19th August 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018

Trinity 12


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4  

Diary – Week Commencing 19th August

The Parish Office is closed all week

Monday 20th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Tuesday 21st August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery– Parish Office

7.30pm        The Listening Post-Church

Wednesday 22nd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Thursday 23rd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Paul & Hazel

Friday 24th August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 25th August

10.00am       Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Diary – Week Commencing 26th August

Monday 27th August– Bank Holiday

Tuesday 28th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 29th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 30th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Carol & Tricia

Friday 31st August

The Parish Office is closed today

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 1st September

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.

Dates for your diary

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 26th August 2018

Trinity 13

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Intercessions: Sheila Tubey

Reading:       Ephesians 6. 10-20

Reader:        Veronica Garside

Gospel:        John 6. 56-69

Servers:        Gillian Pitter and Andrew Kirk

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Cheryl Hawkins

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Trinity 14

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Tracy Mason

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Tracy Mason

Intercessions: Helen Toomer

Reading:       James 1. 17-end

Reader:        Ann Stone

Gospel:        Mark 7. 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Servers:        Kathy Gregory and Louise Sampson

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

6.00pm       Evensong

Preacher:      Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Dr John Godfree

1st Reading: Exodus 12. 21-27

Reader:        Sarah Ruck

2nd Reading:          Matthew 4. 23-5.20

Reader:        Helen Toomer

Sidespeople: Tony & Julia Edmonds


4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Tracy Mason

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


A big thank you to everyone who helped at Holiday Club this year.

 Commemorate 100 years of the end of World War 1

To commemorate 100 years of the end of the First World War, there is  a nationwide installation to the fallen called “there but not there”,  of transparent seated military figures. Organisations such as Churches can purchase figures to install in their Churches – the aim of the project is to “commemorate, educate and heal” and money raised will go towards various Veteran charities and the The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation – more information can be found at http://www.therebutnotthere.org.uk/there-but-not-there/. We would like to purchase a transparent figure for our Church – the cost is £42.00. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of a figure, please give your donation to Cheryl Hawkins

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. Please get them to us by October.

Filling Station

The Filling Station goes into Swindon to provide food for the homeless. The food given to them needs to be things they can eat out of the tin. We particularly need tinned fruit, soup and meat. Thank you for your help.

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

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 Janet, Parish Office (812050)

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.

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 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 John Edwards, Irene Edmonds, Reginald Blyth-Lewis and John Yeo. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.