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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 23rd January

9.30 am           Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am         Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                Holy Communion at Ditteridge

4 pm                HEART for Rudloe

6 pm                Zoom Compline

 

 

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

 

Don’t forget…..

Saturday 22nd January

3 – 5.30 pm     Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Prayer Vigil, Box Methodist church

 

Collect

God of all mercy,

your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,

release to the captives,

and freedom to the oppressed:

anoint us with your Holy Spirit

and set all your people free

to praise you in Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Please pray for those who are ill

 

Alice Kemp

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.

 

Margaret Rousell

Betty McAllister

Carole Williams

 

 

St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

 

Tuesday 25th January

7.30 pm           PCC meeting in church

 

Wednesday 26th January

10.30 am         Holy Communion at Box

 

Thursday 27th January

9.45 am           Holy Communion at Colerne

 

Sunday 30th January

9.30 am           Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am         Reflective Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                Evensong at Ditteridge

6 pm                Taize service at Colerne

                       

Face covering rule change

The current rules suggest that everyone in the church building should wear a face covering unless they are exempt. If they are speaking, reading or leading worship they should remove their face covering for that part of the service to enable those who rely on lip reading to assist their hearing to see their face.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Prayer Vigil Saturday 22nd January 3 – 5.30 pm

Please do drop into the Methodist Church to light a candle and pray for the world, at a time that is particularly crucial time for our planet on several levels.

 

Farewell to Janet Sunday 13th February 2022 – Inside Picnic

We are meeting at lunchtime – for an Inside Picnic! - in the Selwyn Hall. The morning service will be 11am then we will go on into the Hall. We will ask you to sit at tables of 8, which can be prebooked. Please bring everything you would as if it was a picnic, food, drinks, glasses, cutlery, tablecloths, decorations etc. Please contact the Parish Administrator onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in order to book places, feel free to organise yourselves in to groups of eight to share food etc., or as singles or smaller groups and we will allocate the tables and let you know. We will give more COVID safe guidelines nearer the time with the guidelines current for 13th February.

 

Please note the service on 13th February will be at 11 am.

 

GRACE and HEART 4 Rudloe

Grace is our monthly activity based all-age church which we run with the Methodists in their church building. We will need ongoing help with this particularly in the vacancy period when Janet leaves. Clair is able to help with this but there are things which need preparing in the building before Clair can leave school and there are lots of small jobs put together which make Grace work well. If you think you could help, even once every three months, please contact Janet or Clair. If you would like to come along and see what Grace is like please come along this week.

 

Heart 4 Rudloe is our twice monthly activity based all-age church which we run in the MOD Corsham community centre. We will need help with this in the vacancy period. Again there are lots of small jobs put together which make this work well. If you could help with Heart even once every three months, please contact Janet. Feel free to come along on Sunday.

 

ZOOM

 

Once Ian leaves we will need some people to ‘host’ the morning Zoom services if they are to continue.  Please can you let Janet know if this could be you Those who are physically unable to come to church fine these services a particular bonus as well as others for whom the service works well.

 

Hosting is much easier than when we first started, if you can host a ZOOM call we can easily teach you how to host a ZOOM service.

 

Sunday 27th February - Special Event!

 

During the service on Sunday 27th February Alice Sumner will be commissioned as a Waterways Chaplain. Rev Sarah Hayes will be joining us for this service; she will be speaking to us about the work of Waterway Chaplains as well as commissioning Alice.

Sarah is the Lead Waterways Chaplain for the South of England and responsible for the recruitment and training and support of all Waterways Chaplains in the southern half of England (from Birmingham southwards).  She was for 7 years until January 2020 a vicar in Woking, Surrey and prior to that did her curacy in Gloucestershire.

 

Please come along to support Alice into her new role and to listen to Sarah talk about the work of the Waterway Chaplains.

 

 

Alpha Course January 2022

You are invited to join an Alpha course, online and in Colerne, starting on Tuesday 11thJanuary and running consecutive Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to explore life, faith and meaning, and is being run by Colerne villagers. For further information, please contact Adie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 07733 073691.

 

Our church building is open for private prayer and public worship

 

 

 

Regulations around Public Worship

 

In line with the latest Government rules, please wear a face covering whilst in the building.

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.

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.