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Before Sunday


Tonight, Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Chapel Plaister holy communion with optional foot washing


Good Friday 10.30am Family Service at St Thomas

Good Friday 2pm Hour at the Cross reflective service

Good Friday 4-5pm Easter Trail at Heart 4 Rudloe


Easter Saturday Evening – The youth Group TOAST are having a traditional Easter fire in the Box Churchyard, so don’t panic if you hear of flames in the Churchyard


Then see you on Sunday…



St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  







Sunday 21st April 2019

Easter Day


8am                 Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                      Holy Communion

                        Acts 10: 34-43 (page 777)

                        John 20: 1-10  (page 766)




God of glory,

by the raising of your Son

you have broken the chains of death and hell:

fill your Church with faith and hope;

for a new day has dawned

and the way to life stands open

in our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Please pray for those who are ill

Olwen Trefor-Roberts

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


Big Easter Thank-you!


A BIG Easter Thank-you to all the Flower Arrangers, Musicians and everyone who has made our Easter Services possible and uplifting.




APCM—the Annual Parochial Church Meeting



This will be held 25th April 2019 in St Thomas’. Please come to hear a review of our church in 2018 and to share your thoughts as to how we might move forward. Refreshments from 7, with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.




Save the date!


Box Revels is on Monday 27th May this year and we will be serving Teas in the Pavilion, as well as staffing an Ecumenical prayer and activity tent. Lots of help, prayer and support needed,




Giving via card payment


Following successful trials, a payment 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.




HEART - Sunday 28th April

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.


Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

This week (25th April) we will be attending the APCM and will therefore not meet. Normal service will be resumed next week (2nd May) when we will continue our study of Romans. We meet from 7.30pmfor coffee and cake, aiming to start at 8pm, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact

Angela on 07835 812258 or Jamie on 07427 493422.


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 21st April

Easter Day

8am                 Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                      Holy Communion


Tuesday 23rd April

10am               HEART Planning Meeting at Crumpets


Wednesday 24th April

10.30am          Holy Communion, followed by coffee


Thursday 25th April

10am               Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                        followed by coffee

7.30pm                        APCM in church


Sunday 28th April

8am                 Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                      Holy Communion

4pm                 HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                 TOAST






Revd Dr Janet Anderson-MacKenzie
Priest in Charge of the Lidbrook Group
The Benefice of Box with Hazelbury and Ditteridge and the Parish of Colerne

Telephone  01225 744458
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Address       The Vicarage, Church Lane, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8NR