20th August 2017

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Sunday 20th August

Trinity 10

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

11.45am     Baptism Service for Etta Woodfield

4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 20th August

Monday 21st August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Tuesday 22nd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 23rd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 24th August

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Sarah Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 25th August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 26th August

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Dates for your diary

Harvest and Thanksgiving service

October 15th 9.30am

There will be a joint service in the morning for all congregations to give thanks for God’s goodness over the past year and celebrate Harvest together at 9.30am. In the afternoon we will be joined by Masaai dancers!

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch Christmas lunch is on  Monday 18th December at 12.30pm at the Baker’s, Badbury

Sunday 27th August 2017

Trinity 11

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       2 Timothy 3. 14-17

Reader:        Keith Bassett

Gospel:        Matthew 7. 24-29

Servers         Cheryl Hawkins and Jean Ford

Sidespeople: Alan & Kathy Gregory

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Ruth Orman

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Stella Ellis, Carol Gibbon, Ann Smith, Teresa Townsend, Roxanne Woodfield and Edward Winter who celebrate their birthday during the week.

Floodlighting

The church will be floodlit on Wednesday 23rd August by John Kibble in memory of his wife Jacqueline Kibble.

Stewardship Sunday

Clare Fussell (Diocesan Giving and Resources Advisor) will be coming to preach at our 10am Stewardship Sunday service on 10th September. We will be giving out leaflets at all services that day asking you to think about how you might pray, give and serve over the coming year. There are many ways in which you can make a difference!

Fillng Station

Our church will be providing sandwiches etc. for the homeless in Swindon on Thursday, 31st August. If you are willing to donate a loaf of sandwiches or other food item, please sign the list on the church chest and a take reminder slip. Items need to be delivered to 11 St John Road by 5.30 p.m. on 31st.  Thank you.

Egg Boxes

Thanks for all your cardboard contributions for Holiday Club- we now need egg boxes for our next Mossy Church! Please save and bring into church for 10th September.

Vacancy Update:

Our ‘paperwork group’ (a small group of PCC members) is currently hard at work putting together the documentation which will inform potential candidates about our Parish and the skills, knowledge and experience we’re looking for in a vicar to lead us in the future. The PCC will meet with the Archdeacon in September to sign off the paperwork, and the post will be advertised at the end of September. Assuming we have a good number of applicants, a shortlist will be drawn up in October The shortlisted candidates will then visit Wroughton & Wichelstowe Parish in November (with their families if applicable) to meet with our church community, and be shown around the Parish. Interviews will take place the next day. The Archdeacon (Christine Froude) and our Area Dean (Clive Deverell) will be on the selection panel – along with our nominated parish representatives as selected by the PCC – Nick Orman and Paul Woolley.

We’re blessed to have Nicola & Barbara & our Lay Ministers to lead us in worship, and are very grateful to all those who continue to help out in any way, and particularly those who have taken on new responsibilities to maintain the day-to-day running of the Parish.  Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns about the Vacancy process or the daily life of the church.

Confirmation

We are hoping to run a short course in the Autumn to explore confirmation. If that’s something that you might be interested in, please talk to Barbara or Nicola

Message from Rosemary Horlock

CANCER RESEARCH UK Shine London Evening Walk 23 September 2017. This is an evening half marathon WALK starting at 19:30 and ending about midnight. Mike Horlock and his Cancer Ninjas have organised a large team entry of 100+ and have some unexpected last minute places now available again. There will also be an optional return coach with various stops including Wroughton/Wootton Bassett to make it simple & fun to join in. Some of you have held Mike and then his late wife Sharon in your prayers. If you feel you would like to join the Cancer Ninjas team, please contact Mike asap on mike@cancerninjas.com for more information. Our own Jean Ford is taking part in this event. Please support her by prayer or sponsor the old fashion way! Jean will have the sponsor form with her in Church for the next few weeks.

Food for free

A message from Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn (local Wroughton parish councillor)…

‘Just to let you know about something that Tracey at the Ellendune Centre is doing- in order to reduce food waste and put unsellable-but-edible food in the hands of those who need it, she’s got an agreement with Tesco going and has a table in the hall with food waiting for folks who could use it to come and claim- no filling in forms, just go and pick it up. Please spread the word to those who might need it…food for free, at the Ellendune, for folks who could use it’

‘Mega Makers’ Holiday Club

Thank you to all the leaders and helpers who helped to make this year another success! We’ve all learned something new about how wide and long and high and deep God’s love for us is… and we’ve had fun playing games, listening to stories, making all kinds of things and spending time with our friends.

Late Summer Picnic– 16th September

Vision for Wroughton are looking for a few volunteers to help them in running the afternoon event… contact Brian Tildesley at secretaryv4w@yahoo.co.uk

This year’s Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Cycle Ride and Stride is scheduled for Saturday, 9th September. The event is a chance to raised sponsorship funds by visiting as many local Churches in the Bristol Diocese (or an adjoining Diocese for that matter!), either by bike, foot or horse. Participating churches are open between 10 am and 6 pm. Funds raised go towards the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, a registered charity that helps fund repairs and maintenance on the County’s church buildings where needed. Having done the event many times in the past, it can be both a very interesting and inspiring day and brings you into contact with other local Christians as well as visiting some interesting and beautiful places of Christian worship.

To find out more about getting a sponsorship form/JustGiving details, please contact local parish event organiser, Mike Mason, on Swindon 632574 or email: masonmj@ntlworld.com.

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Mission to Seafarers

Throughout a long and distinguished history, The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing a service in around 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries. International Headquarters (IHQ) in London supports over 70 frontline staff and around 100 Honorary Chaplains in addition to an army of Volunteers, who visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage in a range of other welfare activity.

Our vision is to operate a network where seafarers are valued and cared for in the ports where the need is greatest. We are determined to be in the right ports with the right resources offering support which is relevant, compassionate and life enhancing.

Please Pray:

  • For the IHQ staff in London to be efficient and caring in their administrative work
  • For the chaplains based all over the world be able to bring spiritual as well as practical support to many seafarers
  • For the volunteers to give generously of their time and skills in helping seafarers cope with long spells away from home.

 

This week please also pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Saville Crescent and Nocton Road
  • All those awaiting exam results and those who have received their A Level results and are seeking placements.
  • Patients and staff at Great Western Hospital
  • Patients and Staff at Moormead Nursing Home, Wroughton
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Raymond Gough and John Beale. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

Creating Connections

Prayer Update- Summer 2017

Engaging younger generations

We went in for a final ‘Open the Book’ assembly and   leaver’s assembly for Yr 6 children at East Wichel Primary. Please pray:

  • for children, parents and school staff during their summer holidays
  • for those who will be anxious about moving to a new school or getting exam results
  • for the building work needed to make the Parish Hall a better facility for the Pre-school

Other Parish news

Vacancy

Please pray:

  • for those putting our Parish Profile together
  • for those who are keeping things up and running in the meantime!

Weddings-Gregory Vaughan and Frances Callaby (9th Sept)

Baptisms- Etta Woodfield (today)

Sunday 6th & 13th August

Sunday 6th & 13th August

Transfiguration 

A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go.

May you talk to God this summer every day and in every situation.

May you talk with God every day. Amen 

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 6th August

The Parish Office will be closed this week and will reopen on Monday 14th August

Monday 7th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

8.00pm        Tea and Talk – 43 Savill Crescent

Tuesday 8th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 9th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 10th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Paul & Hazel

Friday 11th August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

12.00 noon   Funeral Service for Ivy Axford

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 12th August

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 13th August

Monday 14th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday 15th August

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – Royal Oak, High Street, Marlborough

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm        Listening Post – Church

Wednesday 16th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 17th August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Carol & Tricia

Friday 18th August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 19th August

Dates for your diary

Harvest and Thanksgiving service

October 15th 9.30am

There will be a joint service in the morning for all congregations to give thanks for God’s goodness over the past year and celebrate Harvest together at 9.30am. In the afternoon we will be joined by Masaai dancers!

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch Christmas lunch is on  Monday 18th December at 12.30pm at the Baker’s, Badbury

Sunday 13th August 2017

Trinity 9

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Janet Henderson

Reading:       Hebrews 12. 18-24

Reader:        Janet Henderson

Gospel:        John 4. 13-26

Servers         Alan Gregory and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

4.00pm       Church at 4– Mossy Church

Leader:         Holiday Club Leaders

Sunday 20th August 2017

Trinity 10

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:  Helen Toomer

Reading:       Psalm 51

Reader:        Dr John Henderson

Gospel:        Luke 18. 9-14

Servers         Gillian Pitter and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

11.45am     Baptism Service for Etta Woodfield

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Holiday Club Leaders

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Ann Richards, Joyce Pounder, Anne Fisher, Diane Robins, Margaret Parsons, Jack Gower, Sam Johnson, Helena Thomas, Edna Cripps, Ruth Orman, Dee Vincent and John Henderson who celebrate their birthdays during the next 2 weeks.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Monday 7th August by June & Mel Jackson and family in memory of Gwen Moody on her 100th birthday.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We are now in our period of ‘vacancy’. In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We are being supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell. George met with the PCC last Tuesday when Parish Representatives who will be a part of the interview process and a Paperwork Group who will put together our Parish Profile were agreed. Our next meeting with the Archdeacon will be in September. Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Mega Makers! Holiday Club

Planning is well under way and we need your help. Firstly we need your prayers for the leaders, their planning and for the children who will come. Secondly we will be making machines and models and need you to collect clean boxes (especially Kellogg’s), tubs, tubes etc. If you have any large boxes that would be especially helpful. Please bring them to Church before the week begins!

Food for free

A message from Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn (local Wroughton parish councillor)… ‘Just to let you know about something that Tracey at the Ellendune Centre is doing- in order to reduce food waste and put unsellable-but-edible food in the hands of those who need it, she’s got an agreement with Tesco going and has a table in the hall with food waiting for folks who could use it to come and claim- no filling in forms, just go and pick it up. Please spread the word to those who might need it…food for free, at the Ellendune, for folks who could use it’

Prayer Update

I’m often excited by what God is doing in and through us as a church community, but I realise that it’s not always easy to share the various things that are happening. In order to help this, and to encourage each of us to keep praying for God’s work, an update will either be sent out by email to those who subscribe to our e-newsletter or appear in parts on our printed copy. Do pray and be encouraged!   Nicola 

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Mission to Seafarers

Throughout a long and distinguished history, The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing a service in around 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries. International Headquarters (IHQ) in London supports over 70 frontline staff and around 100 Honorary Chaplains in addition to an army of Volunteers, who visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage in a range of other welfare activity.

Our vision is to operate a network where seafarers are valued and cared for in the ports where the need is greatest. We are determined to be in the right ports with the right resources offering support which is relevant, compassionate and life enhancing.

Please Pray:

    • For the IHQ staff in London to be efficient and caring in their administrative work
  • For the chaplains based all over the world be able to bring spiritual as well as practical support to many seafarers
  • For the volunteers to give generously of their time and skills in helping seafarers cope with long spells away from home.

 

This week please also pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Roberts Close and Headley Close
  • Emergency Services at this time
  • Those preparing for this year’s Holiday Club
  • Uniformed organisations as they go on their annual Camps
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially John Beale, Ivy Axford, Maureen Ball, Mary Johnson and Ronald Butcher. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

Creating Connections

Prayer Update- Summer 2017

Connecting with our community- work in Middle Wichel

We continue to be involved in the formation of the new C of E secondary school ‘The Deanery’ and have had fruitful conversations as we explore partnerships with Swindon Borough Council and The Stowe Baptist Church.

Please pray:

  • giving thanks for a positive conversation with The Stowe about opportunities for us to work together and pray for further meetings
  • for God’s vision for our work in Middle Wichel- that we would do a few things well
  • for our congregations to catch that vision and for people to discern whether God is calling them to be involved

Making disciples and growing leaders

  • Pray for Cheryl Hawkins as she begins her training as an ordinand through STETS at Sarum College, Salisbury in September and for Teresa Townsend as she goes into her final year at Cuddesdon and decisions are made about her curacy

30th July 2017

 

Sunday 30th July 2017

Trinity 7 

A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go.

