8am HOLY COMMUNION (traditional language).
10am MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.
MONDAY 14th MARCH 10.00am Lent Course, 11 St John’s Road
TUESDAY 15th MARCH 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
7.30pm Lent Course, 12 Artis Avenue
7.30pm Lent Course, The Church Hall
WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH 11.00am Lent Course, 49 Perry’s Lane
7.30pm Lent Course, The Vicarage
THURSDAY 17th MARCH 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2022
8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
Preacher: Mark Tubey
Sidesperson: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Intercessions: Janet Henderson
Reading: Psalm 40. 1-8
Reader: Alan Gregory
Sidespersons: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley
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.
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. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.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.
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
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
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.
No dogs. CHILDREN WELCOME
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/
Brighter Futures Blankets
Here are the two latest blankets we have completed. Thanks to Jean Ford for assembling the pink and red one and to Wroughton Guide company who made the central panel of small squares in the yellow/green blanket as part of a proficiency badge. Please keep knitting 6inch(15cm) BUT please check that your knitting is a) square and b) measures 6 inches. A recent one was 8 inches square and had to be
re knitted. Also there is no need to iron your squares as the completed blankets have to be washed before they are passed to the hospital. Many thanks. Janet Henderson
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
March – Lent Lament
- 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.
- 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 🤗
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Iris Wylie. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
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MINDFULNESS AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
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.
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