7th October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018

Harvest Festival

A Prayer for Harvest

For the success that has been shared, we celebrate;
for the poor who cannot yet share its sweetness, we pray.

When all are made equal before God;
why are millions still unequal in the eyes of the world?
Let us walk in solidarity, marching together for equality, for land and livelihoods.
Abundant God, where we have sown in tears,
may we reap together in joy. Amen.


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

  4.00pm     Church at 4

  6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing 7th October

Monday 8th October

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

1.30pm        Thanksgiving Service for David Foxwell

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday 9th October

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 10th October

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 11th October

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Tony & Tracy

Friday 12th October

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

7.00pm        115 Club (1st & 3rd Friday of the month)

Saturday 13th October

Dates for your diary 

Pumpkin Party

Wednesday 31st October 4.00pm-6.00pm Church Hall

Remembrance Concert

Saturday 10th November

The Big Quiz for Tearfund

Will be on Saturday evening, 17th November in the Church Hall. Save the date!

Sunday 14th October 2018

Trinity 20

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Intercessions: Cheryl Hawkins

Reading:       Job 23. 1-9 & 16-end

Reader:        Alan Gregory

Gospel:        Mark 10. 17-31

Servers:        Andrew Kirk and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

4.00pm       Church at 4

Led by:         Paul Woolley

6.00pm       Evensong

Next Evensong Service will be Sunday 4th November

All Souls Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday 4th November

On All Souls Day the church remembers and gives thanks for the lives of those who we have known and loved; we will be doing this at our All Souls Evensong. If there is someone that you would like to be remembered in the prayers on that day, please fill in their name on the form in church or email office@wroughton.com and we will be pleased to remember and pray for them on that day. 

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. 

Car Park Duty for Wedding and Funerals

We are looking for volunteers to help with car parking for funerals and weddings.  If you think this is something you can help with please speak to Ross, Jean or Janet Burchell, Parish Office 812050.

The Deanery CE Academy, Wichelstowe

If you’ve driven past Waitrose in Wichelstowe recently you will have seen that the new secondary school building is becoming less purple, as the builders apply the final render to the outside. This is the first new Church of England secondary school to be built in Bristol Diocese since 1571! It represents a unique opportunity to build a school with a distinctive Christian ethos, which will bless not just Wichelstowe, but the whole of Swindon. The building is in our parish and we have been invited to get involved with this fantastic project. Please pray for the Principal, Linda Culling, and all of the team as the building gets ready to receive students in September 2019. Please also have a look at the new display boards in the North Aisle.

Stewardship Letters

If you did not take a Stewardship Letter last week please could you take one from the back of Church.  There is either one addressed to you or take a blank one.  A few of the letters contained inaccurate information.  If yours was one of those letters then there is another correcting letter for you to collect.  Apologies for this confusion. 

Future of 115 Club

Our church has run a successful youth club in the village since 1991 – 27 years! It encourages team spirit, fellowship and fun; ; and promotes a better understanding of christianity, our Church and its role in the community. Since 2004 the members have sponsored, and fundraised for children & communities in Albania, through World Vision  We currently have a full club of 28 members and a waiting list – BUT are desperately short of leaders and may have to close in 2019 if we can’t find new leaders to organise the running of the club.  If you are able to help, or know of someone who may be interested please speak to Ross Fralley or Helena Thomas (07909 882150). Please pray that new leaders will come forward and that the club will be able to continue.

Thank you “there but not there”

Thank you for the donations received towards the purchase of the military figure for the “there but not there” nationwide installation to commemorate the end of the 1st Word War. The figure has been installed in Church. Many thanks Cheryl

Poppy Display

We are  making a large display of poppies in church to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 in November. We have already received a lot of poppies and the display is almost complete. If you still have poppies please bring them to church asap and put in the box for finished poppies on the pew by the choir vestry. Thanks to all the knitters and sewers who have done such a great job so far.

Can you help!

The coffee team would greatly appreciate some volunteers to give us a hand. It would entail doing the coffees about once a month. If you are interested please talk to Sally Parker, Carolyn Kirk or Karen Ferguson


I have just had a very sad email from Traidcraft. Trade has been poor recently and they are at present in consultation with the possibility of ceasing trading by the end of the year.  They will continue to run Traidcraft Exchange which works with farmers and local people to give them a fair deal

Shine Walk

Mike completed his Half Marathon on a very successful evening. Two groups were unable to walk on the night,  and so walked the previous Saturday. He is going with the third group shortly! Thank you for supporting Cancer Research, such a worthwhile cause. Cancer Ninjas total raised, before Shine Walk was over £100,000 !!  Thank you so much- Rosemary  and Brian Horlock

The Journey 9th December

There is still a need for more volunteers to join in street theatre retelling the story of Christmas in Old Town. To find out more go to www.oldtownjourney.co.uk or see Facebook


Tarija, a small town in Bolivia, is considered to be a little corner of paradise, with green valleys and a mild climate. This makes it a magnet for migrants seeking work, but also those wanting to exploit them through drugs and people trafficking. Tearfund workers are helping churches address these risks and stand by the community to find solutions. Please pray:

  • for the ten churches which have taken up Tearfund’s training and are helping to keep young people free of drugs
  • for Pastor Justiniano, ministering in a slum outside Tarija where there is a severe lack of public services
  • for the Tearfund staff in Bolivia, that they will continue to bring the love of Jesus to the communities in practical ways.

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:-

  • Tearfund
  • Our CMS Mission Partners Phil & Sylvie Good
  • The Filling Station and Swindon Food Bank
  • Our Standing Committee as they meet this week
  • Those feeling unwell
  • Staff and patients at Great Western Hospital
  • For Indonesia and the suffering of the people after the Tsunami.
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Alan McMeeking, Margaret Dixon, David Foxwell and Anna Mathias. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones