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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 



 We have a few tickets left for Burns Night. If you can come along, please let Janet know asap.




Sunday 27 January 2019

5th Sunday after Christmas


8am                        Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

                                    1 Cor 12: 12-31a

                                    Luke 4: 14-21


10.30am                     Holy Communion

                                    Neh 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10

                                    1 Cor 12: 12-31a

                                    Luke 4: 4-21



God of heaven,

you send the gospel to the ends of the earth

and your messengers to every nation:

send your Holy Spirit to transform us

by the good news of everlasting life

in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Please pray for those who are ill

John Sumner

Olwen Trefor-Roberts

Freddy Connolly

Helen West


We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.

Also the families of those who have died

Christine Reynolds


HEART - Sunday 27th January

4pm - 6pm



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 MOD Corsham Community  Centre on Leafy Lane.


HELP with HEART in the New Year would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help with the washing up, just once or twice a year even, we would love to hear from you.  An extra pair of hands would make a huge difference.  Please call Janet 744458 if you are able to help in this way.  Thank you.


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 leaders at TOAST are:


                        Rev Clair Southgate               Tel: 01225 743970

                        Ian MacKenzie                                    Tel: 01225 744458



Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

We are currently taking a few weeks to revisit and review aspects of the Bible Course studied last year - then we’re embarking on Romans! We start at 8pm (with coffee and cake available beforehand :) ) and everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Angela on 07835 812258 or Jamie on 07427 493422.



Taking down the Christmas candles

There will be a working party at 10am on Sat 9 Feb to take down the Christmas candles.  Any and all help would be much appreciated.  That is the first Saturday after the Feast of Candlemass.




Giving via credit card

Following a very successful trial at the carol service, a credit card terminal will be set up just inside the door for all the main services (ie 1030 on Sundays, funerals and weddings etc) so that donations to the church can be made via credit card, either Contactless or using your PIN number, according to preference.



 Mid-week Services

If you would like to come to church but can’t come on a Sunday or would find a shorter service more comfortable for health or other issues, please remember you are always welcome at the Wednesday 10.30am service of Holy Communion, or you are welcome to join with one of the Nursing Home communions at Bybrook House or Brunel House. Please contact Janet or Clair for more details.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar



Sunday 27th January

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                     Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST


Wednesday 30th January

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee



Thursday 31st January

10am               Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                        followed by coffee



Sunday 3rd February

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                     Morning Worship




Next Grace is Wednesday 13th February 3.30-5.30 pm at Box Methodist Church.

If you might be able to come along and help, please let Janet know.