11th June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

Trinity Sunday

A Trinity Prayer

I bind unto myself the name, The strong name of the Trinity; By invocation of the same. The Three in One, and One in Three, Of whom all nature hath creation, Eternal Father, Spirit, Word: Praise to the Lord of my salvation salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen

St Patrick’s Breastplate


8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4


Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 11th June

Monday 12th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 13th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Wednesday 14th June

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        Holiday Club Meeting – 17 Edgar Row Close

Thursday 15th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Carol & Tricia

Friday 16th June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 17th June

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Dates for your diary

Ladies who Lunch

Tuesday 20th June at the Sally Pussey, Wootton Bassett Road at 12.30pm

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Will be on the Tuesday 19th of December at The Bell Inn at Purton Stoke. The pub is closed on Mondays. Details later. Gw

Parish Office

Please note that I have changed my day off to Wednesday this week.

Sunday 18th June

Trinity 1

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       Phillippians 1: 1-11

Reader:        Ann Stone

Gospel:        Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

Servers         Alan Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

11.45am     Baptism Service for Jessica Curtis

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Tracy Mason

TODAY – Chapel Anniversary Wroughton Methodist Church- 6.30pm

Revd Rosemary Fletcher, former Methodist Minister in Wroughton will be taking the Service. All welcome!


Happy Birthday to Fleur Taylor and Margaret Penfound who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Leading services at 10am

We have a very capable team, both licensed and lay, involved in leading our Church at 4 services each week, and we thought we would extend this to our 10am service too! Most weeks the beginning of the 10am service will now be led by one of our LLMs or clergy-in-training and the priest will lead from the sharing of the peace. We hope that you will appreciate the diversity and that together we might reflect the involvement of the whole church in worship.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We’re now starting our period of ‘vacancy’ – i.e where we’ve said goodbye to Michael as our Vicar, and now start the journey to find the right person who is called to lead our Parish in the future.  This process is estimated to take 6 to 9 months.  In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We will be supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell – aptly named our ‘Transition Manager’! – and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane would love to get the views of as many people as possible – where you feel we are as a parish now, where we’re going or hope to go, and the sort of vicar we’re looking to lead us in the future.  Please feel free to contact them to arrange a conversation. Their details are: george.rendell@bristoldiocese.org or Jane on 01666 825996  or drkjbriggs@hotmail.co.uk

We’re very blessed to have a strong church community with many people involved in both the day to day running of the parish, and our work in the wider community.  Please continue to support each other, and those leading the church, during this time of change, and do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sunday 25th June – Bishop Lee at 10am and

Legge House 50th Anniversary

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Lee in Sunday 25th June when he will be preaching at 10am as part of our sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. After the service he will be going to Legge House to give thanks at the 50th Anniversary celebration. Please come to both! 

Wroughton Carnival- Saturday 1st July Last year we were able to support the carnival by providing stewards for the procession and the field and the carnival committee has asked for our help again this year. Please talk to Nicola if you are able to help. 

Holiday Club

We are planning to run Holiday Club on the mornings of 14th to 18th August. If you are able to help for all or part of the week please let me know, I will give you dates for planning meetings soon. Barbara

115 Club Fundraising Event for World Vision

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser for WV Albania.  To everyone who came; to those who gave a donation; to those who provided food;  and to those who wished us well. Our club members worked hard as a team and we’re very proud of them. It was an enjoyable and successful evening and we raised a fantastic £600!

We will let you know in due course how the money will be used by the World Vision team in Albania.115 Club Leaders

Thank You – Cream Teas, St Josephs

Thank you to everyone who came and helped make this a successful event. We had a record number of people attend, the sun shone and we raised £900.00 for the Prospect Hospice. Many thanks Ann Moss

Wooden Bookcases

We have two wooden bookcases which are now surplus to requirements if you would like one or both of this please speak to Nick Orman.

Poterion Fair Trade Communion Wine

About 8 years ago we decided to change to Fair Trade communion wine and although we pay a little more for it I thought I would tell you what the organic wine helps to buy.

The wine comes from the Stellar Winery in South Africa. About 6 years ago the Stella foundation began a project to provide a meal-a-day to at-risk children during the school holiday and has so far provided 30,000 meals cooked and served by volunteers (angels) who organise activities for the children as well. They have about 350 workers and their families living on the estate are provided with Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET). The Stella Healthcare programme provide free medical help from a Registered Nursing Sister for all employees and their families. Part of the estate is split into allotments so that the staff can grow organic vegetables and fruit. Recently they have provided a Football Field for the local community to use. In keeping with Stella’s organic status Indian Runner Ducks are used in the vineyard as a natural way to keep snails and other pests that destroy the grapes at bay. The ducklings are hand reared until they are released into the vineyards to do what ducks do best, eat snails. John Godfree


Church Mission Society

Kate Quarrell, our CMS link in Kuluva, Uganda, has requested our prayers for:

  • the staff in the hospital where she works as a midwifery tutor, that God would inspire their practice and provide the resources they need to meet the needs of women and their babies
  • Kate and the other tutors, challenging old ways and encouraging the students to adopt better practices
  • the students, that they might be willing to learn and use modern information
  • praise God that people like Kate are willing to go in His name to benefit others.

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The Residents of Petter Close and Offerton Road
  • Families in Manchester & London after the recent attacks
  • Our Standing Committee as they meet this week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently., especially June Pazzard and Brian Richardson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.