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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  

 

 

 

Sunday 15 May 2016

 

Sunday 15 May, Whit Sunday, Day of Pentecost

8am                            Holy Communion

10.30am                     Family Service

6pm                            Compline at Chapel Plaister

 

Acts 2.1-21, page 768

Rom 8.14-17, page 797

John 14.8-17, page 761

 

 

The Collect for Today

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Next Sunday 22 May, Trinity Sunday

8am                            Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                     Holy Communion

4 - 6pm                       Heart 4 Rudloe

6pm                            TOAST

 

 

Please remember in your prayers those who are ill:

 

 

Judy Davies

 

Baby Charlotte who is unwell, grand-daughter to Marie Kerr, and for her parents Emma and Sam

 

Lucy Fletcher (Janis Goodall’s daughter), and Lucy and Tom’s twin daughters Aurora and Aurelia

 

 

 

Spring Concert in aid of Friends of St Thomas à Becket

THIS Sunday 15 May at 6pm in Church

 

            Bybrook Players, our string group, play Tchaikovsky's   

               beautifully romantic and melodic Serenade for Strings

            Bybrook Baroque, led by Vanessa Hammond,

play Handel and others

Bybrook Wind Band

Box School Band

 

Concert is at 6pm on Sunday 15th May

Retiring collection in aid of the Friends.

Drinks available in the interval!

 

 

 

 

Teas at the Revels - Bank Holiday Monday 30 May

 

Cakes and offers of help with the Church Teas at Box Revels on Bank Holiday Monday would be very much appreciated.

 

If you are able to lend a hand and/or donate a cake, please contact either:

 

Brenda Parry, Tel 742800              e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           or

Judy Seager Tel 742308                 e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Craft Group - on Thursday 19 May

 

An informal and relaxed Craft Group is now meeting in the Church from 10am until 12noon on the third Thursday of each month, under the guidance of Denise Brighten and Christine Bromley.

 

The Group meets on Thursday 19 May at 10am.  If you would like further details please feel free to ring Denise or Christine; their contact details are available from the Vicarage office.

 

You do not have to be a member of the Thomas à Becket congregation to enjoy these sessions, which are based around friendship and the pleasure of learning simple new crafts;  all are Welcome.

 

 

BIG BACON BREAKFAST! – SUPPORTING CHRISTIAN AID ON SATURDAY 21 MAY

 

WHENSaturday 21 May  9-10:30am

WHERE : On the pavement next to the Co-op.

Donations gratefully accepted. All donations go to Christian Aid.

 

 

Wiltshire’s Church Treasures - Chapel Plaister on BBC Radio

 

BBC Wiltshire Sound is broadcasting a feature on Chapel Plaister in their Wiltshire's Church Treasures series. The details are as follows:

 

BBC Wiltshire Sunday Breakfast Show @ both 6.20am and 8.20am on Sunday 15 Maypresented by Graham Rogers.

 

The ideal frequency for the Box area is 104.30 FM.

 

It will also be available to hear on BBC iPlayer which can be accessed via the website:www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire

 

Click on "Listen Again" and search for the Graham Roger's Sunday Breakfast Show for 15/05/16

 

 

Lifts to Church

 

To help anybody who wants to come to church on a Sunday, but has difficulty doing so, arrangements are being made for the Churchwardens to guide anybody like that towards a driver who might be able to help.

If you need a lift or know of anybody who does, please inform Pam Farmer or Charles Freeman.

 

Similarly, please let them know if you are willing to be contacted when necessary with a view to offering a lift.

 

During the week (Mon - Fri) the first port of call for a lift is the Box LINK organisation.

 

 

Prayer Ministry Training

 

Anyone interested in Prayer Ministry Training, or would like to refresh their training, please contact Janet at the Vicarage.

 

 

Weekly Calendar May 2016

 

Sunday 15 May, Whit Sunday, Day of Pentecost

8am                            Holy Communion

10.30am                     Family Service

2pm onwards             Friends’ Concert Rehearsal, in Church

6pm                            Friends’ Spring Concert, in Church

6pm                            Compline at Chapel Plaister

 

Tuesday 17 May

8pm                            PCC Meeting, Box Vicarage

 

Wednesday 18 May

9.15am                       Morning Prayer in Church

10.30am                    Holy Communion in Church followed by coffee

 

Thursday 19 May

10am                          Craft Group, in Church. All Welcome

10am                          Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                                    followed by coffee - all Welcome

 

Saturday 21 May

9 - 10.30am               Big Bacon Breakfast - all donations to Christian Aid

                                    On pavement next to the Co-op.

 

 

 

HEART 4 Rudloe next Sunday 22 May

 

We meet between 4pm and 6pm, 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, 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 JSU Corsham Community Centre on Leafy Lane.

 

Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

 

TOAST at St Thomas à Becket next Sunday

 

A fun youth group that meets in St Thomas à Becket every two weeks usually, between 6pm and 7.30pm.  Toast is a group for year 6 and above.  We enjoy creatively exploring the Christian faith and eating plenty of food to keep us going!  Please contact a member of Clergy, one of the leaders, or just come along to find out more.  Our leaders at TOAST are:

 

Rev Clair Southgate            Tel: 01225 743970

Ian MacKenzie                      Tel: 01225 744458

TOAST meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.