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St Thomas à Becket

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Sunday 20th October 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity



8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Prayer & Praise

                        Luke 4: 1-15 (pp 725-6)

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister





God, our judge and saviour,

teach us to be open to your truth

and to trust in your love,

that we may live each day

with confidence in the salvation

which is given 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.



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.


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


HEART - Sunday 27th 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.


Carol Service 15th December


Once again, we will be gathering together a group of singers for our annual Christmas Carol Service at St Thomas’ Church in Box at 6pm on Sunday 15th December. We will rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings

7-8pm in the church, starting on Tuesday 5 November. There will also be a rehearsal on the day of the Carol Service at 4.30pm.


If  you would like to sing with us, please contact Andrew Clark 01225 742128


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.




Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

This week (24th October) we will continue our course of study on Prayer. We meet from 7.30pmfor coffee and cake, aiming to start at 8pm. Everyone is welcome and it doesn’t matter if you have missed a week or two so far! For more information, please contact Angela on 07835 812258 or Jamie on 07427 493422.



Halloween Drop In - 31st October 6 - 8pm


St Thomas’ and the Methodist Church are hosting the Halloween Drop In at the Methodist Church again this year 6-8pm. Sweets, hot drinks, bacon butties and a warm welcome! Do pop in for a warm-up or a rest - everyone  is welcome and there is no charge! Please can you let Janet or Angela know if you can help.




Sisters of the Community of the Church

Christmas Appeal


This year the Sisters will be buying all special Christmas foodstuffs themselves, so they are asking us not to donate them, instead they would like:


gifts for adults, in particular for men (they have 4 times more men than ladies) - gloves, warm scarves, hats, socks and especially toiletry sets; and Argos vouchers for children.


James will drop off donated items to the Sisters on2nd December.


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 20th October

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Prayer & Praise

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


Tuesday 22nd October

10am              HEART Planning Meeting, Crumpets - all welcome



Wednesday 23rd October

10.30am         Holy Communion, followed by coffee



Thursday 24th October

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

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



Sunday 27th October

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am         Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe