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.

 

 

28th May 2017

Sunday 28th May 2017

Sunday after Ascension

Today

11.00am    Michael’s Farewell Service

4.00pm     Church at 4

There is no Holy Communion service today at 8am

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 28th May

Monday 29th May – Bank Holiday

The Parish Office will be closed all week

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 30th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 31st May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.30am       Children’s Gardening Morning – Willowbrook Gardens

6.00pm        Thy Kingdom Come Prayers – Church

Thursday 1st June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

4.00pm        Church & Worship Group – 49 Perry’s Lane

7.30pm        PCC Meeting – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

7.30pm         Swindon Churches Together, General ElectionHustings – Immanuel

URC, Upham Road

Filling Station         – Jack & Margaret

Friday 2nd June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 3rd June

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

2.45pm        Cream Teas and Bring & Buy – St Joseph’s

Procee          ds for the Prospect Hospice

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 4th June

Monday 5th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 6th June

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 7th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

Thursday 8th June

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Paul & Hazel

Friday 9th June

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice – Church

Saturday 10th June

Dates for your diary

Sunday 25th June

Legge House 50 years Celebration. Bishop Lee will be coming to Legge House to give thanks for its life over the last half-century. He will also preside and preach at our 10am service that day.

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. Gwen 

Sunday 4th June

Pentecost

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Dr John Godfree

Intercessor:  Janet Henderson

Reading:       Acts 2: 1-21

Reader:        Ron Stevens

Gospel:        John 7: 37-39

Servers         Jean Ford and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Jean Leo

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Revd Nicola Such

6.00pm       Evensong

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

1st Reading: Joel 2: 21-end

Reader:        Jean Ford

2nd Reading:          Acts 2: 14-21

Reader:        Gillian Pitter

Servers         Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Maddie & Duncan Rogers

Sunday 11th June

Trinity Sunday

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Sidespeople: Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10.00am     Parish Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Intercessor:  Carolyn Perry

Reading:       Isaiah 40: 12-17 & 27-end

Reader:        Lillian Wicks

Gospel:        Matthew 28: 16-20

Servers         Jean Ford and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidespeople: Sherralyn Gower and Sean Woodward

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         John Orman

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Malcolm Morrison, Mary Jubb, Brenda Banks, Victoria Ford, Nick Orman, Gwen Poole and Tony Edmonds who celebrate their birthdays during the coming two weeks.

Floodlighting

The church will be floodlit on Sunday 28th May by Sue Burden in memory of her husband Alfred Burden.

Goodbye to Michael and Sue

Today we say a fond farewell to our vicar, Canon Michael Johnson, after nearly 24 years of ministry here in Wroughton. We are so thankful for the many ways in which he has faithfully served the church and the local community over his time here, and wish him and Sue well as they move into this next season of their life.

General Election Hustings 1st June 7.30pm

Come and ask the candidates for the General Election the questions that are important to you. All candidates have committed to come to the Swindon Churches Together Hustings at Immanuel Church, Upham Road, SN3 1DH. Questions to be received in writing by 7.15pm; doors open 6.45pm. All are welcome.

Thy Kingdom Come- collect your prayer boxes

If you’ve signed up for a prayer box then do take it today… The idea of it is simply to provide a visual reminder to pray for your chosen country as regularly as you can during our focused time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. Pray as you choose! You might like to colour the flag and light the tea light, you might choose to write a few useful prayer points, and if you would like to bring your box to swap and pray for another country then please do on either of our evening prayer meetings on Sunday 28th. We’ll be meeting for an hour at the church on Wednesday 31st May between 6 and 7pm to pray for our local community, our nation and our world in different ways, please do come! 

Children’s Gardening Morning

On Wednesday 31st May from 10.30am, we will be working with Vision 4 Wroughton to run a children’s gardening morning at Willowbrook Gardens. We need people to serve refreshments, and to help the children pot up and plant out seedlings and sow seeds. If you can help, or if you have spare plants or seeds that we could use, please speak to Nicola, or Joan Orman.

