Fr Leslie’s institution

The institution and licensing of our new Chaplain, The Reverend Canon Dr Leslie Satianathan Nathaniel, will be on Saturday 17 September at 11 am. Our Suffragan Bishop, Rt Revd David Hamid, will preside at the Eucharist and preach.

MU plans children’s day

On Saturday, 10 September, 2016 our Mothers’ Union group will host the first of what we hope will be an annual “St Thomas Children’s Day” at our church. From 11 am to 4 pm the kids will have the opportunity to engage in several fun activities like crafts, making loom bands, face painting, dancing, singing and much more. Meanwhile the parents can roam through our kids’ flea market and look for toys, and baby and children’s clothes. For the hungry, there will be food stalls with cake, waffles, French fries and sausages.
We have already found two clowns who will entertain the visitors and some other talents to help on this special day, but we are still seeking more helping hands. Do you have a special talent or are you interested in reading to the kids in our book corner or supervising one of the activities? Then please let us know! Any contributions to our cake stall and our flea market would also be a highly appreciated. Please contact Lucia Förthmann (see back page of Becket News for details).

How about a walk this Saturday?

Some Church Wanderers were sad about not having a walk in August, and so Eileen has very kindly offered to lead her much-loved circular walk from Burg in Schleswig-Holstein on Saturday 13 August. (The Burg Fährhaus is now under new management and offers a very enticing stopover for coffee and cake.) If you would like to come along, please mail her direct for more details : eileen.liebender (at)