29th October 2023

Bible Sunday


8am                       HOLY COMMUNION in Church 

10am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube

6pm                       ALL SOULS EVENSONG  in Church and on YouTube

All Souls Day is the day in the church year when we particularly remember, pray for, and commend to God all those who have died.  At our All Souls Evensong service we will be remembering by name some of those who have died.


Monday 30th October      7.30pm                 Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday 31st October       9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm                Pray and Bless Wroughton and Wichelstowe – Church Hall

Thursday 2nd November  9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

Saturday 4th November   9 to 11am            Upper Churchyard Working Group





8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                                Preacher:             Revd Barbara Abrey

                                Sidesperson:      Alan & Christine Wrixon


10am                     LEGGE HOUSE THANKSGIVING SERVICE including HOLY COMMUNION  

in Church and on YouTube

                                Preacher:            Revd Canon Michael Johnson

                                Intercessor:        Sheila Tubey

                                Altar Servers:    Louise Sampson and Gillian Pitter

                                Sidesperson:      Jean Ford and Lyn Hezlett


6pm                       EVENSONG  in Church

                                Preacher:            Mark Tubey

                                Intercessor:        Janet Henderson

                                Reading:              Isaiah 65. 17-25

                                Reader:                Jean Ford

                                Sidesperson:     Sylvia Woodward and Jean Ford

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.

Small Groups

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


Lillian Wicks

Louise Bessent

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


Service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Legge House

Next Sunday, 5th November, our 10am service will be a special service of thanksgiving for the ministry of the Wroughton Youth Adventure Charit (Legge House). Over a remarkable 56 years Legge House welcomed literally thousands of children, young people and their carers for short breaks, activities and times of friendship and fellowship. Sadly Legge House closed this summer, but we want to give thanks to God for all that he has done through this Christian ministry of hospitality. We will be welcoming Revd Canon Michael Johnson and Revd Cheryl Hawkins back to Wroughton for this celebration service, which will be followed by refreshments.

Welcome Andy Bissex

We’re delighted to welcome Andy to our church community. Andy is currently training part-time for ordained ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon whilst continuing to work in his ‘day job’ at the Bible Society. Andy will be with us for at least a year and hopes to be ordained in the summer of 2025. During his time with us he will play a full role in the life of the parish, including the public ministries of preaching and leading worship.

10am Morning Worship service in November

Next month our more contemporary Morning Worship service will move from the second to the third Sunday, to accommodate Remembrance Sunday on 12th November.

New Rector of Liddington and Wanborough, Bishopstone with Hinton Parva

Bishop Viv has announced that Revd Steve Paynter has been appointed as the new Rector. Steve’s special interests are mountain walking, cycling, sailing, bee keeping and virtually all things to do with the natural world. He has served as the Creation Care Lead in the Willesden Area of London for the past few years. Our own Revd Chris continues to support the parishes whilst we await Steve’s arrival.

Open the Book

Teams of people from our church visit Wroughton Infants and East Wichel schools to tell dramatized Bible stories in assemblies. At the moment we visit each school about once every half term. The children love our visits, particularly when they can dress up and join in!

It would be good to have a few more people who could join our teams. There are no lines to learn, and you may not even have to dress up. If you’d like to know more, please speak to Barbara Abrey or Joan Orman.

Upper Churchyard Working Parties

Thank you to everyone who’s been helping with maintaining the upper churchyard ….. and of course also to our lovely community volunteers who do such a great job in the lower churchyard.  Over the winter we’re going to try and have a working party once a month for the upper churchyard – on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to approximately 11am.  So the next one will be on Saturday 4th November from 9am.  Followed by 2nd December, and 6th January. You don’t have to come regularly, and you don’t have to use a mower or strimmer – there are always other jobs to do…… and there’s usually tea & cake 😊  Dates will only be cancelled if the weather is blowing a gale or very heavy rain…..!

Run The World in 80 Days for ‘Doctors Without Borders’

As some of you know, my daughter Nicola is travelling slowly back from Kazakhstan to England overland…….she’s currently in Albania after travelling & exploring 9 countries along the way. As a response to the current humanitarian aid needs, she’s challenged herself to run 5kms every day for 80 days – wherever she is in the world – to fundraise for the charity ‘Doctors Without Borders’ (Medecins Sans Frontiers) – who provide medical aid wherever it’s required – often in challenging & dangerous situations. Many of you will of course have responded to emergency aid requests, but if you feel able to support her fundraising efforts you can donate at:  N Thomas is fundraising for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) (justgiving.com)  Once back in the UK (mid December hopefully), I’m sure she’d be happy to come to church & chat with anyone who’s interested in her experiences!  Many thanks, Helena

In person Safeguarding Leadership Training

We have spaces available on the next face to face Leadership Training course taking place at the Diocesan Office on Thursday 23rd and Thursday 30th November at 10.00am. If you, or the churchwardens in your parish, need to complete this training and prefer the face to face style of learning you can book places here.


High quality desk and wall calendars by Wroughton Monthly’s wildlife writer BOZ. Desk calendars £6.50 and wall calendars £8.50. For delivery or collection call 07884 108434/ 01793 812589 Dr Keith Hooper. Also available at the parish church.

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

October – Keeping Warm

  1. Make sure your hot water tank is insulated with a thick jacket. It will save you lots of money not to mention reducing your carbon emissions.
  2. Has your loft got loads of insulation? It’s one of the cheapest and easiest ways to save energy and will pay for itself in hardly any time.


We are still having problems with the floodlighting due to a electrical fault.  We are unable to take any floodlighting requests until this has been rectified. We will let you know when this has been sorted.


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Eileen Wakefield and Colin Ash.  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

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