5th July 2015

2015 Year of discipleship

Sunday 5th July 2015

Trinity 5



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

  6.00pm     Evensong


Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 5th July

Monday 6th July

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am        Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm         Church at 4 meeting – Vicarage

8.00pm         Supp & Chat – Brown Jack

Tuesday 7th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm         Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 8th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am        Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

2.30pm         Funeral Service for Nigel Crooks

7.30pm         Buildings Committee – Vicarage

7.30pm         Baptism Preparation – 49 Perrys Lane

Thursday 9th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm       Funeral Service for Doreen Barclay

7.15pm         Choir Practice – Church

8.00pm         Marriage Preparation – Vicarage

Filling Station – Margaret Penfound and Jack Gower

Friday 10th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm         Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm         115 Club – Church Hall

Saturday 11th July

1.00pm         Wedding Service for Gary Timberlake & Nicky Stevens

Forthcoming Events

Supp & Chat

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

Church Barbeque

Saturday 18th July at Sorrells Farm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall


Sunday 12th July 2015

Trinity 6


8.00am          Holy Communion

Preacher:       Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidesmen:      Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent


10.00am       Parish Communion

Preacher:       Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:   Ron Stevens

Reading:        Ephesians 1: 3-14

Reader:         Veronica Garside

Servers:        Jean Ford and Alan Gregory

Sidesmen:      June Bradley and Carolyn Perry


11.45am       Embrace

Led by:         Canon Michael Johnson

Theme:         A Dark Tale


6.00pm          Evensong

Preacher:       Dr John Godfree

Intercessor:   Canon Michael Johnson

1st Reading:   Job 4: 1 & 5: 5-end

Reader:         Clive Parker

2nd Reading:  Luke 10 25-37

Reader:         Margaret Penfound

Server:                   Gillian Pitter

Sidesmen:      Pat Brown and Sylvia Woodward



Happy Birthday to all those who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.


2015 Year of discipleship

Revd Nicola Such’s priesting at Bristol Cathedral

The coach for Nicola’s priesting on Sunday 5th July will leave the Ellendune Centre (by the surgery) at 8.45an prompt. If you are not there, we’ll have to go without you! The service is at 10.30am. Please see Ross Fralley to book a seat.  The cost will be £10.00 per person.


Gift for Nicola

If you would like to contribute to a gift for Nicola in celebration of her ordination to the priesthood, please give your contribution to one of the churchwardens, leave it at the parish office or send it on line to the church bank account (ref: Nicola)- details on the back page. Thank you.

Doreen Barclay

The sad news of the death Doreen was received last week.

The funeral will take place on Thursday 9th July, 12.30pm in Church.  Our prayers and thoughts are with Gordon and the family.

Church at 4 starts 26th July

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 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.


Samson Randall-Stratton is being baptised on Sunday 12th July during the 10.30am service at Sunnyside in Berkhamsted. You are most welcome to join! Please contact Katie and Jools katierandallstratton@gmail.com for full info.

Church Barbeque

Our barbeque this year will be on Saturday, 18th July from 3.00 p.m. and Keith and Mary Lambert are once again letting us hold it at Sorrells Farm. If you would like to come, there is a sign-up sheet on the church chest, together with directions to the farm. If you are able to provide a salad or sweet, that would be helpful but not essential. The cost is £3 each to cover sausages, burgers etc. Please bring something to sit on.

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.


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 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.


Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face. Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

Forthcoming Events

Supp & Chat

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

Church Barbeque

Saturday 18th July at Sorrells Farm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The residents of Maunsell Way and Mill Close
  • Gary Timberlake & Nicky Stevens who marry in Church next Saturday
  • Family and friends of those who died in Tunisa last week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Constance Davis, Nigel Crooks, Doreen Barclay, Joan Smith, Maurice New, Linda Sturman, Iris Sainsbury, Daniel O’Connor. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.