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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 



Sunday 30th June 2019

Second Sunday after Trinity


10.30am         Holy Communion

                        Luke 9: 51-end

3pm                Summer Concert in church, followed by tea and cake!

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister




Faithful Creator,

whose mercy never fails:

deepen our faithfulness to you

and to your living Word,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


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

Maria Waite

Colin Bick


Summer Concert—Sunday 30th June!!!!

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.



ALPHA...What is life all about for you ?


Is there a purpose for me? Do I need faith?   If you are interested in exploring questions like these, do join us for relaxed discussions, including a free meal, on a day to be decided. Alpha is a very well established, practical course introducing the Christian faith, running over a period of ten weeks. We hope to begin the course in September from our home. Any enquiries are welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.  Please ring Jenny Poulsom on 01225 810278 or 07869470381.



Works and Repairs at StTaB

As many readers know, last year's five-yearly inspection of StTaB by our architect (the "Quinquennial Report") identified a number of areas of roof and masonry which require attention.  This includes the need for some of the memorials in the chancel to be attached more securely to the wall.  Contracts have so far been issued for painting work, stonemasonry and roofing. The work on the stonemasonry and internal memorials is due to start on 1 July, and scaffolding for the roof work will be erected a week later;  however, these dates may slip if the contractors have been delayed on previous jobs by the weather.  Your Church Wardens await news of a start date for the external painting of doors and window frames. 



The Filling Station on Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm


This month we are having a Praise and Testimony evening. This gives people an opportunity to tell of what God has been doing in their lives and the lives of the people around them. Come - and be encouraged!


The Filling Station is an informal “café style” evening in the Box Methodist church building on Box High Street. Coffee and cakes are served from 7pm and the service starts with musical worship from 7.30pm, followed by testimonies and an opportunity for prayer, concluding at about 9.30pm


Further details from Jamie HayThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07427 493422  Facebook TFS Box



Grace on Wednesday 10th July


Grace is on Wednesday 10th July 3.30-5.30 pmat 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. We would especially welcome Grannies (and Grandpas!) with experience of lovely grandchildren and talking to parents, to help with the craft tables.


Parish Administrator Hours


Angela, the Parish Administrator, is based in the Vicarage Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, working 9am-12 noon, although these times can vary. Just to confuse everyone further, she is not working Thursday this week (4th July)but will work instead on Friday (5th July)!


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar



Sunday 30th June

10.30am         Holy Communion

3pm                Summer Concert in church, followed by tea and cake!

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


Monday 1st July

11am              Funeral for Maria Waite in church



Wednesday 3rd July

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee

11.15am         Check of audio loop in church



Thursday 4th July

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




Sunday 7th July

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Evensong at Chapel Plaister