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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet Sunday 22nd January 2023


Sunday 22nd January

9.30 am                Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Box

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Ditteridge

6 pm                      Taizé at Colerne



Collect for Third Sunday of Epiphany

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

Karen Goodall Brown

Harry Barstow


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.


Margaret Woodland




St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Wednesday 25th January 

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Box


Thursday 26th January  

9.45 am                Holy Communion at Colerne


Sunday 29th January

9.30 am                Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am             Reflective Holy Communion at Box

6 pm                      Evensong at Ditteridge

6 pm                      Evensong at Colerne



Alpha Anyone?

Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly environment.  Each session starts with an introduction and short film.  Then there's time to share thoughts, ask questions and eat cake; you can say anything you like or nothing at all.  There’s no follow-up, no charge and never any pressure.  Everyone is welcome.   No matter your background or beliefs, you are invited!  You can take part in the course: on-line or in person; during the day or in the evenings. The next sessions are on Tuesday morning 31st January or Thursday evening 2nd February.


Contact Adie to sign up or chat some more about it.  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details in the Colerne Parish Magazine or through the on-line link on the website.



Warm Spaces and Soup in Box!

The Box Methodist Church Thursday Café are offering new extended autumn/winter hours!  They are keenly aware of the need to support everyone during the hard months ahead. Their Thursday Café regularly attracts 15-20 folk (of all faiths and none) who enjoy meeting up throughout the year for a chat. The Thursday Café will continue to open during the Christmas and New Year period. Also, on alternate Thursdays they are offering home-made soup and a roll! Everyone is welcome ? and they would welcome volunteers to support this very kind and worthwhile venture. The Next Soup Thursday is 26th January 2023.



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