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St Thomas à Becket

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 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.



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