13th December 2020

3rd Sunday of Advent


8:00                     Holy Communion (traditional language)

10:00                  Holy Communion / Morning Worship in Church and on the Telephone

telephone conference

Phone: 03300 945 940

Room number: 60527473 # PIN: 2656 #

12:00                   Morning Worship – live on Facebook

Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’

4:00                      Church at 4 via Zoom join the Church at 4
group on our Facebook page for the meeting invite
and password.  


Sunday 20th December

4th Sunday of Advent

8:00                     Holy Communion (traditional language)

Preacher:           Mark Tubey

10:00                   Christmas Carols and Readings in Church and on the Telephone

Preacher:             Mark Tubey

Intercessions:     Marion Colton

Reading:              Luke 1. 26-38

Reader:               Janet Henderson

12:00                   Morning Worship – live on Facebook

Go to our Facebook page ‘Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church’

4:00                      Church at 4 via Zoom join the Church at 4
group on our Facebook page for the meeting invite
and password.   

6:00                     Christmas Carols and Readings in Church

(repeat of the 10am Service 


Please see the poster on the back page regarding our Christmas Services.

Due to COVID YOU MUST BOOK FOR THESE SERVICES as numbers are limited for each Service.

Please contact the Parish Office 812050 or email office@wroughton.com

Attending a service in church

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 and cleaning etc. our detailed Covid-19 risk assessment is available on request.

The need for social distancing means that the capacity of the church building is limited. There is also a legal requirement for us to keep a record of everyone who attends our services for the purposes of Covid-19 track and trace. If you wish to attend a service in person then please can you book your place in advance each week. You can do this in several ways:

  • On Line Booking – please follow the link to Eventbrite and select the date of the service that want to book:

08:00 Service https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holy-communion-tickets-130765508155

10:00 Service https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-service-at-wroughton-wichelstowe-parish-church-tickets-121970349599

  • Telephone – phone Janet in the Church Office on 01793 812050 (Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri mornings)
  • Email – office@wroughton.com

10am Telephone service

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.

Church Defibrillator

After first waiting for the Church of England’s rules to change and then delays caused by the pandemic, we are now delighted to be able to report that the cabinet for the defibrillator has been mounted inside the church porch. This will be available for emergency use by people visiting the church and churchyard and also anyone in the vicinity of Church Hill.


We can stop making angels now.  If you have any completed angels they can be left in church or you can deliver them to 17 Edgar Row Close.  If you need to have them collected call Barbara on 633024.

Eric and Sandra Woods

Some of you will remember Eric who was our vicar before Michael.  Eric has asked me to let you know that he and Sandra have now moved after 27 years at Sherbourne. He was due to retire in a blaze of glory at Easter this year but in the end did not retire until 30th June and moved at the end of August.

Their new address is – 5 Hosey Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1QP

email – ejw1539@gmail.com   phone – 07900 682371

email – sandratrekking@gmail.com   phone – 07395 572648

They are settling well into their new home although getting to know neighbours and their new community will have to wait a while.  Barbara

Church Choir CD

Sometime in pre-history the church choir made a CD –  Sing of the Lord’s Goodness – and many members of the congregation possibly still have this. There are, however, many copies remaining, and we would like to offer these @ £5 each to raise money for the Swindon Food Collective. Listening to it now in 2020 it’s actually not bad! It contains music for all seasons of the church year, including some Christmas items that you may even hear in the next few weeks.   An ideal Christmas present for those in isolation, copies will be available in church on Sundays – or by contacting Janet & John on 01793 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


The Church will be floodlit on Wednesday 16th December  in memory of Christine Spooncer  from her sisters Pat & Ann missed so very much;  In memory of Bettine Rumming by Carol, Ted, Louise and Catherine.  Thinking of you always Mum.

On Saturday 19th December by David & Julie Mantell, in memory of Sheila Ann Mantell. 


Please remember the friends and family of the late Martyn Hezlett, Mary Barrett, Margery Indge and
Anthony Thomson.



At Wroughton & Wichelstowe Parish Church

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, booking is essential for all
please see details at the bottom of page.

Sunday 20th December – Christmas Carols and Readings

10am                Christmas carols and readings

6pm                    Christmas carols and readings

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve


10am – 2pm     Collect your Christingle kit and activity bag from church (no need to book for this, just come when you’re ready!)

3pm               Christingle Service (On line via Facebook)

Join us online on our Facebook page as we tell the Christmas story, sing some carols and build our kits.

Christmas Eve – Holy Communion Service

7pm                    Christmas Eve – Holy Communion Service

11:30pm           Christmas Eve – Holy Communion Service

Friday 25th December – Christmas Day

8am                    Christmas Day – Holy Communion

10am                  Christmas Day – Holy Communion

There is no charge, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL due to COVID-19
restrictions as numbers will be limited.

Email or phone the church office: 01793 812050 or office@wroughton.com