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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 



Sunday 6th October 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity


8am                Holy Communion

                        2 Tim 1: 1-14

                        Luke 17: 5-10

10.30am         Morning Worship

                        John 17: 20 -23

                        2 Timothy 1: 1-14

                        Ephesians 4:1-8 and 11-16

6pm                Evensong at Chapel Plaister




Lord of creation,

whose glory is around and within us:

open our eyes to your wonders,

that we may serve you with reverence

and know your peace at our lives’ end,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Please pray for those who are ill

Helen West

Darren Harris

Maurice Read


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

Olwen Trefor-Roberts



Canterbury Pilgrimage - 26th-30th May 2020

In recognition of our patronal saint Thomas Becket; Clair and Janet are planning to walk from London to Canterbury on pilgrimage. We will mainly be sticking to footpaths and hoping to walk about 10-12 miles a day Tuesday to Saturday. We will have a back up minibus. If you would like to come along on the pilgrimage please let Janet know as soon as possible so we can get plans together.


Quiet Day on 12th October

We have confirmed that the Quiet Day will be at Marshfield Church on 12th October. It is a day for reflection and prayer and will be themed around knowing God through our senses. Refreshments from 10.30am, Prayers etc from 11am. The day will finish at 3pm.

There will be a couple of short talks, some optional reflective activities, a brief communion service and lunch will be provided.

Please let Angela Dew, Clair or Janet know if you would like to come along.


The Filling Station on Tuesday 8th October


This month we are pleased to welcome Bishop Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, as our speaker.  A biologist by background, he pursued a call to ordained ministry, and is now passionate about making theology and the Christian message accessible to people both within and beyond the Church.


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 David’s talk and an opportunity for prayer, concluding at about 9.30pm


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


Thomas Becket Revision -  A Turbulent Priest a play


Thursday 14th November at 7.30 at St Thomas Church, 10 Church Street, Bath BA2 6AZ.  Janet saw this play in the spring and it is excellent revision of  St Thomas’ story before the pageant year begins. John and Alison are planning to go, you can book tickets on the link


Grace on Wednesday 9th October


Grace is 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. Help setting up and packing away would be especially appreciated. let Janet know. The next Grace is on Wednesday 13th November, 3.30-5.30pm at Box Methodist Church.


Box Methodist Church is 185!!

We have been cordially invited to the Anniversary service on Sunday 13th October at 10.30am. We are also invited to their monthly church lunch, a 2 course meal costing £7 per person.  Please could anyone wishing to join them for that lunch phone Sybil Wilson on 743060 by  Wednesday 9th.



Your Church Wardens Need You!


Your Church Wardens intend to lead a Grand Autumn Clean Up, both inside the church and in the churchyard, on Sat 2 November from 0930. Inside the building there is much sweeping, dusting, polishing and cobweb-destruction to be undertaken. Outside there is a need to bring several shrubs and bushes under control, and by then we shall need to clear the autumn leaves. Any and all help will be immensely appreciated. Please note the date in diaries! Thanks everybody.


HEART - Sunday 13th October

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.


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 6th October

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Evensong at Chapel Plaister


Tuesday 8th October

8.30-10.30am Boiler serviced in Church

7.30pm           Filling Station, Box Methodist Church

                        Speaker: Bishop Lee Rayfield


Wednesday 9th October

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee

11.30-12.30pm         Little Lights, in Church

3.30-5.30pm  Grace, Box Methodist Church


Thursday 10th October

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

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


Saturday 12th October

11am-3pm                 Quiet Day, Marshfield Church


Sunday 13th October

10.30am         Box Methodist Anniversary Service - all welcome

2pm                Visits and Communion at Brunel House

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister - including a Memorial Service for Olwen Trefor-Roberts