22nd September 2019

Celebrating God’s Creation

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.


  8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

  4.00pm          Church at 4 

Diary – Week Commencing 22nd September

Monday 23rd September

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am            Morning Prayer – Chapel Deanery School

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm            Churches together in Wroughton –

St Joseph’s Parish Rooms

Tuesday 24th September

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Buildings Committee – Church Hall

Wednesday 25th September

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 26th September

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

11.00am          Funeral for Henry Cowley

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Margaret & Julie

Friday 27th September

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 28th September

11am—4pm    Wroughton Sustainability Day – Church Hall

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.

Tearfund Big Quiz

Saturday 16th November, 7.00 pm. In the Church Hall. Please start forming your team!

Sunday 29th September 2019

Celebrating God’s Creation

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd David Morrell from Tearfund

Intercessions: Mark Tubey

Reading:          Luke 9. 10-17

Reader:           Carolyn Perry

Servers:           Jean Ford and Petrina Kingsley

Sidespeople:    Mike & Bridget Awre

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Revd Phill Harrison

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

                        Our Service will be Sunday 6th October

Gluten free wafers

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


The Church will be floodlit on Tuesday 24th September by Sue Clowe in memory of Jill Whittingham on her 100th birthday.

Wroughton Sustainability Day

On Saturday 28th September we are hosting a Sustainability Day for the village. It will be in the church hall from 11am to 4pm.There’ll be displays and videos on waste reduction and recycling, energy saving and biodiversity, and stalls with local food, alternatives to plastics, fairtrade goods and organic hair and cosmetic products. Come along to find out more ideas for living more lightly in our wonderful world. And there will be refreshments for sale throughout the day.


On Sunday 29th September we are delighted to welcome Revd David Morell, who will be preaching and speaking about the work of Tearfund. Tearfund are one of our mission partners, who we support financially and pray for as part of our regular cycle of prayer. They have been doing some really good advocacy work highlighting the impact of pollution and climate change on the world’s poorest people, so we hope that David will be able to offer us a global perspective on our current theme of creation care. 

Their latest campaign urges Coca-Cola, Nestle, PepsiCo and Unilever to tackle plastic pollution by taking responsibility for the plastic waste that they create. To sign the petition go to: https://www.tearfund.org/about_you/action/rubbish/ 


Our harvest festival service is on Sunday 6th October. We will be joined by Bishop Eridard and Mama Jane from our link diocese of Luweero in Uganda. Bishop Eridard is visiting the UK as part of the celebration of the 50 year old link between the Diocese of Bristol and the Province of Uganda. We hope that Bishop Eridard and Mama Jane will be able to offer us a perspective on harvest that is different from our own experience. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with them over coffee after the service and later over lunch at 11 St John Road.

We will be collecting non-perishable items for The Filling Station as usual.

The Deanery CE Secondary School

Please continue to pray for the staff and students of the new Deanery CE Secondary School in Wichelstowe as they settle into the school’s first term ever. Please pray that a supportive and safe culture is quickly established and that firm friendships are made among staff and pupils alike.

As part of our commitment to this new Church of England school in our parish we will be holding a short service of Morning Prayer in the school chapel every Monday at 9am during term time. Everyone is welcome to join us. 

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 are available this week (for catering purposes).

Celebrating all God’s gifts!

Our Harvest Supper will be on Saturday 12th October, 7.00pm in the Church Hall.

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. This is a social event, so please think about inviting a friend, whether they come to church or not.  Helena Thomas is now collecting names for the entertainment!

Bible Study resumes…

…on Monday mornings, 10.00am to 12 noon at 11 St John Road, Wroughton from 9th September. This term we shall be looking at Paul’s letter to the Romans. If you would like to learn more about this book in an informal setting, please come along.

Bible Study

There will be another opportunity to study Paul’s letter to the Romans in a small group meeting at 7.30pm on alternate Tuesdays. We will begin on  24th September  at 12 Artis Avenue. Please speak to Carolyn Kirk for further information.

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.

Children’s Society Boxes

If you have a Children’s Society box that you’d like emptying please bring it to me in church by 13 October or give me a call on 07596001716 and I will call and collect it Thanks Carolyn Kirk


To Paul & Ruth Woolley on the birth of Otis a brother to Amos, Atticus and Esther.


Phil and Sylvie Good – our CMS mission partners

Phil and Sylvie Good, our CMS  mission partners in Beirut, continue to serve the churches there and minister to the Syrian refugees. They have asked that we pray:

  • that the recently arrived new volunteers from America will settle in and prove a blessing to the church
  • that Sylvie’s persistent cough will be healed
  • for peace between the different religions in Beirut and for political peace. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers 

This week I have sent off the latest batch of 35 scarves and 14 hats to the Mission to Seafarers. These items are given to seafarers who are recruited in warmer climes and find themselves without suitable clothing to keep warm as they sail into colder areas.

Thank you as always to our faithful band of knitters. If you would like to do some knitting there are patterns and wool in the box near the piano in church and if you can’t knit, but would like to support us by buying wool, this also can be left there. Further details from Janet 525856

This week please also pray for:-

  • Phil and Sylvie Good our Church Mission Society link partners.
  • All those affected by Hurricane Dorian
  • Those organising the Wroughton Sustainability Event
  • Members of Churches together in Wroughton as they meet this week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Beryl Henderson, Ronald Davis, Brian Richards, Evelyn Wallace, Henry Cowley and Ralph Couldridge. 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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