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Parish Weekly News Sheet
Sunday 25 March 2018

Sunday 25 March, Palm Sunday
8am Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister
Mark 14: 1-15.end, page 718
10.30am Holy Communion
Isa 50:4-9a, page 517
Phil 2: 5-11, page 830
Mark 14: 1-15.end, page 718
4 pm HEART 4 Rudloe

The Collect for the Day
True and humble king,
hailed by the crowd as Messiah:
grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you
on the way of the cross,
which is the path of glory.

Please pray for those who are ill
Dafydd Stradling

We remember those whom we know,
who are suffering in sickness or adversity,
and those who especially need our prayers at this time.

Elle Symons is currently supporting her 33 year old friend,
Steph Roberts, who is battling cancer and trying to fund her own treatment at £22,000 per month.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you could help please visit: Thank you.

Grace in Box
Wednesday 28 March
At Box Methodist Church
This Wednesday 28 March, 3.30pm-5.30pm in Box Methodist Church - Theme: Palm Sunday
Everyone of any age is welcome (children must bring an adult)
More info available from: Revd Dr Janet Anderson-MacKenzie
T. 744458, e-mail:
or Rev Elizabeth Kirova, e-mail:
Future dates for your diary:
Wednesday 2 May
Wednesday 6 June
Wednesday 4 July

Heart 4 Rudloe this Sunday 25 March

Heart 4 Rudloe meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, between 4pm and 6pm,
and everyone of any age is welcome (children must bring an adult to look after them).
The afternoon includes craft, tea drinking and Lego building. This is followed by prayer, story and songs.
We round off the afternoon with some food (a light meal).

This activity is free, and is being run as part of the work of the Church of England in Box Parish.
Please do come along and join us as we make, pray and eat in the JSU Corsham Community Centre on Leafy Lane.

Annual Maundy Thursday pilgrimage walk - 29 March

The annual Maundy Thursday pilgrimage will take place on Thursday 29 March starting at St Christopher’s at 10.00am.
The group will follow the usual pattern of visiting the four ancient sites of Christian worship around the civil parish of Box
(including the site of the abandoned church at Hazelbury) and hopes to visit Box Methodist church as in 2017.
The walk will finish at The Quarryman’s for lunch. Please contact Brian Nicholas (
T. 810791 or Penny Newboult (
T. 742549 if you would like to join the expedition.
Penny and Brian need to inform the staff at The Quarryman’s of numbers.

Dear Singers,
I would like to gather a group of singers to sing a four part version of the Cat Stevens arrangement of “Morning has Broken” for Easter Day.
I am hoping we can do this with just one rehearsal plus a sing through on Easter morning before the service ie 9.45am for 10.30 service.
Please could you let me know if you would like to sing on Easter morning and which of the following rehearsal times you could make.
If you would like to sing but can’t make any of these times please let me know.
Sunday 25 March 7pm & Wednesday 28 March 7pm
I will be happy to make a recording of each part to make available on drop box.
Andrew Clark
01225 742128

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.
If you wish to be included in the Church Electoral Roll, please complete one of the forms
which are on the table as you enter church and return to the Parish Administrator, Réba Dryden, via the Vicarage before Friday 30th March.

St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar

Sunday 25 March, Palm Sunday
8.00 am Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister
10.30 am Holy Communion
4 pm HEART 4 Rudloe
6 pm TOAST

Monday 26 March
1 pm Box School Vicar’s Easter Challenge at St Thomas’

Wednesday 28 March
10.30 am Holy Communion, followed by coffee
11.30 am Little Lights
2.30 pm Holy Communion at Bybrook
3.30 pm Grace at Box Methodist Church

Thursday 29 March, Maundy Thursday
10 am Box School Easter Service at St Thomas’
10 am-1 pm Maundy Thursday Pilgrimage Walk
11 am Holy Communion Open House at St John’s Colerne
7.30 pm Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister
7.30 for 8 pm Valens Terrace Home Group

Friday 30 March, Good Friday
10.30 am Family Service
2 pm Last Hour at St Thomas’
4 pm HEART 4 Rudloe - Easter Trail

Saturday 31 March, Easter Saturday
2 pm Holy Communion at Brunel House

Sunday 1 April, Easter Day
8 am Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister
10.30 am Holy Communion