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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 18th April 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter

09.30 am                             Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                             Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                                      Zoom Compline

The church building is open for private prayer as usual on Sundays 12.00 noon – 4.00pm and Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon




Risen Christ,

you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:

strengthen us to proclaim your risen life

and fill us with your peace,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Please pray for those who are ill

Karen Goodall Brown

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.


Darrin Harris

Paul Wheeler


Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh


God of our lives,

we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,

for the love he shared among us,

and for his devotion to duty.

We entrust him now to your love and mercy,

through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Wednesday 21st  April

10.30 am                              Holy Communion

10 am - 12 noon               St Thomas’, Box open for private prayer


Thursday 22nd  April

9.45am                                   Holy Communion at Colerne

11.30 am                               Funeral of Paul Wheeler in church                         

4.30 pm                               Zoom Tea with the Vicar


Sunday 25th April

09.30 am                              Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                              Morning Zoom Service

12.00 noon - 4.00pm   St Thomas’, Box open for private prayer


Please note that Janet will be taking Tuesday 20th April as her day off this week (rather than the usual Friday).



Paul Wheeler

The funeral of Paul Wheeler will be held in church on Thursday 22nd April at 11.30 am. In accordance with Government guidelines, only the small numbers of people organised by the family are able to attend. Please could you remember Paul’s family and friends in your prayers, especially on Thursday.


Tea with the Vicar!

There will be one ZOOM ‘Tea with the Vicar’ slot next week, Thursday 22nd  at 4.30 pm – please note slight change of time for this week!  This is an opportunity to catch up with Janet and friends. The Zoom link can be found in the Zoom Link email, which is sent out each Saturday.


Our church building is open for private prayer and public worship

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).