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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 15 July, 7th Sunday after Trinity


8am                Holy Communion

                        Eph 1. 3-14, page 825

                        Mark 6. 14-29, page 710

10.30am         Family Service and Baptisms

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


The Collect for the Day

Generous God,

you give us gifts and make them grow:

though our faith is small as mustard seed,

make it grow to your glory

and the flourishing of your kingdom;

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.


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


100 Cups of Tea Goes Large

Have you been wondering what Rev Janet has been doing during her sabbatical?  If so, visit her website:


Janet has spent the last 3 months travelling the length and breadth of the UK, interviewing a range of people to discuss tea drinking and the health and future of the church in the UK. Find out the interviewees favourite cup of tea, how they respond to the statement 'Christianity in the UK is not dying but sleeping' and what are their favourite things which begin with T. If you like tea and/or theology this is the podcast for you!


Parish Administrator Contact Details 

If you need to contact the parish administrator, Réba Dryden, please email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 07842 129161. Réba is usually working from the Vicarage Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am -12noon.


Valens Terrace Home Group  

The Valens Terrace Home Group meets on Thursdays,7.30pm for 8pm start, at Jo and Jamie's house, 9 Valens Terrace, Box.  We are currently studying The Book of Daniel.  Everybody welcome.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Holy Communion at Bybrook - Wednesday 18th July, 3pm 

Holy Communion takes place at Bybrook on the second Wednesday of each month.  Everyone is welcome to attend this service and it would be nice to have a few more people in the congregation.


Craft Club next on Thursday 19 July 10am - 12noon

Everyone is very Welcome to the Craft Club that meets monthly.

Craft Club meets in Box Methodist Church until further notice

            19 July                       Picnic theme 

This is the final craft club before the Summer Holiday Break. 

Craft Club will resume on 20th September with Silk Painting



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar 

Sunday 15th July, 7th Sunday after Trinity

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Family Service and Baptisms

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


Monday 16th July

7.30pm           Rev Phill Harrison Licensing in Wroughton


Tuesday 17th July

7.30pm           Holiday Club Training Session in St Thomas’Church


Wednesday 18th July

10.30 am        Holy Communion, followed by coffee

3pm                Holy Communion at Bybrook.  Everyone welcome

Thursday 19th July

9.45 am          Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne, followed by coffee

10am  Craft Club at Box Methodist Church

7.30 for 8 pm  Valens Terrace Home Group


Next Sunday 22nd July, 8th Sunday after Trinity

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30  Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST