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 11th APRIL 10.00am Bible Study Group, 11 St John Road
TUESDAY 12th APRIL 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
THURSDAY 14th APRIL 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
THURSDAY 14TH APRIL – MAUNDY THURSDAY
7.30pm HOLY COMMUNION – the liturgy of the Last Supper and stripping of the sanctuary.
FRIDAY 15TH APRIL – GOOD FRIDAY
10am GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – the crucifixion followed by Walk of Witness with Discovery Church.
2pm HOUR AT THE CROSS – an hour at the cross. Guided reflections and meditations.
SATURDAY 16TH APRIL – HOLY SATURDAY
7.30pm HOLY SATURDAY SERVICE – the lighting of the new fire and the service of light.
SUNDAY 17th APRIL 2022
5am EASTER SUNRISE BARBURY CASTLE
8am EASTER EUCHARIST in Church
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Sidesperson: David & Lynda Pell
10am EASTER EUCHARIST in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Intercessions: Peter Ferguson
Reading: Acts 10. 34-43
Reader: Carol Gibbon
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.
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 hour 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.
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.
Martina’s going on placement
After Easter Martina Lewis will be undertaking a placement with Chris Mattock, the Lead Chaplain at Great Western Hospital. This is something that she needs to do as part of her ordination training and is an opportunity for her to experience a different type of ministry at first-hand. This means that we won’t be seeing her around in church for a while and she will be putting down her ‘Let’s’ commitments until at least the autumn. Please continue to pray for Martina during this next phase of her formation and development. Out of sight, but not out of mind!
Unfortunately we have been having some challenges securing contractors to complete the re-plastering work on the inside of the church and we have missed the weather window for getting it done this spring (Lime plastering is best done in spring or autumn when it’s neither too hot nor too cold.). The eagle-eyed may have spotted that whilst the North wall has dried out very well with the old gypsum plaster gone, the baptistry wall is still very damp and is in fact growing algae. Much of this wall is below ground level so it will need to be lined with a special membrane before it can be re-plastered.
Church Hall windows
Sadly the windows on the front of the Church Hall were vandalised last week. The building is secure and we are working with our insurers to arrange repairs.
Wroughton Choral Society Farewell Concert
Wroughton Choral Society and friends will hold a Platinum and Silver Jubilee Concert on Saturday 14th May in the Parish Church at 7.30pm. The concert is free, and tickets are not necessary. There will be a retiring collection for the Prospect Hospice.
The concert celebrates both the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Silver Jubilee (delayed from 2021) of Wroughton Choral Society. It is also the farewell concert of WCS as falling numbers have made continuation of the Society unsustainable. Music will include favourites from both Royal coronations and past jubilees together with some favourites of WCS members. John Henderson
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted items for our exhibition last Saturday and also for those who helped set it up and helped with refreshments. Takings and donations came to £297 which all goes to the Church Mission Society. We are grateful for the support of all who came to view the exhibits. I’m sure they were impressed by the display of local talent and many people have let us know that they are looking forward to the next exhibition!
If you are interested in helping out with a litter pick around Wroughton, please meet at the Church Hall this coming Tuesday 12th April at 2pm. We have 8 litter grabbers available (or bring your own if you have one). Gloves are a good idea and we can provide bin bags. We will use the opportunity to have a prayer walk at the same time. Carolyn Kirk
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.
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
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.
East Africa is currently facing its most severe food crisis in a generation, having experienced its 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
- Spend less money! Just about every pound we spend has environmental costs (except investing in environmental projects). So with wealth comes more responsibility.
- 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.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Kathleen Dobbs, Sidney Hayward and Sydney Hyde. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
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