3rd November 2019

All Saints 

‘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

We welcome today Gareth Davies, from Bible Society who
will be preaching at our10am Service talking
about the work of Bible Society.

  4.00pm          Church at 4

  6.00pm          All Souls Evensong

Today the church remembers and gives thanks for the lives

of those who we have known and loved.

Diary – Week Commencing 3rd November

Monday 4th November

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am            Morning Prayer – Chapel Deanery School

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 5th November

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 6th November

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 7th November

8.30am                        Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm                        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Lucy & Ann Marie

Friday 8th November

8.45am                        Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm                        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 9th November

11.30am                      Christening Preparation – Church

Dates for your diary 2019

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 10th November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople:    Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Dr John Godfree

Reading:          Roman 8. 31-end

Servers:           Alan & Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople:    Sally Parker and June Bradley

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Diane Phillips

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

                        Our next Service will be Sunday 1st December 

Remembrance Sunday—Sunday 10th November

As usual, we will be marking this important date with a Remembrance service in church, after which we will walk down to the War Memorial on Wharf Road for the

wreath-laying ceremony. The service in church begins at 10:00 and the act of remembrance at the War Memorial begins at 10:50 (prompt). 


The Church will be floodlit on Wednesday 6th November by Daphne Cooper in celebration of her granddaughter, Amber Louise Baker who was baptised 14 years ago. 

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  – martina.lewis@ntlworld.com

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: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/news/2019/10/23/caring-creation-wroughton/

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’. 

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. 

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 swindoninterfaith.org. 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 Lansdown Care Home
  • The Harbour Project
  • Wroughton Infant & Junior Schools
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Oscar Darling, 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.

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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