May you talk to God this summer and every day and in every situation.

May you talk with God every day. Amen

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 30th July

Monday 31st July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Tuesday 1st August

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm        PCC Meeting – Church

Wednesday 2nd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 3rd August

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Jack & Margaret

Friday 4th August

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 5th August

Dates for your diary

Friends of Legge House barbeque

on Sunday 13th August from 4.30pm, all welcome.

£5.00 per party for friend members

£8.00 per party for non friend members

Please bring your own meat to cook

We look forward to welcoming new visitors to Legge House 

Harvest and Thanksgiving service

October 15th 9.30am

There will be a joint service in the morning for all congregations to give thanks for God’s goodness over the past year and celebrate Harvest together at 9.30am. In the afternoon we will be joined by Masaai dancers!

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch Christmas lunch is on  Monday 18th December at 12.30pm at the Baker’s, Badbury

Sunday 6th August 2017

Trinity 8

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:  Mark Tubey

Reading:       Philippians 4: 10-23

Reader:        Louise Sampson

Gospel:        Luke 9. 28-36

Servers         Gillian Pitter and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Sherralyn Gower and Sean Woodfield

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Ruth Orman

6.00pm       Evensong

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessor:  Dr John Godfree

1st Reading: 1 Kings 10. 1-13

Reader:        Clive Parker

2nd Reading:          Acts 13. 1-13

Reader:        Helen Toomer

Servers         David Bathe

Sidespeople: Trish Green and Sophie Houlton 

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Joyce Davis, Marion Colton, Martin Pratt and Jean Reens who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week. 

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Sunday 30th July by Mrs Rouse in memory of Cyril Rouse.

Brian Taylor – TODAY

After 26 years service as Choir Director (1991-2011) and Organist (1991-2017) at St Bartholomews and All Saints Church, I have decided that it is time to move on to a fresh challenge. My final service will be evensong on Sunday 30th July 2017, 6pm and I would dearly love to celebrate my time in post with some of the many friends made over the years.

I would therefore be delighted if you could join me on this very special occasion. Revd Canon Jane Curtis has kindly indicated that at the conclusion of the service, she would like friends and colleagues to enjoy a glass of wine and perhaps say a few words if they wish. Although looking forward to the challenges ahead, I know that this will be tinged with sadness as I leave behind such wonderful friends and colleagues. I very much hope you will be able to attend.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We are now in our period of ‘vacancy’. In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We are being supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane have been busy meeting with people around the parish and fed back to the PCC last Monday. George will meet again with the PCC to consider next steps on Tues 1st August. Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sermon series on Philippians

We’re continuing to work our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi over the next few weeks during our morning services. Why not take some time to read through the letter yourself? 

Mega Makers! Holiday Club

Planning is well under way and we need your help. Firstly we need your prayers for the leaders, their planning and for the children who will come. Secondly we will be making machines and models and need you to collect clean boxes (especially Kellogg’s), tubs, tubes etc. If you have any large boxes that would be especially helpful. Please bring them to Church before the beginning of August.

Oberammergau 2020

Would anyone be interested in a 7-day holiday to the Austrian Tirol to include the world renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau? We would try to go in May/early June (daily performances run from May to October) and will need to book very soon. If you would like more information please speak to Margaret Penfound (tel. 812139) as soon as possible.

Prayer Update

I’m often excited by what God is doing in and through us as a church community, but I realise that it’s not always easy to share the various things that are happening. In order to help this, and to encourage each of us to keep praying for God’s work, an update will either be sent out by email to those who subscribe to our e-newsletter or appear in parts on our printed copy. Do pray and be encouraged!   Nicola 

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Mission to Seafarers

Throughout a long and distinguished history, The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing a service in around 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries. International Headquarters (IHQ) in London supports over 70 frontline staff and around 100 Honorary Chaplains in addition to an army of Volunteers, who visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage in a range of other welfare activity.

Our vision is to operate a network where seafarers are valued and cared for in the ports where the need is greatest. We are determined to be in the right ports with the right resources offering support which is relevant, compassionate and life enhancing.

Please Pray:

    • For the IHQ staff in London to be efficient and caring in their administrative work
  • For the chaplains based all over the world be able to bring spiritual as well as practical support to many seafarers
  • For the volunteers to give generously of their time and skills in helping seafarers cope with long spells away from home.

 

Mission to Seafarers

The Music for a Summer’s Evening Concert that took place recently has raised £265 for the Mission to Seafarers. Thanks to John & Janet Henderson for organising this.

 

This week please also pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Roberts Close and Headley Close
  • Emergency Services at this time
  • Those preparing for this year’s Holiday Club
  • Uniformed organisations as they go on their annual Camps
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Ivy Axford, Maureen Ball, Mary Johnson and Ronald Butcher. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

Creating Connections

Prayer Update- Summer 2017

Connecting with God- creating opportunities for local children

Please pray:

  • for the leaders of Holiday Club (14-18th Aug) and those who attend- we will be exploring how the love of God is wider, deeper, stronger, greater and for ever

Connecting with each other- giving thanks for God’s generosity to us

We will be reviewing how we might each financially support the work of God in the parish and further afield starting with our Stewardship Sunday on Sept 10th.

Please pray:

  • giving thanks for all that God has done through our generosity over the past year
  •  that we might be excited about what we might achieve together in the coming year
  • for Clare Fussell (Diocesan Giving and Resources Advisor) as she comes to preach at our 10am   Stewardship Sunday service

23rd July 2017

 

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Trinity 6

 A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go.

May you talk to God this summer and every day and in every situation.

May you talk with God every day. Amen

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 23rd July

Monday 24th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Mission Matters

Tuesday 25th July

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 26th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 27th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Tony & Tracy

Friday 28th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

1.30pm        Wedding Service For Daniel Cook and Sarah Waddle

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 29th July

9.30pm        Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Dates for your diary

Friends of Legge House barbeque

on Sunday 13th August from 4.30pm, all welcome.

