6th March 2022

Lent 1



Many apologies but there will be NO parking at Legge House today as the car park and premises are being used for Training Marshalls at the Isle of Man TT Racing. 

8am                     HOLY COMMUNION  (traditional language).

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.

6pm                     EVENSONG  in Church


MONDAY 7th MARCH                   10am      Lent Course, 11 St John’s Road

TUESDAY 8th MARCH             9.00am      Morning Prayer in Church

                                                          7.30pm      Lent Course, 12 Artis Avenue

                                                          7.30pm      Lent Course, The Church Hall

WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH     11.00am    Lent Course, 49 Perry’s Lane

                                                           7.30pm     Lent Course, The Vicarage

THURSDAY 10th MARCH        9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

                                                          10.00am    Let’s Chat at the Deanery School, Wichelstowe 



8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                             Preacher:            Revd Chris Hunter

                             Sidesperson:       David & Lynda Pell           

10am                   MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Revd Phill Harrison

                             Intercessions:     Sheila Tubey

                            Reading:              Genesis 1. 26-2:2

              Reader:               Lillian Wicks

                             Sidespersons:     Lyn Hezlett and Jean Ford

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.

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. 


Will be on March 10th please come along and feel free to invite members of the community. Invites to give out are at the back of the church.  We would love to invite anyone that contributes in any way to our community.  From the lady that leads a knitting group to the Mayor.  Most of us will be part of a group or club and we would very much like to welcome a representative at our next LET’S CHAT session. Thank you for your support.  Martina & the LET’S Team

Lent course

Some people think that vocation, or spiritual calling, is just for special people… but God calls us all to live our lives shaped and directed by his call. Our Lent course this year explores the meaning of vocation for everyone. It will help us to embark on an adventure with God – a journey through life in which we make a contribution to the world around us. Whether we are 9 or 99, God calls us to follow him and make a difference in his world.

We will be running the course in small groups at various times throughout the week, beginning from Monday 7th March. Please SIGN UP for the small group that suits you best, either using the sign-up sheet at the back of church or by emailing Janet in the church office (office@wroughton.com). Groups will meet weekly for 5 weeks:

Monday at 10am (11 St John’s Road)

Tuesday 7:30pm (Church Hall)

Tuesday 7:30pm (12 Artis Ave)

Wednesday 11am (49 Perry’s Lane)

Wednesday 7:30pm (The Vicarage)

Electoral Roll Revision 2022

We are approaching the time of our annual Electoral Roll revision (27 Feb to 25 April 2022).  The roll is open to anyone over 16 years old, who is baptised and is either resident in the parish or who regularly attends our services. Being on the roll allows you to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting and, if you are not resident in the parish it gives you certain rights otherwise only given to residents. If you regularly attend our services and are not already on the roll, we would like to encourage you to join the electoral roll. Application forms are available from the Parish Office- tel 01793 812050 or email office@wroughton.com. If for any reason you attend our services, but do not feel able to be on the electoral roll please would you complete just page 1 of the form and return it so we have your consent to hold your details so we can keep in touch with you. All completed forms to be returned to the Parish Office by 25 April.

Church Mission Society

Our link partners, Phill and Sylvie Good are going through a time of change and upheaval. After spending some time in North Africa, they returned to England over Christmas and were not able to go back because of COVID restrictions. They have since been back for a short while to Lebanon and are now seeking God’s guidance as to where they should return. They have many friends in Lebanon and the need there is still great. Please pray that they will discern where God is leading them to share the love of Christ.

Art Exbition

There will be an Art Exhibition at the Church Hall on Saturday 2nd April (11am-3pm) celebrating the theme of “People, Animals and Planet” and raising money for CMS. The aim is to encourage members of our local community to share and demonstrate our artistic talent whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause. There is a nominal display fee for exhibitors of £2 (under 16s £1) with free admittance for those submitting entries.

Could you produce any art, photography, poetry or sculpture to explore this deliberately broad, inclusive and contemporary theme?

Entry forms are available from the Church and Church Office and the event will of course be open to all on the day.


