18th October 2020

Trinity 18


10:00                   Morning Worship – telephone conference

Phone: 03300 945 940

Room number: 60527473 # PIN: 2656 #


11.00                     Annual Parochial Church Meeting


12:00                    Morning Worship – live on Facebook

Revd Phill Harrison 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.                                                                                                                                                  


Sunday 18th October

Trinity 19

10:00                     Morning Worship

Preacher:              Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessions:     Mark Tubey

Reading:               2 Corinithians 9. 6-15

Reader:                 Jean Ford

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 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

Who are we missing? Please help us during October

We think that 90 to 100 people are joining us each week when we worship together (on the telephone, in church, on Facebook and on Zoom). This compares well with the number of people who would have met together in the Church or Church Hall before the COVID pandemic but we think that there are some people missing. It’s easy to see who’s around when we meet face to face, but not so easy on the telephone and almost impossible on Facebook.

Help needed please – If you join us on the telephone or on Facebook for a service during October then please could you just let Janet in Church Office know ‘I was there’. This will help us understand who’s taking part and therefore who we might be missing. Thanks, Phill

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

These meetings will take place this Sunday (11 October 2020) at 11am in church. COVID restrictions mean that a maximum of 30 people are permitted to attend in person, so you will need to book even if you are also attending the service before-hand (as not all of the people at the service will be allowed at the meeting). Follow this link for booking via Eventbrite:


There is also an option to dial in on the telephone to take part remotely – please use the same telephone dial-in details as for the 10am service.

Agendas and copies of the Annual Reports and Accounts together with minutes of last year’s meetings have been circulated by email and some hard copies will also be available in church. Nomination forms are 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.

All Souls Commemoration: Sunday 1st November at 6pm and Monday 2nd November at 6pm

At each service we will be remembering by name those who have died. If you would like the name of your loved one remembered in this way then please contact the Parish Office (we won’t be putting lists at the back of church this year, as COVID restrictions mean that we aren’t supposed to be sharing pens!). The number of people that we can have in the church is limited, so if you would like to attend on either the Sunday or Monday then you will need to book-in by letting the Parish Office know before-hand.

Remembrance Sunday: 8th November

There will be a short service of remembrance in the Parish Church at 10am. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the numbers attending will be strictly limited and you will need to book your space. This service will be running in parallel on the telephone as usual and will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page (search for ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’).

Church cleaning
The regular church cleaning teams are now back on duty. However, two of our cleaners have moved out of the village and are unable to continue their cleaning work. If anyone is able to fill the gap, please contact Margaret Penfound on 01793 812139. The work isn’t difficult and you will only be required to do it for a couple of hours every 6 weeks.

Tearfund Big Quiz

Many of us enjoyed the Big Quiz we held last year to raise funds for Tearfund and we are keen to take part again this year. Of course things need to be a little different so we will be holding a virtual quiz via Zoom on Saturday 14 November at 7.30pm. Watch this space (and Facebook) for further details.

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society have been in touch to say that they are now going ahead with some of their fundraising activities including the collection of funds from Box networks. If you have a Children’s Society box that needs emptying please bring it to church on a Sunday morning, or drop it off at 12 Artis Avenue. Alternatively I am happy to call and collect your box, please call me on 07596001716 to arrange a time. Many thanks.   Carolyn Kirk

Harvest collection

We aren’t collecting items for The Filling Station or Food Bank (AKA Swindon Food Collective). However if you would like to make a financial contribution to the Food Bank (perhaps the money you would’ve spent on harvest gifts) then they would be very grateful. Details of how to make a one-off donation via PayPal or a regular Standing Order can be found here: https://www.swindonfoodcollective.org/donate-funds. Alternatively, if you put cash or a cheque in an envelope clearly marked ‘Food Bank’ then you can either put it in the collection plate in church or drop it through the letter box at the Parish Office before 26th October and we will make sure that it gets to them.

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. 


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

This week the Church will be lit up in blue and pink as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The Church will be floodlit on Monday 12th October by Julie Gabe in memory of Violet Rose Whyte;

On Friday 16th October by Neil Paige in memory of Noreen Paige.


Please remember the friends and family of the late Nigel Olding and Peter Eccleston.


Baby Loss Awareness Week 9-15 October

Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity:

For bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives.

To raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

To drive for improvements in both care and support for those affected and in the prevention of pregnancy and baby loss.

      1. Remembrance 2. Raising Awareness           3. Driving Change

This year the Baby Loss Awareness Week Alliance

are highlighting the isolation many people experience after pregnancy and baby loss – women, partners, other family members and friends.

The effect of social distancing from Covid-19 has had a major impact on access to care and support and has complicated grief and responses to pregnancy and baby loss.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, feelings of isolation have become more widespread around the world and many people have begun to talk more openly about loneliness.

Now more than ever, we can all come together to let those affected by pregnancy and baby loss know they are not alone and that we are all here to support them.

For more information visit:  https://babyloss-awareness.org/

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 and the Office but normal hours.

Revd Phill Harrison – 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

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