£5.00 per party for friend members

£8.00 per party for non friend members

Please bring your own meat to cook

We look forward to welcoming new visitors to Legge House

Harvest and Thanksgiving service

October 15th 9.30am

There will be a joint service in the morning for all congregations to give thanks for God’s goodness over the past year and celebrate Harvest together at 9.30am. In the afternoon we will be joined by Masaai dancers!

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch Christmas lunch is on  Monday 18th December at 12.30pm at the Baker’s, Badbury

Sunday 30th July

Trinity 7

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Intercessor:  Marion Colton

Reading:       Philipians 3:17 – 4:9

Reader:        Veronica Garside

Gospel:        Matthew 13: 31-33 & 44-52

Servers         Alan Gregory and Jean Ford

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Jean Leo

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Revd Nicola Such

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Brian Taylor, Graciela Bernard and Rosemarie Downie who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week. 

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Thursday 27th July by

Pamela McMeeking’s family in Pam’s memory on the 25th anniversary of her death.

On Saturday 29th July by Hélène Patterson in memory of Frank with love who died 21 years ago. Greatly missed by all his family; by Jeanne Howland in memory of her Mother, Margaret Theresa Camden.

Brian Taylor

After 26 years service as Choir Director (1991-2011) and Organist (1991-2017) at St Bartholomews and All Saints Church, I have decided that it is time to move on to a fresh challenge. My final service will be evensong on Sunday 30th July 2017 and I would dearly love to celebrate my time in post with some of the many friends made over the years.

I would therefore be delighted if you could join me on this very special occasion. Revd Canon Jane Curtis has kindly indicated that at the conclusion of the service, she would like friends and colleagues to enjoy a glass of wine and perhaps say a few words if they wish. Although looking forward to the challenges ahead, I know that this will be tinged with sadness as I leave behind such wonderful friends and colleagues. I very much hope you will be able to attend.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We are now in our period of ‘vacancy’. In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We are being supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane have been busy meeting with people around the parish and fed back to the PCC last Monday. George will meet again with the PCC to consider next steps on Tues 1st August. Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sermon series on Philippians

We’re continuing to work our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi over the next few weeks during our morning services. Why not take some time to read through the letter yourself?

Mega Makers! Holiday Club

Planning is well under way and we need your help. Firstly we need your prayers for the leaders, their planning and for the children who will come. Secondly we will be making machines and models and need you to collect clean boxes (especially Kellogg’s), tubs, tubes etc. If you have any large boxes that would be especially helpful. Please bring them to Church before the beginning of August. 

Oberammergau 2020

Would anyone be interested in a 7-day holiday to the Austrian Tirol to include the world renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau? We would try to go in May/early June (daily performances run from May to October) and will need to book very soon. If you would like more information please speak to Margaret Penfound (tel. 812139) as soon as possible.

A notice from Gatecrash Theatre

We are looking for people to join the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Swindon Arts Centre for its finale as walk on extras. You will only have to commit to one rehearsal date on the 27th July and a couple of performances (27th—29th July), as we want the time commitment to be low and we also want to give the opportunity to be able to come and see the show in all its glory free any worries. We are looking for families, so anyone from babies to grandparents—the more the merrier.   If you are interested take a look at the Gatecrash Theatre website gatecrashtheatre.co.uk or email gatecrashtheatre@gmail.com

Prayer Update

I’m often excited by what God is doing in and through us as a church community, but I realise that it’s not always easy to share the various things that are happening. In order to help this, and to encourage each of us to keep praying for God’s work, an update will either be sent out by email to those who subscribe to our e-newsletter or appear in parts on our printed copy. Do pray and be encouraged!   Nicola

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Mission to Seafarers

Thomas Ware, assistant Chaplain at Tilbury Docks writes:

At the port of Tilbury, on the north bank of the Thames estuary in Essex, there is a little hut comprising a suite of two or three large rooms, a bar, a kitchen, a chapel and a few offices, which is the Tilbury Seamen’s Club. The seamen’s club is a place that merchant sailors can come while their ship is in port to relax, have a drink, use the free Wi-Fi and generally be away from the ships, which are claustrophobic even after a brief visit and must feel like floating prisons after several weeks aboard.

Ship visiting is the mainstay of maritime chaplaincy, the original work of the Mission to Seafarers. Ships come into the port every day—massive container ships, oil tankers, grain carriers, cruise liners, small vessels shuttling between the North Sea ports and so on—and they might be in port a few hours or a few days. There is generally a crew of about ten men, including officers, engineers, a cleaner and a cook (the most important man on the ship!). They are a broad mix of nationalities, but mostly Filipino, Indonesian, Somalian, West African, Chinese or Eastern European. In other words, they are a long way from home, doing a very testing and sometimes lonely job for months on end in a language they might not speak. Generally, the ships function in (broken) English, the international language of the sea. So the role of the chaplains is to go on board the ships and speak to the sailors and try to address a few of their basic needs. Most of these seafarers are young men in their twenties and thirties with wives and children and university degrees, and the best job they can get is working on ships bringing in the goods that maintain our lifestyle.

90% of Britain’s goods are brought in by sea, including the vast majority of our food, clothes and machinery.

Please pray –

  • for the chaplains like Thomas who visit the sailors on the ships in ports
  • for the young seafarers having to cope with different cultures and languages
  • that the charity will continue to fight for fair treatment and conditions for seafarers. 

Mission to Seafarers

The Music for a Summer’s Evening Concert that took place last Sunday has raised £265 for the Mission to Seafarers. Thanks to John & Janet Henderson for organising this.

This week please also pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Roberts Close and Headley Close
  • Daniel & Sarah and their families as they prepare for their wedding on Friday
  • Emergency Services at this time
  • Schools, colleges and universities as they prepare for their summer breaks
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Mary Johnson and Ronald Butcher. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones. 

Creating Connections

Prayer Update- Summer 2017

Connecting with God- creating opportunities for local children

Please pray:

  • for the leaders of Holiday Club (14-18th Aug) and those who attend- we will be exploring how the love of God is wider, deeper, stronger, greater and for ever

Connecting with each other- giving thanks for God’s generosity to us

We will be reviewing how we might each financially support the work of God in the parish and further afield starting with our Stewardship Sunday on Sept 10th.

