8am HOLY COMMUNIONtraditional language).
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube (no need to book a place).
4pm TODAY Church at 4 – Meeting in the vicarage garden for a bring-and-share picnic.
All welcome (even if you don’t normally come to Church at 4)
6pm EVENSONG in Church
WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
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.
THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
7.30pm PCC Meeting, Church Hall
SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
8am HOLY COMMUNION (traditional language)
Preacher: Revd Phill Harrison
Sidespersons: Joan & Ron Reader
12.30pm CHRISTENING SERVICE for Jude Mulqueen
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Revd Phill Harrison
Reading: Genesis 1. 1-25
Gospel: John 1. 1-25
Sidespersons: Alan & Kathy Gregory
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN CHURCH – All ages welcome (no need to book a place).
WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
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.
Bible Study Group
The Monday morning Bible Studies will be resuming on 6th September, 10.00 am at 11 St John Road. Anyone is welcome to come along for a more in-depth look at the Sunday Bible readings.
As you have probably noticed we have started to do cold drinks after the service. Although we have plenty of disposable cups to use it would be useful if people could bring their own mugs particularly when we start doing hot drinks which hopefully be on September 19th. Thank you
THIS SATURDAY! – 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!
Engaging with Living in Love and Faith.
Living in Love and Faith sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another. It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change. It seeks to help all members of the Church of England engage with these issues and hear God’s voice speaking into society today. The feedback from engagement across the church this year will inform discussions next year on whether or not to change the Church of England’s stance on marriage and human sexuality.
We are running the 6 week Living in Love and Faith course in Swindon at various dates and times this Autumn. Please visit https://bit.ly/SwinLLF for more details of what you can expect if you take part in a course and how to sign up.
This is an important time for the Church of England’s mission, please consider taking part.
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 email@example.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.
Swindon Youth for Christ
For the past 70 years, Swindon Youth for Christ has been working to take the good news about Jesus Christ to the young people of Swindon. The methods have changed over the decades from large evangelistic rallies to work with individuals in schools or on the streets.
The Covid pandemic brought most of the current activities to a halt, but has provided a space to review ways in which the work should change for the future.
Instead of SYFC working independently, but being supported by the local churches, it is planned that the churches should lead on the work, whilst being aided and resourced by SYFC.
Please pray for wisdom and discernment as opportunities are researched, and new ways of working put in place.
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
September – Lighting your home
Light bulbs! If the average household replaced all of their bulbs with LEDs, it would cost about £100 and save about £35 a year on bills.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Alison Barclay and Jillian Powell.