22nd July 2018

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Trinity 8

A prayer for God’s Guidance

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we ask you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection,
both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4

 Diary – Week Commencing 22nd July

Monday 23rd July

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 24th July

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 25th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 26th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Joan & Neil

Friday 27th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 28th July

10.00am       Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Parish Office

Please note that the office will be closed on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July. 

Dates for your diary

Holiday Club

Mornings of 13th –17th August


Sunday 29th July 2018

Trinity 9

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessions: Janet Henderson

Reading:       Ephesians 3. 14-end

Reader:        Carol Gibbon

Gospel:        John 6. 1-21

Servers:        Gillian Pitter and Alan Gregory

Sidespeople: David & Mary Evans

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Ruth Orman

Thank you all

The leadership team would like to thank the very many people who helped make the service to welcome Phill, Karen, Aiden and Ciara to Wroughton and Wichelstowe such a great success.

Thank you very much for the generous donations of food for Monday’s service and for all the help in clearing up afterwards. Jean Ford

Thank You

I would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks and appreciation to your Churchwardens and PCC for their outstanding welcome and the hospitality that they extended to us on Monday evening at the Collation and Induction Service for Phill Harrison. It was a lovely service and the reception afterwards was a great way of continuing the celebration of the arrival and installation of Phill and his family.  Nigel and Lyn Jackson, St Bartholomew’s Church, Corsham

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.

Teambuilders Holiday Club 13th –17th August

Planning is well under way for this year’s Holiday Club week which will run from 9 am to 12 noon in the Church Hall. If you know anyone with children aged  5 –11 yrs. tell them about TEAMBUILDERS and encourage them to get a booking form from the parish office.

Please pray particularly this week that the technical side of Holiday Club goes well.

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

Nativity Play – Old Town

Anna Friend who directed our Passion Play two years ago is directing a Nativity play in conjunction with Christ Church to be performed around the streets of Old Town on December 9th. It promises to be on the scale of the Passion play. Anna is looking for experienced actors for principal roles but also needs lots of people to take part in explaining the story to the crowds as per the Passion play. Experience not necessary. Auditions are on July 10th at Christ Church. If you want to come along please contact Anna on thejourneyswindon@gmail.com.

Anyone on Facebook can see more details of her vision for this event

Cleaning the Church Brass

We are looking for a volunteer to clean the Church Brass once a month.  If you feel this is something you could do please contact Janet Burchell, Parish Office (812050). 


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 its 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.

Helping Honduras Project Trust

Some of you may remember Catherine Young who has been a member of our 10am congregation. She has been selected by the charity Project Trust to spend a year voluntary teaching in Honduras. However she needs to raise £6200 by August to make this possible. If you would like to help her raise this money you can fund her directly through uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineYoung Further details and other ways to send a donation are on the Mission Matters notice board in the baptistry to the left of the main door, or speak to Carolyn Kirk or Marion Colton.

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
  • Phill, Karen, Aidan and Ciara as Phill becomes our new Vicar.
  • For those who are preparing this years Holiday Club
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Anne Blackwell and Roland Commons. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.