Please pray:

  • giving thanks for all that God has done through our generosity over the past year
  •  that we might be excited about what we might achieve together in the coming year
  • for Clare Fussell (Diocesan Giving and Resources Advisor) as she comes to preach at our 10am   Stewardship Sunday service

 

16th July 2017

Sunday 16th July 2017

Trinity 5

A prayer for peace in our communities

Gracious God, We pray for peace in our communities this day. We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions, and those who work to uphold law and justice. We pray for an end to fear;

for comfort and support to those who suffer; for calm in our streets and cities;

that people may go about their lives in safety and peace. In your mercy, hear our prayers, now and always. Amen

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 16th July

Monday 17th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.00pm         PCC Meeting with George and Jane – Church

8.00pm        Tea & Talk – 43 Savill Crescent

Tuesday 18th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm         Holiday Club planning– 17 Edgar Row Close

7.30pm        Listening Post – Church

Wednesday 19th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        Community Engagement mtg- 49 Perry’s Lane

Thursday 20th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Lucy & Ann Marie

Friday 21st July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 22nd July

2.00pm        Wedding Service for Daniel Martin & Josie King 

Dates for your diary

Tea and Talk (formerly Supper and Chat)

Monday 17th July at 8pm at 43 Savill Crescent

Friends of Legge House barbeque on Sunday 13th August from 4.30pm 

Harvest and Thanksgiving service

October 15th 9.30am

There will be a joint service in the morning for all congregations to give thanks for God’s goodness over the past year and celebrate Harvest together at 9.30am. In the afternoon we will be joined by Masaai dancers!

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch Christmas lunch is on  Monday 18th December at 12.30pm at the Baker’s, Badbury

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

Sunday 23rd July

Trinity 6

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Intercessor:  Cheryl Hawkins

Reading:       Philippians 3: 1-16

Reader:        Cheryl Hawkins

Gospel:        Matthew 13: 24-30 &36-43

Servers         Kathy Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Mike & Bridge Awre

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Tracy Mason

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Jane Catchpole and Joyce Archer who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week. 

This Evening …

Music for a Summer’s Evening

The Stanton Consort (i.e John and Janet Henderson with friends) will perform choral and instrumental music in church next Sunday 16th July at 7.30pm. Music will include spirituals, folksongs, choral and solo music from five centuries together with violin and organ solos. A collection for Mission for Seafarers will be taken. No tickets are needed. Further information from Janet or John.

Bishop’s message

It was good to have Bishop Lee with us recently speaking on our joint vocation as lay and ordained disciples. Copies of his article called  ‘Mobilising our frontline’ can be found at: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/news/2017/01/12/mobilising-our-front-line/ or you can pick up a printed copy from the back of the church today.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We are now in our period of ‘vacancy’. In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We are being supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane have been busy meeting with people around the parish and will be feeding back to the PCC at a special meeting on 17th July. Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sermon series on Philippians

We’ll be working our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi over the next few weeks during our morning services. Why not take some time to read through the letter yourself?

Sorry …

I would like to apologise to the 10 a.m. congregation, and to my fellow BEAR ORGANISER, Jean Ford, for the appalling behaviour of HELEN last Sunday. She has shown signs of rebelliousness lately, and it could be put down to the fact that Michael and Sue are no longer with us and she was rather fond of them. I have had a serious talk with her, and hope that will be enough to avoid any future display of bad behaviour. Sincere apologies,    Jean Leo.

Death Café

Prospect Hospice is holding their next ‘Death Café’ on Thursday 20th July from 5.30pm-7.30pm. It is an opportunity for anyone to go along and be part of discussions around a broad range of issues on a subject that people have traditionally been very reluctant to talk about. If you are interested in exploring some of the myths, uncertainties, preconceptions or basics of this topic that will inevitably affect each of our lives in one way or another, do pop in!

Mega Makers! Holiday Club

Planning is well under way and we need your help. Firstly we need your prayers for the leaders, their planning and for the children who will come. Secondly we will be making machines and models and need you to collect clean boxes (especially Kellogg’s), tubs, tubes etc. If you have any large boxes that would be especially helpful. Please bring them to Church before the beginning of August.

Oberammergau 2020

Would anyone be interested in a 7-day holiday to the Austrian Tirol to include the world renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau? We would try to go in May/early June (daily performances run from May to October) and will need to book very soon. If you would like more information please speak to Margaret Penfound (tel. 812139) as soon as possible.

A notice from Gatecrash Theatre

We are looking for people to join the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Swindon Arts Centre for its finale as walk on extras. You will only have to commit to one rehearsal date on the 27th July and a couple of performances (27th—29th July), as we want the time commitment to be low and we also want to give the opportunity to be able to come and see the show in all its glory free any worries. We are looking for families, so anyone from babies to grandparents—the more the merrier.   If you are interested take a look at the Gatecrash Theatre website gatecrashtheatre.co.uk or email gatecrashtheatre@gmail.com

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Mission to Seafarers

Thomas Ware, assistant Chaplain at Tilbury Docks writes:

At the port of Tilbury, on the north bank of the Thames estuary in Essex, there is a little hut comprising a suite of two or three large rooms, a bar, a kitchen, a chapel and a few offices, which is the Tilbury Seamen’s Club. The seamen’s club is a place that merchant sailors can come while their ship is in port to relax, have a drink, use the free Wi-Fi and generally be away from the ships, which are claustrophobic even after a brief visit and must feel like floating prisons after several weeks aboard.

Ship visiting is the mainstay of maritime chaplaincy, the original work of the Mission to Seafarers. Ships come into the port every day—massive container ships, oil tankers, grain carriers, cruise liners, small vessels shuttling between the North Sea ports and so on—and they might be in port a few hours or a few days. There is generally a crew of about ten men, including officers, engineers, a cleaner and a cook (the most important man on the ship!). They are a broad mix of nationalities, but mostly Filipino, Indonesian, Somalian, West African, Chinese or Eastern European. In other words, they are a long way from home, doing a very testing and sometimes lonely job for months on end in a language they might not speak. Generally, the ships function in (broken) English, the international language of the sea. So the role of the chaplains is to go on board the ships and speak to the sailors and try to address a few of their basic needs. Most of these seafarers are young men in their twenties and thirties with wives and children and university degrees, and the best job they can get is working on ships bringing in the goods that maintain our lifestyle.

