1st July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Trinity 5

A prayer for family life

God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence
to bind together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4

  6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing 1st July

Monday 2nd July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 3rd July

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 4th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        Standing Committee

Thursday 5th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Sara Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 6th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 7th July

11.00am       Wroughton Carnival

Dates for your diary

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 8th July 2018

Trinity 6

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Sidespeople: Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Intercessions: Helen Toomer

Reading:       2 Corinthians 12. 2-10

Reader:        Janet Henderson

Gospel:        Mark 6. 1-13

Servers:        Kathy Leach and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley 

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Cheryl Hawkins

Guest Speaker:  Alan Mann

Church at 4 – Sunday 8th July

Writer Alan Mann is the guest speaker at Church @ 4 on Sunday 8 July.   Amongst his many published books is A Permanent Becoming, a contemporary examination of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5, on which our recent teaching series has been based. In addition focussing on the final fruit, self control, Alan will also talk about the fruit of the Spirit more generally. There will also be an opportunity to ask him questions. If you are not usually part of Church @ 4, you will be very welcome.


The Church was floodlit on Friday 29th June by Kathryn Hoyland and Family in memory of John Hoyland on his birthday.

Prayer for Phill and family

Our new vicar, Phill Harrison, and his family will be moving to Wroughton over the summer. At present the children, Aidan and Ciara, do not have school places in the area for the new term in September. Please pray that this will soon be satisfactorily resolved, and the family be able to settle happily in our community.

Wroughton Carnival- Saturday 7th 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 Karen Ferguson if you are able to help or ring Janet at the Parish Office or contact Tony Packham.

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 and a box for finished poppies on the pew by the choir vestry.

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

Mission in a Changing World

On Thursday 5th July the diocese is organising this event for anyone interested at St.Peter’s Penhill from 6.30 to 8pm. There is more information on the diocesan website. I’ve registered to go (it’s free), and am happy to offer lifts, so speak to me if you are interested.  Joan Orman.

Message from Teresa

Dear All,

I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has wished me well as I head off to ordained ministry and my curacy at West Swindon and Lydiard Tregoze.  The gift of a home communion kit is perfect and will be used throughout my ministry, wherever that may lead me in years to come. That gift is much appreciated, but it is the gift of having known you all, been supported by you, some for a long time, that I am most thankful for.  Your love, nurture, encouragement and prayer have enabled me to step out, away from my home church and feel equipped for the tasks that lay ahead of me.

As you read this, I will be on my pre-ordination retreat at Ammerdown House near Radstock. Please may I ask that you pray for me and for my family as we look ahead to Saturday and beyond.  I may see some of you at the Cathedral – please come and say hello.

With love and blessings, Teresa


 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:-

  • Bible Society
  • Our CMS Mission Partners Phil & Sylvie Good
  • Standing Committee as they meet this week
  • Those who are organising this years Carnival
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Joan Jeffrey, David Moore and John Brittain. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.