Cream Teas and Bring & Buy

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 2.45pm to 4.30pm

In the grounds of St Joseph’s Church

Featuring Wroughton Silver Band in aid of Prospect Hospice. If you are able to make scones please would you phone Ann Moss (813318). Also if you have a gazebo that they can borrow on the day please also let her know.

Chapel Anniversary – Wroughton Methodist Church

Sunday 11th June at 6.30pm

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

All welcome to attend 

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. We are looking particularly for someone who is able to be a link between the committee and stewarding volunteers and for those who might be able to steward on the day. Please talk to Nicola. 

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

Monday June 5th by Mustard Seed at St Mary’s Church Marlborough “Spirituality With Jane Austen” Details from Gwen 

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. 

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 Perrys Lane and Arnhill Road
  • Families in Manchester after the attack on Tuesday
  • Michael & Sue as they start a new phase in their lives
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

21st May 2017

Sunday 21st May 2017

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Lord of life You defeated death To demonstrate a love that is Beyond our understanding That reaches out even to me Saving Grace to all who hear Christ the Lord is risen to-day. Alleluia!

Today

8.00am       Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm      Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 21st May

Monday 22nd May

8.30am         Holy Communion

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Mission Matters Meeting

Tuesday 23rd May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

7.30 pm       Holiday Club Meeting – 17 Edgar Row Close

Wednesday 24th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

7.30pm        PCC Meeting – Church

Thursday 25th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Tony & Tracy

Friday 26th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 27th May

2.00pm        Wedding Service for

Guy Green and Patricia Turner

4.00pm        Thanksgiving for Marriage service

for Alan & Jill Hinds 

Dates for your diary

Sunday 25th June

Legge House 50 years Celebration. Bishop Lee will be coming to Legge House to give thanks for its life over the last half-century. He will also preside and preach at our 10am service that day.

Christmas Ladies Who Lunch

Will be on the Tuesday 20th of December at The Bell Inn at Purton Stoke. The pub is closed on Mondays. Details later. Gwen 

Sunday 28th May

Sunday after Ascension

11.00am    Michael’s Farewell Service

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Intercessor:  Helen Toomer

Reading:       Ephesians 1-15-end

Reader:        Carol Gibbon

Gospel:        Luke 24.44-53

Servers         Jean Ford and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Mike & Bridget Awre

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Teresa Townsend / Revd Nicola Such

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Philip Ferguson, Ian Cliff, Jean Leo, Tessa Tubb and Grace Barnes who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Michael’s Farewell Service

This will take place on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am – do try and be there to give Michael and Sue a good send off!  Following the service and presentations, light refreshments will be served in the north aisle and outside (if the elements allow!)  Contributions to a gift can still be made – please put in an envelope (‘Michael – Gift’) and give to a Churchwarden (Helena or Mike); or Ross Fralley; or deliver to the Parish Office 

Refreshments for Michael’s Last Service.

Michael’s last service will be at 11am on Sunday 28 May and we are planning to serve drinks and light refreshments after it. There are two lists on the chest in the baptistry for you to sign up if you would like to bring some food. Please bring it already cut up into bite size pieces as we will have limited serving space. Many thanks. For further information please ask Janet (525856) or Jean (522964).

General Election Hustings 1st June 7.30pm

Come and ask the candidates for the General Election the questions that are important to you. All candidates have committed to come to the Swindon Churches Together Hustings at Immanuel Church, Upham Road, SN3 1DH. Questions to be received in writing by 7.15pm; doors open 6.45pm. All are welcome.

Thy Kingdom Come- collect your prayer boxes

If you’ve signed up for a prayer box then do take it today… The idea of it is simply to provide a visual reminder to pray for your chosen country as regularly as you can during our focused time of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. Pray as you choose! You might like to colour the flag and light the tea light, you might choose to write a few useful prayer points, and if you would like to bring your box to swap and pray for another country then please do on either of our evening prayer meetings on Sunday 28th. We’ll be meeting for an hour at the church on Wednesdays 24th and 31st May between 6 and 7pm to pray for our local community, our nation and our world in different ways, please do come! 

