Sunday 12th July 2015

2015 Year of discipleship

Sunday 12th July 2015

Trinity 6



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

11.45am       Embrace

  6.00pm        Evensong


Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 12th July

Monday 13th July

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am        Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 14th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm         Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 15th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am        Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

7.30pm         The Listening Post in church

Thursday 16th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – Castle & Ball, Marlborough

7.30pm         Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Hazel & Paul

Friday 17th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm         Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm         115 Club – Church Hall

Saturday 18th July

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

3.00pm         Church Barbeque – Sorrells Farm


Forthcoming Events

Supp & Chat

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

Ladies who Lunch

Thursday 16th July at The Castle and Ball, Marlborough at . Please let me know by Wednesday 15th, Gwen

Church Barbeque

Saturday 18th July at Sorrells Farm

Holiday Club

10th -14th  August – Church hall


Sunday 19th July 2015

Trinity 7

8.00am          Holy Communion

Preacher:       Canon Michael Johnson

Sidesmen:      Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am       The Gathering

Led by:         Tracy Mason

Sidesmen:      Sally Parker and Lynda Payne

11.30am       Baptism Service for Ethan Hoyland

6.00pm          Evening Eucharist

Preacher:       Canon Michael Johnson

Intercessor:   Teresa Townsend

Reading:        Ephesians 2: 11-end

Reader:         Janet Henderson

Server:           David Bathe and Gillian Pitter

Sidesmen:      Jean Ford and Malcolm Morrison


Happy Birthday to David Rollett, Carol-Anne Evans, Jane Phillips and Andy Halliday who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

2015 Year of discipleship

New Parish Office Opening Hours

From this Monday the Parish Office will be open from 10am-12 noon. If you have any matter that needs the attention of our Parish Administrator, please call only between 10am and 12 noon. Thank you

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.

Church at 4 starts 26th July

It’s only a fortnight before our new informal 4pm service in the Parish Hall each Sunday begins. 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.

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 your 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.

Bellringers – Thank You

Thank you to all those who helped with and participated in the recent bell ringers taster event.

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.

Race for Life 5k

Last Sunday morning my daughter, daughter in law and I took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life at Newbury.  We were all pleased with our results and thanks to the generous sponsorship of so many of you I have raised £582 so far which is amazing.  It’s not too late to add to this total either by crossing my palm with gold (or notes!) or by going to  Many, many thanks.  Janet Henderson

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.


Mission to Seafarers

Over the next two months your prayers are asked for this charity.  We have heard much about the many fleeing their home countries by boat to escape conflict and persecution.  Yet in the background of these crises there are hundreds of merchant seafarers whose moral and legal duty is to intervene in human tragedies at sea and attempt rescues, in the absence of coastguard and naval intervention. Seafarers put lives first. However, this too comes at great risk to their personal safety and indeed to their mental wellbeing.  The Mission to Seafarers is working with seafarers who have been so traumatised by major incidents of shipping disasters involving great loss of human lives, that they need its help and support with post-traumatic stress counselling. The perilous predicament of seafarers should be emphasised because without them many more lives will be lost.  The world expects so much of seafarers in these rescue operations but don’t give them a thought in terms of the danger that this places them in.

Please pray:

  • for the safety of seafarers and migrants in dangerous situations on the open sea
  • for the Mission to Seafarers offering help and counselling to seafarers badly affected by their experiences
  • that the International Christian Maritime Association’s lobbying of governments to recognise the role of seafarers in this human tragedy will be successful.

This week please pray for:-

  • The Mission to Seafarers
  • The residents of Moat Walk and Moore Close
  • For Ethan Hoyland and family as he is baptised in Church next Sunday
  • Our bible study groups
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Tracy Kidman-Pepper, Constance Davis, Nigel Crooks, Doreen Barclay, Joan Smith and Iris Sainsbury. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.