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St Thomas à Becket

Parish Weekly News Sheet  


Sunday 15 April 2018


Sunday 15 April, 3rd Sunday of Easter

8 am               Holy Communion

                        1 John 3: 1 – 7, page 865

                        Luke 24: 36b - 48, page 747

10.30 am        Family Service                     

6pm                Compline at Chapel Plaister




Next Sunday 22 April, 4th Sunday of Easter

8 am               Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30 am       Holy Communion

4 pm               HEART 4 Rudloe

6 pm               TOAST



The Collect for the Day

Risen Christ,

you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:

strengthen us to proclaim your risen life

and fill us with your peace,

to the glory of God the Father.



Please pray for those who are ill

Dafydd Stradling

John Mortimer


Please also pray for the family and friends of those who have died

Mark Daymond



We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


New Contact Details with effect 3 April 2018

As you may already know, Phill Harrison will be covering for Janet, whilst she is on sabbatical. 

If you need to contact Phill please email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01225 810839.


If you need to contact the parish administrator, Réba Dryden,

please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 07842 129161.

Réba is usually working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am– 12noon



Annual Parochial Church Meeting


St Thomas’ Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in church on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30.

Please do come along and support the church. We still have a couple of PCC vacancies to fill.

If you are interested please contact Charles Freeman. Copies of the annual report are available in church.



Craft Club next on Thursday 19 April 10am - 12noon


Everyone is very Welcome to the Craft Club that meets monthly.

Craft Club meets in Box Methodist Church until further notice

            19 April                      Making flowers in different mediums

            17 May                       Make a bag

            21 June                      Painting theme

            19 July                       Picnic theme


Electoral Roll


The Church Electoral Roll of the Parish of Box with Hazelbury will be revised by the Parochial Church Council,

beginning on Monday 5th March 2018 and ending on Friday 30th March 2018.

After such Revision, a copy of the Roll will be exhibited for not less than 14 days on,

or near to, the principal door of the Parish Church for inspection.

The revised copy is now on display in church for inspection


Project TeePee


The construction of the new toilets and the tea-and-coffee station is scheduled to start on Weds 2 May. 

You may wish to note :

  • The work will be undertaken by a local

contractor, Stephen Hale.

  • There will be a clear-the-decks working

party on the previous Saturday morning,

(28 April).  See separate note.

  • The church will be left tidy each weekend and normal Sunday services will continue.
  • Wednesday Communion will continue.  The contractors on site will take their break on Weds mornings at 1030.
  • The kettles for refreshments will be temporarily re-located to the vestry, where there is water and electric power.

A  supply of cups etc will probably be stacked on a table in the vestry porch.

  • The organ console will be protected by dust sheets but can be uncovered when needed.
  • The work is scheduled to take 12 weeks, so if all goes to plan it will finish in the last week of July.
  • Funding for this is very tight and contributions to the final round of fund-raising remain extremely welcome.


Clearing the Decks for TeePee


Work on Project TeePee will start on 2 May.   In preparation for that we need to clear the South Aisle. 

This involves moving china, tea making facilities, flower arranging items, music sheets, furniture,

cleaning materials, books and other items, whilst also taking the opportunity to dispose of anything we do not need. 


Maximum help for a couple of hours on Saturday 28 April, starting at 0930, would be very much appreciated.  


Thanks!     Charles Freeman


St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 15 April, 3rd Sunday of Easter

8 am                           Holy Communion

10.30 am                    Family Service                     

6pm                            Compline at Chapel Plaister


Wednesday 18 April

10.30 am                    Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2.30 pm                      Holy Communion at Bybrook        


Thursday 19 April

10 am             Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne, followed by coffee

7.30 for 8 pm Valens Terrace Home Group


Valens Terrace Home Group meets Thursdays, 7.30 for 8pm

The Valens Terrace Home Group meets on Thursdays,7.30pm for 8pm start,

at Jo and Jamie's house, 9 Valens Terrace, Box.

On April 19th, we will be looking at Paul's Letter to Philemon.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or

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



If you could help organise the food for HEART on a one-off basis while Janet is away,

please let Phill know on 01225 810839.

The dates will be 22nd April, 13th May, 27th May, 10th June, 24th June.  Thank you. 


Another pair of helping hands at Heart are

always welcome. If you are able to help, just once or twice a year even, we would love to hear from you.

An extra pair of hands make a huge difference.  Please call Phill on 01225 810839 if you are able to help in this way. 

Thank you.