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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet 


Sunday 19th January 2020

2nd Sunday of Epiphany


8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Prayer & Praise

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister




Eternal Lord,

our beginning and our end:

bring us with the whole creation

to your glory, hidden through past ages

and made known

in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Please pray for those who are ill

Helen West

Darren Harris

Maurice Read

Tom Cox


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

Mary Reece

Eric Callaway

Richard Browning



HEART - Sunday 26th January

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.



Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group

This week (23rd January) we will conclude our course of study on Prayer. We meet from 7.15pm for coffee and cake, aiming to start at 7.45pm and everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Angela on 07835 812258 or Jamie on 07427 493422.



Mary Reece


The family are sad to share news of the death of Mary Reece at Box on 6th January 2020 after a long struggle with Dementia. They would particularly like to thank the staff at Brunel House Care Home, Box, where Mary was cared for over the past five years, for their dedicated care and compassion.


Her funeral will be on Tuesday 28th January 2020, 1:00pm After the funeral at Haycombe Crematorium , Bath please join the family at The Northey Arms, Box SN13 8AE for refreshments.


A short Memorial Service will be held at St Thomas à Becket Church, Box on Thursday 30th January at 2.00pm for local friends and carers who are not able to attend the service at Haycombe.”


It would be helpful to know for numbers if you are able to join us either at Haycombe on Tuesday 28thor at St Thomas’ on Thursday 30th. Please email Janet or call.

 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.


Mid-week Services

If you would like to come to church but can’t come on a Sunday or would find a shorter service more comfortable for health or other issues, please remember you are always welcome at the Wednesday 10.30am service of Holy Communion, or you are welcome to join with one of the Nursing Home communions at Bybrook House or Brunel House. Please contact Janet or Clair for more details.


Taking down the candles


Any and all help with taking down the candles in StTaB at 0930 on Saturday 8th February (first Saturday after Candlemas) would be hugely appreciated.


Box Baby and Toddler Group

This group is held in the Methodist Church each Wednesday

morning during term time, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Volunteers from

St Thomas à Becket help make tea and coffee, so that parents do not have to go into the kitchen with their children. We have 2 volunteers each week, which means we each usually do one week a term.

New helpers are always needed. If you are able to help, please contact Denise on 744199.


Help for Grace


We had 16 adults and 18 children at Grace last week! 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. The next Grace is on Wednesday 12th February 3.30-5.30pm at Box Methodist Church.


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 19th January


8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Prayer & Praise

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister




Monday 20th January

2pm                HEART planning meeting, MOD Corsham Community Centre




Wednesday 22nd January

10.30am            Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2.30pm              Holy Communion at Bybrook House



Thursday 23rd January

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

7.15pm              Quiet Waters (Valens Terrace) Home Group




Sunday 26th January

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am         Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST