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Parish Weekly News Sheet 


Sunday 18th November

The 2nd Sunday before Advent


8 am         Holy Communion


                        Hebrews 10:11-25 (p.853)

                        Mark 13: 1-8 (p.717)


10.30 am        Prayer and Praise



The Collect for the Day


Heavenly Lord,

you long for the world’s salvation:

stir us from apathy,

restrain us from excess

and revive in us new hope

that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Hebrews 10:11-25 (p.853)

Mark 13: 1-8 (p.717)


Please pray for those who are ill

John Mortimer

Freddy Connolly

John Sumner

Olwen Trefor-Roberts



We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


Valens Terrace Home Group


After a brief pause, we are continuing to follow the Bible Society's 8-week course that gives us further insight into the Bible itself - its origins, main events, characters, and of course how they all fit together!

We meet Thursdays, from 7.30 pm (for coffee and cake :) ) for a 8 pm start, and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or email




Christmas Card Delivery 2018


If you are able to assist in delivery of the Parish Christmas cards, please let us know - either by signing the sign-up sheet at the back of the church, or by emailing Janet or Angela at Cards will be ready for collection from the church from Tuesday 4th December, with the hope they could be

be delivered by Saturday 8th December.




Elspeth’s Fundraising Ceilidh


Saturday 1st December, 6.30-10.30 pm, Selwyn Hall, Box


Ticket prices £10 for adults, £5 for children, £25 for family ticket (including supper)


For more information or to book tickets, please contact:



Sister’s Christmas Appeal


Last year the Sisters were able to distribute 420 Christmas bags and they hope to do this same this year. 


This year they particularly need gifts for adults:

Toiletry sets for men

Gloves for men and women


They also need:

Christmas food, boxes of chocolates, festive biscuits, tins of ham, meat or salmon, mince pies, Christmas puddings and jars of coffee.

(Please make sure all food items are in date for Christmas!)


£10 Argos vouchers for the children


If you are able to donate any of these items, please leave them in the box near the church door & noticeboards.

James will deliver any donated items on 4th December.


HEART - Sunday 25th November

4pm - 6pm


Everyone of any age is welcome,

(Children must bring an adult)

Craft, tea drinking & Lego building, Music, stories and

prayer, Food (a light meal).

MOD Corsham Community Centre (Crumpets) Leafy Lane and Portal Avenue Junction.


Please pray for Heart 4 Rudloe and think if you can offer to help for one Sunday before Christmas please Janet, Lee or Pam know.


More info available from: Revd Janet Anderson-MacKenzie, Tel. 01225 744458 or Revd Alice Kemp, Tel. 07709 767642



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 18th November


8.00 am          Holy Communion

10.30 am        Prayer and Praise

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister



Tuesday 20th November

7-8 pm    Christmas choir practice



Wednesday 21st November

10.30 am   Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2,30 pm    Holy Communion at Bybrook House, all welcome

7.30 pm    PCC meeting in church



Thursday 22nd November

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



Next Sunday 25th November


8am         Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am  Holy Communion

4 pm        HEART 4 Rudloe

6 pm        TOAST