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St Thomas' Church
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Location Blackpool, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Open Evangelical/New Wine
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Henry Paley
Years built 1930–1932
Deanery Deanery of Blackpool
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Lancaster
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
Province Province of York

St Thomas' Church is in Caunce Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Deanery of Blackpool, the Archdeaconry of Lancaster and the Diocese of Blackburn.


The church was built in 1930–32 and designed by the Lancaster architect Henry Paley of Austin and Paley, and cost £10,326 (equivalent to £510,000 in 2021). It is constructed in brick with stone dressings, and has windows with mixed Decorated and Perpendicular tracery. Only the east end of the church and 3½ bays of the nave and aisles were completed. Brandwood and his co-authors consider that the interior is "of dignity and with several inventive touches". Because it was never completed, Hartwell and Pevsner in the Buildings of England series describe it as "a stump of a church".

Present day

It continues to be an active church in the Evangelical tradition.

The vicar is the Revd David O’Brien.

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