The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas

The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas.

We are the only Anglican church on Crete. However, all Christian denominations are welcome at our services. We are situated within the Apokoronas area of Crete, east of Chania, in the picturesque rural village of Kefalas.

We hope that this website will guide you around the Parish - our worship, events and organisations and contact points for any further information.

We are open again!

Chania has been designated as being in "Level One", which means that we are allowed"1 person per 5 sq.m. and up to 200 people, sitting with a mask". In practice this means that we can have up to 18 people in the Tabernacle.

So, please join us from

this Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 11:00 am, if you can, for Holy Communion

The Sermon preached on the festival of St.Luke

can be found from this Link:

You should know that as it is autumn, we have started to lower the plastic rollers that function as our walls through the cooler, rainy seasons. 

The restrictions that were in place in the summer, when we were meeting, continue, as well, among which the most important are:

Anyone attending a service or activity at the Anglican Church of St Thomas must wear a mask.

Visitors are welcome, but if you have been here less than two weeks we will ask that you sit outside the church, and maintain social distancing.

Before entering the church please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Social distancing is practiced – so individuals or families must stay at least 1.5 metres from another individual or family. Seats are set out this way in the Tabernacle, so please do not move them.

You can also join us on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Passcode: 010209

You might want to look at the Resources for Worship that I have posted on my blog, The Island Parson.

 by clicking the link below

From the Treasurer: 

Support St Thomas's!

During the Suspension of Services, we were still responsible for the expenses of the church including the Chaplain’ salary & social security, 

rent and accommodation expenses.

We would ask that your regular giving is continued during these difficult times . 

Payments can also be made in Euros to the Chaplaincy Euro Account or GBP to our account in the Diocese Office in London with the option of Gift Aid


Please contact me at [email protected] for more information.

Mary Hurley Treasurer (0030 6955 300 301) .



The safety and well-being of our members and those whom we seek to serve, especially the most vulnerable among us, is a prerequisite to proclaiming the good news.​

If you have a complaint about the behaviour of any of our clergy or volunteers you may speak in confidence with our Safeguarding Officer, Jo Cheslyn-Hall, at +30 69415 52981 or [email protected] 

Alternatively, you may contact the Safeguarding Team of the Diocese in Europe directly at +44 (0)207 898 1163, or visit their page at for more ways to contact them. 

Our monthly newsletter is now available by clicking the clink on the CHURCH NEWS page

St. Thomas is one of many churches in the rapidly growing Diocese in Europe which, in itself, is part of The Church of England. You can visit the Diocese website at