25th July to 8th August 2021

Dear all,

I hope that you have managed to appreciate the sunnier weather that we’ve been having in late July. The summer holiday season is upon us, so this notice sheet covers the three weeks from 25th July to 8th August. If you’re managing to get away yourself then I hope that you have a blessed and refreshing break.

The Parish office will be closed from Monday 26th July to Friday 6th August and Janet will return to the office on Monday 9th August. For anything urgent, please contact Phill or Barbara.

God bless, Revd Phill.


8:00                    Morning Prayer (traditional language).

10am                   Holy Communion in Church and on YouTube (no need to book a place). 

12.30pm             Christening Service for Enna Ivy Thomas 

4pm                     Church at 4 meeting in church.  We will be thinking about the Miracle of Jesus Feeding the 5,000.  All ages welcome (no need to book a place).


10am                   Mid-week Phone Service

Our new mid week telephone service started this week and the sound was much better!  Everyone is welcome to join this short service.

  • To join the Wednesday 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. 


8:00                      Holy Communion (traditional language)

Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Sidespersons:     Alan & Christine Wrixon


10:00                    Holy Communion in Church and on YouTube.

Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Intercessor:        Helen Toomer

Reading:              1 Peter 1. 13-25

Reader:               Jean Ford

Gospel:                Luke 24. 13-35

Sidespersons:     Rose Humphries and Pat Herring

12 noon               Christening Service for Annie & Harrison Uzzell

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

6pm                     Evensong

Preacher:            Marion Colton

Intercessor:        Dr John Godfree

Sidespersons:     Lyn Hezlett and Jean Ford

1st Reading:        Job 28

2nd Reading:        Hebrews 11. 17-31


10am                   Mid-week Phone Service

                             Please see above for dial-in details.


8:00                      Holy Communion (traditional language)

Preacher:             Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespersons:     Ron & Joan Reader

10:00                    Holy Communion in Church and on YouTube.

Preacher:             Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessor:        Sheila Tubey

Reading:              1 Peter 2. 1-12

Reader:               Ida Morton

Gospel:                John 14. 1-14

Sidespersons:     Mike & Bridget Awre

12.30pm             Christening Service for Ruben Jackson

4pm                     Church at 4 meeting in church. 


10am                   Mid-week Phone Service

                             Please see above for dial-in details.

Live streaming the 10am service

The 10am service will be live streamed on You Tube. Please visit our YouTube Channel on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc6wnuTqXBYTixq-NpQgeLQ (or search for Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish church) and press the ‘subscribe’ button.

Covid-19 restrictions after 19th July

On 19th July the government changed the way it is managing Covid restrictions in England. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable in our church, so for the time being we will be continuing with the following measures:

– Face masks (these are chiefly for the protection of others)

– Social distancing for those who want to

– Regular cleaning

– Good ventilation

– Taking names as people arrive (for track and trace)

The congregation will now be able to sing! (behind masks) and you will no longer need to book a space at any of our services. The PCC has made a commitment to review these measures in September and we expect the situation to evolve.

Thank you from Revd Cheryl

Thank you to those that were able to join me at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 3rd July on the occasion to the Priesthood. It was good that we were able to finally meet again! Thank you for all the cards, prayers and good wishes. With Every Blessing Revd. Cheryl.

Cream Teas for the Hospice

Cream Teas & Table Top Sale, featuring the Wroughton Silver Band will take place on Saturday 4th September, 2.45pm at St Joseph’s Church in aid of the Prospect Hospice.  If you have any table top, raffle prices or tombola gifts you could donate please leave with Janet at the Parish Office, Priors Hill.  If you are able to help on the day please ring Anne Moss, 813318.  Nearer the time I will be asking for scones!  Anne Moss

Your Parish Church – moving forward survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, we had almost 60 responses from a mix of people, including regular worshippers, occasional visitors and members of the wider community, enabling us to capture a broad range of views. Unfortunately, the government’s Covid-19 changes on 19th July meant that the PCC needed to spend a significant amount of time reviewing our Covid risk assessment at its July meeting. Some analysis has been done by individual PCC members and we will collectively review the output from the survey at a meeting in September.

The Church Mission Society

“The Church Mission Society (CMS) is one of a number of charities that we have supported as a Church for many years; most recently through our links with Phil and Sylvie Good as they worked alongside Churches in the Beirut area supporting refugees and their families. It will be great catching up with them again and being updated as to their own situation and perspectives.

CMS is celebrating it’s 222nd birthday this year and we will be joining them in their “Two-gether for Mission” project  marking this achievement later in the year. Well – how would you celebrate a 222nd birthday?!  Look out for further details!

Lets keep Phil and Sylvie and CMS very much in our prayers as we seek to work through together the ongoing challenges, and practical outworking of social reform and world evangelism in these times of constant change”.

Social Event – Sunday 1st August

Our CMS partners, Phil and Sylvie Good are currently in England and will be visiting our church on 1st August. To give them a good welcome and also to welcome our new curate Chris and his family, we have booked Legge House to enable us to chat with them and with one another. Coffee, tea, etc. will be served after the morning service and there will be a bring and share lunch about 12.30 pm. Please bring your own mug for the drinks and some food to share. If you aren’t ready to share food, please bring your own picnic – we really want your company, so even if you can’t be there for coffee, please come for lunch. This will be the first occasion for us to socialise and catch up with one another after so many difficult months.

Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation

July – Your electrical appliances

Buy A-rated electrical appliances whenever you can. They may be more expensive initially but you will save on your energy bills.


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Jean Siddall, Joyce Pounder, Jean Sidwell, Iain Hyde.