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The 10.30 Zoom service this week is a Christian Aid Special with guest speaker from the Christian Aid national team. Please come along if you can.


St Thomas à Becket Parish Weekly News Sheet

Sunday 9th May 2021 – Sixth Sunday of Easter


09.30 am                      Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                       Morning Zoom Service

12.00 noon - 4.00pm   St Thomas’, Box open for private prayer



The church building is open for private prayer as usual on Sundays 12.00 noon – 4.00pm and Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon




Risen Christ,

by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:

help your Church to obey your command

and draw the nations to the fire of your love,

to the glory of God the Father. 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 of those who have died.



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Wednesday 12th May

10.30 am                      Holy Communion

10 am - 12 noon          St Thomas’, Box open for private prayer


Thursday 13th May

9.45am                        Holy Communion at Colerne

                                    During the day the St Thomas’ church building will host school Ascension day services which Clair is leading,

these are school only due to the current COVID guidelines. Then Clair will clean before the 2.30pm service.

2.30pm                        Ascension Day Holy Communion at St Thomas’ open to all

4.00 pm                         Zoom Tea with the Vicar


Sunday 16th May

09.30 am                     Holy Communion at Colerne

10.30 am                      Holy Communion at Box

12.00 noon - 4.00pm   St Thomas’, Box open for private prayer

6 pm                            Zoom Compline


Tea with the Vicar

There will be one ZOOM ‘Tea with the Vicar’ slot next week, Thursday 13th at 4.00 pm. This is an opportunity to catch up with Janet and friends. The Zoom link can be found in the Zoom Link email, which is sent out each Saturday.



We are currently compiling a new rota for Intercessors for the Sunday morning in-person services and would appreciate a few new volunteers to lead our Intercessions. This is a vital part of our corporate worship! Please speak to Janet or Angela if you would like to discuss this and find out what is involved.


APCM and Electoral roll

The APCM for Box Parish will take place on Wednesday 26th May at 7.30pm at St Thomas’, Box. The legal notices are now up in church. In particular we have entered the period for revision of the church electoral roll. The revision period will end on Monday 10th May. If you are not on the church electoral roll and would like to be please contact Janet or Angela.



The 2021 Great Big Christian Aid Village Walk


During May walk some or all of the 55 miles of local trails to raise money for Christian Aid. Pam Framer is keeping a total number of miles for the Box contingent.

You don’t have to walk with a group, but if you walk by yourself please let Pam Farmer -email know so we can add it to our total. Just for the specified routes.

We have a Just giving page, ideally please sponsor our walkers

Janet Anderson-MacKenzie is fundraising for Christian Aid (

If you want to give cash please speak to Denise Brighten


We will put the total miles walked by our Box Team on social media and through the weekly e-mail notices.

We will also report the walking and fundraising of the Colerne Team.

Please talk to your friends about it, and share photos and information on social media if you have it.


Box led Christian Aid walks - To book a place please contact Pam Farmer

Group of up to six.

Tuesday 11th May  - Corsham to Box Peacock Trail 9 miles

Saturday 15th May  - Biddestone Heritage  6.6 miles

Groups can be more than 6 (ie after new COVID rules expected on 17th).

Tuesday 18th May  - Box Heritage Trail 4.5 miles

Friday 21st May - Corsham to Biddestone Peacock Trail 10.3 miles

Saturday 22nd May - Corsham Red Trail 5 miles 

Wednesday 26th May  - Box Heritage Trail 4.5 miles

Thursday 27th May   - Colerne Heritage Trail 5.7 miles

Saturday 29th May   - Corsham to Colerne Peacock trail  - 9.88 miles and Corsham Blue Trail 4.5 miles 


Contributions can be given through the link below or give cash or cheques to Denise Brighten


Janet Anderson-MacKenzie is fundraising for Christian Aid (


The first Box walk is Tuesday 11th May. Currently (as I am about to send out) Team Colerne have walked just over 51 miles in total and raised £250 plus £62.50 gift aid, well done Team Colerne, hopefully by next week Box will have both miles and fundraising to report.


Our church building is open for private prayer and public worship

Whenever you come to our church building, for private prayer or a service these are the things we need you to do to keep safe and within the guidelines.

  • Sanitize your hands on entering the building and wear a face covering unless you are medically exempt.
  • Go straight to a place which is marked for sitting and stay there until you leave the building.


  • Observe 2m social distancing at all times from those who are not in your household.
  • Please use the slip of paper to record your presence at the service for test and trace, details will be given on the slip and in the notices
  • Enter the building through the South Door and leave the building via the West door.
  • Follow instructions on the distribution of communion, stay in your seat.
  • When you leave the building don’t block the exit door and other people’s paths (maintain the 2m social distancing).