Sunday 27th October

Bible Sunday

‘Thought for the Day’

From our Parish Weekend:

If two of you agree on earth

about anything you ask,

it will be done for you by my Father in heaven

(Matt 18:19).


  8.00am               Holy Communion

10.00am               Parish Communion

  4.00pm               Church at 4 

Diary – Week Commencing 27th October

Monday 28th October

8.30am Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am               Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

12.15pm               Burial Service for Muriel Nelmes

7.30pm                 Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday 29th October

8.30am                 Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 30th October

8.30am                 Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 31st October

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am                 Morning Prayer – Church

10.45am               Funeral Service for Marion Durston

11.30am to 1.30pm  Pumpkin Party – Church Hall

7.30pm                 Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Joan and Neil

Friday 1st November

8.45am                 Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm                 Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 2nd November

10.00am               Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Parish Office

Please note the office will be closed on Thursday this week and not Tuesday.

Dates for your diary 2019

Pumpkin Party

Thursday 31st October, 11.30am to 1.30pm – Church Hall

Pumpkin theme craft, games and fun!

Ladies who Lunch – Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December at 12.30pm at The Baker’s at Badbury. Menus on paper to be in to me by the 15th December. Gwen

Sunday 3rd November 2019

All Saints / All Souls

8.00am Holy Communion

Preacher:            Marion Colton

Sidespeople:      Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:            Marion Colton

Intercessions:    Dr John Godfree

Reading:              Ephesians 1. 11-end

Reader:                Louise Bowyer

Gospel:                Luke 6. 20-31

Servers:               Jean Ford and Andrew Kirk

Sidespeople:      Rose Humphries and Pat Herring

4.00pm Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:                 Cheryl Hawkins

6.00pm All Souls Evensong

Preacher:            Tracy Mason

Intercessions:    John Henderson

Reading:              Romans 8:31-end

Reader:               Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople:      Malcolm Morrison and Jean Ford  

Thank you

I would like to thank all those who have been praying for me and the emails, messages & cards during my ME relapse. It’s been very encouraging and appreciated. Thank you,
Carolyn Perry

Marion Durston

It was with sadness that we announced the death of

Marion Durston, wife of Mike our previous Sexton and Church Warden for many years.  Marion’s funeral will take place in Church on Thursday 31st October at 10.45am.

Mike and his family would like to thank you for your prayers and cards at this time.




Thursday 31st October

11.30am to 1.30pm at

The Church Hall, Priors Hill

Pumpkin theme craft, games and fun! Come along and enjoy the fun and bring a friend too!

All Souls Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday 3rd 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 and we will be pleased to remember and pray for them on that day. 

Parish weekend @ home

During our weekend we spent time together thinking about the power of personal prayer (Matt 6:6), the importance of praying together (Matt 18:19) and we prayed for the gift of the Holy Spirit (Lk 11:13). I wonder which of these three topics connected with you most strongly? As disciples, it’s important that we keep taking deliberate steps forwards in our relationship with God. How did God speak to you and what response do you need to make?

Parish finances – an update

Following our Stewardship campaign in July, we’re delighted to be able to report that our weekly planned giving income has increased by £218. This almost fills the £241 weekly ‘hole’ in our finances and means that we can begin to plan a budget for 2020 that looks more sustainable. We are anticipating that we will still have a deficit in 2020, but we are now in a much better position. As a church, and as individuals, we give thanks to God for all that we have and we continue to trust in Him to provide for our needs. 

The 4 Let’s

The first Let’s sessions are coming closer and we need to advertise anywhere we can think of over the next few weeks.  We need volunteers that would kindly take responsibility for one or two posters and swap those over on a regular basis until we review this venture in March. It would also be great to have some people that could take flyers to key places.

The dates for our new  Let’s sessions are:

Lets Talk  – 06/11/10 ‘Inner Peace And How To Find It’   and 4/12/19 ‘Family First Aid’

Let’s Chat  – 13/11/19 and 11/12/19

Let’s Pray – 20/11/19  and 18/12/19

Let’s Reboot – 27/11/19 and 08/01/20

These sessions will take place at The Deanery School in the Community Room every Wednesday during term time 10am-11am.  If you can offer help with the advertising or would like to help with the setting up or hospitality please let Martina know.  Also, are there any volunteers that would like to come on the radio to speak about our new venture?

Martina  – 07806227678 or email  –

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – volunteers wanted Geoff Naylor, the pastor of Wroughton Discovery Church, has asked whether anybody from our congregation might be willing to volunteer with CAP, a Christian debt counselling charity that aims to help people break the cycle of poverty. If you’re interested please speak to Revd Phill, or get in touch with Geoff direct.

Diocesan Monthly News

Each month the diocese of Bristol publishes a newsletter that share news, stories and encouragements from around the Diocese. The October edition has just been published and Wroughton and Wichelstowe gets a mention. See:

Tearfund Big Quiz 

We have had a brilliant response to this and all the tickets have been sold. Sorry to disappoint anyone who didn’t commit in time. 

Please welcome

Alan Smith, who now lives in Frome was baptised in Wroughton Parish Church on 27th October 1939.  Alan and his wife, ‘Mary’ are planning to join us at 10.00am on Sunday, 27th October this year to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his baptism.

Rainbow Bookshop, Edgeware Road, Swindon

We are very fortunate to have a Christian Bookshop in Swindon when so many other shops in the town are closing down.  Rainbow bookshop sells so much more than books, there is a wide range of cards, gifts, devotional items and cd’s.  Please try and support the shop, as it really is a case of ‘Use it or lose it’.

UK INTERFAITH WEEK 10th – 17th November 2019

The Swindon Interfaith group are supporting the UK Interfaith week with a series of events starting on Sunday 10th November. If anyone is interested in details I have a few leaflets or you can visit their website Janet Henderson



Our mission prayers during October and November concentrate on Tearfund, a Christian organisation that works in many countries of the world helping to improve the lives of marginalised people. Much of their work involves promoting self-help groups in communities so that people learn to use and share what resources they have in a more economical and productive way. In Pakistan they are encouraging imaginative ways of recycling the large piles of plastic waste which have become a health hazard. This not only reduces the impact of the plastic on the environment, but also creates an income for the local people.

There are petition cards on the coffee table in church, addressing the problem of single-use plastics by big businesses. Please take a card, fill it in and send it off as directed. Together we can be very effective in bringing about change.  Please pray:

  • for the communities in Pakistan as they address the problems caused by plastic waste
  • for the involvement of Tearfund with local self-help groups
  • for their “rubbish campaign” to succeed in persuading large businesses to reduce single-use plastics

Toys for Beirut

When Sylvie Good visited us last month, we asked whether there was anything specific that our church could provide  for her work as our CMS partner in Beirut. She asked if we could donate some construction toys for the Syrian refugee children Sylvie and her husband Phil will be coming back to Wroughton to visit us again on 5th January so can take any donations back with them. If you would like to give a construction toy, please bring it to church for the Mission Matters team to collect.

This week please pray for:-

  • Tearfund
  • The homeless as it gets colder
  • The patients and staff of Orchards Nursing Home
  • Our standing committee
  • Those organising our Pumpkin Party on Thursday
  • Those travelling during half term
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Marion Durston and Muriel Nelmes. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

Legge house prayer point

We give thanks, because we have been extremely busy in the last three months. We now have a young full time  assistant, Theo Roberts.  Theo will be going to India in January with  ‘Youth With A Mission’,  in the meantime  Mark and Sheila will be able to have much needed time off, while the centre continues to be well used.