Children’s Gardening Morning

On Wednesday 31st May from 10.30am, we will be working with Vision 4 Wroughton to run a children’s gardening morning at Willowbrook Gardens. We need people to serve refreshments, and to help the children pot up and plant out seedlings and sow seeds. If you can help, or if you have spare plants or seeds that we could use, please speak to Nicola, or Joan Orman.

Cream Teas and Bring & Buy

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 2.45pm to 4.30pm

In the grounds of St Joseph’s Church

Featuring Wroughton Silver Band in aid of Prospect Hospice. If you are able to make scones please would you phone Ann Moss (813318). Also if you have a gazebo that they can borrow on the day please also let her know.

Chapel Anniversary – Wroughton Methodist Church

Sunday 11th June at 6.30pm

Revd Rosemary Fletcher will be taking the Service. All welcome to attend 

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. We are looking particularly for someone who is able to be a link between the committee and stewarding volunteers and for those who might be able to steward on the day. Please talk to Michael or Nicola.

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

Healing on the Streets

Once a fortnight on Saturdays you will find a team of four Christians offering to talk and/or pray with people in the Ellendune shopping centre. We would love to have more names on our rota of people willing to join us in this valuable work. A friendly greeting and a willingness to have a conversation is all most people expect, so if you aren’t comfortable praying for someone, there will be others to do this. Our thanks go to Michael our Vicar for his commitment to HOTS over the years, and also to Teresa who will now be very busy with her training for the ministry, but without them our numbers are considerably reduced. Please prayerfully consider whether you could offer to be with us for a couple of hours on the occasional Saturday as part of our Christian outreach and have a chat with Barbara Abrey or Margaret Penfound to find out more.

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.

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 Overtown Hill and Trecastle Road
  • Guy & Trish and their families as they marry in Church on Saturday
  • Alan & Jillian and their family as they renewal their wedding vows in Church on Saturday
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently., especially June Eames, Eric Sutton and June Hazzard. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

 

 

7th May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Lord of life You defeated death To demonstrate a love that is Beyond our understanding That reaches out even to me Saving Grace to all who hear Christ the Lord is risen to-day. Alleluia!

Today

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4

6.00pm     Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 7th May

Monday 8th May

8.30am         Holy Communion

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm        Building Committee Meeting – Vicarage

Tuesday 9th May

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 10th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

7.30pm        Holiday Club Planning Meeting

Thursday 11th May

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Joan and Neil

Friday 12th May

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 13th May

Dates for your diary

Sunday 25th June

Legge House 50 years Celebration. Bishop Lee will be coming to Legge House to give thanks for its life over the last half-century. He will also preside and preach at our 10am service that day.

Sunday 14th May

Easter 5

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidespeople: Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am    Parish Communion and Baptism of Esther Woolley

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Carolyn Perry

Reading:       Acts 7: 55-end

Reader:        Carolyn Perry

Gospel:        John 14: 1-14

Servers         Gillian Pitter and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: David and Mary Evans

11.45am     Baptism Service for Felix Courtiff and

                   Olivia Vernon-Moore

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leader:         Paul Woolley

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Gillian Freeman, Tom Robinson, Keith Hooper, Eleanor Burdell, Sally Parker, Melvyn Jackson and Harry Wilkinson who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Sunday 7th May by Trish Turner and John Howell in memory of Betty Kerfoot on what would have been her 90th Birthday.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

At our APCM last Sunday we elected Helena Thomas and Mike Awre to be churchwardens for the coming year; Cheryl Hawkins, Joan Orman, Nick Orman and Teresa Townsend to be our Deanery Synod members; Peter Ferguson, Janet Henderson, Helen Toomer and Paul Wooley to the Parochial Church Council for three years, and Carolyn Kirk for one year. We offer our thanks to them and our prayers for their service over the next years.

New Creation – Sunday 7th May 10am

We welcome New Creation leading our music today.

For the Parish Communion on Sunday May 7th at 10 a.m., New Creation are re-forming just for the day, in order to say a fond thank you and farewell to Canon Michael. Many of you (we hope!) will still have our CDs to hand—in particular please have a listen to the second one ‘The Flame’, as the Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei will be used in the service. We are really looking forward to the service.

