Being ten years old seems so old to a child . By the time the child becomes 50 or 60 ten years old seems very little .
The building set in the hills in front of the White Mountains with views across fields and olive groves is just a young ten years old .
The place came out of the vision of a few led by Tony and Suzanne Lane as they gathered around their swimming pool Tony developed the vision into actual buildings and gardens .
When you arrive there at the top of the small drive in Kefalas near Vamos and walk down though a large gate you feel you are entering a private olive grove.
Then you see amongst the trees a beautiful small stone built chapel. As you turn in front of it the door is open and the small chapel space leads your eye to a vibrant stained glass window.
As you carry on passing the chapel under the cooling porch you enter a very attractive open space with a stone tiled floor. you stand still at the entrance and see the clear plastic walls rolled up and feel the thick plastic roof protecting you from the sun.
You see and hear busy insects flying the shortest route through it to the flowers around. Standing looking at the view of wild flowers and mountains you here the sounds of birds singing out there territories.
The amazing building and community that collects here celebrates its tenth birthday in July 2017 .
This is the church of St Thomas.it is a church within the Church of England with its own vicar,
but it warmly welcomes everyone to come and worship and rest awhile.
Over the years many visitors have found their way to this quiet spiritual oasis.
Many have said how refreshing they have found being there and what a welcome they get.
Some have said that they get spiritually recharged St Thomas meets together every Sunday at 11 am with a warm welcome for all.
On 16th July it is celebrating the birthday and at 11 am the Bishop of Europe will be there to lead and preach at a special birthday service.
The message from St.Thomas is,Come ,whoever you are and wherever you are from and join in our celebration .
Directions to find the church are on its website www.theanglicanchurchincrete.co.uk
Revd Canon Philip Lambert