6th May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018

Easter 6


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

  4.00pm     Church at 4

  6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing 6th May

Monday 7th May – Bank Holiday

1.00pm        Duck Race

Tuesday 8th May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

7.30pm        Ecumenical Prayer Meeting—Church Hall

Wednesday 9th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 10th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer for Ascension Day – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Colin & Fran

Friday 11th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 12th May

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 13th May 2018

Easter 7 / Sunday after Ascension

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessions: John Henderson

Reading:       Acts 1: 15-17 & 21-end

Reader:        Veronica Garside

Gospel:        John 17. 6-19

Servers:        Alan Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Rose Humphries and Pat Herring 

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Tracy Mason


A special welcome today to Revd. Norma McKemey who will be celebrating at 8 am and 10 am today

Notices by email

If you have suddenly stopped receiving notices for no reason and would like to continue to receive them again, please email office@wroughton.com.

If you have not previously received the notices by email and  would like to, please contact Janet by email office@wroughton.com

Clergy Surgery

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

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Congratulations to John Henderson, Marie McRobie, Lynn Hezlett and Carolyn Kirk on their election to the PCC.  Also to Helena Thomas and Mike Awre on their re-election as Churchwardens for the coming year. 

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.

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).

Archdeacon’s Visitation – this service will be held at St Paul’s Church, Dorcan St Paul’s Drive, Covingham, SN3 5BY on Sunday 13th May at 6.30 p.m.  At the service, Helena Thomas and Mike Awre along with other churchwardens in the area will be sworn in for the coming year. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

If you wish to contribute to a leaving present for Teresa please pass it to one of the Churchwardens, Barbara or hand it in at the Parish Office.

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. 

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 

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 

Spring Harvest 2019

If you are thinking about going to Spring Harvest next year please have a word with Keith Bassett or Margaret Penfound. 

Thy Kingdom Come

Once again we are being asked to join in a season of special prayer from Ascension Day (10th May) to Pentecost (20th May) There are lots of ideas and resources available to download at www.thykingdomcome.global

In the parish we are organising two prayer walks, the first in Wichelstowe starting at 7.30 pm on Monday 14th May and the second in Wroughton starting at 9.30 am on Saturday 19th May meeting in the Church Hall to pray with the Healing on the Streets team before setting out.

Why not make an extra effort and join in Morning Prayer with John Godfree on weekday mornings. 

Barbeque at Legge House on Sunday 20th May at 5pm after Church at 4.  Bring your own meat, to be cooked by the Chef!  Salad and rolls will be provided.  Cost £5. Please let Sheila, Mark or Gwen know if you are coming. 

Cream Teas and Bring & Buy

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 2.45pm

In the grounds of St Joseph’s Church, featuring Wroughton Silver Band in aid of Prospect Hospice.  If you are able to make scones please would you phone Ann Moss (813318).  If you have any items for the table top sale please put them in the green box at the back of the Church. 

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.

Supporting Safeguarding

The Bishop of Swindon, Rt Revd Lee Rayfield invites you to a service at Christ Church Swindon on Monday 18th June at 7.30 pm


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

Tear Fund correction

I believe I mentioned in my sermon last week that Tear Fund celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  That is incorrect I should have said 50 years.  Sorry, Marion.

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, Valerie Clark and June Tomson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.