29th April 2018

Sunday 29th April 2018

Easter 5


Lord of life
You defeated death
To demonstrate a love that is
Beyond our understanding
That reaches out even to me
Saving Grace to all who hear
Christ the Lord is risen to-day. Alleluia!


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

11.00am     Annual Parochial Church Meeting

  4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing 29th April

Monday 30th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 1st May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 2nd May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 3rd May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer  – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Sarah Jane & Sherralyn

Friday 4th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

7.00pm        115 Club

Saturday 5th May

No Healing on the Streets as we are on a training day

Dates for your diary

Pentecost Picnic 20th May

At Wichelstowe with The Stowe Church

Children’s Gardening Day

Willow Brook Gardens  30th May

Deanery Confirmation

We have several candidates to be confirmed as new church members on 21st June -7.30pm at St John’s Haydon Wick.

‘Walk through the Bible’

Saturday 23rd June- 10am- 4pm, Parish Hall- ‘Walk through the Bible’ is an opportunity to explore the big picture of the Bible with a trained presenter, alongside The Stowe Church. Booking fee and further details to follow.

Teresa’s Ordination as Deacon

Saturday 30th June at Bristol Cathedral

Licencing of Phill Harrison

Monday 16th July 7.30pm in church -we welcome Phill as new vicar of Wroughton and Wichelstowe.

Holiday Club

Mornings of 13th –17th August

Sunday 6th May 2018

Easter 6

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Tracy Mason

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Tracy Mason

Intercessions: Helen Toomer

Reading:       Acts 10.  44-end

Reader:        Cheryl Hawkins

Gospel:        John 15. 9-17

Servers:        Kathy Gregory and Kathy Leach

Sidespeople: David & Mary Evans

6.00pm       Evensong

Preacher:      Revd Sandy Railton

Intercessions: Marion Colton

1st Reading: Song of Solomon 4. 16-ch5: 2 & 8: 6-7

Reader:        Keith Bassett

2nd Reading:          Revelation 3. 14-end

Reader:        Sophie Houlton

Sidespeople: Tony & Julie Edmons

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Joan Orman


The Church was floodlit on Thursday 26th April by Angela Condict in memory of her husband, Neal David Condict.

 PCC elections at Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 29 April at 11am

Please consider prayerfully whether you could stand for election to the Parochial Church Council at the APCM this year. There are five vacancies to be filled and to be eligible you need to have been on the electoral roll for 6 months. Nomination forms are available in church and when completed please hand either to Helen Toomer (PCC Secretary), either of the churchwardens or to the Parish Office. If you think you may be interested or would like more information, please ask any of the current PCC members or leadership team. 

Diocesan Synod Elections

Have you thought about becoming a member of Diocesan Synod? Any church member on the electoral roll over the age of 16 is eligible to stand for election, you do not have to be a PCC or Deanery Synod member to stand. For more information speak to Barbara.

Letter of thanks from Bishop Lee for 2017 Parish Share

We have received a letter of thanks from Bishop Lee thanking us for the £94,000 we gave as a parish in 2017 to support ministry and mission across the Diocese through Parish Share- please see the poster on the noticeboard at the back of church. 

Revision of Electoral Roll

It’s the time of year when we update our Electoral Roll. If you are a regular worshipper here and are not yet on our Electoral Roll, please fill in an Application Form available in church and return it to a churchwarden/clergyperson/parish office.

Although the closing date is gone you can still complete a form but will not be on the new role in time for the Annual Meeting.

Any queries, please speak to Helen Toomer (PCC Secretary) or Mike/Helena (Churchwardens).

Teresa Townsend’s Ordination

Teresa Townsend will be ordained a Deacon at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday June 30th. We have booked a coach which will leave Wroughton (Health Centre car park) at 13.45pm, leaving Bristol approx 6pm. Cost will be £12 which will include a tip for the driver. Names to Jean Ford or Ross Fralley please.

Nicola’s Licensing

A group of us travelled to St Mark’s, Kempshott for Nicola’s licensing service.  We were made very welcome by the lovely people at St Marks. We wish  Nicola success and happiness in her new role.

Nicola’s new address:-

171, Kempshott Lane,



RG22 5LF

Tel no: 01256 475494

Email: revnicsuch@gmail.com

Clergy Surgery

From now on Tuesday evening surgery will only be on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Small Group

If you are interested in joining a small group for Bible study and discussion, please come along to 12 Artis Avenue on 1st May at 7.30pm. We will be meeting fortnightly – further details from Carolyn Kirk

Ecumenical Prayer Meeting

We shall be meeting to pray with our Christian brothers and sisters from the other churches in Wroughton on Tuesday, 8th May in the Church Hall, 7.30-8.30 pm. Please come and support the Christian family in this village as together we ask God to guide us in living out our faith.

Wroughton Duck Race 7th May 1 pm-5pm

We will be at the Duck Race again this year with duck related games. Anyone who can help for an hour or so would be very welcome. If you can help set up the event shelter please come to the Church Hall at 12.30 pm

Dementia Friends Information Session

Further to running a session last year, I am looking to run a further session soon. Dementia Friends is a social action movement that aims to increase understanding of dementia and inspire people to take action to support people affected by dementia in their community. The sessions last for 1 hour  – would you like to come along to learn more about dementia and how we can help those around us?? If so, please sign the sign up sheet with your details on the Church Chest. I will then plan dates and let you know when the sessions are running – Many thanks Cheryl 

Healing Training Day

Saturday 5th May from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at Ramsbury Church Rooms. Tea and coffee provided, please bring a packed lunch. Contact Margaret Penfound  (812139) if you would like to go to this FREE EVENT. All welcome.

Poppy Display

We are planning to make a large display of poppies in church to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. So that we have enough poppies we would like you to get knitting and sewing poppies using any pattern you can find. If you need a pattern there are some on the church chest.


Swindon Youth for Christ

Swindon Youth for Christ staff and volunteers go out to meet young people where they are. Many areas of Swindon, including Wichelstowe get a weekly visit from the team, so that young people who are out on the streets have the opportunity to talk about their lives and their issues with the youth workers.

Please pray for the conversations that take place and the relationships that are built, so that the young people may be encouareged to make positive life choices.

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

A big thank you to our faithful knitters. I have sent off 27 hats, 1 pair of gloves, 1 balaclava and 8 scarves. There are several balls of wool in the box so if you have the time please get knitting. Patterns are also in the box.  Janet Henderson

This week please also pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • For those going through difficult times
  • The people of Syria
  • For reconciliation between North & South Korea
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Joan Hayward, Sheila Pegler and Valerie Clark. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.