5th January 2020


  8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

  4.00pm          Church at 4

  6.00pm          Evensong

Prayer for the Week

Creator of the heavens

Who led the Magi by a star

To worship the Christ-child

Guide and sustain us,

That we may find our journey’s end

In Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Wishing you all

a peaceful,  healthy and

joyous New Year

Diary – Week Commencing 5th January

Monday 6th January

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am            Morning Prayer – Chapel Deanery School

Tuesday 7th January

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 8th January

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

10.00am          The Let’s Group – Committee Room,

The Deanery School

Thursday 9th January

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Tony & Tracy

Friday 10th January

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice

Saturday 11th January

10.00am          Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

A Date for your Diary

World Day of Prayer service at 11 am on Friday 6th March at St Joseph’s Church. Further details to follow.

Sunday 12th January 2020

The Baptism of Christ

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople:    Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Cheryl Hawkins

Intercessions: Marion Colton

Reading:          Romans 6. 1-10

Reader:           Jean Ford

Gospel:            Matthew 3. 13-17

Servers:           Alan & Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople:    Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Tracy Mason

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

Our next service will be Sunday 2nd February.  


The Church will be floodlit on Monday 6th January by

Mr Collins in memory of Barbara Collins. 

TODAY—CMS Partners visit

Phill and Sylvie Good will be visiting our church today to tell us of their work in Beirut. There will be an opportunity to meet with them over lunch at 11 St John Road after the 10.00 am service. If you would like to come, please let Margaret Penfound know for catering purposes. 

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who took part in helping to prepare for our church celebration of Christmas: musicians, bellringers, flower arrangers, sidesmen and women, coffee makers, servers, Christingle makers, admin helpers, service leaders and preparers. Your efforts and commitment is greatly appreciated. 


Thanks to a kind donor, we now have a defibrillator (also known as AED) in the church for use in situations where someone is in cardiac arrest (a heart attack). Initially this is being kept on top of the safe in the vestry, where it will be accessible during services and other functions in the church. We ultimately plan to install it in the church porch, where it will be available for use by the wider community (it takes some time to get the necessary permissions…).

Church and Church Hall building work

Over the next two years we need to complete some significant building maintenance on both the church and the church hall. We’re delighted to be able to report that we recently received a donation of £40,000 towards the cost of some of this work. We are currently working with our architects to appoint a contractor to take care of the exterior and interior repairs to the church (note that these are repairs, not changes!). More details will follow in the first part of next year.

Children’s Society

Many thanks to all Children’s Society box holders, £290.84 has been raised from this year’s box opening. Carolyn Kirk

Monday morning Bible Study group

Our next term starts with an informal meeting and bring and share lunch on Monday, 13th January. 

Plastic Recycling

Wiltshire Air Ambulance are collecting some plastics that the council don’t take at  present. We now have a box in the church hall kitchen where you can put clean BREAD BAGS, CRISP PACKETS AND BISCUIT WRAPPERS, which will then be taken to their collection point. The best time to drop them off would be on a Sunday afternoon when the hall is open for Church at 4, or any time you are going to a meeting in the hall.

Filling Station

Thank you for all your gift items for the filling station. We have been able to send 15 parcels to be distributed to the homeless in Swindon. It should make Christmas a little easier for some.

January Green Resolution

The church changed some of the high-powered lights in the roof from low energy bulbs to LEDs at the end of 2017. This has saved us about 25% of our electricity bill, that is £260 each year since then. LEDs are available for domestic lights as well. They won’t save you that much on your electricity bill, but they will save energy and money when you fit new bulbs. The church will be continuing to do so.


Swindon Youth for Christ – Jan 2020

Swindon Youth for Christ works to share the Good News of Jesus with young people. Much of their work is done in the secondary schools of the town, in partnership with local churches. They lead lessons and assemblies, run lunchtime clubs, and mentor individual students who may be struggling for some reason.

They were recently able to go into a new school to present their LUSH sex and relationships course. This enables students to consider what makes healthy relationships.

  • Please pray for all the connections with schools, and the opportunities this provides to work with young people. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

On Monday I sent off the last box of knitting for 2019 which brings our grand total for the year to 166 hats and 83 scarves which is a magnificent achievement. Keep those needles clicking and we’ll see if we can beat that total in 2020. Janet Henderson

This week please pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • For the schools, colleges and universities as they return this week
  • For the staff and patients at GWH
  • For all those affected by the fires in Australia
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Christine Gosling. 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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