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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 29th August Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

 

Sunday 29thAugust

09.30 am                             Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                             Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                                     Evening Communion at Ditteridge

6 pm                                      Zoom Compline

 

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 our creator,

you feed your children with the true manna,

the living bread from heaven:

let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage

until we come to that place

where hunger and thirst are no more;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

 

Please pray for those who are ill

 

Robin Parry

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 1st September

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 2nd September

9.45am                                  NO HOLY COMMUNION AT COLERNE THIS WEEK

 

 

 

Sunday 5th September

09.30 am                             Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                             Holy Communion at Box

10.30 am                             Family Service at Ditteridge

6 pm                                      Zoom Compline

6 pm                                      Evensong at Chapel Plaister

 

 

 

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 afternoon teas. 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 a 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.

 

Ride & Stride for Wiltshire Churches Saturday 11th September

This year the Ride & Stride, raising money for Wiltshire Churches, will be held on Saturday 11th September. For more information about this event, or to take part and obtain a Sponsorship Form, please contact Pam Farmer 01225 744171 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to walk with the organised Lidbrrok Group of walkers please contact Annette Hitch on 01225 742718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Chapel Plaister Open afternoons

Chapel Plaister is 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 Septemberwhen 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.