1st November 2020

All Saints


10:00                  Morning Worship – telephone conference

Phone: 03300 945 940

Room number: 60527473 # PIN: 2656 #

12:00                   Morning Worship – live on Facebook

Tracy Mason 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.  

6pm                     All Souls Service

Monday 2nd November

6pm                     All Souls Service 


Sunday 8th November

Remembrance Sunday

8.00                     Holy Communion

Preacher:             Revd Phill Harrison

10:00                   Morning Worship

Preacher:             Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions:     Dr John Henderson

Reading:              1 Thess 4. 13-18

Reader:                Matt Lyons

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.

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

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.

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 

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’). There will be no Holy Communion at 10am on Remembrance Sunday, so we will trial re-introduction of the 8am BCP Holy Communion on Sunday 8th. Please book your place at 8am in the same way as you would for 10am.

Church Hall Cleaning

We’re looking for a cleaner for the Church Hall to start in November.  Approximately 6 hours per week, to be discussed, but need to be flexible to help with our Covid 19 secure requirements for our groups that use the church hall.  If you, or anyone you know of may be interested, please ask them to contact Janet in the Parish Office (01793 812050) in the first instance.

Traidcraft Tea & Coffee 

As it’s unlikely we’ll be able to offer refreshments for some time, our supplies of tea and coffee need to be used.  Please take anything on the church chest and put any donations either in the wall slot by the main door, or use the contactless giving pay point. 

Tearfund Big Quiz

“Following the success of previous years the Tearfund Big Night Quiz will be held on Saturday 14th November at 7pm (NB not 7.30 as previously advertised.) The event this year will be held online via Zoom or WhatsApp and Quizmaster Peter assures us the quiz is both easier and shorter than last year! Teams will be of up to six members and this year’s format enables participants from other households to join together as team members. The event will be to fundraise for Tearfund and a Just Giving page has been set up to facilitate this. For further details and to register a team please contact the Church Office or Peter Ferguson on fergieskpdj@gmail.com leaving a contact email address.”

Here’s the link to the just giving page:


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

Knitted Angels

I hope many of you have been knitting angels for our Christmas yarn bombing project. I will be leaving a crate in Church for finished angels or you can deliver them to 17 Edgar Row Close.  Please continue to knit them, there is plenty of time before Christmas.   Barbara

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers.

I am still collecting hats, scarves and gloves ready to send to the Mission to Seafarers when they resume collections. If you have any completed items please either bring them to church or give me a ring and I will arrange to collect them. Also if you are not a knitter but would like to support this project you could buy balls of Double Knitting yarn (the Prospect shop sells it) and bring them up to church. The boxes for completed items and wool are near the choir vestry. Some of our house bound knitters would welcome some new supplies. Many thanks Janet Henderson 525856


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 was floodlit on Thursday 29th October by Pat Bevan in memory of John Edward Bevan on their 60th Wedding Anniversary; On Saturday 31st October by Sally Lovejoy in memory of Adam Davis;

On Friday 6th November by Daphne Cooper to celebrate Amber Louise Baker’s 15th Baptism Anniversary. 


Please remember the friends and family of the late Miriam Toomer, Nigel Olding, Susan Douglas and

Elizabeth Bartlett.


Developing a habit of daily bible reading:

Three principles from ‘The New Disciple Challenge’ by Keith Ferrin 

Principle 1: To begin with, focus on just five books

  • Matthew– He focuses on Jesus as the Messiah/King and how Jesus fulfils Old Testament prophecies.
  • Mark– He focuses on Jesus’ humble servant attitude. What He did, what He taught, and how He lived.
  • Luke– Luke is the “detail guy.” He paints a clear picture of Jesus as the perfect Son of Man.
  • John– He is out to show his readers that Jesus is not only fully human, but He is fully God as well. We see that real, abundant, eternal life can only come through Him.
  • Acts– Luke gives an account of the formation, growth, success, and struggles of the early church.

Principle 2: Read each book for two weeks

Pick an amount of time. If you can do 30 minutes, that would be ideal. If not, you’ll need at least 15-20. If you only read 5-10 minutes a day, you’ll never get into the “flow” of the narrative and it will be hard to remember what’s happening from day to day. It will be like reading just 1 or 2 pages of a novel each day – boring!

Start with Matthew and read it for two weeks. Since a normal paced, out loud reading of Matthew will take about 2.5 hours, you’ll probably walk through it 2-3 times in those two weeks.

After that, spend two weeks in Acts.
Then spend two weeks in Mark.
Then go back to Acts for two more weeks.
Two weeks in Luke.
Two weeks in Acts.
Two weeks in John.
Finish with another two weeks in Acts.

At the end of 10 weeks, you will have walked through each of the gospels 2-4 times (since some are longer and others are shorter) and the book of Acts 8-10 times. Your knowledge and understanding of the life of Jesus and the first few decades of the early church will be well-established.

Principle 3: Talk about it

Whatever we talk about we get more interested in. Your favourite hobby. Sports. Movies. Cooking. Think of any topic you love. I’m guessing that you have some friends you could talk with about it for hours on end. The Bible is no different.

Talk about it and your interest will grow. Always do it alone and you’ll find yourself setting it aside after a few weeks.

If you can find 2-3 friends to join you for the challenge, and you get together at a coffee shop once a week, that would be ideal. Or you could email or text each other every day to check in. Perhaps discuss over Zoom of Facebook so that you can share what you’re seeing, learning, enjoying, questioning, and applying.

Whatever you do… find at least one other person to go on this journey with you! Christians weren’t meant to journey with God on their own.