5th November 2023

All Saints


8am                       HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10am                     LEGGE HOUSE THANKSGIVING SERVICE including HOLY COMMUNION  

TODAY – Service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Legge House

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

6pm                       EVENSONG  in Church



Monday 6th November    7.30pm                Buildings Committee Meeting

Tuesday 7th November    9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 8th November  12noon            Funeral Service for Eileen Wakefield – Church

Thursday 9th November  9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church



Remembrance Sunday

8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                                Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

                                Sidesperson:      Ron & Joan Reader

10am                     HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube

                                Preacher:            Revd Phill Harrison

                                Intercessor:        Dr John Godfree

                                Reading:              John 15. 9-17

                                Reader:                Tim Winter

                                Sidesperson:      Tony & Julia Edmonds


Remembrance Sunday—Sunday 12th November

As usual, we will be marking this important date with a Remembrance service in church, after which we will walk down to the War Memorial on Wharf Road for the wreath-laying ceremony. We will be joined in church by members of the Royal British Legion, HM armed forces and uniformed organisations, we therefore expect that this service will be very busy. The service in church begins at 10:00 and the act of remembrance at the War Memorial begins at 10:50 (prompt).


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.


‘Sunday Club’ dates

Our Sunday morning group for primary school aged children takes place in the Vicarage during the 10am service, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays (except in November!). Future dates are:

Date Adults- lead/support
5/11 Sally/Miriam
26/11 Karen H/ Lyn
3/12 Hannah/Lily
17/12 Joan/Helena T
7/1 and 21/1 TBC

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


10am Morning Worship service in November

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


More opportunities to join in – Christmas is Coming – Saturday 25th November

On Saturday 25th November from 11.30am to 1.00pm we will be having a Christmas family event in the Church Hall. This is for all the family but we need you to make it work.  There will be crafts, games and food.  All the crafts will be set up but we need people to oversee them and we need people in the kitchen to set out food and make drinks and wash up.  No special skills are needed but a willingness to chat would be good.  There is a sign-up list in church and soon we will be asking for volunteers to supply some of the food.  Barbara


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…… We have been given some money for a ‘cake fund’ to keep the troops happy 😊  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

November – Recycling

  1. Check you know what can be recycled in your area, if you’re not sure check the council website.
  2. Set up simple systems in your home to make it easy to recycle. Where do you need a paper and card recycling bin, what about a compost bucket?


STOP PRESS – Floodlighting update:

The floodlighting is now working again and we are able to take bookings. Please let Janet in the office know if you would like to sponsor the floodlights to commemorate an important event.


Funeral of Colin Ash

Colin’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 14th November at 11am at North Wilts Crematorium. Please pray for Jackie and family as they cope with the shock of Colin’s death.



We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Derrick Speller, Eileen Wakefield and

Colin Ash.  We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.


Church Office

My working hours for next week are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 1.30pm.  The Office will be closed on Thursday 8th & Friday 9th November.  If you have anything for the notices please let me have them by 10am Wednesday morning.  Many thanks, 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

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