13th May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018

Easter 7 / Sunday after Ascension


Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son

our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing 13th May

Monday 14th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer

7.30pm        Prayer Walk starting Waitrose car park

Tuesday 15th May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 16th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 17th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Neen & Chris

Friday 18th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 19th May

9.30am         Prayer Walk starting at the Church Hall

10am           Healing on the Streets – Ellendune shops

7.30pm        Wroughton Choral Society – St Joseph’s

Please see separate notice

Dates for your diary

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 20th May 2018


8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Clive Deverell

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Clive Deverell

Intercessions: Carolyn Perry

Reading:       Acts 1: 15-17 & 21-end

Reader:      Tiffany Weignell

Gospel:        John 15. 26, 27 & 16. 4b-15

Servers:        Jean Ford and Louise Sampson

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley 

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Teresa Townsend

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. 

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. 

Saturday 19th May 7.30pm

Wroughton Choral Society (with orchestra and soloists) will perform Zadok the Priest and The King shall Rejoice by Handel and the Requiem by Mozart in St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wroughton. Tickets, which include refreshments, are £10 (£5 if under 18) at the door. The concert is in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. Further information from John on 01793 525856. 

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 by the tables outside Waitrose 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.

Pentecost Picnic

We will join with the Stowe Church for a picnic and games on Sunday 20th May 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm. We will let you know the exact venue a.s.a.p.  Get your picnic ready as we spend all day celebrating Pentecost. 

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.  Also if you have a gazebo that they can borrow on the day please also let Ann know.

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 in November. 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


 The Bible Society

We live in a world where too many people don’t engage with the Bible. In some parts of the world, the Scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable. In this country the Bible is readily available but has lost it’s significance for many. The Bible Society is working hard here at home, and in key areas across the world to change this. They take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, advocating for it’s place in society and helping people to make sense of it. This work is driven by a conviction: when people engage with the Bible live change – for good.

Please pray:

  • for those working on translations of the Bible, that they will be able to convey the true meaning of the scriptures
  • for the staff involved in the day to day running of headquarters
  • for the society’s outreach into communities, including Open the Book in primary schools
  • thank God that you have free access to his Word and can read tin your own language.

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 recently 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 and June Tomson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.