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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet


Sunday 31st January 2021

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple



10.30 am                     Holy Communion

6 pm                            Zoom Compline





We are open on Sundays 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon




Lord Jesus Christ,

light of the nations and glory of Israel:

make your home among us,

and present us pure and holy

to your heavenly Father,

your God, and our God. Amen.


Please pray for those who are ill


Darren Harris

Barbara Kirby

Karen Goodall Brown

Bob Hancock


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.


Iris North


Our church building is open for Private Prayer


We are open on Sundays 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon


Whenever you come to our church building, for private prayer or a service these are the things we need you to do to keep safe and within the guidelines.


  • Sanitize your hands on entering the building and wear a face covering unless you are medically exempt.


  • Go straight to a place which is marked for sitting and stay there until you leave the building.


  • Observe 2m social distancing at all times from those who are not in your household.


  • Please use the slip of paper to record your presence at the service for test and trace, details will be given on the slip and in the notices


  • Enter the building through the South Door and leave the building via the West door.


  • Follow instructions on the distribution of communion, stay in your seat.


  • When you leave the building don’t block the exit door and other people’s paths (maintain the 2m social distancing). Do not pause in the church or the churchyard to speak to people, or take part in any other form of ‘mingling’.



Please Note:


As January has 5 Sundays, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am and Zoom Compline at 6 pm on 31st January, as well as on 7th February. Holy Communion takes place at 10.30 am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (and on the 5th Sunday in January).  The Morning Zoom services take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, and the Zoom Compline services on the 1st and 3rdSundays of the month (and in January on the 5th Sunday as well).



Tea with the Vicar!


There will be two ZOOM ‘Tea with the Vicar’ slots next week, Tuesday 2nd at 11am and Thursday 4th at 4 pm. This has been organised in response to the current “lockdown”, and is an opportunity to catch up with Janet and friends. Please contact Janet for joining details  on 744458 or email her atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and she will send out Zoom links to Email News on Monday.


Pause to Pray


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking people to pause, pray and reflect on the enormity of the pandemic

  • to reflect on the lives lost and to pray for consolation of all those  who have been bereaved
  • to thank God for the NHS and other services that have sustained our nation during this time
  • to continue to support and uphold each other in prayer.
  • They suggest that people pause, pray and reflect at 6pm each day, starting on Monday 1st February.


Please see the Church of England’s website for further information:


The Archbishops letter link is here




St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar



Sunday 31st January


10.30 am              Holy Communion

 6 pm                   Zoom Compline



Tuesday 2nd February


11 am                 Zoom Tea with the Vicar



Wednesday 3rd February

10.30 am                        Holy Communion



Thursday 4th February

9.45am Holy Communion at Colerne                         

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

4 pm                                Zoom Tea with the Vicar



Sunday 7th February


10.30 am              Holy Communion

 6 pm               Zoom Compline