St Thomas More’s is a Catholic faith community whose members reside mainly in the south-eastern part of the City of Toowoomba, the major regional centre of the Darling Downs of Queensland. The community forms part of the Diocese of Toowoomba which itself encompasses some 35 faith communities extending across a huge area of southern inland Queensland. In 1960 the first seeds of St Thomas More’s were planted and from this grew our ongoing story.
In early 2003 the current model of pastoral leadership was introduced with the appointment of a Pastoral Leader who with the Pastoral Council draws forth the gifts of the community encouraging all to respond to their baptismal call.
In 2010 St Thomas More’s celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment. This year provided the opportunity for us to reflect on our story in the light of the idea of Jubilee as found in the Scriptures. The faith life of the community continues to flourish as the community celebrates further milestones in its journey, such as the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current church celebrated in November 2016.