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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 21 May 2017


Sunday 21 May, the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Christian Aid Week ends


8am                 Holy Communion


1 Pet 3.13 - end, page 860

John 14.15 - 21, page 761


10.30am          Family Service

6pm                 Compline at Chapel Plaister


The Collect for Today

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.


Next Sunday 28 May, Sunday after Ascension

8am                 Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am          Holy Communion

4pm                 HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                 TOAST



Please pray for those who are sick:   David Bates and Marie Kerr


We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


Spring Concert Bybrook Players

this Sunday 21 May at 6pm


Vivaldi:  Spring from The Four Seasons

(Helen Bools, solo violin)

Paul Carr: Cornish Air

Mathew Penrose: Bybrook Suite


Bybrook Wind Band

Box School Orchestra


Sunday 21 May at 6pm

St Thomas à Becket Church, Box


Retiring collection in aid of the Friends of

St Thomas à Becket Church


Bacon Butties for Breakfast - 9.45am outside McColl’s this Saturday


This Saturday morning, 20 May, TOAST will be serving bacon butties outside McColl’s in Box, raising money for Christian Aid.  Please support our youth group as they raise funds for this important cause.  They will be ready about 9.45am.


Help needed please for Church Teas at Box Revels on Monday 29 May

Help is needed for the Church Teas in the Pavilion on Revels Monday 29th May and, of course, cakes!  Please contact Judy to offer your help and cakes, on Tel. 742308 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Get your holiday reading at Box Revels & help raise money for Church

There will be a second-hand book stall in the Pavilion with the Church Teas at Box Revels.  A great chance to pick up some holiday reading when you pop in for a cup of tea and delicious cakes. It all helps to raise funds for our Church.


A Big Thank You to Find Your Voice Choir

The TeePee Fund is very grateful to receive a £250 donation from the successful Find Your Voice Choir concert in the Selwyn Hall on Saturday

29 April. Thank you so much to everyone who supported this event.



Auction of Promises


Enjoy a fun evening with a ploughman’s supper, complimentary bottles of wine on tables booked for 6 or more, and a cash bar,

with the chance to bid for fantastic lots, including:



WOMAD Family Weekend Ticket

Holiday Breaks in Edinburgh & Brittany

Helicopter Trip


Locally Grown Vegetables                  Rounds of Golf

Gardening                                           Hair & Beauty Treatments

Home Cooked & Restaurant Meals    Paintings

Piano Lessons                                    Taxi Return Service to London Airport

Oven Cleaning                                    Beer

Bird Bath of Natural Stone                  Car Service & Car Valet

Home Cooked Lasagne                      Home-made Cakes

Guided Walk in Bath                           Use of Ashley Wood Swimming Pool

Tour of Real World Studios                Flower Arrangement

Family Photography Session              Handmade Quilt

Language Classes-Italian or Swahili  Theatre Tickets

Home-made Cards                             Selection of Meats or Meat Box


              and much more



Saturday 10th June

Selwyn Hall, Box at 7.30pm


Please buy tickets in advance at £2.50 per person

Available now from Stop Press or phone

Pam Farmer Tel (01225) 744171 or Lee Towler Tel (01225) 743706


If you really can’t be there advance bids can be left, please call Pam or Lee


Payment on the night in cash, card or cheque



There is an increasingly urgent need to modernise the toilet and refreshment area facilities in St Thomas à Becket Church.

Above all, we need a fully accessible toilet. The TeePee fund has been set up to enable us to raise money for this

important work. Proceeds from the Auction of Promises will help fund these essential upgrades.



 St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar - May 2017


Thursday 18 May

10am - 12noon            Craft Club, in Church.  Everyone Welcome

7.30pm                        PCC Meeting, The Hermitage

7.30pm for 8pm          Home Group, at 9 Valens Terrace, Box


Saturday 20 May

9.45am approx           TOAST serving bacon butties outside McColl’s in Box,

                                    raising money for Christian Aid


Sunday 21 May, the Sixth Sunday of Easter

8am                             Holy Communion

10.30am                      Family Service

3pm                             Friends’ Concert Rehearsal, in Church

6pm                             Spring Concert Bybrook Players, Bybrook Wind Band and Box School Orchestra

6pm                             Compline at Chapel Plaister


Tuesday 23 May

10.30am                      Sound Engineer, in Church


Wednesday 24 May

9.15am                        Morning Prayer

10.30am                      Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2.30pm                        Holy Communion at Bybrook Nursing Home


Thursday 25 May

10am                           Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                                    followed by coffee - all Welcome

7.30pm for 8pm          Home Group, at 9 Valens Terrace, Box



New Home Group in Box, 8pm on Thursdays

A new Home Group has started on Thursday evenings at 8pm (coffee from 7.30pm), based at Jo and Jamie Hay’s house, 9 Valens Terrace.  We’re beginning by studying the gospel of Mark, and would really welcome anyone who thinks this might be for them! For more information, please call Jamie on 01225 742036 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.