8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
10am MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube.
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING in the Church Hall
All ages welcome.
MONDAY 11th JULY 7.30pm Buildings Committee Meeting
TUESDAY 12th JULY 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
WEDNESDAY 13th JULY 7.30pm PCC Meeting
THURSDAY 14th JULY 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
SUNDAY 17th JULY 2022
8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Sidesperson: Alan & Christine Wrixon
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Mark Tubey
Intercessions: Janet Henderson
Reading: Genesis 18. 1-10a
Reader: Carol Gibbon
Sidespersons: Colin & Jackie Ash
12.30pm CHRISTENING SERVICE FOR MATILDA MUTLOW
4pm CHURCH AT 4 MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL All ages welcome.
If you would like to join a small group, please contact the leaders of the groups below and find out where there is space. We would love to have everyone involved in a small group.
|22 Kellsborough Avenue||Monday’s, 10am-11.30
Now on a Summer break
|12 Artis Avenue||Tuesday’s at 7.30pm||Carolyn Kirk|
|Church Hall||Alternate Tuesday evenings||Nick Orman|
|Church Hall||Saturday men’s breakfast||Mike Mason|
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.
Mask wearing in church
The current PCC policy requesting that masks continue to be worn in church has been updated to recognise individual choice so that mask wearing will now be advisory only, providing that the president and chalice assistants will continue to wear masks during the distribution of Holy Communion. As Covid 19 has not disappeared, the situation will be kept under review.
‘New Churchwarden’ – Congratulations to Lynn Hezlett who was elected churchwarden last Sunday. We now have the full complement of churchwardens and pray that God will bless both Lynn and Peter Ferguson in their duties going forward.’
Church Hill Road Closure
We have been told by SBC that the road closure from Church Hill to Broad Hinton, Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th July will not affect access to the Church and Legge House.
Many thanks to everyone that helped and came to our Cream Teas event though the weather wasn’t perfect! We managed to raise £1,010 for the Prospect Hospice.
If you can spare an hour on the afternoon of Saturday 9th July to give a break to those handing out our treasure hunt sheets at the carnival, please let me know. This is a sitting down job, chairs and table provided. The field is open from midday. Barbara 633024
Church Cleaning Rota
With Margaret moving away and changes to jobs and circumstances we have gaps in two of the teams for cleaning the church. If you feel that you could spare an hour or two every six weeks and would like to join one of our cleaning teams then please contact Janet Henderson on 01793 525856 or email@example.com Thank you
Time to Deliver
In 2009 wealthy governments promised to give $100 billion each year from 2020 to enable lower-income countries to respond to the climate crisis. These promises have not been kept.
Britain still holds the COP presidency and is in a position to influence other countries to make good on the promises they made. Tearfund is asking us to call on our government to ensure these promises are fulfilled.
There are cards on the church chest that you can fill in to petition the government to act. Rather than return them individually, you can leave them in church and we will return them in bulk.
Churches ‘Count on Nature’ Wildlife Survey
We took part in the national churches ‘Count on Nature’ survey in early June and in a short time managed to identify 92 species of plants, trees, birds, insects etc in our churchyard, which shows that we have a wealth of wildlife which is our responsibility to cherish and nurture as part of God’s creation. Our Eco church group has plans to further improve the biodiversity of the churchyard …… which we’ll update you on in the autumn.
In the meantime take a walk around all the areas of the churchyard and spot the bird boxes, bug hotels, wildflower areas etc and sit and listen to the birdsong……
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
July –Transport Tips
- Half the carbon cost of every car journey by car sharing. A medium car emits 360g of CO2 a mile whether it has one, two or more people in it. Join a car share club online and save up to £1000 a year.
- If you are driving show love and respect to cyclists by improving your road behaviour. Their bike mile has a carbon footprint of 2g compared to your small car of 280g CO2e a mile.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Shirley Long, Valerie McDonald and John Kibble. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
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Connecting Faith and Finance for a Fairer World
“It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice” Psalm 112 v 5
How ethical is your bank account?
Is it possible to love our neighbour and care for creation through our choice of bank account? It might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but who we bank with has an impact on the world.
. What do you know about your bank’s values and practices? It’s possible that your money is being invested in things you view as harmful.
The world is waking up to the need to move away from fossil fuels, but our big high street banks, like Barclays and HSBC, are still funding coal power projects The good news is that there are banks out there that are helping shape a fairer, greener world, and some of the bigger banks are taking positive steps due to pressure from their customers.
Shining a light on our financial decisions and consumer choices can feel challenging, but it’s an important part of our discipleship and stewardship. Could you set aside some time this week to reflect on your choice of bank? Imagine if every Christian banked with an ethical bank! What a difference that could make.
Invest your money responsibly by doing two or more of the following:
- Find out where your money goes. You can check the ethical credentials of a wide range of saving and investment products with the Your Ethical Money website www.ethicalmoney.org
- Voice your concerns about responsible investment by writing to your bank or pension provider, and ask if you can opt out of funds investing in fossil fuels or arms production
- Move your current account to an ‘ethical bank’. (Triodos and Nationwide both have excellent ethical credentials ……)
- Visit the “Make My Money Matter” campaign website (www.makemymoneymatter.co.uk) which brings together pension savers to demand their money is invested in a way which helps, not harms the planet, aligns with their values and protects future generations
- Visit the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility www.eccr.org.uk for more resources on how to take action with your finances
- Be an activist! Join ‘Market Forces’ (www.marketforces.org.uk) and bring pressure on banks such as Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered to abandon fossil fuels for good.
MAKE THE CHANGE …..BE THE CHANGE!
Eco Church Group