2nd September 2018

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Trinity 14

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.  Amen


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

11.45pm     Baptism Service for Alfred Lim

  4.00pm     Church at 4

  6.00pm     Evensong

Today – Picnic

On Sunday 2nd September there will be a picnic on the Weir Field, before the new school term starts. Bring your picnic, and come to join us from 1:30pm for games and fun.

Diary – Week Commencing 2nd September

Monday 3rd September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

1.30pm        Funeral Service for David Hayward

7.30pm        Church Yard Committee

Tuesday 4th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery– Parish Office

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Wednesday 5th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 6th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

4.00pm        Church & Worship Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Sarah Jane & Sherrayln

Friday 7th September

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 8th September

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

10.00am       Ride & Stride 2018

11.00am       Wedding Service for

Karl Oliver & Katy Alford

1.00pm        Wedding Service for

Declan McGann & Chloe Shewry

Dates for your diary 

Listening Post

Next meeting is Tuesday 11th September, 7.30pm

Would you Adam and Eve it?

Friday 14th September 7.15pm Bath Road Methodist Church

Sunday 9th September 2018

Trinity 15

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessions: John Henderson

Reading:       James 2. 1-10 (11-13), 14-17

Reader:        Lillian Wicks

Gospel:        Mark 7. 24-end

Servers:        Petrina Kingsley and Jean Ford

Sidespeople: Alan & Kathy Gregory

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Ruth Orman

6.00pm       Evensong

Next Evensong Service Sunday 7th October

Open the Book

The team taking Open the Book to Wichelstow Primary School needs some more members. We go the school once a month, usually on the third Wednesday, at 9am for the infants’ assembly. Lifts from Wroughton can be arranged, and we don’t expect people to be able to make every session. If you would like to join us to tell a dramatised Bible story to the children, please speak to Joan Orman or Jean Ford.

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 Karl Oliver & Katy Alford and Declan McGann & Chloe Shewry and their families as they marry in Church on Saturday
  • For Alfred Lim and his family as he is baptised today
  • For Freya Mead and Elsie Price as they are baptised in Church next Sunday
  • For those returning to school & college this week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially David Hayward, Doreen Embling and Mike Hollister. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.