8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
10am REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY in Church and on YouTube
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).
Tuesday 14th November 9.00am Morning Prayer – Church
11.00am Funeral Service for Colin Ash – NWilts Crematorium
Thursday 16th November 9.00am Morning Prayer – Church
SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2023
2nd Sunday before Advent
8am HOLY COMMUNION in Church
Preacher: Revd Chris Hunter
Sidesperson: David & Lynda Pell
10am MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube
Preacher: Tracey Mason
Sidesperson: Sally Parker and June Bradley
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:
|26/11||Karen H/ Lyn|
|7/1 and 21/1||TBC|
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|
The Filling Station – Sandwiches, Thursday 23rd November
Our church will be supplying sandwiches etc. for the homeless via the Filling Station on Thursday, 23rd November. If you would be willing to prepare a loaf of sandwiches or supply something else, please add your name to the signup sheet on the church chest and take a reminder card. Please note that the food needs to be taken to 11 Blenheim Road (Alan and Kathy Gregory’s).
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
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.
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 2nd December from 9am. Followed by 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
WILD FLOWERS OF WROUGHTON CALENDARS
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
- Check you know what can be recycled in your area, if you’re not sure check the council website.
- 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
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