Groups and activities

Sunday School

The Sunday School meets most Sundays in the Parish Hall during the 10am Sung Parish Eucharist during term time. We welcome children from 5 to 12 . Children take part in a wide range of activities including bible stories, art and craft, and games and drama.  We rejoin family and friends in church at 10.45 and the children enjoy sharing what they have learnt with the rest of the congregation.
At Christmas, the Sunday school enjoys preparing for a very special Nativity play performed in the church on Christmas Eve.  We welcome any new children, whether you are just visiting or a regular attenders. 
For further information contact sue@grangefamily.co.uk

Choir and Junior Choristers

For further details look at the Worship and Music section of this website.

Thomas' Tots

Meets in the Church Hall on Wednesday mornings between 10.30 and 11.45. It is open to any Parent/Carer and their pre-school children, and is a great chance to meet with other people. There is no charge for the sessions or for the tea, coffee, juice and biscuits which are prepared by volunteer helpers from the church. You are encouraged to play freely with your child/ren using a range of play equipment. At the end of the morning Father Robert plays his guitar as he leads a very popular singing session. If you would like to see what goes on come along and join us.You will find a warm welcome and good company.

Rainbows

The 1st Hanwell Rainbows meet at St Thomas's Church Hall on Mondays from 4.55-5.55pm (before Brownies). Rainbows are aged between five and seven.
Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, which has four areas: Look, Learn, Laugh, and Love. This programme helps to develop their self-confidence, build friendships, learn new things and have fun. Girls get involved with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. We encourage learning by doing. Rainbows work toward their roundabout badges containing activities supporting the Rainbow jigsaw.
To add names on our waiting list you need to register on the Girlguiding website, and follow the JoinUs tab.

Brownies

The 10th Hanwell Brownies meet in St Thomas's Church Hall on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  Brownies are aged between 7 and 10 years old.  We welcome girls of all faiths or no faith at all,  but we do support the Church in its many events and  encourage girls to attend our Monthly Family Parade Services.
We give girls the chance to discover their  full potential and encourage them to think of others  We give them opportunities to have fun,  through games, crafts and outings.  The girls work for Adventure Badges which encourage then to learn about themselves, their community and the wider world;  and also  for Interest Badges that enable them to follow their own interests
To put names on our waiting list you need to register on the Girlguiding website and follow the JoinUs tab

Guides

The 8th Hanwell Guides meet at St Thomas's Church Hall on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm.  Guides are aged between 10 and 14 years old.  We welcome girls of all faiths or no faith at all,  but we do support the Church in its many events and  encourage girls to attend our Monthly Family Parade Services. We give them a girls only space to have fun.  We are relevant to today’s girls because we listen to them and constantly evolve and adapt what  we offer them without losing what makes us uniquely us.  We encourage girls to choose, plan and organise activities in small groups called patrols  They are also able to follow their individual interests and earn badges for their efforts.  Our camps,  holidays and trips give the girls a chance to try new adventures
To put names on our waiting list you need to register on the Girlguiding website and follow the JoinUs tab

Beavers

As part of the 7th Hanwell Scout Group, our Beaver scout colony meets on Tuesday evenings, term time from 5.30 to 6.30pm, directly followed by the Cub pack meeting at the Church Hall.
Beaver Scouts is open to boys and girls from 6 to 8 years when they move up to Cub Scouts. It is a uniformed group and the Beavers enjoy gaining a variety of badges, we do craft activities,play games and aim to have fun and for the Beavers to make new friends.
There are 3 elements to the Beaver Scout Promise, to do their best, to be kind & helpful and to love God and we try and encourage the children to think about these through a range of activities. We hope that Beavers and their families will support Church events and attend the monthly Family Parade services especially for Harvest Festival, Remembrance and Mothering Sundays.
To find more information you can visit the national Scouting website or our local one for Ealing and Hanwell District Scouts.
If you would like to put your child's name on the waiting list to join, please email gillshaw36@aol.com with your details.

Cubs

7th Hanwell Cubs meet in St Thomas's Church Hall on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8.00 pm.  Cubs are aged between 8 and 10.5 years old.  Cub Scouting is open to boys and girls of all faiths and Cubs are encouraged to participate in St. George's Day, Mother's Day and Harvest Services.

Cub Scouting is about adventure, about challenging yourself, learning new skills and making new friends. Cubs camp out, light fires, sing songs, make things (other than a mess!), help people, and even still tie knots, whilst working towards badges and awards in a wide variety of areas. Mostly though, being a Cub is about having fun!
If you would like more information, to put names on our waiting list or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Mike Harris (the Group Scout Leader) arris107@virginmedia.com.