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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 







Sunday 10th February 2019

4th Sunday before Lent


8am                 Holy Communion at St Christopher’s, Ditteridge

10.30am                      Holy Communion

                        Isaiah 6: 1-8

                        1 Cor 15: 1-11

                        Luke 5; 1-11

4pm                 HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                 TOAST

6pm                 Compline at Chapel Plaister



Lord of the hosts of heaven,

our salvation and our strength,

without you we are lost:

guard us from all that harms or hurts

and raise us when we fall;

through 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


 Electoral Roll


Every six years we need to revise our entire electoral roll for the church. By law we need to wipe everyone off and start again. We will have forms available from Sunday and need them to be signed and dated for the official return period, which will be advised.


APCM—the Annual Parochial Church Meeting


This will be held 25th April 2019, 7 for 7.30 pm, held in St Thomas’. Please put this date in your diaries now!



Grace this week!


Grace is on Wednesday 13th February 3.30-5.30 pm at Box Methodist Church. We usually work to the following plan:


            3.30  Play, treasure hunt and story

            3.50  Crafts

            4.20    Songs, talk and prayers

            4.45    Food


If you might be able to come along and help, for all or even part of the session, please let Janet know.



Training for the Contactless Giving Terminal

There will be a short training session for all sides persons on how to set up the credit card giving terminal for services. This will be at 10 am on Sunday 17th February i.e. before the start of the service. Anyone unable to attend can contact Elle Symons on 07825 577300 to arrange an alternative training session.



Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

We have now begun to study 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. (NB Not meeting this Thursday, 14th)



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 10th February

8am                Holy Communion at St Christopher’s, Ditteridge

10.30am                     Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


Tuesday 12th February

7.30pm                       The Filling Station, Box Methodist Church



Wednesday 13th February

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee

3.30pm           Grace, Box Methodist Church



Thursday 14th February

10am               Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                        followed by coffee


                        No Home Group this week



Sunday 17th February

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am                     Prayer and Praise

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister