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Sunday 2nd October

9.30 am                Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am             Morning Worship at Box

10.30 am             Harvest Festival Family Service at Ditteridge

6 pm                      Zoom Compline – see below for details

6 pm                      Compline at Chapel Plaister



Lord of creation,

whose glory is around and within us:

open our eyes to your wonders,

that we may serve you with reverence

and know your peace at our lives’ end,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Please pray for those who are ill

Karen Goodall Brown

Harry Barstow

Roger Bolton


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 and friends of those who have died.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Wednesday 5th October 

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Box


Thursday 6th October  

9.45 am                Holy Communion at Colerne


Sunday 9th October

9.30 am                Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Box

4 pm                      HEART 4 Rudloe

6 pm                      Evensong at Ditteridge

6 pm                      Evensong at Colerne


Lay-led Service/Morning Worship Sunday 2nd October

This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, so the morning service will be lay-led. This month it will be led by Jamie Hay, whose theme will be “Hope”.  We will be exploring the theme of Hope, what ‘hope’ means to us, and what or who we put our hope in.



Outside Autumn Clear Up 8th or 15th October

I would like to extend massive thanks to Charles, Tom and Bethan who came down on Saturday for the church yard tidy. Some excellent progress was made in between flu jabs and child-care.


Unfortunately I fear the falling leaves will continue over the next few weeks! Therefore, I would like to propose another date to just finish off the leaves/weeding/hedges if it would suit.  Not trying to pull people away from the internal church clean on the 15th of October, but perhaps some might be able to make it on either the 15th or the week before on Saturday the 8th of October.  Unfortunately I am away for both dates but I feel my job becomes more redundant each year as you seem to all know what you are doing! If you think either of the dates might work for you please get in touch. James 07763 906855.


Inside Autumn Focus 15th October

We are also planning to give the inside of the building attention too – on Saturday 15th October, starting at 10 am. List of Inside Fun is likely to include general tidying, as well as polishing silver and brass. Please could you let us know if you are able to assist in this – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Accommodation Needed

Yanna, a young Ukrainian woman, and her daughter aged 8, are looking for accommodation from October/November, in the Box/ Corsham area. Yanna has a full-time job in Budgens and her daughter goes to school in Corsham. Unfortunately, the sponsors they have been living with can no longer sponsor them from the end of October, so they are looking for either a family willing to sponsor them, someone with a room they’re happy to rent, or a flat that has reasonable rent. Please call Paul Langley on 07836 617916 or Lee Towler on 01225 743706 if you can help. Many thanks.


Lidbrook Group Ride & Stride

A Huge THANK YOU to our 10 walkers, ably led by Annette Hitch and to all who so generously donated.  Our grand Lidbrook Group total this year is £680 +£112.50 in gift aid which means The Wiltshire Historic Church’s Trust will receive £792.50 and half of that will come back to the Lidbrook Group of churches to help us look after our buildings.  Well done everyone and thank you again.


Renew, Refresh Resource - Lee Abbey Weekend Women's Retreat. (20th-22nd January)

This has been planned by the Colerne Women’s Homegroups, but is open to all women in the Lidbrook Group.  To book your place just click on the link below.  We would LOVE you to join us for some time together, time with God and time to yourself in a beautiful place on the Devon Coast.  Lifts may be available.


Colerne’s Big Green Week will be running from 24th September until 2nd October 2022. The Big Green Week is organised by Wild Colerne which is a group of nature/ecology enthusiasts, including the Eco Church group at The Parish Church of St John the Baptist.


POSTPONED: 1st October: Talking Climate Justice Event

This event has been sadly postponed, due to Covid.



Quiz for Ukraine Saturday 29th October

There will be a Quiz for Ukraine on Saturday 29th October at 7 pm at Box Methodist church. Proceeds will be sent to Save The Children Ukraine Fund. There’ll be a Ploughmen’s Supper and raffle prizes. Teams of 4, and tickets are £8 per person, to include supper. To book please contact Helen Cain: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07757 667278


Zoom Compline Sunday 2nd October

Robin Featherstone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.



Topic: Lidbrook Zoom Compline 2nd October 2022

Time: Oct 2, 2022 06:00 PM London


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Regulations around Public Worship Please don't enter the building if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and sanitise your hands when you enter.  The area in the Hazelbury Chapel will continue to be a 'lower-risk' zone during Sunday services where face coverings should be worn, this is to provide an area for those who are vulnerable or wish to exercise more caution. Communion will be distributed by the president by intinction.



Angela M. Dew

Parish Administrator for the Lidbrook Group The Benefice of Box with
Hazelbury and Ditteridge and the Parish of Colerne

Telephone: 07842 129161