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Clair is leading a service for All Saints Sunday – 10.30 am at St Thomas’ please do come along if you can.

 

St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 31st October Fourth Sunday before Advent – All Saints Sunday

 

09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

10.30 am                      Morning Prayer at Ditteridge

 

 

The church building is open for private prayer approximately 9 am – 4 pm.

 

 

Collect

God of glory,

touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit,

that we with all creation

may rejoice to sing your praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

Please pray for those who are ill

 

Alice Kemp

Karen Goodall Brown

Mike Williams

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 3rd November

10.30 am                      Holy Communion

 

Thursday 4th November

9.45am                         Holy Communion at Colerne

 

Sunday 7th November

 

09.30 am         Holy Communion at Colerne             

10.30 am         Family Service at Ditteridge               

10.30 am         Zoom Service                                       

6.00 pm           Evensong at Chapel Plaister

 

 

A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance - Saturday 30th October 3 pmat St John’s, Colerne

The service is intended to give us time to remember those whom we love and see no more. There will be readings, hymns and prayers especially selected to reflect the Christian commemoration of All Souls. Everyone is welcome.

 

The Children’s Trail

The children’s trail is available again at the back of the church. This will guide youngsters around the church building, asking them to spot things and giving them information about the building.

 

Box Filling Station on Tuesday 9th November

This month we are delighted to welcome back Bronwyn Oborne as our speaker. Bronwyn lives in Box and is known to many of us as a wise and gracious lady who walks with God. She will be speaking about Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd – perhaps the most famous of all the psalms, and a rock and comfort for so many people, especially in the recent hard times.

 

The Filling Station is an informal “café style” evening in the Box Methodist church building on Box High Street. Come at 7.15 pm for coffee and cake, to start at 7.30 pm with musical worship, followed by Bronwyn’s talk and an opportunity for prayer, concluding at about 9.30pm

 

Further details from Jamie Hay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07427 493422  www.thefillingstation.org.uk/box  Facebook TFS Box

 

 

HEART - Sunday 14th November 4pm - 6pm

 Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, between 4pm and 6pm, and everyone of any age is welcome (children must bring an adult to look after them). The afternoon includes craft, tea drinking and Lego building. This is followed by prayer, a story and songs.  We round off the afternoon with some food (a light meal).

 

This activity is free, and is being run as part of the work of the Church of England in Box Parish.  Please do come along and join us as we make, pray and eat in the MOD Corsham Community Centre on Leafy Lane.

  

The Community of the Sisters of the Church (Bristol) Christmas Appeal 2021

We would welcome as many of the following items as possible:

  • Gifts for adults (please note we have twice as many men callers as women, so gifts for men are a priority!) for both men and women: gloves, warm scarves, hats and socks, and especially toiletry sets
  • Argos vouchers for children - we are asking either for money donations towards £15 Argos vouchers or the vouchers themselves, so that we can give one per child to all the families that we know are in need, as we have done in previous years.
  • Additional Funding Needs - we welcome all contributions to the funds we use buying in seasonal food that is additional to our basic food parcels.

 

James Symons has kindly offered to take all our gifts to the Sisters, leaving St Thomas’, Box at 9 am on Monday 6th December.

 

Notice for the legal formation of the Lidbrook Group into a benefice.

We are required to let you know this. Please read the notice for more information. If you would like an electronic or paper copy of the documents please speak to Janet, the churchwardens, or a member of PCC.

 

“A Notice giving the objects of proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting this parish has or will be displayed near the main door and on the Church of England website. The Notice includes the last date by which representations regarding the proposed reorganisation may be made to the Church Commissioners.”

 

Our church building is open for private prayer and public worship

Regulations around Public Worship

 

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.

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