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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 25th April 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Easter


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


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,

faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice

and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock,

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.


Paul Wheeler



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Wednesday 28th   April

10.30 am                      Holy Communion

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


Thursday 29th   April

9.45am                          Holy Communion at Colerne

4.00 pm                          Zoom Tea with the Vicar



Sunday 2nd May

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


09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

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

6 pm                            Zoom Compline


There will be 6pm Compline at Chapel Plaister – we need to keep a very tight reign on numbers so if you would like to come you must contact Janet or Anna Woollard to book a place.



Tea with the Vicar

There will be one ZOOM ‘Tea with the Vicar’ slot next week, Thursday 29th  at 4.00 pm. 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.



We are currently compiling a new rota for Intercessors for the Sunday morning in-person services and would appreciate a few new volunteers to lead our Intercessions. This is a vital part of our corporate worship! Please speak to Janet or Angela if you would like to discuss this and find out what is involved.


APCM and Electoral roll

The APCM for Box Parish will take place on Wednesday 26th May 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 Monday 10th May. If you are not on the church electoral roll and would like to be please contact Janet or Angela.


Christian Aid Week (well month) 2021

We will be participating in The 2021 Great Big Christian Aid Village Walk (Box)

During May. We are just finalising last details so will send out a special news email in the week, so watch this space.


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).