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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 8 July, 6th Sunday after Trinity


10.30am - Holy Communion

            Ezek 2. 1-5, page 583

            2 Cor 12. 2-10, page 819

            Mark 6. 1-13, page 710

2pm - Holy Communion at Brunel House

4pm - HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm - TOAST

6 pm - Compline at Chapel Plaister


The Collect for the Day


Creator God,

you made us all in your image:

may we discern you in all that we see,

and serve you in all that we do;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Please pray for those who are ill

Dafydd Stradling

John Mortimer

Pam Farmer



We remember those whom we know, who are suffering in sickness or adversity,and those who especially need our prayers at this time.

We are delighted to welcome Janet back to St Thomas’ after her sabbatical.  Please continue to hold Janet in your prayers.


Phill’s Licensing Service 

Phill’s licensing service will be on Monday 16 July, 7.30pm in Wroughton Parish Church everyone is very welcome to attend this service, which will be followed by light refreshments (Church Hill, Wroughton SN4 9JS).


Message from Rev Phill Harrison

The following has been received from Phill:

(NB. Background:  the request for donations produced £25 in excess of the £40 which was on the book token we gave him.  The email to him about the extra £25 urged him to "spend it as irresponsibly as possible") 


"Thank you very much, I was surprised and touched.  My wife has suggested making a career of 3 month placements, as a way of generating regular gifts!  I will have to think about how to spend the book token. Meanwhile the £25 should just about cover a decent bottle of whisky - is that irresponsible enough?".  Phill


TOAST at St Thomas’  this Sunday 8th July


TOAST meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.


A fun youth group that meets in St Thomas à Becket every two weeks usually, between 6pm and 7.30pm.  Toast is a group for year 6 and above.  We enjoy creatively exploring the Christian faith and eating  plenty of food to keep us going! Please contact a  member of Clergy, one of the leaders, or just come along to find out more.  Our TOAST leaders are:


Rev Clair Southgate  T: 01225 743970

Ian MacKenzie          T: 01225 744458


Heart 4 Rudloe this Sunday 8th July


Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second and fourth Sunday

of the month, between 4pm and 6pm, and everyone of

any age is welcome (children must bring an adult to look after them).


The afternoon includes craft, tea drinking and Lego building. This is followed by prayer, story and songs.

We round off the afternoon with some food (a light meal).


This activity is free, and is being run as part of the work of the Church of England in Box Parish.  Please do come along and join us as we make, pray and eat in the JSU Corsham Community Centre on Leafy Lane.


For more information, please contact:

Revd Alice Kemp on T.07709 767642 or

Revd Janet Anderson-MacKenzie on T. 01225 744458

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Thank you to everyone who helped to provide/prepare the food for HEART during Janet’s sabbatical.  Your help was very much appreciated.


Knitted Bible Exhibition

The Knitted Bible, including 33 scenes from the Old and New Testament, will be at MHA Stratton House Monday 9th – Sunday 15th July Open daily 11-6, Sun 2-6

For group bookings please call Sarah on  07484 534125 MHA Stratton House, 16 Park Lane, Bth BA1 2XH

Marvel at the Golden Calf! Find the ladybirds in the Ark! See Lazarus in his grave-clothes!


The Pirates of Penzance 

Box Primary School proudly presents The Pirates of Penzance

Date: Thursday 12 July

Time: 4pm

Place: Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

Tickets: £5 - Advanced bookings recommended from Wiltshire Music Centre,