Sharing Jesus in the everyday stuff of life


My name is John Griffiths and I’m the Vicar of STG. Thank you for visiting us.

Our vision is to be the kind of church where we can encounter God, learn how to follow Jesus together, seek to proclaim the Kingdom of God and make a positive difference to our community and the world we live in.

I hope you can find what you’re looking for. If you have any questions, please get in touch. 


Welcome to our updated website

At the top of the front page you will find links to new pages which we have added to the site. This includes a section containing previously broadcast video services and a ‘Magazine’ section.

Our ‘Online STG Magazine’

Rather than changing the whole of the magazine once a month, we hope to add and change the magazine items in an ongoing way – so that you can be kept up to date and also encouraged in your spiritual journey as we all steadily move forwards.

New magazine items include the latest message from Revd John, and a section all about the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ movement, based on 10 days of global prayer starting on Ascension Day, 21 May, 2020.

We hope that you find the content of our website encouraging and supportive.
God bless,
Revd John



You may be aware that under the Government's easing of 'Lockdown' regulations, churches which are able to do so within the guidelines provided, may open their church building for private prayer from 14 June. However, St Thomas Garstang Church is not at this time ready to open, due to difficulties regarding daily supervision, control of safe distancing and hygiene/cleaning requirements, along with the continuing high infection rate in the North West. We hope to be in a position to  resume services in September, but this of course will depend upon the prevailing situation. Maintaining the highest standards of safety is our priority during these times.

Many thanks.

Revd John & the Churchwardens









Staying Connected during Covid19

Visit our Staying Connected page to find out how STG is continuing church at home and online during these difficult times

Our Latest Online Sunday Service    

Watch our most recent online service in the video window to the right.

If you missed a service you can watch our past services on our  service archive page

The Service for Cafe Church - Sunday 21 June 2020

is led by Revd John 


Our Vision

Our vision is to be the kind of church where we can encounter God, learn how to follow Jesus together, seek to proclaim the Kingdom of God and make a positive difference to our community and the world we live in.

Other Parish News

Mothers Union Foodbank receives a boost from
the Lancashire - COVID-19 Community Support Fund


As many of you will know, our Foodbank has been supporting a growing number of families as the current crisis has begun to strike the vulnerable amongst our community. We have received a cash boost of £500 from Lancashire - COVID-19 Community Support Fund for which we are very grateful. This cash boost will help us with purchasing items for those who need special diets, along with nappies and other requirements for those nursing small babies. It is heart rending to learn of the real plight of some families, and so I thank all of you who have been supporting the Foodbank either by food or by financial donations. Please do keep on supporting this vital work.

The additional funds are a welcome boost, but as the ‘Lockdown’ continues and more families find themselves in difficulties, either through illness or sudden loss of employment, we are going to find that the need for help will continue and probably increase. Please do continue to drop off food items etc. in the collection box outside of the Church Hall – always remembering only if you have the means and it is safe for you to do so. You might want to help financially, as this is allowing us to support with specific needs. If so, please contact the STG Church Treasurer, Jean Matthews.

Finally, I want to thank Susan Willoughby for her diligent efforts in obtaining the grant funding, and a thank you to Kathryn Sperring for being such a star in organising and carrying out much of the practical work, along with her ‘helpers’.

God bless,
Revd John


Vicar:  Reverend John Griffiths

EmailJohn Griffiths

Phone: 01995 602162

Address: St Thomas' Church, Church Street,
Garstang Lancashire  PR3 1PA


Churchwardens: Doug Willoughby (Tel: 01995 640061)

                           Trevor Sperring   (Tel: 01995 606288)


For Baptism enquiries please contact: Jean Sawyer  (Tel: 01995 606962)

For Parish Hall enquiries/bookings please contact: Judy Osborne  (Tel: 01995 600996 or 07581078888)