31st May 2015

Trinity Sunday

A Trinity Prayer

I bind unto myself the name, The strong name of the Trinity; By invocation of the same. The Three in One, and One in Three, Of whom all nature hath creation, Eternal Father, Spirit, Word: Praise to the Lord of my salvation salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen

St Patrick’s Breastplate


  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

11.45am     Embrace

  6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 31st May

Monday 1st June

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Church@4 planning meeting – Vicarage

Tuesday 2nd June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting – Vicarage

Wednesday 3rd June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am       Holy Communion—St Joseph’s

Thursday 4th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station— May & Keith

Friday 5th June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm        115 Club – Church Hall

Saturday 6th June

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Forthcoming Events

Supp & Chat

Monday , 8th June at 7.30pm, for change of venue please contact Gwen 813573.

Ladies who Lunch

Tuesday 16th June at 12.30pm at The Check Inn, Wroughton

Listening Post Prayer Meeting

The next Listening Post prayer meeting will be on Wednesday, 17th June.

Revd Nicola Such’s priesting

Sunday 5th July- 10.30am at Bristol Cathedral

Church Barbeque

Saturday 18th July at Sorrells Farm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall

Sunday 7th June 2015

Trinity 1

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Sidesmen:     Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.30am     ‘Farm Sunday’

                   Service at Overtown Farm SN4 0SH

From Brimble Hill take the road towards Barbury Castle then turn into Alexandra Park.  Go past Alexandra Park and the Entrance is signed right by Midge Hall.

There will be no 10am Service or Embrace at Wroughton Parish Church

6.30pm       Methodist Anniversary Service at Wroughton Methodist Church

Please note change of time and also there will be no evensong at Wroughton Parish Church


Happy Birthday to Ellen Lee, Brenda Banks, Victoria Ford, Nick Orman and Gwen Poole who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.


The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 6th June by Helena & Pete Thomas in celebration of the marriage of their daughter Holly to Sebastien Lenik in Krakow, Poland; on Sunday 7th June by Jim Beech in memory of Eileen Beech on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

2015 Year of discipleship

Farm Sunday 7th June 10.30am at Overtown Farm

Every year over 500 farms across the country open their doors (or should that be gates) to the public so that we can understand better the life of a farmer and what it takes to feed the nation. This year John White’s Overtown Farm will be open and we will be holding a service there at 10.30am to start the day off.

Refreshments: Jean ford is looking for helpers to serve teas and coffees during the day. Please make your offer today.

Car Lifts

If you can offer a lift or need a lift to the service, please sign the appropriate sheet on the church chest.

Nave Altar

Following many positive comments following the use of the nave altar in the course of Lent we will be using the nave altar for services on normal Sundays from 14th June.

WW1 Exhibition 4th July – 2nd August If you would like to contribute to the exhibition you are invited to produce a piece of art or sculpture, a recipe, a poem or a piece of writing in fact anything inspired (albeit loosely) by the war – maybe from a picture, a family memory, a history book or a film. It does not have to be newly produced. If you want to take part please complete an entry form and return it by May 31st.

Polar Explorers As we begin to plan for holiday club we would be grateful for your prayers, particularly for the children and their families. We would also like to borrow three or four small beach tents or shelters that could with the help of sheets be made to look like igloos. If you have one that is  available between 10th and 14th August please let Barbara know. Next planning meeting will be on 22nd June, 8pm at 59 Tismeads Crescent.

HELP NEEDED – 115 CLUB needs fresh new leaders to help take the club forward on the first and third Fridays of each month till Christmas. Please speak to Helena Thomas or Teresa Townsend if you can help.

Church Lifts

If you either would like a Church Lift or could offer a lift to Church on a regular basis, please would you contact  Janet in the Parish Office (812050).

Bell Ringing – Help needed

At present, we have a small, but, keen group of ringers.  Unfortunately, unless we are able to recruit some more people, the future for ringing here at Wroughton looks doubtful.  If you feel that you might like to learn, or indeed you rang previously and would like to restart, please come and join us at our weekly practice, 7pm to 8.30pm every Friday.

Parish Weekend on Discipleship

16th -18th October at Wokefield Park Hotel near Reading.  Bishop Mike will be leading us for the weekend.  Booking forms are now available

Book your place now!

Spring Harvest 2016

Next year the dates for Spring Harvest celebrations at Minehead will be:-

  • 28th March to 2nd April
  • 2nd April to 6th April
  • 6th April to 10th April

Bookings open on 24th June, and early booking is strongly advised.  If you are interested please contact Keith (tel. 637265, and please leave a message if I am out) or email keithbassett7@msn.com.  I am expecting a number of brochures soon, so please ask me for one if you are interested.  Keith Bassett

Magna Flora at Salisbury Cathedral

A visit is being arranged by Friends of Wroughton Parish Church to Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 18th September to visit their Magna Flora flower festival.  Full details and booking forms will be available soon.

Lost Property

Two men’s jackets have been left in the choir vestry since Easter, both from M&S and in excellent condition. One is a navy waterproof, the other a dark green casual jacket.  Please see Janet Henderson or Margaret Penfound if you think they are yours.  If they are not claimed by mid June we will give them to a charity shop.


CMS (Church Mission Society) is active in many different countries, bringing the Gospel message and practical support by means of long and short term placements.

Please pray:

  • for the work that CMS is doing in Nepal, currently distributing food, clothing and tents to those made homeless by the earthquake
  • for the reconciliation ministry in Israel-Palestine led by CMS trustee Salim Munayer who is looking for more staff as the work is growing
  • for CMS-Africa, training women in basic business skills based on biblical perspectives, to enable them to earn a living.

Isobel Booth-Clibborn

Our CMS link mission partner Isobel with her daughter Shiisa returned to the UK in January, having felt called to a change of direction in her life. She is living in Edinburgh with her elderly mother and has been looking for suitable work. Praise God that she was last month appointed to be Director for Safe Families for Children in Scotland, with the remit of supporting vulnerable children and families in Edinburgh and Glasgow. She is enjoying the new challenges of this work and Shiisa has settled in well to the new culture and new school. Please pray that they will soon find a suitable house of their own.

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The residents of Kerrs Way and Lancaster Road
  • Christian Aid
  • For those taking GCSE’s
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Norman Edwards, Molly Yates and Fred Roberts. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.