90% of Britain’s goods are brought in by sea, including the vast majority of our food, clothes and machinery.

Please pray –

  • for the chaplains like Thomas who visit the sailors on the ships in ports
  • for the young seafarers having to cope with different cultures and languages
  • that the charity will continue to fight for fair treatment and conditions for seafarers. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Purley Close and Cosford Close
  • Daniel & Josie and their families as they prepare for their wedding next weekend
  • Emergency Services at this time
  • Schools, colleges and universities as they prepare for their summer breaks
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

 

2nd July 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Trinity 3

A prayer for peace in our communities

Gracious God, We pray for peace in our communities this day. We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions, and those who work to uphold law and justice. We pray for an end to fear;

for comfort and support to those who suffer; for calm in our streets and cities;

that people may go about their lives in safety and peace. In your mercy, hear our prayers, now and always. Amen 

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 2nd July

Monday 3rd July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – Sally Pussey

8.00pm        Tea & Talk – 43 Savill Crescent

Tuesday 4th July

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 5th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        PCC Meeting

Thursday 6th July

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

7.30pm         Wichelstowe Working group– Legge House

Filling Station         – Neen & Chris

Friday 7th July

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 8th July

Dates for your diary

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Will be on Tuesday 19th December at The Bell Inn at Purton Stoke. The pub is closed on Mondays. Details later. Gwen 

Sunday 9th July

Trinity 4

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessor:  Sheila Tubey

Reading:       Phillippians 2: 5-18

Reader:        Teresa Townsend

Gospel:        Matthew 11: 16-19 & 25-30

Servers         Gillian Pitter and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople: David & Mary Evans

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Ruth Orman 

Saying farewell…

You are welcome to join St Joseph’s Catholic Church in saying farewell to Father Nicholas Tranter at their 9.30am Mass on Sunday 9th July.  

Birthdays

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

Bishop’s message

It was good to have Bishop Lee with us last Sunday speaking on our joint vocation as lay and ordained disciples. Copies of his article called  ‘Mobilising our frontline’ can be found at: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/news/2017/01/12/mobilising-our-front-line/ or you can pick up a printed copy from the back of the church today.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We are now in our period of ‘vacancy’. In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We will be supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane would love to get the views of as many people as possible – where you feel we are as a parish now, where we’re going or hope to go, and the sort of vicar we’re looking to lead us in the future.  Please feel free to contact them to arrange a conversation. Their details are:  george.rendell@bristoldiocese.org or Jane on 01666 825996 or drkjbriggs@hotmail.co.uk

Do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sermon series on Philippians

We’ll be working our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi over the next few weeks during our morning services. Why not take some time to read through the letter yourself?

Free Concert in Church

A concert of choral and instrumental music will be held in church on Sunday 16th July at 7.30pm given by the Stanton Consort. Music will include spirituals, folksongs, choral music from 5 centuries with violin and organ solos. A collection for charity will be taken. No tickets are needed. Further information from Janet or John Henderson.

Mega Makers! Holiday Club

Planning is well under way and we need your help. Firstly we need your prayers for the leaders, their planning and for the children who will come. Secondly we will be making machines and models and need you to collect clean boxes (especially Kellogg’s), tubs, tubes etc. If you have any large boxes that would be especially helpful. Please bring them to Church before the beginning of August. 

A message from Michael:

I promised that we would let you know where we’ve moved to…. Our new address is 20 Brettingham Gate, SN3 1NH, and the phone number 01793 434696. 

Oberammergau 2020

Would anyone be interested in a 7-day holiday to the Austrian Tirol to include the world renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau? We would try to go in May/early June (daily performances run from May to October) and will need to book very soon. If you would like more information please speak to Margaret Penfound (tel. 812139) as soon as possible.

Ladies who Lunch

Monday  3rd July at  Sally Pussey ‘s at 12.30pm.

Names to Gwen on Sunday 2nd July please

Tea and Talk

Monday 3rd July at 43 Savill Crescent Wroughton at 8pm

Details from  Gwen on 813573

Members of all 4 congregations are welcome to join either, or both meetings.

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Mission to Seafarers

Thomas Ware, assistant Chaplain at Tilbury Docks writes:

At the port of Tilbury, on the north bank of the Thames estuary in Essex, there is a little hut comprising a suite of two or three large rooms, a bar, a kitchen, a chapel and a few offices, which is the Tilbury Seamen’s Club. The seamen’s club is a place that merchant sailors can come while their ship is in port to relax, have a drink, use the free Wi-Fi and generally be away from the ships, which are claustrophobic even after a brief visit and must feel like floating prisons after several weeks aboard.

Ship visiting is the mainstay of maritime chaplaincy, the original work of the Mission to Seafarers. Ships come into the port every day—massive container ships, oil tankers, grain carriers, cruise liners, small vessels shuttling between the North Sea ports and so on—and they might be in port a few hours or a few days. There is generally a crew of about ten men, including officers, engineers, a cleaner and a cook (the most important man on the ship!). They are a broad mix of nationalities, but mostly Filipino, Indonesian, Somalian, West African, Chinese or Eastern European. In other words, they are a long way from home, doing a very testing and sometimes lonely job for months on end in a language they might not speak. Generally, the ships function in (broken) English, the international language of the sea. So the role of the chaplains is to go on board the ships and speak to the sailors and try to address a few of their basic needs. Most of these seafarers are young men in their twenties and thirties with wives and children and university degrees, and the best job they can get is working on ships bringing in the goods that maintain our lifestyle.

90% of Britain’s goods are brought in by sea, including the vast majority of our food, clothes and machinery.