I have several Christian books now surplus to requirements which are in a box in the South aisle near the refreshments table. If you would like any of them, please help yourself.  Margaret Penfound

Lent Lunches

Soup ~ Bread ~ Cheese

Tea Or Coffee

Every Friday during Lent at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Devizes Road, Wroughton

From Friday 4th March, 12noon to 1.00pm – Donations for Christian Aid/Cafod

Everyone Welcome 

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight is with us from February 21st. You will find offers on Fairtrade goods in some of the supermarkets. Traidcraft have a new catalogue and although I won’t be doing a table at Church please feel free to order through me and I will deliver your items to you.   Sally Parker

 Be a Brighter Futures Blanketeer.

Here  are the latest blankets which I’ve made from selected scarves ( originally made for Mission to Seafarers). One in shades of red, blue and purple; one in greens and navy and one in reds and browns. Please keep making 6inch squares. We have two more blankets being assembled from squares at the moment, which is wonderful. Thank you. Janet Henderson Tel 535856

CHANGE OF TIMES AND VENUE FOR 90th Birthday Celebration for Gwen 

Will now take place at Legge House from 11am to 3pm on Friday 3rd June.

Please bring your own food or a contribution for the table.


Worried about energy bills rising?

Contact Citizens Advice Swindon for support. Not sure how the Energy Price Cap rise will affect you? Worried about how you will meet the cost of your bills this year?

For an appointment with an Energy Adviser contact us on 08082787813 or via the form on their website: https://www.citizensadviceswindon.org.uk/contact-form/

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

March – Lent Lament

  1. For each day of Lent pray of one thing in creation that you care about, for example birds in the garden, your favourite food, your car. Thank God for it, lament if it is being damaged by human action or causing harm, and intercede for wisdom and Christ’s renewal.
  2. Set aside time each week in Lent to go for a walk (or look out the window if you are not able) and actively appreciate Christ’s creation, remembering that we are wholly dependent on it for our survival.

Suggestions in response to ‘Shop Local, Act Global’ ….(thank you Jane!)

Some supermarkets (including Waitrose) let you take your own containers for the deli, cheese, meat and fish counters. Use muslin or cotton bags for loose fruit and vegetables (try and buy loose instead of plastic covered) ….. Sainsburys are currently selling muslin bags for 30p each 🙂

Many supermarkets will take back packaging that can’t generally be recycled ….. and Tesco have very good recycling outlets for crisp packets, all sorts of plastics etc.  Do lobby your supermarket to ‘do better’ if you think there’s an area they can improve on….


More suggestions in response to ‘Shop Local, Act Global’ …….

Local Eggs, Meat Boxes & Honey from:

Jones Country Fayre @Costow Farm, Wharf Road.

www.jonescountryfayre.co.uk  (Also on Facebook)

Grow your own!  Many vegetables, particularly salad crops, can be grown in a variety of containers – from yoghurt pots, to food cans, to large garden pots….  have a go…..good for you and the planet in all sorts of ways!

A New Arrival!

Congratulations to Holly & Seb Lenik on the birth of their daughter Rosie Peta, on 1 March – a sister for Alba 🤗

The church will be floodlit on Saturday 5th March by Nana Helena, in celebration – and to give thanks for the NHS and all the staff and volunteers at Great Western Hospital.


The Church will be floodlit on Monday 7th March by Ida Morton in memory of her husband, William Morton; On Saturday 12th March by Ann & Karen Everden in memory of Roy Everden.


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Joan Gordon and Charles Greening.

We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.

The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton,

SN4 0RT Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm. Closed Tuesdays. 01793 812050  office@wroughton.com

Revd Phill Harrison – Vicar 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

Revd Chris HunterCurate 01793 814987 curate@wroughton.com  Church Twitter Account – @WroughtonWichel

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A Quiet Day with Tim Stead

Saturday 2nd April 2022    9.45am-4pm

St Mary’s Church Commonweal Rd, Old Town Swindon

An introduction to Mindfulness with reflections on how it relates to Christian spirituality.

Tim Stead is a former Vicar and an accredited mindfulness teacher who trained with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He is also the author of Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality (SPCK 2016) and See Love Be (SPCK 2018).

This will be a practical day with guided meditations with an opportunity to explore our experience of the meditations and including reflections on how these practices relate to the Christian tradition of prayer & spirituality, especially the Christian contemplative tradition.

The cost of the day is: £20   (Financial Assistance available)

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

For more information : susan@tredget.com  07770583987

To Book a place : parishoffice@christchurchswindon.co.uk       01793 522832