27th September 2020

Season of Creation 4


10:00                     Morning Worship – telephone conference

Phone: 03300 945 940

Room number: 60527473 #

PIN: 2656 #

12:00                     Morning Worship – live on Facebook

Revd Barbara Abrey will repeat the reading, the sermon and lead some short prayers.  Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church

4pm                        Church at 4  via Zoom – join the Church at 4 group on our Facebook page for the meeting in                                                                                        


Season of Creation 5

Sunday 4th October

10:00                     Morning Worship

Preacher:              Martina Lewis

Intercessions:     John Henderson

Reading:               Psalm 19

Reader:                 Ann Richards

12.00                     Morning Worship live on Facebook

Martina Lewis will repeat the reading, the sermon and lead some short prayers.  Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’ 

4pm                       Church at 4

via Zoom – join the Church at 4 group on our Facebook page for the meeting invite and password. 

Church Service -10am    We will continue with our 10am Service in church.  If you wish to book a place please continue to let Janet know you will be attending (Please let her know on office@wroughton.com or 01793 812050 by Friday lunchtime).  Things will be different to normal, so please make sure you have and wear a face mask; and be aware that you may not be able to sit in your ‘normal’ pew!  We will of course be following all the government and C of E guidelines with regard to social distancing, cleaning and other advice…..

The 10am telephone service is still taking place, so if you can’t join us in the church building please do dial in – you will be taking part in the service in church, albeit remotely.

  • To join the Sunday service first dial this number: 03300 945 940.
  • When prompted, enter the room number, followed by # on your telephone keypad: 60527473 #
  • Finally, enter the guest PIN: 2656 #
  • You may have to listen to some announcements, but you will then be automatically joined to the conference call. Join in with the responses in the liturgy as you would normally.

Calls to ‘03’ numbers are charged at the standard national rate and are included in your ‘free minutes’ if you have a call-plan.

On Line Booking

For this Sunday’s service the link is  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121363592773

The link to book next week’s service is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-service-at-wroughton-wichelstowe-parish-church-tickets-121970305467 This should work for several weeks so you must select the right date.

Alternatively you can email office@wroughton.com or phone Janet on 01793 812050

8am service, Church at 4 and Evensong

In view of the ongoing COVID restrictions and the increased uncertainty as we head into autumn/winter, there are no current plans to re-instate these services in their pre-pandemic formats. Members of all of our congregations are warmly invited to join us on the telephone or in the church building at 10am, to watch online on our Facebook page or to use the weekly service sheet to pray with us from their homes. Church at 4 will continue on Zoom for the time being. We are keeping these arrangements under review and they are likely to change as the national situation changes.

Season of Creation – nine way of living gently on the earth

This September we are thinking about celebrating God’s good creation, our place in it and our responsibility towards it. As well as words and prayers, we each need to take action to live in ways that cause less damage to our shared home. You may find the attached leaflet from Green Christian helpful in thinking about the changes that you might need to make.

Stall for Christians Against Poverty

Please come and support our stall at 11 St John Road as part of the Wroughton Jumble Sale on Saturday (26th). We shall be raising money for CAP which is one of the charities our church supports. Many people are struggling financially and CAP does wonderful work in helping those in debt.  Margaret Penfound 


The church floodlights have been switched off now that we’re able to worship in the building again. This will reduce our carbon footprint as well as our energy bill. If you would like to sponsor the floodlights in memory of someone or to mark a significant anniversary then please speak to Janet in the Parish Office or fill in the form that can be found on our website.

Parish office update

Janet is now working some of her hours from the Parish Office. Due to the small size of this space it is not possible for her to welcome visitors, so please continue to contact her via email (office@wroughton.com) or telephone (01793 812050).  Janet will be on holiday Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Service Sheets

Now that Janet is back in the office she is able to print the weekly service sheet as ‘normal’, so you no longer need to bring your own copy with you when you come to church. There will be a (very) limited number of notice sheets available in church, please leave these for people who aren’t able to receive the notices via email.

