Sunday 3rd April 2022

Lent 5


8am                     MORNING PRAYER  (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 4th  APRIL                  10.00am   Lent Course, 11 St John’s Road

TUESDAY 5th APRIL                   9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

                                                            7.30pm     Lent Course, 12 Artis Avenue

                                                            7.30pm     Lent Course, The Church Hall

WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL         11.00am   Lent Course, 49 Perry’s Lane

                                                           7.30pm     Lent Course, The Vicarage

THURSDAY 7th APRIL             9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

10.00am   Let’s make an Easter Garden – Comm Room, Deanery  Accademy

SUNDAY 10th APRIL 2022


8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                             Preacher:            Revd Phill Harrison

                             Sidesperson:       Ron & Joan Reader

10am                   MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Revd Phill Harrison

                             Intercessions:     John Henderson

                             Reading:              Psalm 118. 1-2, 19-end

                Reader:               Keith Bassett

                             Sidespersons:     Colin & Jackie Ash

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 (or search for Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish church) and press the ‘subscribe’ button.

Holy Week services

During Holy Week we’re invited to engage with the story of Jesus’ passion and resurrection through a series of special services that walk us through the events:

Maundy Thursday 7:30pm – the liturgy of the Last Supper and stripping of the sanctuary.

Good Friday 10:00am – the crucifixion followed by Walk of Witness with Discovery Church.

Good Friday 2:00pm – an hours at the cross. Guided reflections and meditations.

Holy Saturday 7:30pm – the lighting of the new fire and the service of light.

Easter Day 8am and 10am – Easter Eucharist.

Easter Lillies

As usual we are asking for donations towards the Easter Lillies that we have in the Church over the Easter period.  If you would like to give please place your donation in the box at the back of the Church.  Paddy Sansum



 Art Exhibition, Wroughton’s got Talent!

If you read this before Saturday, 2nd April, do come along to the art Exhibition in the Church Hall between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to see the talents on display from our village. For just £2 you can be amazed/amused/delighted/entertained by the various items and at the same time help to raise funds to support CMS and the wonderful work it does in many different countries by showing God’s loving concern to those in need. We hope to see you there!




The next meeting will be at 10am on 7th April in the Community Room at the Deanery school. We will be telling the Easter story by doing something practical and creative. Everyone is welcome (regardless of how practical or creative you feel you are!). Please let Martina know that you’re coming, so that she can make sure that there is enough stuff:

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. 

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 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. 

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:

Locally, Barnabas Fund/ are collecting non-perishable food, blankets and warm clothing. Donation should be taken to the 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:

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:

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


Tearfund is a Christian charity which partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. They tackle poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters, and challenging injustice.

Easter Africa is currently facing it’s most severe food crisis in a generation, having experienced it’s worse drought since 1981.Climate change has altered weather patterns in the region resulting in droughts of increasing frequency and intensity. The situation has been further complicated by local conflicts, Covid 19 and now the invasion of Ukraine has sent food prices rocketing. Tearfund are working with churches and local organisations in the region and are asking for our prayers that God will provide the resources that they need, that international attention and support is given to the region and that the much needed rains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda will come , enabling crops to be grown.  

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

April – Money Magic

  1. Spend less money! Just about every pound we spend has environmental costs (except investing in environmental projects). So with wealth comes more responsibility.
  2. Donate to charities that alleviate the effects of climate change, as well as being compassionate to our local, global and generational neighbours it can save you 500kg CO2e a year.

The Church Office

The Office will be closed on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th April.  I will be back in the office on Wednesday 6th April. Janet Burchell 


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

01793 812050  Revd Phill Harrison – Vicar 01793 812301

Revd Chris HunterCurate 01793 814987  Church Twitter Account – @WroughtonWichel

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-Make an Easter Garden-

Designs will vary – this is just an example

When: 7th April -10am

Where: Deanery Academy,

Community Room

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