Road in what was then the far southwest corner of Houston. Each person brought a prayer book and a hymnal; each paid 50¢ for one chair to ...
Where We Are

Where We Are

An interactive map of our location in southwest Houston, Texas, and customized directions to our campus. Click here for a detailed map of the campus.

Contacting St. Thomas'

Contacting St. Thomas'

You can contact us: by telephone at (713) 666-3111 by fax at (713) 668-3887 by postal mail at 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX 77096 on Facebook on Twitter by email using the form below:
Staff

Staff

Contact information for and brief bios of our clergy and staff.
Vestry

Vestry

Contact information for the current Vestry -- the board of directors -- of St. Thomas'
The Epistle

The Epistle

The Epistle is emailed weekly from St Thomas' with brief items of interest and reminders of upcoming events. To be added to The Epistle email list, click the button below: Subscribe to the Epistle For Email Newsletters you can trust. ...

Women's Bible Study Calendar

Join us for Friendship, Fabulous Study, Food and Fun! 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Robinson Memorial Library Campus Map
Worship Schedule

Worship Schedule

Our regular Sunday worship services are at 8:00 am, at 10:30 am and at 6:15 pm. The 8:00 am service is always a service of Holy Communion (sometimes called the Eucharist). It is a spoken service without music (except on a few major holidays such as...
Order of Worship

Order of Worship

The Order of Worship is our service booklet containing the liturgy, the Bible readings, Psalms, Hymns and announcements for each of the main Sunday and Holy Day services at St Thomas'.   8:00 am: 10:30 am
Propers

Propers

The appointed Collect (prayer) and Epistle and Gospel readings, from the Book of Common Prayer, 1928 American edition.
Our Liturgy

Our Liturgy

At St Thomas', all of our services come from the Book of Common Prayer. We offer a printed service booklet for many of our services. This booklet contains the prayers, psalms, hymns and so on, and includes instructions for those unfamiliar with an Episcopal...
Sermons

Sermons

Audio recordings of sermons preached at St. Thomas'.
Third Sundays @ 6: Concerts

Third Sundays @ 6: Concerts

Our series of Concerts featuring outstanding musicians.
St. Thomas' Choir School

St. Thomas' Choir School

Two new treble choirs have been established at St Thomas' Episcopal Church, one for boys and another for girls, grades 2 through 8. For further information, please contact Organist and Choir Master, Dr Giles Brightwell by email  or by telephone: ...