8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube
Tuesday 17th January 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
Thursday 19th January 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
SUNDAY 22nd JANUARY 2023
8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
Sidesperson: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube.
Preacher: Revd Barbara Abrey
Intercessor: Helen Toomer
Reading: 1 Corinthians 1. 10-18
Reader: Carol Gibbon
Sidespersons: Tony & Julia Edmonds
12.30pm CHRISTENING SERVICE FOR WILLIAM & GRACE EMBLING
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||Mondays 10am-11.30
|12 Artis Avenue||Tuesdays at 7.30pm||Carolyn Kirk|
|Church Hall||Alternate Tuesday evenings||Nick Orman|
|The Vicarage||Wednesday evenings during term time.||Karen & Phill Harrison|
|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/@WroughtonWichelstoweParChurch (or search for Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish church) and press the ‘subscribe’ button.
On 14th December King Charles met with his Privy Council and made the final closure order for our churchyard (yes, it really does need an order from the King!). This means that it is no longer possible to create any new graves. However, we are still allowed to bury additional family members in existing graves (provided that there is space). We are also able to bury ashes, either in existing family plots, or in the Garden of Remembrance. There has been church on the site since Saxon times and in all probability burials have been taking place for just as long; we have reached the end of an era. Going forward, we intend to manage the site in a way that balances the needs of visitors and wildlife and we hope that it will remain popular with both.
Warm Space on Sundays in the Church Hall
From January we will be opening up the Church Hall as a Warm Space between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoons. The hope is that this will provide a social place for people to drop in and chat, have a cup of tea and maybe some cake. There might be board games and jigsaws for those that want to use them, but all very informal. Everyone is welcome, regardless of how warm your home actually is and whether you are a churchgoer or not. There will be a short voluntary act of worship at 4pm, but there is no pressure or obligation to stay for this.
Phil & Sylvie Good
It was good to meet up with our Church Mission Society link partners, Phil & Sylvie Good on Tuesday and learning what they have to say regarding the Church Mission Society.
Transforming Church. Together (Diocesan strategy)
During 2021 and 2022 we have been going through a process to discern and develop the next five year vision and strategy for the Diocese of Bristol. Implementation of the strategy will bring additional support to ministers and parishes, so that both can thrive and grow. This will be paid for through our parish share, fundraising, grant giving bodies, and the National Church; the Diocese of Bristol expects to receive significant National Church investment from the start of 2023.
We are now being encouraged to review and reflect on the plans going forward; to determine what it means at parish level and to discern which elements of the strategy are relevant – and possible – in a local context. PCC will be discussing the at its January meeting. For more information, please visit: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/visionandpriorities/transforming-church/
Knitting for charities.
Thanks to those of you knitting squares for GWH’s End of Life unit. We are now sewing together a blanket in autumn colours and have already got 40 other squares -halfway to the next one. 6 inch squares in any colour DK wool are most welcome. Please do not use glittery wool and please thread the ends of your squares in.
Last week I heard from Mission to Seafarers that they can accept hats, gloves and scarves again. I have two large boxes of hats and scarves waiting since early 2020 to be sent off. If you would prefer to knit these rather than squares then now is the time to get started again. I will put some patterns in the box by the choir vestry in church. If you would like to contribute but cannot knit then donations of Double Knitting wool are always welcome. These can also be left in the box in church. Many thanks. Janet Henderson.
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
January – In the kitchen
- Never put warm or hot food into the fridge or freezer as this will make the fridge work extra hard to try and keep it cold; always allow food to cool down first.
- Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £25 a year in energy bills. energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/energy-saving-quick-wins
- When making a cup of tea, only boil the amount of water that you need. You waste electricity (and money) heating water you won’t use.
The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 14th January in celebration of Reginald & Sandra Jerrom who renewed their wedding vows in Church.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Harold Rushen. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
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