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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 15th August Tenth Sunday after Trinity


09.30 am                      Family Service at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                            Zoom Compline

6 pm                            Evensong at Ditteridge

6 pm                            Compline at Chapel Plaister


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



Lord of heaven and earth,

as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,

give us patience and courage never to lose hope,

but always to bring our prayers before you;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Please pray for those who are ill


Robin Parry (Having an operation on Wed 11thAugust)

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


Wednesday 18th August

10.30 am                      Holy Communion

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

2 - 4 pm                          Chapel Plaister open to the public


Thursday 19th August

9.45am                         Holy Communion at Colerne


Sunday 22nd August

09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

10.30 am                      Morning Prayer at Ditteridge

The Archdeacon Ven. Christopher Bryan will be leading the service on 22nd August, please do come along if you can.


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



Afternoon Tea in the Garden

John & Alison Tucker are kindly opening their lovely garden at 10 Littlemead, Ashley, Box SN13 8AH for afternoon teas on Saturday 14th& Sunday 15th August.


Numbers will be limited, so there will be two sessions each afternoon, 2-4pm and 4-6pm.

Please contact them directly to reserve a place and time on 01225 742260 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There will be undercover seating should it rain. All profits from donations will go to the work & upkeep of St Thomas a Becket church (suggested minimum of £5 per person)


Please park in lane below Littlemead, disabled parking on drive only


Save the date – Sunday 5th September!

We are planning a Church BBQ on Sunday 5th September. The idea is to bring the Church family together “in-person”  after nearly 18 months of social distancing and all the difficulties that have accompanied the pandemic. More details to follow …….


Chapel Plaister Open afternoons

Chapel Plaister is now open again on Wednesday afternoons 2-4 pm. Please do consider popping in for a look, there will be a knowledgeable steward there who can explain some of the history of the building. Pause for a moment and reflect on the story of redemption of a building. Car Parking available on the grass to the side of the Chapel.


Our church building is open for private prayer and public worship

Regulations around Public Worship


We have adopted an interim approach to the changes which will be reviewed on 6th September when the latest data is available.


We continue to be open for private prayer on Wednesdays 10am-12noon, and Sunday afternoons 12 noon-4pm.


Please don't enter the building if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please sanitise your hands when you come into the building.

Please keep households 2m apart where possible

When singing remember it is safer for you to be side by side to people with a longer distance to the people in front.

Please sit in an allocated seating place.

Feel free to wear a face covering if you would like.

The area in the Hazelbury Chapel will be a 'lower-risk' zone, please wear a face covering if you sit in that area. This is to provide an area for those who are vulnerable or wish to exercise more caution.

Communion will continue to be received in one kind and placed in dishes by the president.

We have been asked to continue with test and trace so please continue to scan yourself in or fill in a slip.