Wanted – Cakes for Legge House Spring Fayre

Sunday 21st May

Please can you bake a cake (or 2) for the Legge House Spring Fayre on Sunday 21st May. Cakes can be brought to Church or directly to Legge House from 12 noon.  

Many thanks Jean Ford

Michael’s Farewell Service

This will take place on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am – do try and be there to give Michael and Sue a good send off!  Following the service and presentations, light refreshments will be served in the north aisle and outside (if the elements allow!)  Contributions to a gift can still be made – please put in an envelope (‘Michael – Gift’) and give to a Churchwarden (Helena or Mike); or Ross Fralley; or deliver to the Parish Office

Thy Kingdom Come- global wave of prayer-  25th May – 4th June

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. There will be a number of opportunities to meet to pray for ourselves, our nation and our world and the chance to take part in a prayer posada! Think about which country God might be calling you to pray for particularly during this time and the posada will be explained…

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!

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

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. We are looking particularly for someone who is able to be a link between the committee and stewarding volunteers and for those who might be able to steward on the day. Please talk to Michael or Nicola.

Healing on the Streets

Once a fortnight on Saturdays you will find a team of four Christians offering to talk and/or pray with people in the Ellendune shopping centre. We have been offering this service to our community for several years, but would love to have more names on our rota of people willing to join us in this valuable work. A friendly greeting and a willingness to have a conversation is all most people expect, so if you aren’t comfortable praying for someone, there will be others to do this. Our thanks go to Michael our Vicar for his commitment to HOTS over the years, and also to Teresa who will now be very busy with her training for the ministry, but without them our numbers are considerably reduced. Please prayerfully consider whether you could offer to be with us for a couple of hours on the occasional Saturday as part of our Christian outreach and have a chat with Barbara Abrey or Margaret Penfound to find out more.

London Marathon 2017

Mike and Hannah Awre would like to thank you all for your support when we ran the London Marathon on 23rd April with over £2,600 being raised for Parkinson’s UK. It was a great day and one we will remember long after the aching muscles have been forgotten! The crowds were amazing and we did it together in 4 hours 27 minutes and 29 seconds!

Victoria Ford would like to thank everyone for their support during the London Marathon. I did it in 4 hours 12 minutes and 56 seconds. It was hard!!

Wooden Tables

We have some 5’ and 6’ wooden tables available that are now surplus to requirements. If you would like one ,or two, or more, please speak to Nick Orman

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 Moormead Road and Cosdon Road
  • Those suffering drought in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia
  • For the families of Felix, Olivia, Esther who will be baptised next Sunday
  • Those involved in the planning of this years Holiday Club
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently, especially Clive Hooper and June Eames. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 16th April

Sunday 16th April 2017

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Lord of life You defeated death To demonstrate a love that is Beyond our understanding That reaches out even to me Saving Grace to all who hear Christ the Lord is risen to-day. Alleluia!

Today

5.45am     Easter Sunrise Service  at Barbury Castle

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Easter Parish Communion

4.00pm      Easter Celebration – Church at 4

6.00pm      Evensong

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 16th April

Monday 17th April—Easter Monday

Tuesday 18th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – The White Horse

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 19th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

Thursday 20th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Sarah Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 21st April

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Bellringers Practice

Saturday 22nd April

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

10.00-11.45amDementia Friends Workshop

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 23rd April

Monday 24th April

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 25th April

The Parish Office will be closed today

8.30am         Morning Prayer

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery

Wednesday 26th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer

10.00am       Holy Communion at St Joseph’s

Thursday 27th April

8.30am                  Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Colin & Fran

Friday 28th April

8.45am                  Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm                  Bellringers Practice

Saturday 22nd April

2.30pm        Standing Committee – Vicarage

Dates for your diary

Sunday 13th August 2017

Barbecue at Legge House from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sunday 23rd April

Easter 2

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Canon Michael Johnson

Intercessor:  Revd Nicola Such

Reading:       Acts 2: 14a & 22-32

Reader:        Janet Henderson

Gospel:        John 20: 19-end

Servers         Cheryl Hawkins and Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople: Sally Parker and June Bradley

