22nd February 2020


Prayer for the Week


Lord Jesus Christ

light of the nations and glory of Israel:

make your home among us,

and present us pure and holy

to your heavenly Father,

your God, and our God.




  8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

  4.00pm          Church at 4

  6.00pm          Evensong

Current Sermon Series

‘Thinking about the significance and meaning of Baptism’.

Diary – Week Commencing 2nd February

Monday 3rd February

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

9.00am            Morning Prayer – Chapel Deanery School

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 4th February

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 5th February

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

10.00am          The Let’s Group – Let’s Pray

Community Room, The Deanery School

Thursday 6th February

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Sara Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 7th February

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice

Saturday 8th February

10.00am          Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

A Date for your Diary

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

Opportunities to join in

Pancake races – Sat 22nd February

Easter Rocks – Tuesday 7th April

Duck Race – Friday 8th May

Sunday 9th February 2020

3rd Sunday before Lent

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople:    Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion and Christening of Arthur Weighell

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Marion Colton

Reading:          Acts 10. 34-48

Reader:           Tiffany Weighell

Gospel:            John 7. 37-43

Servers:           Alan & Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople:    Sally Parker and June Bradley

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 March

Ordination of Cheryl Hawkins

We are delighted to be able to confirm that Cheryl Hawkins will be ordained as a Deacon on 5th July this year. Cheryl will be moving to Bristol, where she will be the Assistant Curate at Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym. Please do pray for Cheryl as she prepares to embark on this exciting new phase of her journey. Our loss is very much Westbury’s gain…

Legge House – trustees needed

Legge House is operated by an independent charity, with its own board of trustees. They are currently looking to recruit new trustees to help ensure that they can continue to provide residential and conference facilities for young people and others in the years ahead. If you’re interested then please speak to Mark or Sheila Tubey and have a look at their website: https://www.leggehouse.com/ 

Electoral Roll Revision 2020

We are approaching the time of our annual Electoral Roll revision.  If you completed a form last year you do not need to do anything. The roll is open to anyone over 16 years old who is either resident in the parish or who regularly attends our services. Being on the roll allows you to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting and, if you are not resident in the parish it gives you certain rights otherwise only given to residents. If you regularly attend our services and are not already on the roll, we would like to encourage you to join the electoral roll. If for any reason you attend our services, but do not feel able to be on the electoral roll please would you complete just page 1 and return the form so that we have your consent to hold your details so that we can keep in touch with you. 

Church Action in a Climate Emergency – conference

The Diocese of Bristol is holding a day conference on Sat, 21 March (10:00 – 15:00) in St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham. The aim is to support churches in taking further action to care for our shared environment. The day will include inspiring speakers, practical workshops, creative expressions of worship and a chance to network and share materials. Revd Phill will be going, so reduce his carbon footprint by sharing his car. Register online:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/church-action-in-a-climate-emergency-tickets-82945065925 

Bible study

The Tuesday evening Bible study group will be starting John Ortberg’s ‘If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat’, six sessions on learning to trust God. We begin on Tuesday 28th January at 7.30pm, meeting on alternate weeks at 12 Artis Avenue. Please speak to Carolyn Kirk for further details.

Opportunities to join in

The community engagement group are planning lots of events to join in over the next year but we can’t do it all ourselves and we are sure many of you have skills and talents that could be put to use in our attempts to connect with members of our local community. We would love some new members of our group, we only meet three times a year, so not a huge commitment.  If you can’t join our group you can still help out by offering your talents.  Some of our activities are aimed mostly at young families, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of it. We still need people to chat to parents and grandparents, or to run a craft table or game, or to help with food. Look out for opportunities to join in. Barbara 633024

Pancake Races +

We are planning pancake races at 11.30 am in Willow Brook Gardens on Saturday 22nd February followed by pancake eating in the church hall at 12 noon. Do invite anyone you know who would be interested in racing and even if you can’t run in races come along to eat pancakes at midday. We need some help making pancakes and washing up so if you feel you can contribute please speak to me. Barbara 633024

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.

Let’s Group

Our Let’s Group has started again on a Wednesday morning, 10am in the Committee Room at the Deanery School.  All are welcome to attend.  Our topics for the next few weeks are as follows:-


5th Let’s Reboot – Teaching in the 21st Century

12th Let’s Talk – ‘Who am I’

26th Let’s Chat – With Key Members of the Community  

February Green Resolution

Which firm do you buy your electricity from? Does it rely heavily on fossil fuels? Our church has been buying electricity generated from renewable sources for the last 15 years, and that significantly reduces our carbon footprint.

Information about the choice of renewable electricity supplier can be found on the Energy Saving Trust’s website www.energysavingtrust.org.uk. 


Swindon Youth for Christ

Swindon Youth for Christ has been working in the town since 1950, so this year they will be celebrating their 70th anniversary.

In their early years, they invited young people to large evangelistic rallies, sometimes with well-known names, even Billy Graham and Cliff Richard came to Swindon. Over the years the work has changed to meeting the young people on their own ground, whether that is in school or on the streets. There have been various types of mobile youth clubs in that time, particularly going into areas where there were no other facilities.

Their aim continues to be to present the good news of Jesus Christ to the young people of the area in way that are relevant and engaging.

Please pray for all the contacts they have in all the different settings that they work in now. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

I recently 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

Parish Office

Please note that the office will be closed on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February. 


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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