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“Friendly community and great priests!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Church
Ranked #206 of 921 things to do in Prague
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Owner description: St. Thomas Church (Sv. Tomas) --- founded in 1228 and remodeled in baroque style in 1720's, the church is one of the most significant churches in the area. Today the Parish at St. Thomas is one of the most active in all of Prague, having not only a Czech parish but also and English and Spanish one as well. Masses are held each Sunday: Czech: 9:30 English: 11:00, Spanish: 12:30
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Friendly community and great priests!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I go to St. Tomas regularly when I'm in Prague, and I can say that the community is very welcoming and friendly. Plus, the church is amazingly beautiful inside. Try to see the historic St. Dorothy chapel, the oldest part of the monastery. Most of the parishioners in the English community are foreigners who go home for major holidays like Christmas, so holidays are often full of tourists instead of regulars, but it is a great community to belong to. It has the biggest English language children's religious education program in Prague, and Mass in Spanish, Czech and English. The priests are marvelous and there are a lot of charity and volunteer opportunities for people to get involved in- just ask a priest or parish council member!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful, but unfriendly "brothers and sisters"”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

I went to Christmas mass at St. Thomas. Most of the people attending were Americans. It does not represent Americans in general, but children made noises during the mass, and people did not shake hands with me, who was obviously a foreigner. And this is Christmas eve! Staffs were not really friendly, either. So does this reflect the atmosphere of the church itself? I would try some other churches next year.

Visited December 2012
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La Paz, Bolivia
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“Hardly noticed, but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is not a very prominent church, with its entrance on a short dead-end street, and too close to the St. Nicholas cathedral in Mala Strana (which is magnificent) to be noticed. However, once inside, it is attractive, it has a beautiful pulpit and angels beside the altars, plus frescoes painted on the ceiling of the nave.

Visited November 2012
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“lovely mass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

We attended mass in the chapel of St Thomas - the chapel is from 1245 and mass was a wonderful experience. We also visited the church and it was just lovely.

Visited October 2012
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