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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 11th November

The 3rd Sunday before Advent



8.00 am           Holy Communion, St Christopher’s Ditteridge - all welcome

10.45   Joint Act of Remembrance at Box War Memorial

2 pm                Holy Communion, Brunel House - all welcome


The Collect for the Day

O Lord, our maker and our strength,

from whose love in Christ we can never be parted

either by death or life:

Look in mercy on those for whom we pray this day,

and grant us your protection and peace,

that we may be saved in body and soul,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Please pray for those who are ill

John Mortimer

Freddy Connolly

John Sumner

Olwen Trefor-Roberts


Please remember the families of those who have died


Mary Francis


We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


The Filling Station


The next meeting of The Filling Station will be on Tuesday 13th November in the Methodist Church.  Jamie Hay will be speaking on the subject of "War and Peace".  Remembering 100 years since the First World War armistice, Jamie will reflect on War and Peace - christian understanding of warfare and praying for peace.


Coffee tea and cakes are available from 7PM and we start at about 7.30.  A period of sung worship runs from about 7.45 to 8.15 and the talk from about 8.15 to 9PMafter which there is time for reflection, pray ministry and chat.


Full details, and information on the The Filling Station programme for 2018/19 are at the website here : www.the


Craft Club next on Thursday 15th November

10am - 12noon - Cake icing

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

Craft Club meets in Box Methodist Church until further notice




Grace Wednesday 14th November 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.


Sister’s Christmas Appeal


Last year the Sisters were able to distribute 420 Christmas bags and they hope to do this same this year. 


This year they particularly need gifts for adults:

Toiletry sets for men

Gloves for men and women


They also need:

Christmas food, boxes of chocolates, festive biscuits, tins of ham, meat or salmon, mince pies, Christmas puddings and jars of coffee.

(Please make sure all food items are in date for Christmas!)


£10 Argos vouchers for the children


If you are able to donate any of these items, please leave them in the box near the church door & noticeboards.

James will deliver any donated items on 4th December.



HEART - Sunday 11th November

4pm - 6pm


Everyone of any age is welcome,

(Children must bring an adult)

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

prayer, Food (a light meal).

MOD Corsham Community Centre (Crumpets) Leafy Lane and Portal Avenue Junction.


Please pray for Heart 4 Rudloe and think if you can offer to help for one Sunday before Christmas please Janet, Lee or Pam know.


More info available from: Revd Janet Anderson-MacKenzie, Tel. 01225 744458or Revd Alice Kemp, Tel. 07709 767642


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 11th November


8.00 am           Holy Communion St Christopher, Ditteridge

10.45 am         Joint Act of Remembrance, Box War Memorial

2 pm         Holy Communion, Brunel House

4 pm         HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                 Compline at Chapel Plaister



Tuesday 13th November

7.30 pm      The Filling Station, Box Methodist Church



Wednesday 14th November

10.30 am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee

3.30 pm    Grace, Box Methodist Church



Thursday 15th November

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

10-12 noon Craft Club, Box Methodist Church


Next Sunday 18th November


8am                 Holy Communion at St Thomas’

10.30am          Prayer and Praise