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Parish Weekly News Sheet 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7 February 2016

 

Sunday 7 February, Sunday next before Lent

8am Holy Communion

10.30am Morning Worship

6pm Evensong at Chapel Plaister

 

Exod 34.29 - end, page 66

2 Cor 3.12 - 4.2, page 815

Luke 9.28 - 36, page 732

 

The Collect for Today

Holy God,
you know the disorder of our sinful lives:
set straight our crooked hearts,
and bend our wills to love your goodness
and your glory
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Next Sunday 14 February, First Sunday of Lent

10.30am Holy Communion

4 - 6pm Heart 4 Rudloe

6pm TOAST

6pm Compline at Chapel Plaister

 

 

Please remember in your prayers the families of those who have died:

Norman Haines

Jenny Eaton

Frank Anderson

 

 

and those who are ill:

 

Alice Kemp - for swift healing and recovery from her fall

 

 

Forthcoming Funerals in St Thomas à Becket Church

 

Norman Haines

Funeral on Thursday 11 February at 2pm

 

Jenny Eaton

Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday 23 February at 11.30am

 

 

 

The Lidbrook Group Lent Talks

 

 

 

Dying Well David Butler, retired Hospice Consultant

 

Wednesday 17 February

 

Christians and the Law, Forgiveness & Punishment - HHJ Peter Blair, QC

Circuit Judge in Swindon & Deputy High Court Judge

 

Wednesday 24 February

 

The House of Lords - Rt Revd Mike Hill, the Bishop of Bristol

 

Wednesday 2 March

 

 

A Personal Christian Reflection on Mental Health

&  Suffering - Andrew Clark, Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Wednesday 9 March

 

War, Peace and the Christian - The Ven Peter Eagles,

Deputy Chaplain-General & Archdeacon for the Army

 

Wednesday 16 March

 

The talks are free and everyone, church-goer or not, is welcome. They will be held in Box School, starting at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.15pm. (Adult size seating).

 

Please park in the Selwyn Hall Car Park.

 

A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available at the school.  If you would like us to reserve one, please contact Rev Janet.

 

Please join us to learn more about these fascinating subjects.  You are welcome to dip in and out, or attend all the talks on offer, whichever suits you best.

 

For more information contact Rev Janet, Tel 01225 744458 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.boxchurch.org

 

 

Craft Group on Thursday 18 February

 

An informal and relaxed Craft Group is now meeting in the Church from 10am until 12noon on the third Thursday of each month, under the guidance of Denise Brighten and Christine Bromley.

 

The Group meets next on Thursday 18 February.  If you would like further details please feel free to ring Denise or Christine; their contact details are available from the Vicarage office.

 

You do not have to be a member of the Thomas à Becket congregation to enjoy these sessions, which are based around friendship and the pleasure of learning simple new crafts;  all are welcome.

 

 

Box Baby & Toddler Group

 

 

St Thomas’ provides support to Box Baby & Toddler Group.  The group meets between 9.30am and 11.30am on Wednesdays in term time at Box Methodist Church. 

 

More helpers are urgently needed for the tea rota.

 

If you are able to assist, please call Julia Ingram on Tel 810242.

 

 

TOAST at St Thomas à Becket - next Sunday

 

A fun youth group that meets in St Thomas à Becket every two weeks usually, between 6pm and 7.30pm.  Toast is a group for year 6 and above.  We enjoy creatively exploring the Christian faith and eating plenty of food to keep us going!  Please contact a member of Clergy, one of the leaders, or just come along to find out more.  Our leaders at TOAST are:

 

 

Rev Clair Southgate         Tel: 01225 743970

Ian MacKenzie                 Tel: 01225 744458

 

 

HEART 4 Rudloe - next Sunday

 

We meet 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 JSU Corsham Community Centre on Leafy Lane.

 

Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

 

TOAST meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

 

 

Weekly Calendar February 2016

 

 

Sunday 7 February, Sunday next before Lent

8am Holy Communion

10.30am Morning Worship

6pm Evensong at Chapel Plaister

 

 

Tuesday 9 February

7.30pm The Filling Station, Box Methodist Church

 

 

Wednesday 10 February, Ash Wednesday

 

9.15am Morning Prayer in Church

10.30am Holy Communion in Church followed by coffee

 

 

Thursday 11 February

 

10am Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

followed by coffee - all Welcome

2pm Norman Haines Funeral, in Church