Sunday 9th September 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018

Trinity 15

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

  4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing 9th September

Monday 10th September

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Building Committee Meeting

Tuesday 11th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

11.30am       Funeral Service for Mike Hollister

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery– Parish Office

7.30pm        Ecumenical Prayer Evening – Church Hall

7.30pm        PCC Meeting – Church

Wednesday 12th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 13th September

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station – Colin & Fran

Friday 14th September

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

7.15pm        Would you Adam & Eve it?  Bath Road Methodist Church

Saturday 15th September 

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

Community Engagement Meeting

Next meeting will  be on Tuesday 25th September, 7.30pm at 12 Artis Avenue

Harvest Festival

Sunday 7th October

Sunday 16th September 2018

Trinity 16

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessions: Margaret Penfound

Reading:       James 3. 1-12

Reader:        Tiffany Weighell

Gospel:        Mark 8. 27-end

Servers:        Alan Gregory & Kathy Leach

Sidespeople: David & Mary Evans

11.45pm     Baptism Service for Elsie Price and Freya Mead

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Paul Woolley

6.00pm       Evensong

Next Evensong Service Sunday 7th October 


The Church will be floodlit on Sunday 9th September by
Sally Dowden in memory of Gordon Newman.

On Monday 10th September by Mr Collins in memory of Barbara Mary Collins.

On Wednesday 12th September by Sharon Hawkins in memory of Ann Hawkins.

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 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.

Home Communion

If you know of anyone who would like the option of Holy Communion at home please speak to Janet in the Parish Office. 

Ecumenical Prayer Meeting

Prayer is an essential part of Christian life and Jesus encouraged us to meet together to pray as well as using our own private prayer times. On Tuesday, 11th September we have another opportunity to pray with our fellow Christians from the other churches in Wroughton. Please come along to join us at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Priors Hill. 

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.


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 

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

During the last three months I have been able to send off three large boxes of knitted hats, scarves and gloves to Mission to Seafarers. These are distributed to those working on ships in adverse weather conditions who do not own warm clothing.  Thank you to everyone who keeps knitting and to those who provide wool. If you would like to get started there are patterns and wool in the boxes by the choir vestry.  For further information please contact Janet Henderson 525856.

This week please also pray for:-

  • Bible Society
  • Our CMS Mission Partners Phil & Sylvie Good
  • For those getting ready to return or start University
  • Members of PCC as they meet on Tuesday
  • For the families and friends of Elsie Price and Freya Mead as they are baptised on Sunday
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Mary Farncombe, David Hayward, Doreen Embling and Mike Hollister. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.