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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  

Sunday 17 June, 3rd Sunday after Trinity

8 am   Holy Communion

            2 Cor 5: 6-10, 14-17, page 816

            Mark 4: 26-34, page  709

10.30 am Informal Prayer and Praise

6 pm   Compline at Chapel Plaister


The Collect for the Day

God our saviour,

look on this wounded world

in pity and in power;

hold us fast to your promises of peace

won for us by your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.


Please pray for those who are ill

Dafydd Stradling

John Mortimer

Pam Farmer


Please also pray for the family and friends of those who have died

Anne Flint



We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


Please pray for Rev Janet as she continues her sabbatical


Box Open Gardens

As you may know, the church is organising the Open Gardens on Sunday 17th June. 2-6pm. Teas will be available at the Tucker’s and Parry’s. As John will be otherwise engaged in his own garden, we need one or two volunteers to spend an hour selling programmes at the top of Church Lane on the day. Clair has very kindly offered to be there but it may be good to have some back up, between 2pm and say 5pm at the latest.

Please contact John if you can help please. Tel 742260. 07982127848


26 June - Talk by Clair Fussell of the Diocesan Staff

At the moment the routine outgoings for this year from our General Fund, which covers both StTaB and CP, are probably going to exceed our likely income by about £2,000, even though we are paying the diocese far less through our "Parish Share" than we did about 5 years ago.  This potential annual deficit is without taking account of Project TeePee or any major building maintenance.   Last year we survived the situation by drawing on an unexpected and very welcome legacy but we cannot continue routinely to pay out from our funds more money than is coming in. The PCC is going to listen to the advice of the very helpful Diocesan Fundraising Adviser, Clair Fussell, on Tues 26 June at 7.30pm in the church and it would be really helpful if as many other people as possible could also attend so that together we can learn about the options and discuss them if necessary.

Do please put the date in your diary and try to come! Thanks! Charles


Valens Terrace Home Group

The Valens Terrace Home Group meets on Thursdays,7.30pm for 8pm start, at Jo and Jamie's house, 9 Valens Terrace, Box.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or e-mail:


Forthcoming Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 3 July - Janet returns from Sabbatical.

Janet’s first Sunday service will be at St John’s, Colerne on 8 July, then at St Thomas', Box on 15 July for a family service followed by two baptisms.


Sunday 24 June, 6pm - St John the Baptist Patronal Service.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate with the congregation of St John’s.


16 July, 7.30pm - Phill licensing Service - Wroughton Parish Church


Craft Club next on Thursday 19 April 10am - 12noon 

Everyone is very Welcome to the Craft Club that meets monthly.

Craft Club meets in Box Methodist Church until further notice 

21 June          Painting theme

19 July           Picnic theme


Project Tee Pee

Thank you to everyone who assisted in clearing the church in preparation for the arrival of the contractors.  Your help was very much appreciated.

Work has now begun on the construction of the new toilets and a new tea and coffee station. 

This work is expected to last for approximately 10 weeks.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Sunday 17 June, 3rd Sunday after Trinity

8 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am        Informal Prayer and Praise

6 pm               Compline at Chapel Plaister


Wednesday 20 June

10.30 am        Holy Communion, followed by coffee


Thursday 21 June

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

7.30 for 8 pm Valens Terrace Home Group


Next Sunday 24 June, the Birth of John the Baptist

8 am   Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30 am Holy Communion

4 pm   HEART 4 Rudloe

6 pm   TOAST

6 pm   Patronal Service at St John the Baptist, Colerne - Everyone welcome



Contact Details during Janet’s sabbatical

As you will be aware, Phill Harrison is covering for Janet, whilst she is on sabbatical.  If you need to contact Phill please email: or phone 01225 810839.


If you need to contact the parish administrator, Réba Dryden, please  or phone 07842 129161. Réba is usually working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am -12noon.






















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