Please pray –

  • for the chaplains like Thomas who visit the sailors on the ships in ports
  • for the young seafarers having to cope with different cultures and languages
  • that the charity will continue to fight for fair treatment and conditions for seafarers. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • The Residents of Priors Hill and Hollymoor Way
  • Our Curate, Associate Priest and Lay Ministers
  • Emergency Services at this time
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

 

18th June 2017

Sunday 18th June 2017

Trinity 1

This weekend we offer prayers for those
who died and those who are injured and made homeless
by the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington,
for those who mourn and all others affected by this disaster. Amen

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

11.45am     Baptism Service for Jessica Curtis

4.00pm     Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 18th June

Monday 19th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 20th June

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

3-5pm         Season of Invitation training– Haydon Wick

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm       Deanery Synod meeting

7.30pm       Listening Post prayer meeting– Church

Wednesday 21st June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 22nd June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Sarah Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 23rd June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 24th June

Dates for your diary

Ladies who Lunch

Next date is Monday 3rd of July at The Sally Pussey on the Wootton Bassett road at 12.30pm

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Will be on the Tuesday 19th of December at The Bell Inn at Purton Stoke. The pub is closed on Mondays. Details later. Gwen 

Sunday 25th June

Patronal Festival

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: John & Iris Smith

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Bishop Lee

Intercessor:  Teresa Townsend

Reading:       Phillippians 1: 12-26

Reader:        Alan Gregory

Gospel:        Luke 1: 57-66 & 80

Servers         Kathy Gregory and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Ruth Orman

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Barbara Hawkins, June Bradley, Norma Clare, June Jackson, Lilian Maisey and Gill Hand who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Leading services at 10am

We have a very capable team, both licensed and lay, involved in leading our Church at 4 services each week, and we thought we would extend this to our 10am service too! Most weeks the beginning of the 10am service will now be led by one of our LLMs or clergy-in-training and the priest will lead from the sharing of the peace. We hope that you will appreciate the diversity and that together we might reflect the involvement of the whole church in worship.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We’re now starting our period of ‘vacancy’ – i.e where we’ve said goodbye to Michael as our Vicar, and now start the journey to find the right person who is called to lead our Parish in the future.  This process is estimated to take 6 to 9 months.  In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We will be supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell – aptly named our ‘Transition Manager’! – and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane would love to get the views of as many people as possible – where you feel we are as a parish now, where we’re going or hope to go, and the sort of vicar we’re looking to lead us in the future.  Please feel free to contact them to arrange a conversation. Their details are: george.rendell@bristoldiocese.org or Jane on 01666 825996  or drkjbriggs@hotmail.co.uk

We’re very blessed to have a strong church community with many people involved in both the day to day running of the parish, and our work in the wider community.  Please continue to support each other, and those leading the church, during this time of change, and do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sunday 25th June – Bishop Lee at 10am and

Legge House 50th Anniversary

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Lee next Sunday when he will be preaching at 10am as part of our sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and presiding. After the service he will be going to Legge House to give thanks at the 50th Anniversary celebration. Please come to both!

Prayer for The Deanery Church of England Academy

Our next prayer meeting for the new secondary school in Middle Wichel is on Monday 26th June, 7pm at the Parish Church. Please do join us in praying for the newest part of our parish!

Wroughton Carnival- Saturday 1st July Thank you to those who have volunteered to help with the carnival stewarding. We will have a stall on the Weir Field too, so do come and find us on the day– we’ll be face painting and have a fun photo booth set up too!

Holiday Club

We are planning to run Holiday Club on the mornings of 14th to 18th August. If you are able to help for all or part of the week please let me know, I will give you dates for planning meetings soon. Barbara

A message from Michael:

I promised that we would let you know where we’ve moved to…. Our new address is 20 Brettingham Gate, SN3 1NH, and the phone number 01793 434696.

Poterion Fair Trade Communion Wine

About 8 years ago we decided to change to Fair Trade communion wine and although we pay a little more for it I thought I would tell you what the organic wine helps to buy.

The wine comes from the Stellar Winery in South Africa. About 6 years ago the Stella foundation began a project to provide a meal-a-day to at-risk children during the school holiday and has so far provided 30,000 meals cooked and served by volunteers (angels) who organise activities for the children as well. They have about 350 workers and their families living on the estate are provided with Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET). The Stella Healthcare programme provide free medical help from a Registered Nursing Sister for all employees and their families. Part of the estate is split into allotments so that the staff can grow organic vegetables and fruit. Recently they have provided a Football Field for the local community to use. In keeping with Stella’s organic status Indian Runner Ducks are used in the vineyard as a natural way to keep snails and other pests that destroy the grapes at bay. The ducklings are hand reared until they are released into the vineyards to do what ducks do best, eat snails. John Godfree

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Mission to Seafarers

Thomas Ware, assistant Chaplain at Tilbury Docks writes:

At the port of Tilbury, on the north bank of the Thames estuary in Essex, there is a little hut comprising a suite of two or three large rooms, a bar, a kitchen, a chapel and a few offices, which is the Tilbury Seamen’s Club. The seamen’s club is a place that merchant sailors can come while their ship is in port to relax, have a drink, use the free Wi-Fi and generally be away from the ships, which are claustrophobic even after a brief visit and must feel like floating prisons after several weeks aboard.

Ship visiting is the mainstay of maritime chaplaincy, the original work of the Mission to Seafarers. Ships come into the port every day—massive container ships, oil tankers, grain carriers, cruise liners, small vessels shuttling between the North Sea ports and so on—and they might be in port a few hours or a few days. There is generally a crew of about ten men, including officers, engineers, a cleaner and a cook (the most important man on the ship!). They are a broad mix of nationalities, but mostly Filipino, Indonesian, Somalian, West African, Chinese or Eastern European. In other words, they are a long way from home, doing a very testing and sometimes lonely job for months on end in a language they might not speak. Generally, the ships function in (broken) English, the international language of the sea. So the role of the chaplains is to go on board the ships and speak to the sailors and try to address a few of their basic needs. Most of these seafarers are young men in their twenties and thirties with wives and children and university degrees, and the best job they can get is working on ships bringing in the goods that maintain our lifestyle.

90% of Britain’s goods are brought in by sea, including the vast majority of our food, clothes and machinery.

Please pray –

  • for the chaplains like Thomas who visit the sailors on the ships in ports
  • for the young seafarers having to cope with different cultures and languages
  • that the charity will continue to fight for fair treatment and conditions for seafarers.

