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Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 18 June 2017


Sunday 18 June, First Sunday after Trinity

8am                Holy Communion


Rom 5: 1 - 8, page 795

Matt 9.35 - 10.8, page 687


10.30am         Family Service

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister


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 25 June, 2nd Sunday after Trinity

8am                Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am         Holy Communion

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST


Please pray for those who are sick:


Sebastian Tapparo and David Bates


and for the families of those who have died:


Peggy Witchell


We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.







A spreadsheet drawn up last year to show the ways in which money might be raised for Project TeePee had a figure of £2,000 penciled in as a possible sum from an aucti on of promises.  Recently those close to the plans dared to hope that the auction might raise as much as £4,000.  In the event, on the night, after adding money from raffle tickets (£250), bar profits (£180) and some extremely generous donations, the total raised from this event came to the WONDERFUL figure of OVER £6,500.

THANK YOU everybody who contributed those 61 fabulous lots for auction. 


THANK YOU all those who packed the hall, drank the wine, ate the ploughman’s supper, entered into the spirit of the occasion, made generous bids, and created such a fabulous atmosphere.  THANK YOU to those who could not be there but still made written bids. THANKS to all the local businesses which provided sponsorship or help in many forms.  Much gratitude needs to go also to those who ran the show, who provided the catering, devised the brilliant and amusing PowerPoint version of the catalogue, took the cash, worked the credit-card terminal, decorated the hall, cleared up, did the washing up… and anybody whom I have forgotten.


The money raised from this auction has given a major boost to the fundraising for the fully accessible toilet in church and the new “tea and coffee station”.  We have now raised around two thirds of the £65,000 or so that is likely to be needed.  The complicated process of obtaining necessary planning approvals is almost complete and so the next step, the obtaining of detailed quotes, is being pursued and more grants are being sought.


Pam Farmer and Charles Freeman, Churchwardens

The Clergy and all members of St Thomas à Becket Church


Church Teas at the Revels


A belated, but no less heartfelt Thank You for all the delicious cakes and help with the Church Teas at Box Revels.


The Pavilion proved a popular place.  Despite the miserable  weather we made £320!


Thank you so much again, and apologies for the delay.




St Thomas à Becket

Summer Holiday Club 2017


Monday 24 - Friday 28 July


10am - 12noon in Selwyn Hall


for Children aged 3 - 11 years


Holiday Club is FREE

but booking is essential



To book a space please e-mail Clair: 


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St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar - June 2017


Sunday 18 June, First Sunday after Trinity

8am                             Holy Communion

10.30am                      Family Service

6pm                             Compline at Chapel Plaister


Wednesday 21 June

9.15am                        Morning Prayer

10.30am                      Holy Communion, followed by coffee


Thursday 22 June

10am                           Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne

                                    followed by coffee - all Welcome

7.30pm                        Valens Terrace Home Group





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 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.