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Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 7th October

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity


8am                Holy Communion

                        Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12, page 848

                        Mark 10.2-16, page 714

10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Harvest Evensong at Chapel Plaister


The Collect for the Day

Faithful Lord,

whose steadfast love never ceases

and whose mercies never come to an end:

grant us the grace to trust you

and to receive the gifts of your love,

new every morning,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Please pray for those who are ill

John Mortimer

Freddy Connolly

John Sumner

Olwen Trefor-Roberts


We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.



Box Methodist Anniversary Service-14th October

14th October is Box Methodist Church 184th anniversary service at 10.30am, Rev David Hull Chaplain of Kingswood School will be leading the service.

The usual Methodist church lunch will follow the service, we have been invited to join if we would like. It costs £7, to book a lunch please con­tact Helen Cain 07757 667278.



The Big Clean - Saturday 6th October, 10am 

Your Church Wardens are planning a Big Clean of StTaB on Sat 6 October, starting at 1000,  and would welcome as much help as possible, please. 

The intention is to have a deep clean following the TeePee work (which should finish a couple of weeks earlier), settle the crockery, flower arranging gear, children's activity items etc etc into their new cupboards, and carry out a major clean of silver and brass stored in the vestry.  This should give endless fun for all, but if none of the above has appeal for you then there is probably a chance to join in the disposal of unwanted junk!  




Wednesday 12th September  3.30pm—5.30pm

Box Methodist Church 

Everyone of any age is welcome (children must bring an adult)

Craft, tea drinking & Lego building, Music, stories & prayer,

Food (a light meal)


If you are able to help, please contact Pam or Lee.

More info available from: Revd Janet Anderson-MacKenzie, Tel. 01225 744458 or Rev Elizabeth Kirova, e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Christian Aid Prayer Vigil 


Christian Aid Prayer Vigil, Saturday 13th October, 2-4pm,at Box Methodist Church.

Please drop in when you can.



Opening of the new facilities 

Obviously we shall start using the facilities as soon as we can but they will be more formally opened and blessed in a special service at 10.30am on Sunday 28 Oct. 

Bishop Vivienne, the new Bishop of Bristol, has accepted an invitation to join us that day and this is particularly exciting as Box will therefore be one of the first parishes which she visits.

Please save the date if you can. It is hoped also to have some sort of "open house" for the village that afternoon but arrangements for this have not yet been settled.


  1. Please note that this arrangement supersedes anything you may have previously heard or read about an opening on 25 Nov.





Christian Aid Quiz Night


Quiz Night with Kevin Ford at Box Methodist Church


Date: 12th October                Time: 7pm-10pm 

Venue: Box Methodist Church

Tickets: Teams of 4             £6 per person  

A Ploughman’s platter and hot drinks included.

Book your place:   Denise 01225 74199  or  Helen 07757667278

Please support Christian Aid and have fun at the same time



Valens Terrace Home Group

Starting on Thursday 4th October, we propose to follow the Bible Society's 8-week course that gives us further insight into the Bible itself - its origins, main events, characters, and of course how they all fit together!

We meet Thursdays, from 7.30 pm (for coffee and cake :) ) for a 8 pm start, and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Sunday 7th October

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Harvest Evensong at Chapel Plaister


Tuesday 9th October

12 noon          HEART planning meeting at Crumpets.  All welcome

7.30pm           Filling Station at Box Methodist Church


Wednesday 10th October

10.30 am        Holy Communion, followed by coffee

11.15am         Harvest Little Lights

3.30pm           Grace at Box Methodist Church


Thursday 11th October

9.45 am          Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne,

                        followed by coffee

7.30 for 8pm  Valens Terrace Home Group


Friday 12th October

7pm-10pm     Christian Aid Quiz Night at Box Methodist Church


Saturday 13th October

2pm-4pm       Christian Aid Prayer Vigil at Box Methodist Church. 

                        All welcome


Next Sunday 14th October


10.30am         Methodist Anniversary Service – All to Box Methodist Church at 10.30am

2pm                Holy Communion at Brunel House - All welcome

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister