RIP: The Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Nov. 30, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas in Sandwich on Nov. 18, 2016.  When St. John’s Church in Sandwich moved from mission status to parish, John transitioned from vicar to becoming the first rector. He was also diocesan vicar to the former Otis Air Force Base.

Visiting hours are on Friday, Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m., at 178 Main Street, Sandwich Village.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 159 Main Street, Sandwich, followed by a gathering at 178 Main Street.

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Condolences may be sent to his family in care of Thomas’s grandson:
James Thomas
PO Box 1073
East Sandwich MA 02537

Memorial donations may be made to:
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John H. Thomas Scholarship Fund
c/o St. John's Church
159 Main Street
Sandwich MA 02563