The Church of St. Thomas was consecrated on the 31st of October 1849 as a place of worship for the Parish of Golborne. Many generations of families have celebrated new life at the Baptism of young children. Marriage vows have been exchanged and its beautiful architecture and churchyard have graced many wedding photos. Since the first burial in 1850 it continues to be a place where people of Golborne are buried and remember their loved ones.
The Church is a grade 2 listed building and is situated in a Wigan Borough Council preservation area.
The building was begun in 1849, stones from Billing Delph were brought along the Leeds- Liverpool Canal to the Dover Lock at Abram and carried on local farmers carts to the site. The tower and a bell were added in 1856. In 1925/26 more building including a vestry, and a rebuilding of the Chancel and Sanctuary occurred to raise the height of the roof. Two meeting rooms, a disabled toilet and a kitchen were added in the 1990’s to complete the unfinished north aisle. In later years the organ was restored and new stained glass windows were added.
The side chapel is the home to the miners memorial window which remembers those who died in the 1979 Golborne Colliery mining disaster.
Local School Children regularly visit the Church to learn about its history and architecture. The well maintained graveyard with mature trees and wildlife provide another learning environment.
Primarily St. Thomas Church is a place where we faithfully worship God the Father, as revealed in Jesus his Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sundays 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion or Family Service or Morning Praise
Wednesday 9 a.m. School Communion
Thursday 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
The vestry hour is 7.00 till 7.30 pm on a Monday.
Please check the calendar for special services.
Churchwardens Mrs. Joan Aston Tel: 01942 513936
Mrs. Fiona Glover Tel: 01744 759033
Deputy Churchwardens: Mr Wayne MacDonald
Mr Stephen Glover Tel: 01744 759033
Safeguarding Officer Mrs. P Rowson
Health and Safety Officer Mr Wayne MacDonald
Parochial Church Council
( A) 2021-24 Mrs. L Brunt, Mrs. P Rowson , Mrs. J Price, Mr B Price
(B) 2019-22 Miss J Hindley Mr S Glover, Mrs. P Topping, Mr I. Sproston
(C) 2020-23 Mr. P Gleave, Mrs. B Holme, Mrs. C Howden, Mr K Ince
Honorary Secretary to the PCC: Mrs. F Glover Tel: 01744 759033
Honorary Treasurer to the PCC: Mrs. Carol Howden Tel: 01942 512894
Organist Mr Stephen Glover 41 Poplar Road, Haydock Tel: 01744 759033
Electoral Roll Officer Mr. Stephen Glover
Deanery Synod Representative : Mr. D Miller
Sunday Club 10.30 am each Sunday in the Church meeting rooms
Leader: Mrs. M. Mulcrow
St. Thomas’ School : Mrs. Joanne Woods Tel: 01942 728153
IF YOU HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND CHURCH DUE TO ILLNESS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS THESE NUMBERS WILL BE HELPFUL:
PASTORAL CARE GROUP MRS. SHEILA GLEAVE 01942 727627
HOME COMMUNION GROUP MRS. PAM TOPPING 01942 510927
EMERGENCIES REV’D TREVOR 07935 198009
COTTESMORE WAY, GOLBORNE
GROUP AGE LEADER TEL:
6.15-7.30pm BEAVERS 6 – 8 Fiona Glover 01744 759033
07866 534683 WEDNESDAY
7.00-8.15pm CUBS 8 – 10 Sheila Ince 01942 718869
7.00-8.30pm SCOUTS 10 – 14 Ken Ince 07985905920
7.30-9.30pm EXPLORER 14 – 18 Chris Hayes 07502227440
GOLBORNE ST. THOMAS’ RAINBOWS; BROWNIES & GUIDES.
To register your daughter for any of the Guiding sections above that meet at the scout & guide headquarters on Cottesmore way please go online to: