About the Friends


The first AGM of the newly formed Friends of St. Thomas Church will be held in St. Thomas Church on the 24th November at 12 noon. All members are invited to attend.

The main business is to elect a committee for the organisation to replace the temporary appointments currently in place.


Since 1250 our parish church at the heart of Lymington has been a centre of Christian worship. This historic building belongs to the whole community, comprising all those living and working in the Lymington area.

The dramatic cupola is a landmark at the centre of the town visible from many areas and from the Solent. The beautiful architecture and craftsmanship seen in the windows, carvings and masonry inspire reflection and a sense of ownership.

The church is open for all to visit and enjoy the history and community spirit within its ancient walls.

Through hard work and dedication, our forebears made great sacrifices to ensure that this historic building has endured for centuries. We believe that it is a privilege and responsibility of the townspeople to maintain St Thomas Church for this and future generations.

The Friends of St Thomas invite you to respond to the inspiration and history of the building and to join a network of
people who share an interest in seeing the church not only as a place of worship but as a wonderful centre for the arts, for concerts, drama, talks, exhibitions and community celebrations.

Why Become a Friend

As a Friend you will be contributing to the preservation of this important part of our local heritage.

You will receive an occasional newsletter and our annual accounts and will receive invitations to any special events.

All funds are to be used for the upkeep of this building, its contents and surrounding areas.

By becoming a Friend, you will be sharing in the task of "handing it back" to our children in as good, if not better, condition than we received it.

Please contact us for further detail :-

The Friends of St. Thomas Church
Parish office
St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Street
SO41 9ND

email: friends@lymingtonchurch.org


See Friends' Constitution