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The Residents of The Pitchens and Thorney Park
  • Families in Manchester & London after the recent attacks
  • Our Church Wardens Mike and Helena
  • Young people taking exams at school, college and university.
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently., especially Brian Richardson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

 

 

11th June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

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

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

 

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 11th June

Monday 12th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 13th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30pm        Standing Committee Meeting

Wednesday 14th June

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

7.30pm        Holiday Club Meeting – 17 Edgar Row Close

Thursday 15th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Carol & Tricia

Friday 16th June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 17th June

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Dates for your diary

Ladies who Lunch

Tuesday 20th June at the Sally Pussey, Wootton Bassett Road at 12.30pm

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Will be on the Tuesday 19th of December at The Bell Inn at Purton Stoke. The pub is closed on Mondays. Details later. Gw

Parish Office

Please note that I have changed my day off to Wednesday this week.

Sunday 18th June

Trinity 1

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       Phillippians 1: 1-11

Reader:        Ann Stone

Gospel:        Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

Servers         Alan Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

11.45am     Baptism Service for Jessica Curtis

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Tracy Mason

TODAY – Chapel Anniversary Wroughton Methodist Church- 6.30pm

Revd Rosemary Fletcher, former Methodist Minister in Wroughton will be taking the Service. All welcome!

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Fleur Taylor and Margaret Penfound who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Leading services at 10am

We have a very capable team, both licensed and lay, involved in leading our Church at 4 services each week, and we thought we would extend this to our 10am service too! Most weeks the beginning of the 10am service will now be led by one of our LLMs or clergy-in-training and the priest will lead from the sharing of the peace. We hope that you will appreciate the diversity and that together we might reflect the involvement of the whole church in worship.

Vacancy & Parish Review

We’re now starting our period of ‘vacancy’ – i.e where we’ve said goodbye to Michael as our Vicar, and now start the journey to find the right person who is called to lead our Parish in the future.  This process is estimated to take 6 to 9 months.  In the interim our team of Nicola & Barbara, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and the PCC will lead us in worship and the running of our church.  We will be supported through this transition process by the Diocese, and particularly by George Rendell – aptly named our ‘Transition Manager’! – and his assistant Jane Briggs.  George and Jane would love to get the views of as many people as possible – where you feel we are as a parish now, where we’re going or hope to go, and the sort of vicar we’re looking to lead us in the future.  Please feel free to contact them to arrange a conversation. Their details are: george.rendell@bristoldiocese.org or Jane on 01666 825996  or drkjbriggs@hotmail.co.uk

We’re very blessed to have a strong church community with many people involved in both the day to day running of the parish, and our work in the wider community.  Please continue to support each other, and those leading the church, during this time of change, and do ask the clergy or Churchwardens (Helena Thomas & Mike Awre) if you have any questions or concerns.  The PCC will keep you informed as we go through the transition.

Sunday 25th June – Bishop Lee at 10am and

Legge House 50th Anniversary

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Lee in Sunday 25th June when he will be preaching at 10am as part of our sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. After the service he will be going to Legge House to give thanks at the 50th Anniversary celebration. Please come to both! 

Wroughton Carnival- Saturday 1st July Last year we were able to support the carnival by providing stewards for the procession and the field and the carnival committee has asked for our help again this year. Please talk to Nicola if you are able to help. 

Holiday Club

We are planning to run Holiday Club on the mornings of 14th to 18th August. If you are able to help for all or part of the week please let me know, I will give you dates for planning meetings soon. Barbara

115 Club Fundraising Event for World Vision

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser for WV Albania.  To everyone who came; to those who gave a donation; to those who provided food;  and to those who wished us well. Our club members worked hard as a team and we’re very proud of them. It was an enjoyable and successful evening and we raised a fantastic £600!

We will let you know in due course how the money will be used by the World Vision team in Albania.115 Club Leaders

Thank You – Cream Teas, St Josephs

Thank you to everyone who came and helped make this a successful event. We had a record number of people attend, the sun shone and we raised £900.00 for the Prospect Hospice. Many thanks Ann Moss

Wooden Bookcases

We have two wooden bookcases which are now surplus to requirements if you would like one or both of this please speak to Nick Orman.

Poterion Fair Trade Communion Wine

About 8 years ago we decided to change to Fair Trade communion wine and although we pay a little more for it I thought I would tell you what the organic wine helps to buy.

The wine comes from the Stellar Winery in South Africa. About 6 years ago the Stella foundation began a project to provide a meal-a-day to at-risk children during the school holiday and has so far provided 30,000 meals cooked and served by volunteers (angels) who organise activities for the children as well. They have about 350 workers and their families living on the estate are provided with Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET). The Stella Healthcare programme provide free medical help from a Registered Nursing Sister for all employees and their families. Part of the estate is split into allotments so that the staff can grow organic vegetables and fruit. Recently they have provided a Football Field for the local community to use. In keeping with Stella’s organic status Indian Runner Ducks are used in the vineyard as a natural way to keep snails and other pests that destroy the grapes at bay. The ducklings are hand reared until they are released into the vineyards to do what ducks do best, eat snails. John Godfree

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Church Mission Society

Kate Quarrell, our CMS link in Kuluva, Uganda, has requested our prayers for:

  • the staff in the hospital where she works as a midwifery tutor, that God would inspire their practice and provide the resources they need to meet the needs of women and their babies
  • Kate and the other tutors, challenging old ways and encouraging the students to adopt better practices
  • the students, that they might be willing to learn and use modern information
  • praise God that people like Kate are willing to go in His name to benefit others.

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Thanks again to all our keen knitters. I sent off another batch of hats and scarves to the charity last week and have just received another large number of hats and scarves. Also thanks to those who have donated wool – there is a good selection in the white boxes on the bench by the choir vestry together with patterns, so please help yourselves if you want to get started on a hat, scarf or gloves. Completed items should be put in one of these boxes. Although it is coming into warmer weather here, it is winter in the southern hemisphere so the need for knitwear carries on. For further information talk to Janet Henderson (525856).

This week please pray for:-

  • Church Mission Society
  • The Residents of Petter Close and Offerton Road
  • Families in Manchester & London after the recent attacks
  • Our Standing Committee as they meet this week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently., especially June Pazzard and Brian Richardson. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.