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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 2nd May 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Easter


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



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,

your wounds declare your love for the world

and the wonder of your risen life:

give us compassion and courage

to risk ourselves for those we serve,

to the glory of God the Father. 




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.




St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Tuesday 4th May

4.00 pm                               Zoom Tea with the Vicar


Wednesday 5th May

10.30 am                              Holy Communion

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


Thursday 6th May

9.45am                                   Holy Communion at Colerne


Sunday 9th May

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



Tea with the Vicar

There will be one ZOOM ‘Tea with the Vicar’ slot next week, Tuesday 4th 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.


The 2021 Great Big Christian Aid Village Walk


During May walk some or all of the 55 miles of local trails to raise money for Christian Aid. Pam Framer is keeping a total number of miles for the Box contingent.

You don’t have to walk with a group, but if you walk by yourself please let Pam Farmer -email know so we can add it to our total. Just for the specified routes.

We have a Just giving page, ideally please sponsor our walkers

Janet Anderson-MacKenzie is fundraising for Christian Aid (

If you want to give cash please speak to Denise Brighten


We will put the total miles walked by our Box Team on social media and through the weekly e-mail notices.

We will also report the walking and fundraising of the Colerne Team.

Please talk to your friends about it, and share photos and information on social media if you have it.


Box led Christian Aid walks - To book a place please contact Pam Farmer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Group of up to six.

Tuesday 11th May

Corsham to Box Peacock Trail 9 miles

Saturday 15th May

Biddestone Heritage  6.6 miles

Groups can be more than 6 (ie after new COVID rules expected on 17th).

Tuesday 18th May Box Heritage Trail 4.5 miles

Friday 21st May

Corsham to Biddestone Peacock Trail 10.3 miles

Saturday 22nd May

Corsham Red Trail 5 miles 

Wednesday 26th May

Box Heritage Trail 4.5 miles

Thursday 27th May 

Colerne Heritage Trail 5.7 miles

Saturday 29th May 

Corsham to Colerne Peacock trail  - 9.88 miles


Corsham Blue Trail 4.5 miles 



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).