28th June 2015

2015 Year of discipleship

Sunday 28th June 2015

John the Baptist


Lord, by your Holy Spirit,

we ask you to empower and energise

each and every Christian in their calling to serve you.

Strengthen and protect them; bless and enable them so they might be “salt” and “light”

to the communities they serve.  Amen



  8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am     Parish Communion

11.30am     Embrace

  6.30pm     Patronal Festival Evensong


Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 28th June

Monday 29th June

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

10.00am       Funeral Service for Daniel O’Connor

7.30pm        Wedding Preparation – Vicarage

Tuesday 30th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 1st July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am       Holy Communion—St Joseph’s

Thursday 2nd July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

1.15pm        Funeral Service for Linda Sturman

4.00pm        Church & Worship Group – Vicarage

7.15pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station— Tracy Mason & Keith Bassett

Friday 3rd July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm        115 Club – Church Hall

Saturday 4th July

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

10am to 2pm  Bellringers Taster Session – Church


Forthcoming Events

Supp & Chat

Mondays 6th and 20th July at 8pm at The Brown Jack.

Revd Nicola Such’s priesting

Sunday 5th July- 10.30am at Bristol Cathedral

(see separate notice)

Church Barbeque

Saturday 18th July at Sorrells Farm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall

Sunday 5th July 2015

Trinity 5

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Dr John Railton

Sidesmen:     Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Dr John Railton

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       2 Corinthians 12: 2-10

Servers:        Tiffany Gower

Sidesmen:     Lillian Wicks and Jean Leo

Server:         Gillian Pitter

6.00pm       Evensong

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Intercessor:  Dr John Godfree

1st Reading: Jeremiah 20: 1-11a

Reader:        Sophie Houlton

2nd Reading:   Romans 14: 1-17

Reader:        Fleur Taylor

Server:         David Bathe

Sidesmen:     Maddie Rogers and Duncan Rogers


Happy Birthday to  Josh Jubb, Clive Parker, David Hayward and Jean Ford who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

2015 Year of discipleship

Revd Nicola Such’s priesting at Bristol Cathedral

A coach has been booked for Nicola’s priesting on Sunday 5th July.  The service is at 10.30am.  The coach will leave the Ellendune Centre at 8.45am.  Please see Ross Fralley to book a seat.  The cost will be £10.00 per person.

Doreen Barclay

The sad news of the death Doreen was received on Friday morning.  As you all know Doreen has been unwell for a while.  Our prayers and thoughts are with Gordon and the family.

Church at 4

Our new informal 4pm service in the Parish Hall each Sunday begins on 26th July and we would like to encourage everyone to think about how they might support this venture as we seek new opportunities to inspire and encourage present and future generations of disciples. There are many opportunities to get involved, and there will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church after services today on which you can indicate your interest.

Scarecrow Trail We have registered to take part in the Scarecrow trail again this year. If anyone is interested in helping make our scarecrow please let Barbara or Jean Ford know. We will be making it in the week leading up to Saturday 4th July.

Scarecrow Trail Picnic – Saturday 11th July

Celebrate the end of the scarecrow trail with a picnic!  Join in the fun at Willow-Brook Garden between 12 and 2pm, kids fancy dress on the theme of a children’s book.  If you are around to help run a simple craft activity or just to come and chat it’s a great opportunity to get to know new people .  Speak to Nicola for information.

Open the Book at East Wichel Primary

Assemblies continue this half term. If you are free on Monday 6th July at 2.15pm and would like to be a part of the fun, then let Nicola know!

Bell Ringing Taster

Have you ever thought that you might like to try bell ringing?  If so, please come along, any time between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 4th July.  The session will take 5 to 10 minutes.

Polar Explorers As we continue to plan for Holiday Club there are a few things we need your help with. Please collect and bring to church cardboard centres from kitchen rolls, empty yogurt pots and empty small glass jars with lids ( the sort that hotels provide containing marmalade or jam ) we also value you continuing  prayers for the leaders and the children who will come. Next planning meeting will be at 8pm on Monday 20th July at 59 Tismeads Cres.

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).

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 available

Please book your place now!

 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.  Details and booking forms are available on the chest at the back of church.

Race for Life 2015—Please sponsor me.

On Sunday 5th July I am taking part in the 5k Race for Life for Cancer Research at Newbury together with my daughter, Jen and daughter in law , Jess ( the J Team!).  I would be grateful for sponsorship which can be done at www.justgiving.com/janethenderson or by signing the form on the church chest. Thanks for your support, Janet Henderson

Wroughton PreSchool – Summer Fete

Come and celebrate 40 years of Wroughton Preschool on Sunday 19th July, 11am at the Church Hall, Priors Hill.  There will be face painting, games, music, tombola, book stall, ice cream, teas and many more.

The Ride and Stride is scheduled for

Saturday 12th September 2015.

This year’s Wiltshire Historic Churches Cycle Ride and Stride, organised by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, takes place on Saturday 12th September. The event seeks participants to raise sponsorship by visiting as many Wiltshire Churches as they are able in the day, either by bicycle or on foot (or horseback, if you wish), commencing at 10.00 am and concluding at 6.00 pm. The participating Churches take you across the county’s urban and rural scenery. Whether you just want to visit an handful of churches or fill the whole day, it doesn’t matter – if you are interested in taking part in this sponsored event, raising money for the maintenance and fabric of Wiltshire’s many and varied historic church buildings, please contact local event organiser, Mike Mason (tel 632574) for further details and a sponsor form. There is also a dedicated facility for this event in ‘Just Giving’, so sponsorship can be managed on line.


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.

Mission to Seafarers

Thank you to the two ladies who have recently given me knitted hats and scarves.  I sent them off and have received a Thank You letter from the charity.

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The residents of Marlborough Road and Maskeleyne Way
  • Those attending Wedding Preparation Sessions
  • For Revd Nicola Such as she prepares for her ordination on Sunday 5th July
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Doreen Barclay, Joan Smith, Maurice New, Linda Sturman, Iris Sainsbury and Daniel O’Connor. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.