20th May 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018



Come, Holy Spirit, lamplighter, midwife of change, comforter, disturber, inspirer and advocate.

Come, fill the church with the gifts earth can neither produce nor afford.

Come, fill our lives with that rich mixture of peace and restlessness, calm and enthusiasm, which are the hallmarks of holiness.

Come, promised Spirit of God, find your way and make your home among us.   Amen


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4

Welcome to our Area Dean Revd. Clive Deverell who will lead and preach at 8am and 10am today.

Diary – Week Commencing 20th May

Monday 21st May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Mission Matters Meeting

Tuesday 22nd May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        PCC Meeting – Church

Wednesday 23rd May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 24th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Joan & Neil

Friday 25th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 26th May

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 27th May 2018

Trinity Sunday

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Trevor Day

Sidespeople: Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessions: Janet Henderson

Reading:       Isaiah 6: 1-8

Reader:        John Henderson

Gospel:        John 3. 1-17

Servers:        Kathy Gregory and Andrew Kirk

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

11.45pm     Baptism Service for Isabel Henry and Alana Midwinter

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Ruth Orman

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. 

Announcing our New Diocesan Bishop

We are delighted to let you know that The Very Revd Vivienne Faull, currently Dean of York, has been elected as the 57th Bishop of Bristol. We look forward to welcoming her to the Diocese in the autumn.

TODAY—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.  Get your picnic ready as we spend all day celebrating Pentecost. Venue – the playing fields behind Ridgeway School.

After the Picnic why don’t you relax at the Barbeque

TODAY – 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.

Families’ Gardening Morning

On Wednesday 30th May, we are running another gardening morning with Vision4Wroughton at Willowbrook Gardens. We have seeds to sow, and plants for children to pot up and take home. We would be glad of some more helpers. We’ll need to take tables across from the church hall, help with the gardening tasks and serve squash and biscuits. Could you help with any of those from about 10am? If so, please speak to Joan Orman. Thank you. 

Monday 21 May: Middle Wichel CE Primary School Plans

There is a public event on Monday to obtain views on the proposal to build a CE Primary school, to be co-located with The Deanery Secondary School in Middle Wichel. This event takes place in the Waitrose café, from 4pm – 7pm.  You’ll be able to see the school design and proposals, ask questions on the development, and complete a questionnaire.  Do consider going along  to get more information on these future developments which are now within our Parish.

Holiday Club Meeting

There will be a planning meeting for Holiday Club on Tuesday 5th June at 7.30pm at 16 St Andrews Close. If you are available to help do come along or let Hannah Wrixon or Barbara know.

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.

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.

Teresa’s last day in church will be Sunday 3rd June.

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. 

Thy Kingdom Come

I hope that you took part in the season of special prayer from Ascension Day (10th May) to Pentecost (20th May) going on the prayer walks in Wichelstowe and Wroughton and praying for your friends and family to know God.

Why not continue to take up an extra prayer activity and join in Morning Prayer with John Godfree and Marion Colton on weekday mornings.

Hello and thank you

‘My first month at St Mark’s has been good and people have been very kind and welcoming… there is a lot of information to process and lots of names and places to try to remember. I’ve done my first school assembly and even been for dinner with the Bishop of Winchester (and a few other people…)! Thank you for your continued prayers and good wishes and for the gift of money recently received- I will spend it on something useful, and not just on gin! Nicola’

 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.

The Greatest Story ever Toured

This is the title of a presentation by the Bible Society at Gateway Church, next to their headquarters in Swindon on Friday, 25th May from 7.00 pm. Join comedian Paul Kerensa and The Bible Course creator, Dr Andrew Ollerton, for a night of laughter and learning, as the big story of the Bible is unfolded in The Greatest Story Ever Toured. Tickets are £6.00 and can be ordered from the Bible Society website or from Margaret Penfound, who has a spare ticket already!

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 its 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 lives 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 it in 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

This week please also pray for:-

  • For PCC members as they meet this week
  • Bible Society
  • For the family and friends of Isabel Henry and Alana Midwinter as there are baptised next Sunday
  • For those going through difficult times
  • The people of Syria
  • 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.