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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 



Sunday 16th June 2019

Trinity Sunday


8am                Holy Communion

                        Romans 5: 1-5 (p795)

                        John 16: 12-15 (p762)

10.30am         Family Service with Baptism

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister




Holy God,

faithful and unchanging:

enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,

and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,

that we may truly worship you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Please pray for those who are ill

Olwen Trefor-Roberts

Helen West

Darren Harris


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


William Lywood




Each year the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) makes a number of awards to mark and celebrate work on church buildings where "a parish has completed a project to an exceptional standard of workmanship, or when a project has been key to that parish's growth and mission".  Our Tee Pee improvements were recognised by an award which was collected by the two Church Wardens and the architect on behalf of the parish at this year's ceremony on 6 June. Congratulations to all involved!



Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

This week (20th June) we will  continue our study of Romans. We meet from 7.30pm for coffee and cake, aiming to start at 8pm, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Angela on 07835 812258 or Jamie on 0747 493422.




HEART - Sunday 23rd June

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.


 Healing Ministry: An Introductory Course


St Mary the Virgin, Marshfield, on Saturday 29th June 9.30am -1.30 pm.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — places are limited to 25, so book early! Materials used are from the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation.



Summer Concert—A Date for Your Diary!

You are invited to a summer concert, given by ‘The Find Your Voice Breakout Quintet’, on Sunday 30th June at 3 pm, in the Church. They will perform an eclectic selection of songs, to be follow by tea and cake! There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Friends of St Thomas a Becket Church. If possible, could you let us know if you are planning to attend, as this will help us plan the catering: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01225 744458.



The Community of the Sisters of the Church

James Symons is visiting the Sisters Monday 8th July, so it would be good if he could take some donations of food (tins, packets, there’s a list of suggestions available) to support their work in Bristol.



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 16th June

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Family Service with Baptism

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


Monday 17th June

10.45-11.45   School visit in Church


Tuesday 18th June

9.15-11.45     School visit in Church

10am              HEART Planning meeting, Crumpets

1-3pm             School visit in Church

7.30pm           PCC in Church


Wednesday 19th June

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2.30pm           Holy Communion at Bybrook House


Thursday 20th June

10am               Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

12.45pm         Holiday Club meeting in Church—all welcome

7.30 for 8pm  Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group


Friday 21st June

10.45-12        School visit in Church


Sunday 23rd June

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am         Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST