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St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet Sunday 5th February 2023



Sunday 5th February

9.30 am                All Age Communion at Colerne

10.30 am             Morning Worship at Box

10.30 am             Family Holy Communion at Ditteridge

6 pm                      Zoom Compline – please see below

** Please note NO Compline at Chapel Plaister on this date **



Collect for Third Sunday Before Lent

Eternal God,

whose Son went among the crowds

and brought healing with his touch:

help us to show his love,

in your Church as we gather together,

and by our lives as they are transformed

into the image of Christ our Lord. Amen.



Please pray for those who are ill

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 and friends of those who have died.


Margaret Woodland

Harry Barstow



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Wednesday 8th February 

10.30 am             Holy Communion at Box

3.30-4.30 pm     Grace, Box Methodist Church – please see below


Thursday 9th February   

9.45 am                Holy Communion at Colerne


Sunday 12th February

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 Sunday 5th February 10.30 am

This Sunday’s Lay Service is led by Tim. Through prayer, secular writing and hymns this will be a chance to take part in worship that reflects upon some traditional concerns of all Christians at this time of year: the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Candlemas.


SAVE THE DATE! Licensing Service Sunday 5th March

The Licensing Service for Revd Matt Stone will take place on Sunday 5th March at 3 pm at St Thomas à Becket, Box and everyone is invited! More details to follow.



Grace on Wednesday 8th February 3.30-4.30 pm

Grace will be meeting this Wednesday 8th February 3.30-4.30 pm at Box Methodist church. Everyone of any age is welcome (children must bring an adult to look after them). There’ll be craft, tea drinking, Lego building, music, stories, prayer and a snack. And it’s FREE!  For more information, please contact Rev Clair Southgate 01225 743970 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



HEART - Sunday 12th February 4pm - 6pm

Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second Sunday of the month, between 4pm and 6pm.  The theme this Sunday 12th February is “Treasure Hunt” 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.



Advance Notice: The Filling Station on Tuesday 14th February 7.30 pm

Our guest speaker this month is Bronwyn Oborne, who lives in the village and is a gifted, encouraging and sensitive speaker. Her theme will be ‘Staying in His love’, and she will be drawing from John chapter 15 on Jesus being the vine. Our musical worship will be led by John Davies.  


The Filling Station is an informal “café style” evening in the Box Methodist church building on Box High Street. Come from 7 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  Facebook TFS Box



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 9th February 2023.



Zoom Compline Invitation 5th February 2023


Rob Featherstone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Lidbrook Zoom Compline 5 February 2023

Time: Feb 5, 2023 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