15th May 2022

Sunday 15th, 22nd & 29th May

Easter 5


8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.



4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL

All ages welcome. 


MONDAY 16TH MAY         10.00am   Bible Study Group – 22 Kellsborough Avenue

TUESDAY 17th MAY          9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church

THURSDAY 19th MAY       9.00am     Morning Prayer in Church                                          



8am                     MORNING PRAYER in Church

                             Preacher:            Sally Hunter

                             Sidesperson:       David & Lynda Pell

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Revd Phill Harrison

                             Intercessions:     Chris Hunter

                            Reading:              Acts 16. 9-15

              Reader:               Helena Thomas

                             Sidespersons:     Sally Parker and June Bradley 

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.



8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                             Preacher:            Revd Chris Hunter

                             Sidesperson:       Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon 

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.

                             Preacher:            Dr John Godfree

                             Intercessions:     Mark Tubey

                             Reading:              Acts 1. 1-11

              Reader:               Janet Henderson

                             Sidespersons:     Colin & Jackie Ash 

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.



8am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10am                   HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube. 

4pm                     CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.

6pm                     EVENSONG in Church

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.

Reconvening of Church Men’s Group

The Men’s Group that formerly met periodically up to the outbreak of Covid has arranged to meet up again on Saturday 4th June at the Church Hall, starting at 9.00 am. The aim is to start with a cooked breakfast from the Hall kitchen, to be followed by initial social time, discussion about the preferred basis for future meetings, a short bible study and a concluding time of prayer. The aim is to conclude by 11.00 am at the latest. If you are interested in coming along, could you please notify Mike Mason on 07899 041596 or email: masonmj@ntlworld so numbers can be tracked for catering.

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.


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. 

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 

Cream Teas for the Hospice

Cream Teas & Table Top Sale, featuring the Wroughton Silver Band will take place on Saturday 18th June, 2.45pm at St Joseph’s Church in aid of the Prospect Hospice.  If you have any table top, raffle prices or tombola gifts you could donate please leave with Janet at the Parish Office, Priors Hill.  If you are able to help on the day please ring Anne Moss, 813318.

Volunteers for Wroughton Carnival

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

Macmillan Cancer Support Sponsorship

Tim Winter is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by participating in the 100km Race to the Stones, along the Ridgeway to Avebury on 09-10 July.  If you would like to make a donation to this cause, please pass the money to Tim or go directly to his Justgiving page online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tim-winter2

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

May – Holiday highlights

  1. If you are staying away choose your hotel carefully. Depending on the level of luxury, meat served, food wasted, energy wasted with excess heating etc your night could cost you 3 to 60kg CO2e per person per night.
  2. Slow down and relax on: Drive at 60mph on the motorway and 50mph on main roads and save 10% on fuel and CO2e emissions. 


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Harold Wilkins.  We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.

The Church Office

The Office will be closed from Wednesday 18th May and will reopen on Monday 30th May as I will be on annual leave.  Any queries please contact the Barbara or the Curate.  Janet

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

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