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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 4 June 2017


Sunday 4 June, Day of Pentecost

            Whit Sunday

8am                Holy Communion



1 Cor 12:3b - 13, page 810

John 20: 19 - 23 page 766



10.30am         Morning Worship

6pm                Evensong at Chapel Plaister


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 11 June, Trinity Sunday

10.30am         Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


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.




Valens Terrace Home Group


We are continuing to meet (nearly) all of June on Thursday evenings at 8pm (coffee from 7.30 pm) at Jo and Jamie's house, 9 Valens Terrace - meeting on 8th, 22nd and 29th June and continuing to studying the gospel of Mark.

After a break for the summer, we will reconvene in early September (further details to follow!). For more information, please call Angela on 07835 812258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Morning Worship this Sunday, 4 June      

Andrew Clark will be leading Morning Worship this Sunday, the theme is the Holy Spirit.



Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Pavilion Book Stall at the Revels on Monday.

We raised £72.02 for the TeePee Fund

There is a selection of books in Church.  They will be there until Sunday for anyone who fancies picking up some holiday reading.

Please leave your donation in the money slots in the wall, there is a sign.  Thank you



Project TeePee Update

Progress continues:

* The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) has recommended to the Chancellor (the head of Diocesan legal affairs) that approval should be given for our proposed works.

* We now have a period of 28 days of ‘public consultation’. The requisite notices are on display inside and outside the Church.

* Meanwhile, tendering for the work has started.  Five companies (incl one builder within Box) have been invited to submit quotes.

* This progress makes our fundraising even more important! Please help to sell plenty of tickets for the Auction of Promises.


Auction of Promises - Tickets now for sale

The tickets for the Auction of Promises are now selling, make sure you get yours before Saturday 10 June.  They are available from Stop Press,

Pam Farmer, T. 744171, Lee Towler T. 743706 and Box Vicarage on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.


The tickets are £2.50 per person and this includes a ploughman’s supper, with complimentary bottles of wine on tables booked for 6 or more.  Cash bar.


There has been fantastic support in making promises and we now have well over 50 quality lots ranging from cakes to rounds of golf; a week in a holiday cottage in Brittany to theatre tickets.


If you can’t be there on the night, Pam and Lee are taking advance bids.  Just give them a call:  Pam Farmer, T. 744171, Lee Towler T. 743706.


The Auction of Promises is on Saturday 10 June, at 7.30pm in Selwyn Hall.



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                             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 - June 2017


Sunday 4 June, Day of Pentecost, Whit Sunday

8am                             Holy Communion

10.30am                      Morning Worship

6pm                             Evensong at Chapel Plaister



Wednesday 7 June

9.15am                        Morning Prayer

10.30am                      Holy Communion, followed by coffee


Thursday 8 June

10am                           Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                                    followed by coffee - all Welcome

2pm - 3.30pm              Holiday Club meeting, in Church

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



Saturday 10 June

7.30pm                        Auction of Promises, Selwyn Hall





Join the Global Wave of Prayer - until 4 June


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ.


Pray for five friends


Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do.  Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family. If you are not sure who to pray for ask God to guide.  Then commit to praying for them regularly, by praying the following:


Loving Father,

In the face of Jesus Christ

Your light and glory have blazed forth.

Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends ...  


Your friends names


the life of your Son and your love for all.

Strengthen me as a witness to that love

As I pledge to pray for them,

For your name’s sake.