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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 22nd August Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

 

Sunday 22nd  August

09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box – led by the Archdeacon Ven. Christopher Bryan, please do come if you can, everyone is welcome.

10.30 am                      Morning Prayer at Ditteridge

 

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

 

Collect

 

God of glory,

the end of our searching,

help us to lay aside

all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,

and to give all that we have

to gain the pearl beyond all price,

through our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

 

Please pray for those who are ill

 

Robin Parry, as he is recovering at home

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 25th 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 26th August

9.45am                         Holy Communion at Colerne

 

Sunday 29th August

09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

10.30 am                      Evening Communion at Ditteridge

6 pm                            Zoom Compline

 

 

Afternoon Tea in the Garden

A huge thank you to John & Alison Tucker for kindly opening their lovely garden last weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday, for afternoonteas. Thanks to their amazing garden, delicious teas and everyone’s generosity, £450 was raised for the work & upkeep of St Thomas a Becket church, with just under 70 through the gates over the two days!

 

St Thomas à Becket Church family BBQ Sunday 5th September

From 12 noon to 2 pm in the churchyard. This is a great opportunity for all ages to gather and share lunch together at the village church.  And it’s free!  

Please reserve a place (even if tentative at this stage so we have an idea of numbers!) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Holiday Club 2021

Holiday Club will be in the afternoons of Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, and Friday 27th August 2-4 pm in Box Vicarage Garden. It’s for Primary School aged children, from those who have finished reception upwards.

 

It’s FREE - but you must book in advance, as there are a limited number of spaces.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place, or call Elle on 07825 277300.  

Come for 1, 2 or 3 days, whatever you can manage ?

 

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.