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Sunday 23rd September

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity



8.00am           Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister        

                        James 3.13 - 4.3,7-8a,  Mark 9.30-37

10.30am         Holy Communion

                        Proverbs 31.10-31, James 3.13 - 4.3,7-8a, Mark 9.30-37

4pm                HEART 4 Rudloe

6pm                TOAST we need an extra adult please contact Clair or                        Janet if you can volunteer.


The Collect for the Day

Gracious God,

you call us to fullness of life:

deliver us from unbelief

and banish our anxieties

with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord



Please pray for those who are ill

John Mortimer

Freddy Connolly

John Sumner

Olwen Trefor-Roberts



We remember those whom we know,

who are suffering in sickness or adversity,

and those who especially need our prayers at this time.


TeePee tidy up


The work in the church on Project TeePee is scheduled to complete this coming Friday,21 Sept.  It currently looks as though that target should just about be met.



The Big Clean.  Your Church Wardens are planning a Big Clean of StTaB on Sat 6 October, starting at 1000,  and would welcome as much help as possible, please.  The intention is to have a deep clean following the TeePee work (which should finish a couple of weeks earlier), settle the crockery, flower arranging gear, children's activity items etc etc into their new cupboards, and carry out a major clean of silver and brass stored in the vestry.  This should give endless fun for all, but if none of the above has appeal for you then there is probably a chance to join in the disposal of unwanted junk!  


Opening of the new facilities


Obviously we shall start using the facilities as soon as we can but they will be more formally opened and blessed in a special service at 10.30am on Sunday 28 Oct. 

Bishop Vivienne, the new Bishop of Bristol, has accepted an invitation to join us that day and this is particularly exciting as Box will therefore be one of the first parishes which she visits.

Please save the date if you can. It is hoped also to have some sort of "open house" for the village that afternoon but arrangements for this have not yet been settled.


  1. Please note that this arrangement supersedes anything you may have previously heard or read about an opening on 25 Nov.


Valens Terrace Home Group

We're studying the book of Daniel, now in the latter chapters, and we're finding it intriguing! We meet Thursdays, from 7.30pm (for coffee and cake) for a 8pm start, and everyone is welcome.


For more information, call Angela on 07835 812258 or email:


Sisters of the Church Harvest Appeal


Thank you to everyone  who donated food recently for the Community of the Sisters of the Church harvest appeal. We delivered an estimated £450 worth of goods to the Sisters in Bristol on Tuesday.

There is a thank you poster up in church from the Sisters.


James Symons



Welcome to join a musical training evening in Colerne


Charlotte Newstead is coming to St John the Baptist Parish Church in Colerne on Thurssday 27th September 6.15 until 8pm to provide an evening of vocal coaching for those who sing in church choirs. Rodney Priest is organising this and to let him know you are coming (so he can get music ready for the right number of people) can you call or text 07527 061775. There will be a short comfort and refreshment break half way through.



23rd September is our next Heart 4 Rudloe


We could do with a hand with the food and the washing up from 5pm onwards. If you can spare us 5-6.30pm can you let Lee or Janet know please.



10th October is our next Grace in Box


If you could help 3.30-5.30pm on 10th October please can you let Lee, Pam or Janet know. We’ll be thinking about Moses’ sister Miriam.




St Thomas à Becket Weekly Calendar


Sunday 23rd September

8am                            Holy Communion at Chapel Plaister

10.30am                    Holy Communion at St Thomas’

4.00pm                       Heart 4 Rudloe

6.00pm                       TOAST – In need of an extra adult


Wednesday  26th September

10.30 am                    Holy Communion, followed by coffee

2.30pm                       Holy Communion at Bybrook House

                                    Please come along if you can


Thursday 27th September

9.45 am                      Holy Communion at St John’s, Colerne,

                                    followed by coffee, all welcome

7.30 for 8pm  Valens Terrace Home Group



Sunday 30th September

10.30am                    Reflective service at St Thomas’

6.00pm                       Compline at Chapel Plaister


There are holy communion services at 6.00pm at St Christopher’s, Ditteridge and St John’s Colerne.



Advance Notice—14th October

14th October is Box Methodist Church 184th anniversary service at 10.30am, Rev David Hull Chaplain of Kingswood School will be leading the service.


The usual Methodist church lunch will follow the service, we have been invited to join if we would like. It costs £7, to book a lunch please contact Helen Cain 07757 667278.