25th August 2019

Trinity 10

 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.

Diary – Week Commencing 25th August

Monday 26th August—Bank Holiday

Tuesday 27th August

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm          Ladies who Lunch – Calley Arms, Hodson

Wednesday 28th August

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

6.00pm            Wedding Rehearsal – Church

Thursday 29th August

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            No Choir Practice today – Church

Filling Station – Neen & Chris

Friday 30th August

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 31st August

1.00pm            Wedding Service for Nicolas Oldland & Emmajane Marklove

Dates for your diary 2019

Wroughton Sustainability Event – Stalls, information and networking at an event to encourage and promote environmental awareness and sustainability. In the Parish Hall on Saturday 28th September.  

Parish Weekend at Home

Please keep the weekend of 12th and 13th October free.


8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Morning Prayer on Sunday

  4.00pm          Church at 4  

Sunday 1st September 2019

Trinity 11

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople:    Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Carolyn Perry

Reading:          Psalm 112

Reader:           Ann Stone

Gospel:            Luke 14. 1, 7-14

Servers:           Andrew Kirk and Jean Ford

Sidespeople:    Colin & Jackie Ash

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Cheryl Hawkins

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

Preacher:        Dr John Godfree

Intercessions: Margaret Penfound

1st Reading:    Isaiah 33. 13-22

Reader:           Malcolm Morrison

2nd Reading: John 3. 22-36

Reader:           Clive Parker

Sidespeople:    Tony & Julia Edmonds

Gluten free wafers

If you require a gluten free wafer for holy communion please let a sidesperson know.


Our Vision 

Update on parish finances

Thank you to all who have returned their Giving in Grace response cards. Just over half of you have done this. If you haven’t returned yours yet then please do so.

We want to continue to bring the good news of the Gospel to our community. We currently spend £2,334 each week on serving the communities of Wroughton and Wichelstowe, maintaining our buildings and supporting our mission partners. Until last week we had been £241 per week short of this amount. We are delighted to be able to report that based on the response forms received to date we have pledges of £210 per week towards this.  Thank you.

If everyone were able to give an extra £2.20 per week then we would be secure financially and able to do all of that we plan to do in the next 12 months. Please prayerfully consider your response to this challenge.


First day of term at the new Deanery CE School

To celebrate the arrival of the first students to the new school, the governors, local churches and businesses are planning a welcoming event on the morning of the opening day.  At 8:00am on Wednesday 4th September Children and parents will be invited to gather inside Hall and Woodhouse for some simple refreshments (donations to the Air Ambulance) and an opportunity to mingle with the welcome team.  From 8:20am students and parents will gather on the Plaza. Students will then be ‘waved’ into school by a corridor of people waving brightly coloured flags.

Question: are you available at 8am on 4th September? Can you smile? Can you manage to wave a flag?

It would be really good to get as many people as possible together to show our support for the new school community and the important place that it has in our parish. Please let Janet in the office know if you can make it (01793 812050).  Many thanks Phill 

Parish weekend @ home 12th and 13th October – When you pray…

We will be staying at home for our parish weekend this year, using the church hall and church as our venues for getting together. This will keep costs down and hopefully enable as many people to join in as possible. There will be a special programme of sessions and activities on Saturday 12th, with the themes from Saturday carrying on into our regular Sunday services on October 13th.

We will be thinking about some of the things that Jesus said about prayer. Does he contradict himself when he tells people to pray on their own and in secret (Matt 6:6) and then later tells them to agree together in prayer (Matt 18:19)? Canon Roger Morgan will be our guest speaker for the weekend. Roger is the director of the Mathetes Trust, an organisation that promotes Christian discipleship. We hope that you will find the sessions engaging and varied, with plenty of opportunities for us to get to know one another better.

Booking forms will be available in early September (for catering purposes).

Celebrating all God’s gifts!

On the evening of Saturday 12th October we will be holding our harvest supper. As well as celebrating God’s gift of a good harvest, we will also be celebrating one-another by showcasing our talents… So, if you might be able to recite a poem, sing a song, perform a sketch, tell a story (or a joke?) then get your thinking cap on and get rehearsing. This is part of our parish weekend, however we would love you to come and join us in the evening, even if you can’t manage the rest of the day on Saturday.

Small Groups

The Bible Society’s Bible Course has proved a great success, attracting over 30 people to our 3 groups. Those who attended have a better understanding of the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and how God has led and continues to lead his people through the centuries.

In September, we shall be studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. Do come and join us!

The Filling Station

It will be the turn of our church to provide sandwiches etc. for the Filling Station on Thursday, 5th September. If you are willing to donate a loaf of sandwiches or another food item, please add your name to the list on the church chest and take a reminder card. Please note that this time the items need to be taken to 11 Blenheim Road, the home of Alan and Kathy Gregory. 

Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria 

Wroughton Choral Society are hosting a Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria on Saturday 28th September in Wroughton Parish Church from 11am to 5pm.

Cost is £10 to cover expenses and refreshments but lunch is not provided.  For more details or to book email denisebloomer@gmail.com or call 521891.

Ride and Stride

‘This year’s Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride for Churches event takes place on Saturday 14th 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 takes place 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. This year the event has a special launch by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, taking place at St Bartholomew’s Church, Corsham.

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.’


Phil and Sylvie Good – our CMS mission partners

It was wonderful to be able to welcome Sylvie in church on 28th July during her short break from Beirut in Lebanon and to hear about their work at The Life Center, amongst children and refugees. Please continue to pray for Phil and Sylvie. We have been asked to pray:

  • That a new strategic funding partner can be found to support the Life Center’s educational work
  • That the mothers attending The Center will learn how to play more effectively with their children
  • That many more of the refugees will come to know and love Jesus.

Church Office

The Office will be closed Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August.

This week please also pray for:-

  • Phil and Sylvie Good our Church Mission Society link partners.
  • For the family & friends of Nick Oldland & Emma Marklove as they prepare for their forthcoming Wedding.
  • For all those who have received GCSE’s results this week.
  • For those travelling over the bank holiday weekend.
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Nigel Hillier, Marion Orman, Brian Marno, Peggie Hayward and Maurice Chesson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm

01793 812050.  office@wroughton.com

Revd Phill Harrison – 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

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