About Us

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Our Banking Details

Account Name:        St Thomas Church of England
Bank:                         Standard Bank
Branch:                      Vangate Mall
Branch Code:           025909
Account Number:    07 332 6682

Swift code:                 SBZAZAJJ

 

Standard Bank’s Address:
9th Floor
Standard Bank Centre
5 Simmonds Street
Johannesburg 2001

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Our History

St Thomas Church started in April 1963 at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) hall in District 6, Cape Town.  Then, the congregation consisted of people from different cultural backgrounds, all living in the same communities and attending and serving at the new church.

Then in the late 1960s the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid came into effect, and because of this, those who were “not white” were forced to leave their homes in District 6.  People were forcibly relocated to an area called the Cape Flats, a distance out of the city, including this area called Heideveld.

The church continued to meet in homes, called ‘cottage meetings’ in the Heideveld area.  The meeting  together of different cultures was no more – as dictated by the then political regime in South Africa.  The church started meeting in the home of the Yule sisters, and then, in 1969, the building in which we currently meet, was built.  A significant contributor to this building and ministry was Murray Hofmeyer.

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God has been pleased to continue to bless the work of St Thomas Church in Heideveld by providing the church with leaders who have faithfully served over the years, pastoring the people of Heideveld and faithfully preaching the gospel and other gospel partners who support the work financially.

 

reachlogoemailsigWe are part of the denomination/family of churches called REACH SA (Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa and hold to the 39 Articles.

 

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What we believe

Our mission as a church is to “present everyone perfect in Christ”.  We want to win unbelievers to Christ and grow believers in Christ through the faithful teaching and preaching of the bible.

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.    Colossians 1:28 (ESV)

OUR CORE VALUES

  •  Bible
    We believe that the bible is the authoritative Word of God, that which brings people to faith in Christ and that which grows Christians in their faith and supplies the with everything they need to please God.  (2 Timothy 3:16)
  •  Prayer
    Prayer is how we talk to God.  Because we believe in God’s sovereignty, we need to present our plan and requests to him and ask for His guidance and help.  (Philippians 4:6)
  • Holiness
    The bible calls Christians to holiness as an appropriate response to God’s grace in our lives.  (Romans 12:1-2)
  • Evangelism
    Jesus came to build His church and left us with the task of telling the world about the grace He offers because of his death and resurrection.  We believe that people need to hear the gospel and believe it to receive forgiveness for their sin and life eternal.  (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Discipleship and Training
    The bible calls us to raise up the next generation of reliable men who would faithfully teach, preach and guard the gospel for future generations.  (2 timothy 2:2)
  • Serving
    The bible teaches that all Christians are given gifts y God so that they can serve the body of Christ, His church.  (1 Corinthians 12:7)