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“Mass in English” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Church
Josefska 8, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
+420 602 643 365
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Ranked #116 of 297 attractions in Prague
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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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
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“Mass in English”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We enjoyed Mass in this church while in Prague, and the community was very nice. The church is beautiful Baroque--bright and airy. Rebuilt in the 18th century, this old church actually has roots to the 12th century. If you are taking in the sights of Prague, it is worth a moment or two to stop in and admire this beautiful house of worship.

Visited March 2013
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“Friendly community and great priests!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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“Beautiful, but unfriendly "brothers and sisters"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 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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“Hardly noticed, but nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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 stars Reviewed October 21, 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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