8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube
Creationtide – ‘Hope – the gift that sustains’
led by Eco Church Group
12.30pm CHRISTENING SERVICE FOR AMELIE ROSE SMALL
Monday 18th September 12noon Requiem Mass for Anna Codrington – in Church
7.30pm Churchyard Committee Meeting
Tuesday 19th September 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
Thursday 21st September 9.00am Morning Prayer in Church
SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2023
CREATION – ‘NEED NOT GREED’
8am MORNING PRAYER in Church
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Sidesperson: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon
10am HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube
Preacher: Ven. Christopher Bryan
Intercessor: Marion Colton
Reading: Exodus 16: 2-15
Reader: Helena Thomas
Altar servers: Andrew Kirk and Andrew Francis
Sidesperson: Tony & Julia Edmonds
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.
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|
Dates to remember
Here are a few dates for your diary, things you may be
able to help with too.
on 1st October will include a Harvest Breakfast in church
between the two morning services.
Do stop late or come early to share croissants, toast, fresh fruit etc.
Halloween alternative in Church Hall from 11.30 and including lunch on Saturday 28th October.
Craft, fun and games in the Church Hall from 11.30 and including lunch on Saturday 25th November.
More details of how to help to follow. Barbara
Welcome service for the new Bishop of Swindon
Bishop Viv is delighted to announce that this will take place on Advent Sunday, 3 December 2023 at 6.30pm in Christ Church Swindon. All are warmly invited to attend to welcome Neil as he begins his new ministry as our suffragan bishop. Bishop Neil will then visit many parishes over the course of 2024.
Our harvest celebration will take place on Sunday 1st October. As in previous years, we will be collecting items for The Filling Station, a charity with which we have long-standing connection. The Filling Station serve some of the most needy people in Swindon and for that reason they have a very specific list of things that they need, which you can find on the back page.
A simple prayer…
‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.’ (cf Mark 9:24b)
Q: Do you have a bible at home?
Q: Is your bible a modern translation, written in contemporary English (i.e. not King James)?
If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no’, then please do take a bible from the pile on the pew next to the curtain into the choir vestry. These are all left-over from the closure of Legge House. If you need a large-print bible then there are two of these as well.
Bridget died peacefully at home overnight on 5th/6th September. As many will know, Bridget had been increasingly unwell, particularly in last few months. Please hold Mike and the family in your prayers.
Legge House update
The Wroughton Youth Adventure Charity has now formally handed over responsibility for Legge House to The Diocese of Bristol, who are the landlords. The Diocese are currently considering what the options are for the future of the building. They have some catching up to do, as it has changed quite a lot in the 56 years since they last had responsibility for it! Hand over of the building means that Mark and Sheila have also now commenced their retirement. We pray for them as they enter this new phase of life and lay down some of their responsibilities. There will be a service of thanks and celebration of the charity’s work over the past 56 years on Sunday November 5th 2023 at 10am.
A muddy pile at the Church Hall!
People may have spotted a muddy pile in the Church Hall car-park. We have been digging the foundations for a replacement to the extension along the back of the building. When completed the new extension will replace the existing toilets and kitchen and allow us to create disabled accessible facilities, a new entrance and improved storage (which will release useable daytime space in the front ‘library room’). HOWEVER, we have no money! We need to dig the foundations now in order to secure our planning permission, but we won’t be able to proceed further without significant fundraising. Please speak to Revd Phill if you’d like more information.
Tear Fund Quiz
The TEAR Fund Quiz is running again this year on Saturday October 7th. Doors open at 6.45pm and hot food will be served from 7. Teams of 6-8 people may be entered by giving names to the Church Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org from where tickets priced £10 may be obtained. All proceeds towards TEAR Fund.
WILLOW-BROOK GARDEN ANNIVERSARY EVENT
On Saturday 23rd September from 12 noon there will be an anniversary event at Willow-Brook Gardens, focussing on growing and eating seasonal food. Our church’s Eco group will be taking displays about our new gardens at the church hall, and others of our members will be helping with children’s activities. Do come along and support us . If you have any unwanted gardening book or magaziness, suitable for beginners, that we could give away, please see Joan Orman.
Book & Jigsaw Swap
As part of Creationtide we’re encouraging ‘Recycle & Re-Use’ with a book and jigsaw swap. Please bring any unwanted books or jigsaws and place them in the plastic containers near the bookcase in the Baptistry. There will be a table set up to browse the donations on the next few Sundays (for all services). Please take any that appeal. All leftover books and jigsaws will be donated to a local charity or sent to the ‘Books for Africa’ charity. Enjoy! Eco-Church Group
Upper Churchyard Volunteers
Our next session will be on Thursday 21st September at 5pm…… until dusk.
As usual tea/coffee & cake available. Do join us if you can, no experience required……!
Bookcase in Church
The bookcase in Church is now overflowing as Christian reading books have been transferred there from Legge House. In 2012 The Diocese had been intending to use Legge as a local resource base for ministers, ordinands and lay although it never formally happened due to a change of leadership in The Diocesan Board of Education. Please feel free to take home and borrow. Mark
Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation
September – Lighting your home
- Turn your lights off when you’re not using them. If you switch a light off for just a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again, regardless of the type of light. energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/energy-saving-quick-wins
- If you have lights in your garden use solar powered lights that charge during the day and don’t require electricity.
We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Bridget Awre and Anna Codrington. We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
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THE FILLING STATION
feeding the hungry on the streets
Registered Charity No 1072429
Please put yourself in the position of a person sleeping on the streets, or living in a bedsit with limited, if any, cooking facilities. Consider whether it can be eaten from the can, heated simply, and opened easily (ring pull)
Peaches or Fruit
Baked Beans with sausage
Baked Beans / Spaghetti / Ravioli
(NOT, tinned tomato or any other vegetable, or tinned pies.
Please think ”Can I eat it now!)
The life style of most of the clients is such that they need everything, every week. Surprisingly, soap is one thing we don’t need, as there is limited access to water to use it, and the toilets they use supply it anyway! Again we have listed some suggestions. Small and many is better than big, as they will get lost quickly!