12th August 2018

Sunday 12th August 2018

Trinity 11

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 12th August

Monday 13th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

9am to 12pm          Holiday Club – Church Hall

7.30pm        Mission Matters Meeting

Tuesday 14th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

9am to 12pm          Holiday Club – Church Hall

Wednesday 15th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

9am to 12pm          Holiday Club – Church Hall

Thursday 16th August

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am                  Morning Prayer – Church

9am to 12pm          Holiday Club – Church Hall

7.30pm                  Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Jack & Margaret

Friday 17th August

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.45am                  Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

9am to 12pm          Holiday Club – Church Hall

7.00pm                  Bellringers Practice

Saturday 18th August 

Dates for your diary

Holiday Club

Mornings of 13th –17th August

Listening Post

Next meeting is Tuesday 21st August, 7.30pm and 11th September, 7.30pm

Would you Adam and Eve it?

Friday 14th September 7.15pm Bath Road Methodist Church

Sunday 19th August 2018

Trinity 12

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Sandy Railton / Revd John Railton

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Sandy Railton / Revd John Railton

Intercessions: Diane Phillips

Reading:       Ephesians 5. 15-20

Reader:        Carolyn Perry

Gospel:        John 6. 51-58

Servers:        Jean Ford and Alan Gregory

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Jean Leo

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Revd Barbara Abrey & Hannah Wrixon

Parish Office

Janet will be on annual leave from Thursday 16th August to Monday 27th August.  The Office will reopen on Tuesday 28th August, but will be closed on Friday 31st August due to a family funeral.

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 

Update from Phill Harrison:

I’m delighted to be able to report that both Aidan and Ciara now have school places at The Ridgeway for September. A heart felt thank you to everyone who has prayed and supported us in practical ways as we have navigated the process. We believe in a God who listens to and answers prayer. For Karen and I this has been a very tangible exercise in learning to trust God when we have reached the limits of our human endeavours.

We are now on our family holiday and will be moving all of the furniture left behind in Corsham when we come back. I return to work on 20th August.

Wishing you a relaxing summer.

With prayers,

Revd Phill

Teambuilders Holiday Club 13th –17th August

This is Holiday Club week. Please continue to pray for the leaders and the children as they spend each morning in the Church Hall learning more about how to be on God’s team. Pray particularly for the technical side of the week as we are having some problems with equipment.

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. (there are many patterns on the internet particularly on pinterest) 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.

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).

Ride & Stride 2018

‘This year’s Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride for Churches event takes place on Saturday 8th September. The event raises funds for the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, a charity involved in giving grants for the maintenance of our historic places of worship in the County. The event itself is one which our Parish has supported for many years in the past.

The event takes place in a time window between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm on the Saturday and participants visit as many of the local participating Wiltshire Churches as they choose, either by cycling, walking or even on horseback! The event is sponsored, with the participant typically raising more, with the more Churches visited. The participating churches provide a wonderful range of rural and urban churches, in many architectural styles and fashions to admire.

If you would like to take part, please contact your parish organiser for the event, Mike Mason. Mike can be contacted via the office email: office@wroughton.com or in person. Mike can provide further details and a sponsorship form – there is also a JustGiving option available.’ 


The first 90 chapters of the Bible in 90 minutes!

Genesis and Exodus brought to life on stage by

The Searchlight Theatre Company  sponsored by The Bible Society. This show has amazed audiences around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “It’s a must-see: friendly, frenetic and so funny that the person next to me was crying with laughter throughout… The show was true to the Biblical narrative at every twist and turn, but also wallowed in the bizarre and brilliant details”

Friday 14th September at 7.15pm (9.15pm finish)

Bath Road Methodist Church 10.00 per ticket (suitable for aged 10 and over)

Tickets, Steve on :07586 343431 or stephensparkes331@btinternet.com

Are you Interested in a Paid Lodger?

The new ordinand of the new Pattern Church in Swindon is looking for accommodation with a Church Person or Family in Wroughton.  If this is something you are interested in please contact Janet at the Parish Office (812050) or office@wroughton.com

Cancer Research Shine Walk 2018

Mike Horlock is walking the Half Marathon again and would be grateful  if people would sponsor him for this worthy cause.  Thank you . Rosemary and Brian Horlock.

Lever Arch Files

We have some Lever Arch Files that are surplus to requirements.  If you are interested please contact at Janet, 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
  • For those who are at this years Holiday Club
  • For the people around the world suffering the wildfires
  • Farmers facing difficulty due to the unusual weather this year
  • All on holiday at the moment
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Irene Edmonds, Edna Fishlock, Reginald Blyth-Lewis, John Yeo, Hilary Butler and Anne Blackwell. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.