16th August 2015

Sunday 16th August 2015

Trinity 11


A Prayer for Family Life

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen




8.00am        Holy Communion

10.00am      Parish Communion

11.30am       Baptism Service for Henry Lamport, Tobias Court and Ameila Harvey

4.00pm        Church at 4 – Church Hall


Diary – Week Commencing – Sunday 16th August

Monday 17th August

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

Tuesday 18th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch at The Plough, Chiseldon

6.00pm         Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

7.30pm         Standing Committee – Vicarage

Wednesday 19th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am        Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

Thursday 20th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm         Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Joan Orman and Neil Slingsby

Friday 21st August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm         Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 22nd August


Forthcoming Events

Ladies Who Lunch          

Tuesday  18th August at 12.30pm at The Plough, Chiseldon

Supp and Chat

Monday 24th August at 8pm at The Brown Jack

Harvest Supper

6th October, Legge House.


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Israel

22nd February—29th February 2016

A Pilgrimage through Galilee and Jericho and Jerusalem. A visit to Bethlehem and the Shepherds fields. Masada and the Dead Sea and much more. If you would like more information and an Itinerary for the Pilgrimage please see Dr John Godfree or email johnrgodfree@btinternet.com


Sunday 23rd August 2015

Trinity 12


8.00am          Holy Communion

Preacher:       Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidesmen:      Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon


10.00am      Parish Communion

Preacher:       Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:   Helen Toomer

Reading:        Ephesians 5: 15-20

Reader:         Cheryl Hawkins

Server:                   Jean Ford and Alan Gregory

Sidesman:      Sue Dallyn and Pat Herring


4.00pm          Church at 4 – Church Hall, Priors Hill

Led by:         Canon Michael Johnson



Happy Birthday to Ruth Orman, Deirdre Vincent, John Henderson, Stella Ellis and Carol Gibbon who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.



The Church was floodlit on Wednesday 12th August by Ian & Jackie Cliff in memory of Beatrice Cliff.



2015 The Year of Discipleship

Church at 4

Our new informal service is on Sundays in the Church Hall

Who is it for? Anyone who likes informal and interactive worship

What sort of music? Mainly contemporary worship songs

What sort of teaching? We’ll explore Bible themes and stories with opportunity for discussion

How long will it last? About an hour

Is there anything for children? There will be separate groups for children for the second part of the service; the first part will be for people of all ages

What about refreshments? Of course!

We look forward to welcoming you.


Church Hall Cleaner needed from 1st September

We are looking for a reliable and hard-working cleaner for the Parish Church Hall in Priors Hill, Wroughton (5 hours per week). The successful applicant will keep the Church Hall spick and span and ready for its group of local users. Please email htoomer@outlook.com for a job description and application form. Alternatively you may phone 07542 482033. Closing date is 15th August.


Teddy Bear’s Picnic…

We’ll be hosting a simple Teddy Bear’s picnic for families with children aged 7 and under on Wed 26th August 12-2pm meeting at the church hall… a few games, a story and a couple of crafts…and would love some helpers! If you would be able to come please let Nicola know…you can bring your teddy too!

Other events taking place that we need your help are Saturday 5th September (pm) – East Wichel Community Day Stall and Saturday 12th September 2 to 5pm – Wroughton Late Summer Picnic. Please speak to Nicola to find out more!


Church Lifts

Currently we have three people asking for lifts to our 10am Parish Communion. If you are able to help, please speak to the vicar or contact the Parish Office (812050) with your offer. Thank you


New Parish Office Opening Hours

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


Diocesan Strategy 2016-18: Creating Connections –connected with God, connected with our communities, connected with each other-

Please take from the back of church and read a copy of the latest diocesan newsletter which lays the foundations for our Diocesan Strategy 2016-18 which will be launched and proposed in full at Diocesan Synod in September. It expresses the Diocese’s vision, the challenges we face and what we need to do to overcome those challenges. What do you think and what part will you play? Details of how to share your comments and questions can be found on the back page of the newsletter. Electronic versions available via www.bristol.anglican.org/strategy


Going for Growth

Beginning the week of 7th September there will be the opportunity to join a small group for a 5 week bible study course focusing on growing in the fruits of the Spirit, in the lead up to our Parish weekend away at the end of October. The format will be very similar to our Lent groups this year and we hope to run daytime and evening groups. Do sign up and say what time would be good for you to meet, or speak to Nicola, Margaret or Teresa.


Magna Flora at Salisbury Cathedral

Friday 18th September

I have to confirm numbers with the Cathedral tomorrow. If you would like to go on this trip please speak to Janet Henderson (525856) or Gwen Poole (813573) today to reserve your place. If you have already reserved your place but have not yet paid please hand in your money to us today or to the Parish Office this week. Mark the envelope Salisbury Trip and confirm your name and contact details. 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
  • Our Standing Committee as they meet this week
  • The residents of Petter Close and The Pitchens
  • The staff of Legge House
  • Staff & patients of the Prospect Hospice
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.