20th March 2022

Lent 3


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.


MONDAY 21st  MARCH                   10.00am   Lent Course, 11 St John’s Road

TUESDAY 22nd MARCH                 9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

                                                                  7.30pm     Lent Course, 12 Artis Avenue

                                                                  7.30pm     Lent Course, The Church Hall

WEDNESDAY 23rd  MARCH         11.00am   Lent Course, 49 Perry’s Lane

                                                                  7.30pm     Lent Course, The Vicarage

THURSDAY 24th MARCH              9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

FRIDAY 25th MARCH                      2.15pm     Funeral Service for the late Iris Wylie at Kingsdown Crematorium 



8am                     MORNING PRAYER in Church

                              Preacher:            Dr John Godfree

                              Sidesperson:      Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

                              Preacher:            Revd Barbara Abrey

                              Intercessions:   Helen Toomer

                              Reading:              Exodus 1. 15-21

                Reader:               Judith Alexander

                             Sidespersons:    Tony & Julia Edmonds


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.

Lent course – it’s not too late to join in!

This year our Lent course is helping us to reflect on what it means for each of us to be called by God; to live lives shaped and directed by his call. The course is being run through small groups, meeting at various times throughout the week. If you haven’t been able to join in yet then don’t worry – it’s not too late. Please feel free to just turn up at any of the sessions listed in the ‘This week’ section above.

Ukraine emergency appeal

Last week at 10am and Church at 4 we showed a short video from our friend Luke Cowley in Romania, talking about the work that local churches and other organisations are doing to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in Romania and Moldova. You can give to their fund supporting projects helping Ukrainian refugees, by visiting here: https://www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/refugeesinromania

Locally, Barnabas Fund/food.gives are collecting non-perishable food, blankets and warm clothing. Donation should be taken to the food.gives Warehouse in Swindon (32b, Ganton Way, Techno Trading Estate, Swindon, SN2 8EZ) 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

Nationally, the Church of England is supporting emergency relief work through the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe and the Anglican mission agency USPG. You can support USPG’s emergency appeal here: https://ukraine-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/

If you are able to provide practical support or sponsorship to refugees arriving in the UK then please sign up on Sanctuary’s pledge site: https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk

Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist

The annual Diocesan Eucharist with the Blessing of Oils and the Renewal of Commitment to Ministry will take place in Bristol Cathedral on Thursday 14 April at 10:30am. This service is not only when we share in the traditional Blessing of the Oils for use in initiation and healing (Baptism, Sickness and Chrism), but also a unique opportunity for the whole diocese to come together in prayer, to break bread together, and to renew our commitment to the service of God in Christ. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Recommended viewing


BBC iPlayer – Mission: Joy – With Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama

A feel-good film that follows the meeting between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu in 2015 during which they show how it is possible find joy despite life’s challenges.



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, refreshments will be available. 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.

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

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/

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.


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

  • Join a prayer group at church (or start one if you have to) and intercede for the renewal of creation, for example pray local eco projects, halting species extinction, slowing down climate change. Find monthly intercession updates at prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk
  • Join (or start) an eco-group in your church/town/village to be part of the renewal of Christ’s creation. Community environmental groups need the hope that Christian’s can bring.
  • Read the Easter story in one or all of the gospels. Think how you and your church will join with the whole community of creation in celebrating the salvation, renewal and new birth that Jesus’ death and resurrection brings to all things.

Church Office

The office will be closed on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th March.  Janet Burchell


The Church will be floodlit on Friday 25th March by Debbie Herring in memory of her husband,
Dave Herring on his birthday.


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Sidney Hayward, Sydney Hyde and Iris Wylie. 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