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Sunday 20 May, Pentecost (Whit Sunday)


8 am   Holy Communion

            Rom 8. 22-27, page 798

            John   15. 26-27; 16. 4-15, page 762

10.30 am  Family Communion (with farewell to Diana Northey)

6 pm   Compline at Chapel Plaister



The Collect for the Day

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.


Please pray for those who are ill

Dafydd Stradling

John Mortimer

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

Audrey Shewring



We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.



For Christians, Pentecost (also known as Whit Sunday) is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came a few weeks after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” From a historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus Pentecost is the church’s birthday.


Valens Terrace Home Group

The Valens Terrace Home Group meets on Thursdays,7.30pm for 8pm start, at Jo and Jamie's house, 9 Valens Terrace, Box.

For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or



Project Tee Pee - Update


The PCC has agreed to give a contract to Ellis and Co of Shepton Mallet to implement the TeePee project.  Work is scheduled to start on 11 June and to last for 10 weeks.  The company has a great deal of experience of this sort of re-ordering work in churches, including the major contract at Holy Trinity, Bradford-on-Avon.  Management on behalf of the PCC will be by the two Church Wardens, Ian and Charles.


Craft Club

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

Craft Club meets in Box Methodist Church until further notice

            17 May                                   Make a bag

            21 June                                  Painting theme

            19 July                                   Picnic theme


Farewell to Diana Northey - Sunday 20 May


Sadly Diana Northey will shortly be leaving our community.  Her  final service and communion will be this Sunday (20 May) at St Thomas’ at 10.30am where Diana will share with us details of her travels in Ethiopia.


Following the service we have invited Diana to share a drink and a few canapés with us to thank her for her contribution to our church over many years. Everyone is welcome to say Goodbye to Diana.


Box Revels - Monday 28 May

Ecumenical Prayer Tent

We are planning to have an Ecumenical Prayer Tent at this year’s Box Revels on Monday 28 May.

If anyone is interested in helping during the day please get in touch with Helen Cain, Community Worker, Box Methodist Church:

Email. or Tel. 07757 667278

Teas and Cakes

St Thomas a Becket will be serving Teas and Cakes in the Parish Pavilion on Revels Monday 28th May.

As usual , all donations of cakes and offers of help will be much appreciated.

Please contact Judy Seager( 742308) or Brenda Parry( 742800).

HEART 4 Rudloe

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 27th May, 10th June, 24th June.  Thank you. 



St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 20 May, Whit Sunday

8 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am        Family Communion (with farewell to Diana Northey)

6 pm               Compline at Chapel Plaister



Wednesday 16 May

10.30 am        Holy Communion, followed by coffee


Thursday 17 May

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

7.30 for 8 pm Valens Terrace Home Group



Next Sunday 27 May, Trinity Sunday

8 am Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30 am Holy Communion

4 pm   HEART 4 Rudloe

6 pm  TOAST



Contact Details during Janet’s sabbatical


Phill Harrison is covering for Janet, whilst she is on sabbatical. 

If you need to contact Phill please email: or phone 01225 810839.


If you need to contact the parish administrator, Réba Dryden, please  or phone 07842 129161. Réba is usually working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am -12noon.