Face masks

Unless you are exempt for medical reasons, please wear face masks whenever you’re in church and please try to ensure that they cover both your nose and mouth. People who are reading or leading intercessions may remove their mask when they get to the lectern. Thank you. 

‘Notice of Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the Election of Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)’-

We have been given the go ahead so these annual meetings will take place on Sunday 11 October 2020 at 11am in church with a maximum of 30 people permitted to attend. There will be an option to dial in on the telephone to take part remotely. Nearer the time, you will be invited to book a place if attending in person. Agendas and copies of the Annual Reports and Accounts together with minutes of last year’s meetings will be circulated by email with some hard copies also available. Nomination forms will also be available for elections to both the Parochial Church Council and Deanery Synod. There will be six vacancies on the PCC and three vacancies on Deanery Synod. If you are interested in serving in either capacity and would like further information do please ask the Vicar/Churchwardens or Helen Toomer PCC Secretary (htoomer@outlook.com). The APCM is an opportunity for any questions or matters relating to church affairs to be raised.

Notice of PCC meetings – the next PCC meeting will be held on 28 September at 7.30pm by Zoom/telephone. There will also be the usual very short PCC meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting on 11 October to elect PCC officers’

Janet Henderson Race for Life 2020

Five years ago my daughter, daughter in law and I took part in the Race for Life, raising money for Cancer Research, at Newbury Showground. This year I am taking part in a very different Race for Life. It isn’t being held at big venues like Liddiard  Park or Newbury showground but Participants are being asked to walk or run 5km in

their own neighbourhood, on their own or in their bubble, at any time on September 26th. Please can you help either by also signing up for the event or by sponsoring me by donating to Cancer Research UK on the page https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/janets-very-2020-race-for-life-6 ?
For further details contact Janet Henderson on 525856Spring Harvest 2021

We had been hoping to get a group together to attend Spring Harvest in April 2021. However, in the current circumstances, it’s very difficult to know what will happen next week, never mind in April next year. People are of course still able to attend on their own, but we won’t be trying to organise a group. All of the Spring Harvest session will be available on-line in 2021, so we will look into the possibility of doing ‘Spring Harvest at Home’ from the Church Hall – playing the sessions on the big screen and then using these as a springboard for discussion or prayer afterwards.  Karen Harrison


There is a new Winter Traidcraft catalogue out. If you would like to order anything from it please let me know. There is 20% off pasta until mid October and masks are just £3.20. I will deliver to you if you are not going to Church.  Sally Parker  sally2002@live.co.uk

Cheryl’s Ordination

Cheryl’s ordination date has now been confirmed as 11th October @ 5.00 pm. COVID restrictions mean that it is not possible for us to travel to the cathedral to support Cheryl on this occasion (we look forward to restrictions easing ahead of her priesting in July next year!). Revd Phill will be attending on behalf of the parish and would be delighted to pass on your cards and good wishes. Cheryl’s ember cards are available at the back of church – please continue to hold her in your prayers.

The ordination service will be live streamed on the Bristol Cathedral`s YouTube channel as well as their Facebook page. The link to the Cathedral YouTube channel is below, but please note, the link will not go live until the service starts at 5.00 pm:


Posting Giving Envelopes in the Church Hall
If you are posting envelopes in the church hall letterbox during the day and find the door open, please place your envelopes in the red Parish Office letterbox inside the porch on the right. This is emptied regularly.


Please continue to send your photo’s to me office@wroughton.com  so that I can include on the notices and service sheets.  Janet 

Floodlighting this week

The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 26th September by Mrs Little in memory of Robin Little so sadly missed always in my heart; on Tuesday 29th September by Ann Hoare in memory of her husband, Allen Hoare; on Monday 5th October by Janet Edmonds in memory of her husband, Roy.


Please remember the friends and family of the late Jill Hawkins.


The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm

01793 812050.  office@wroughton.com

Janet is now working from home but normal hours.

Revd Phill Harrison – 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

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