17th April 2022



7.30pm               HOLY COMMUNION – the liturgy of the Last Supper and stripping of the sanctuary.


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.


7.30pm               HOLY SATURDAY SERVICE – the lighting of the new fire and the service of light.        


6am                     EASTER SUNRISE BARBURY CASTLE

8am                     EASTER EUCHARIST  (traditional language).

10am                   EASTER EUCHARIST  in Church and on YouTube.

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL

All ages welcome.


MONDAY 18th  APRIL       10.00am   Bible Study Group,  11 St John Road

TUESDAY 19th APRIL        9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

THURSDAY 20th APRIL     9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 24th APRIL 2022


8am                     MORNING PRAYER in Church

                             Preacher:            Revd Barbara Abrey

                             Sidesperson:       Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Revd Barbara Abrey

                             Intercessions:     Mark Tubey

                            Reading:              Acts 5. 27-32

              Reader:               Tiffany Weighell

                             Sidespersons:     Alan & Kathy Gregory 

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.

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!

Breakfast – Saturday 30th April at 10am

Following a successful morning two months ago, we are going to have breakfast at Hall & Woodhouse again on Saturday 30th April at 10.00. If you would like to join us, please put your details on the sheet at the back of church, including a choice from the menu. Alternatively, you can view the menu online at Hall & Woodhouse’s website and email your choices to Chris (curate@wroughton.com).  Looking forward to seeing lots of you on Saturday 30th April.

Church re-plastering

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.

Church Hall Outside Clock

The Parish Council has now had the clock repaired and it is now working!  Please take a look as you walk pass.

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

Art Exhibition

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!

25 April – deadline for Electoral Roll Revision 2022

The closing date for the revision of our Electoral Roll is 25 April so if you have been considering adding your name to the roll but have not yet filled in an application form please do so now. 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. 

Lent Lunches

Thank you to everyone who supported the Lent Lunches, £600.00 was raised for Christian Aid / Cafod.

Many thanks Ann Moss


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

  1. Move your bank account to an ethical bank who invests your money in low carbon, ethical, environmental projects, such as the Triodos Bank. Ethical Consumer (like Which?) provide independent advice ethicalconsumer.org
  2. Move your pension, if you can, to an ethical environmental provider who is not investing your money in fossil fuels. Ethical Consumer (like Which?) provide independent advice ethicalconsumer.org


The Church will be floodlit on Monday 18th April by John Hawkins in memory of Fred & Min Hawkins.


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.

Church Office

The office will be closed from Thursday 14th April and will reopen on Thursday 21st April.


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