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Parish Weekly News Sheet 


Sunday 9th August 2020

Ninth Sunday after Trinity


9.30 am                Holy Communion at Colerne                       

10.30 am               Morning Zoom service                                  

11.30 am               Holy Communion at Box

6.00 pm                 Evensong at Ditteridge  


FACE COVERINGS for public worship

Extracts from the latest advice on the Church of England website on 8th August at 10 am.


Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and in a range of indoor venues including places of worship and church halls. While there are exemptions, outlined below, this is a legal requirement.


Who is exempt from wearing a face covering?

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes: • Those who are leading services or events in a place of worship, and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. distributing consumables) This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space. • These exemptions will also cover the bride and groom at a wedding and those officiating at the wedding. • These exemptions are made to enable communication, particularly with those who rely on lip-reading, facial expressions or clear sound; they do not exempt clergy and other leaders from wearing face coverings in other situations or during other activities.



Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day,

and make her holy, strong and faithful,

for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Please pray for those who are ill


Darren Harris

Brenda Parry

Emily Knight

Bill Bracher

Francis Clark


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.


APCM and Electoral roll

The APCM for Box Parish will take place on Monday 7th September at 7.30pm at St Thomas’, Box. The legal notices are now up in church. In particular we have entered the period for revision of the church electoral roll. The revision period will end on 23rd August. If you are not on the church electoral roll and would like to be please contact Janet or Angela.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Tuesday 11th August

7.30pm The Filling Station Online - available from                                               

7.30pm on YouTube. Janet is in conversation with Vanessa Naish


Wednesday 12th August

10.30 am          Holy Communion at Box (No Zoom Coffee)


Thursday 13th August

9.45 am            Holy Communion at Colerne (No Zoom Coffee)

Facebook Live:     Mid week thought for the day (and on to You Tube)



Sunday 16th August


9.30 am            Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am          Holy Communion at Ditteridge

10.30 am          Holy Communion at Box

6.00 pm            Zoom Compline