17th November 2019

2nd Sunday before Advent 


God our refuge and strength,

bring near the day when wars will cease and poverty and pain shall end.

That earth may know the peace of heaven,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


  8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

12.00noon      Christening Service for

                        Leah & Oliva Mckee and

                        Luke Williams

  4.00pm          Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing 17th November

Monday 18th November

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am            Morning Prayer – Chapel Deanery School

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 19th November

The Church Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Pray and Bless Wroughton & Wichelstowe—

Church Hall

Wednesday 20th November

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

10.00am          The 4 Lets – Let’s Pray – Community Room at the Deanery School

Thursday 21st November

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Margaret and Julie

Friday 22nd November

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 23rd November

Dates for your diary 2019 

Ladies who Lunch

Thursday 21st November at 12.30pm at The White Hart, Wroughton.  Please let me know by the 19th if you are coming so that I may book a table.

Christmas Lunch

On Tuesday 17th December at The Baker’s at Badbury at 12.30pm.  So far I have had 9 Menus . if there are any more please let me have them by the Sunday 15th December.

Menus on which to make your choices from Veronica, me or from the Baker’s at Badbury website.

Sunday 24th November 2019

Christ the King

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople:    Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: John Henderson

Reading:          Colossians 1. 10-20

Reader:           Ann Richards

Gospel:            Luke 23. 33-43

Servers:           Gillian Pitter and Jean Ford

Sidespeople:    Tony and Julia Edmonds

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Ruth Orman

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

                        Our next Service will be Sunday 1st December


The Church will be floodlit on Thursday 21st November by Bill & Doreen Greenshields in memory of their son, Andrew on his twelfth anniversary.

Christmas dates for your diary

We will be holding a number of specifically ‘visitor friendly’ events this Christmas:

15th December 4pm Come along and join in Nativity in the Church Hall followed by mince pies (you are invited to dress up as your favourite nativity character).

15th December 6pm Traditional Carol Service

22nd December 2pm Blue Christmas Service

in the Church Hall. Aimed at people who are finding Christmas difficult. Please come along yourself an also pray and think about who you might be able to invite. 

Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders is a high quality course produced by CPAS that aims to equip leaders by helping them to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus. The course is aimed at people who either already have some leadership responsibility (whether in church or secular employment) or who have the potential to grow in this area. In Swindon Deanery it is being run by Revd Phill and Revd Sally Robertson from North Swindon. Sessions will held be once a month during 2020. If you would like to know more there is an introductory session on 25th November at 7:30pm at The Deanery Academy (Community Room). Please sign up on Eventbrite: http//bit.ly/GLintro20, it’s free but we need to know how many people are coming.

Pray and Bless Wroughton and Wichelstowe

We will be meeting again to pray for our parish and the people who live here at 7:30pm in the Church Hall THIS TUESDAY (19th). As people start to think about Christmas we will be focusing on praying that God blesses and touches them over the festive season ahead. We pray in a variety of creative ways, which this month will include eating mince pies. If you’ve never been before why not give it a try?

Wroughton Christmas lights switch on

Wroughton Churches together will be supporting the Christmas lights switch on at 4:30pm on Saturday 30th November by singing carols, led by Wroughton Silver Band. Come along and add your voice. 

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. 

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/

Wroughton Choral Society

Wroughton Choral Society invite you to their Christmas concert at 7pm on Sunday 8th December at Wroughton Parish Church. The programme is a mixture of folk songs, choir carols, instrumental music, readings and carols for all to join in with.  Refreshments will be served. Tickets are £6 and may be obtained from choir members or at the door. For further information contact Janet 01793525856.

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’.

!!! > We have launched our first two Let’s < !!!

Let’s Talk and Let’s Chat

We really enjoyed it and we would like to encourage you to ask people who have attended to tell you a little bit about it

Next week we will have our very first

Let’s Pray

Wednesday 10:00 -11:00

At The Deanery in the Community Room

We have started to receive prayer requests via Facebook –Email and Text.  We will endeavour to remind people to start submitting their Prayer requests a week before Let’s Pray but we will add your prayer requests up to 8am on the morning of  Let’s Pray

Please share this new opportunity with

friends, family, neighbours and colleagues and/or come along on the day.  If you feel you would like to become part of the Let’s Team or would like to find out more please give me a ring and we have a chat or speak to me after the service.

Martina – 07806227678  or  martina.lewis@ntlworld.com

If you are on Facebook please join our newly formed group Let’s so you wont miss any updates and chats



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 parents and families of Leah & Oliva Mckee and Luke Williams as they are Christened on Sunday
  • Those people affected by the floods in the North of England
  • The 4 Let’s group that meet at the Deanery
  • Pray & Bless Wroughton & Wichelstowe
  • For Swindon Food Collective
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Jean Cousins, Oscar Darling and Noreen Paige. 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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