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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  






Sunday 29 May 2016



Sunday 29 May, First Sunday after Trinity

10.30am         Family Holy Communion

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister



1 Kings 8.22-23, 41-43 page 244

Gal 1: 1-12, page 821

Luke 7: 1-10, page 729




The Collect for Today

God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.


Next Sunday 5 June, Second Sunday after Trinity

8am                Holy Communion

10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Evensong at Chapel Plaister



Please remember in your prayers those who are ill:


Diana Northey


Baby Charlotte (grand-daughter to Marie Kerr) continuing to recover from her illness, and for her parents Emma and Sam.



and we remember those whom we know, who are suffering in sickness or adversity.



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 help 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.



We are looking forward to Box

Open Gardens & Flower Festival

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June


Both events are taking place over the weekend of 11 and 12 June –

the Open Gardens on Sunday the 12th in the afternoon,

the Flower Festival in Church both days.


Tickets for the Open Gardens will be available to purchase from Stop Press from this Saturday 28 May.


Full details of the gardens and where you can find delicious cream teas to follow.


Help needed - a couple more hands are needed for the Open Gardens on Sunday, to help sell tickets and so on.


If you are able to lend a hand, please contact John Tucker,

Tel 01225 742260





in Church


Stories in Flowers & Art


Saturday 11 June, 10am - 4pm

Cream Teas


Sunday 12 June, 12noon - 4pm


Open Monday 13 - Saturday 18 June


(except 10am - 11am on Wednesday

during Holy Communion)



Understanding the Accessibility Challenge

Alice Kemp as Diocesan Accessibility Adviser has kindly agreed to a request to give a talk on "Understanding the Accessibility Challenge" on Monday 20 June at 7.30pm in St Thomas àBecket Church.


This is one of a number of planned moves to try to ensure that St Thomas à Becket and Chapel Plaister and HEART are as welcoming and accessible as possible to anybody and everybody. You might think that being "accessible" is simply a matter of having space for wheelchairs and a spacious toilet but there is much more to it than that!


Do please come and support and think about what we can do better.




 Weekly Calendar May - June 2016



Saturday 28 May

                                    Tickets go on sale for Box Open Gardens,

                                    available from Stop Press



Sunday 29 May, First Sunday after Trinity

10.30am                     Family Holy Communion

6pm                            Compline at Chapel Plaister


Monday 30 May, Bank Holiday Monday

                                    Church Teas at Box Revels


Wednesday 1 June

9.15am                       Morning Prayer in Church

10.30am                    Holy Communion in Church followed by coffee


Thursday 2 June

10am                          Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                                    followed by coffee - all Welcome




Box Baby & Toddler Group

St Thomas’ provides support to Box Baby & Toddler Group.  The group meets between 9.30am and 11.30am on Wednesdays in term time at Box Methodist Church.


More helpers are urgently needed for the tea rota.

If you are able to assist, please call Julia Ingram on Tel 810242.



Prayer Ministry Training


Anyone interested in Prayer Ministry Training, or would like to

refresh their training, please contact Janet at the Vicarage



HEART 4 Rudloe


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


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.