8th May 2022

Easter 4


8am                     MORNING PRAYER in Church 

10am                   MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL

All ages welcome. 


MONDAY 9TH MAY           10.00am   Bible Study Group – 22 Kellsborough Avenue

TUESDAY 10th MAY          9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

THURSDAY 12th MAY       9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

SATURDAY 14TH MAY      1.00pm     Wedding Service for Daniel Mead & Emily Cooper

7.30pm     Wroughton Choral Society Farewell Concert, Church                                          



8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                             Preacher:            Revd Barbara Abrey

                             Sidesperson:       Ron & Joan Reader 

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Revd Chris Hunter

                             Intercessions:     Sheila Tubey

                            Reading:              Acts 11. 1-18

                            Reader:               Helen Toomer

                             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.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting to Elect Churchwardens– these meetings will be held this year in person (no telephone or You Tube option) on Sunday 15 May starting at 11.15am in church. There will be vacancies on the Parochial Church Council (PCC) so please pray about whether you might be called to volunteer for this role. If you have been on the Electoral Roll for at least six months and would like to stand for election, nomination forms are available from either the Parish Office or Helen Toomer (htoomer@outlook.com) or at the back of church. If you are interested or would like more information please speak to any of the current PCC members or to the Vicar.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study Group

Over the next 3 weeks, the Tuesday evening Bible study group will be looking at a course called ‘For such a time as this’ exploring ecological justice. If you would like to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship and prayer, please come along to 12 Artis Avenue at 7.30pm. See Carolyn Kirk for further information.

Job vacancy: PA/Secretary to the Bishop of Swindon 

We are recruiting for this exciting opportunity to support the Bishop of Swindon using your skills and experience in an interesting and varied role. You can find full details and apply here, or search CofE Pathways for Swindon.  The closing date is 2nd May 2022.


We are continuing to engage with the schools in our parish. Rev. Phill has been doing lots of work at the Deanery and will be joining students for RE lessons during this term. I have been building links with the Infants and Junior schools in Wroughton as well as the Kingfisher school in Wichelstowe. Before Easter, this included helping teach several lessons at the Juniors’ and meeting with Year 3 classes to talk about Easter and its significance for Christians. I also led an assembly, getting children from Year 4 and Year 6 to act out the Easter story.

This went really well and the children really enjoyed the chance to do some acting! This term, we are looking at opportunities for all of the year groups to make visits to our church, have an explore and talk about what they find. We are also trying to find ways to join in with the life of each school and offering pastoral support to teachers and other members of staff.  Rev. Chris

Pastoral care

We have recently started a pastoral care team to visit people and offer support where it is needed. If you would like a visit from a member of the team, or would like someone to talk to about any issue, please contact Rev. Chris or email curate@wroughton.com so we can arrange a meeting. We would love to support you and join with you in your Christian journey.

LICC 40th Birthday evening – 12th May 7.30pm – An invitation from Paul Woolley, CEO of LICC

LICC is an organisation that helps Christians from all walks of life to grow in confidence, knowing the God can and will work through them, wherever they find themselves. May people will know their Chief Executive Paul Woolley, who lives in Wroughton. Paul writes:

“As part of our programme for the coming year, we’re on a tour of 40 cities, and we’re coming to Swindon!

The full details are here: https://licc.org.uk/40-cities/   We’ll be at Pattern Church on Thursday 12 May at 7.30pm – There’ll be refreshments, feature presentations, videos, interviews, prayer, and resources that’ll help people live as disciples of Jesus in their everyday lives. We are keen to promote this as widely as possible in churches across Swindon so please publicise widely and come along.  If people can use the online booking system, that would be great. It’s simple to use and will help us with catering and seating: https://licc.org.uk/40-cities/#register

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 

Volunteers for Wroughton Carnival

Volunteers are required for the Carnival on Saturday 9th July.  Please let Sally Parker know if you can help.

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

May – Holiday highlights

  1. Have a “staycation” or use public transport to travel abroad. A return flight to Greece emits 1 tonne CO2e – your whole 2019 reduction target!
  2. Think twice before you book a cruise: the environmental impact is greater than a flight with CO2e emissions of 640g per person per mile.


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Doreen Hunt and Kathleen Dobbs.

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  office@wroughton.com  Revd Phill Harrison – Vicar 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

Revd Chris HunterCurate 01793 814987 curate@wroughton.com  Church Twitter Account – @WroughtonWichel

Find us on Facebook – Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church

Please follow us for all the latest updates from Wroughton Parish Church.