22nd August 2021

Trinity 12


8am                    Morning Prayer (traditional language). 

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

12.30pm             Christening Service for ENNA THOMAS

4pm                     Church at 4 meeting in church.  All ages welcome (no need to book a place).   


10am                   Mid-week Phone Service

Our new mid week telephone service HAS started and the sound IS 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.


8am                      Holy Communion (traditional language)

Preacher:             Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespersons:     Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10am                    Holy Communion in Church and on YouTube.

Preacher:            Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:        Marion Colton

Reading:              1 Peter 4

Reader:               Lillian Wicks

Gospel:                John 17. 6-11

Sidespersons:     Colin & Jackie Ash

12.30pm             Christening Service for OLIVA MARLAND

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



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.

Refreshments after 10am Service

We will once again be serving refreshments after the 10am service, cold drinks only for the time being, but coffee and tea once we are able to use the area in the North aisle.

We thought it would be a good idea for people to bring their own cups if possible. Paper cups will be available for visitors or for those who forget their cup! 

Standing up for justice

Last week Sally Hunter spoke about the need to challenge unjust structures in our society and she used the example of Universal Credit. Sally writes:

As many of you may know this is the main unemployment benefit and many people who receive it find it a daily struggle to pay their bills and feed their family. During the pandemic the government increased it by £20 per week and this made a huge difference to so many families. This increase is set to end in October and so once again families will find themselves struggling to cope. I suggested we all email our MP and ask them to support keeping the increase in place.

The Trussell Trust, who run the largest network of Foodbanks across the country and who also lobby government, have set out a handy guide to action here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/keepthelifeline/#join-us this includes a tool to enable you to email your MP. You can add in details to make it relevant to your MP so that it has more of an impact, maybe listing your specific reasons for supporting keeping the increase, or letting them know that you have voted for them in the past. Remember to be polite and courteous, maybe reassuring them that you want to be a critical friend rather than a hostile enemy. I hope this is helpful as something you can do to show love to our community. Sally.

Telephone number for Chris-the-curate

Chris’ telephone line has now been installed. You can reach him on: 01793 814987. All offers of tea and cake gratefully accepted…

Church Hall roof replacement

The tender process for the replacement of the Church Hall roof and installation of solar panels is now complete and we have accepted a quote from Oakridge Construction for £54,966 to replace the main roof covering plus an additional £22,736 from GB Sol for the solar panels. We anticipate that the remaining contract for the drainage works will be awarded when the roof work is nears completion. Most of this cost has been met through a combination of two very generous gifts and the grant that we received from the Wiltshire Communities Foundation. The roof replacement secures the fabric of building and helps us with our ambition to become more environmentally sustainable, if we want to improve the internal facilities (modern and accessible toilets for example) then we will need to do some serious fundraising… Building work starts in the middle of August and will last for 8 or 9 weeks. During most of this time the Church Hall will remain open for use. Phill. 

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.  IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP WITH MAKING SCONES PLEASE CAN YOU GIVE ANNE A CALL SHE NEEDS A FEW MORE PEOPLE TO OFFER!

Ride and Stride for Churches

This year, the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride for Churches is back and takes place on Saturday 11th September. The event raises funds for the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, a charity involved in giving grants for the maintenance of our historic places of worship in the County.

The event takes place between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm on the Saturday and as usual,  participants visit as many of the local participating Wiltshire Churches as they choose, either by cycling, walking or even on horseback! The event is sponsored, with the participant typically raising more, with the more Churches visited. The participating churches provide a wonderful range of rural and urban churches, in many architectural styles and fashions to admire.

If you would like to take part, please contact your parish organiser for the event, Mike Mason. Mike can be contacted via the office via office@wroughton.com or in person. Mike can provide further details and a sponsorship form – there is also a JustGiving option available.

Can you help?

As a Sponsored Bike Ride to Paris cannot not happen this year.  155 people are now riding from Surrey to  Stratford on Avon.   They will be stopping at Legge House for a sandwich lunch and I need help on Friday 10th September.   If you are available between 9am and 5pm to help in some way please let me know.  I will put a rota together so everyone only works a short time, so it would be good to know what timings suit you best.  It will be preparing sandwiches, serving teas and coffee or clearing away.  They will be coming in in groups of 10,  not all together.  Please contact Sheila Tubey, Legge House 813273.

Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising

On 11th September Tim Winter will be hiking 26 miles along the Wye Valley from Chepstow to Monmouth to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, because we all need help in dealing with cancer. You can donate directly to his fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/Friends-through-Adventure .

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Macmillan Cancer Support and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Alternatively, contact Tim if you want to make a donation straight to him, so that he can transfer it to his fundraising page on your behalf.  Many thanks. 

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”.

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

August – In the car

  • Change your car breakdown cover to a company that campaigns for better environmental transport measures, rather than being part of the road transport lobby eg Environmental Transport Association eta.co.uk


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Thea Gilliard and Carol Sole.

The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT – Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm

01793 812050  office@wroughton.com

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