St Thomas' Church Philadelphia

Welcome to St Thomas' Philadelphia

St Thomas’ Philadelphia is a large church with over 1000 people who connect in some way every week. We have many different groups, communities and ministries which take place all across the city. They are as varied as the people of Sheffield themselves—including communities for students, young adults, creative types, the marginalised, business communities, families, the elderly and more. These are based across the city on urban estates, in the suburbs and in the city centre.

This page give you links to some resources available to newcomers to our church, we'd like you to feel at home and come with us on our journey to call our city back to God. After all our services, the ‘Get Connected' team are available on the welcome desk to answer any questions you may have or please contact our communities team on 0114 2419560 or

Join a Community

We believe real community is an essential building block of the church. Communities (usually between 6 - 35 people) are a place where together we can learn to love God, walk the journey of life, and reach out to bless and serve our city. They are places where we can be known, supported and challenged to go deeper in our relationship with each other and to grow as disciples of Jesus.

Please see our community pages for more details about joining a community or contact our communities team on 01142419560 or

Welcome Teas

These take place several times a year on a Sunday afternoon.  These provide the opportunity for newcomers to meet some of the Senior Team & Community Leaders, learn a bit more about St Thomas' Philadelphia, our core values and ministries.

Please book through the ‘Get Connected Team’ on the welcome desk at the end of a service, or by contacting the Communities team on 01142419560 or

The Alpha Course

Alpha is a relaxed, fun and informative 8 week course which is run in the training centre once a year. (Some Alpha courses are also run by communities and take place in homes and other venues in the city).  It begins with meal and is a place to explore the meaning of life and specifically Christianity. Please see here for more details.


We encourage every member of St Thomas' Philadelphia to invest financially in the God's work through this church. Please visit our giving page for more information.