11.45pm     Baptism Service for Halle Barrett

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leaders:       Revd Nicola Such

Sunday 30th April

Easter 3

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       Acts 2: 14a & 36-41

Reader:        Dr John Henderson

Gospel:        Luke 24: 13-35

Servers         Alan Gregory and Gillian Pitter

Sidespeople: Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

11.00am     APCM

4.00pm       Church at 4

Leaders:       Canon Michael Johnson

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Owen Orr, Mike Mason, Lynda Pell, Anthony Thomson, Keith Bassett, Peggie Hayward, Carolyn Perry, Iris Smith, Kathleen Leach, Jenny Ferguson, Jennifer Price, Julia Edmonds, David Pell, Stephen Knowles and Colin Maisey who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Tuesday 18th April by John Hawkins in memory of Fred and Min Hawkins; on Thursday 20th April by Helen Toomer in memory of her mother, Pam Bracher, who died on 20th April 2015.

Michael’s Farewell

Michael’s farewell service will be on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am (no 8am service on that date) and we’re planning to give him and Sue a good send off! (details to follow)

If you’d like to contribute towards a gift, please put this in an envelope (‘Michael – Gift’) and give to a Churchwarden (Helena or Mike); or Barbara or Nicola; or deliver to the Parish Office.

Serving in Church

Would you like to become a server?? I know when dear Bill Ruck asked me quietly one day after the Church service if I would think of becoming a sever, it was my first step to gaining confidence to taking a more active role in Church services – I will always be grateful to Bill for giving me that gentle “push” !!! – we are looking for Volunteers to join the servers rota, if you feel God is giving you a “gentle push” to Volunteer, please speak to one of the servers or Michael about what is involved – training will be given!!!

Many thanks Cheryl 

London Marathon 2017

On 23rd April, my daughter Hannah and I will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Parkinsons UK.

Parkinsons is a disease that affects approximately 127,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure for it but there are treatments to help manage it. The Parkinsons UK charity drives for better care, better treatment and better quality of life for those who suffer from it as well as carrying out research to find a cure. Our Just Giving address is www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Awre3 I will also have Sponsorship forms available. Your support will be greatly appreciated

Thank You

Thank you to all those who prayed for our daughter-in-law Sharon Horlock, who you will know sadly passed away in December. Our Son / Sharon’s husband Mike, has been organising various charity events for Cancer Research UK, one of which is Cancer Research’s Shine half marathon evening walk on Sat Sept 23rd in London. Mike’s fundraising initiative ‘Cancer Ninjas’ are aiming to be the largest Shine team entry to date with 50+ people. If you would like to find out more about possibly joining in the fun with Cancer Ninjas on the walk, then do please contact me for more information on rosemary@horlocks.com before the 17th April. Many thanks. Rosemary

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Israel – February 2018

If enough people want to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land I will arrange it with Israel Travel Service (I.T.S). It would be for 8 days. 1 night in Tel Aviv area near Java; 2 nights in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee; 3 nights in Jerusalem. 6 days of sightseeing using 4* hotels with half board. Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, Masada and the Dead Sea are included. Cost would be about £1,500. Contact Dr John Godfree on 813783 or email johnrgodfree@btinternet.com

Wooden Tables

We have some 5’ and 6’ wooden tables available that are now surplus to requirements. If you would like one ,or two, or more, please speak to Nick Orman

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Swindon Youth for Christ

Swindon Youth for Christ works in many of the secondary schools in Swindon. They are sometimes invited to lead assemblies or RE lessons. In some schools the BIOS van may visit at lunchtime or after school to provide opportunities for the young people to talk with the SYFC workers. Some schools may have Christian groups which SYFC are able to support.

Please pray for all the young people in Swindon’s schools, that they will be able to find out about God’s love for them.

Knitting for Seafarers

Thank you to all who have handed in hats, scarves, gloves and balaclavas. The Mission to Seafarers is grateful for donations throughout the year so please keep knitting and put your finished items in the box in church. There are a couple of balls of wool in it if you need some to get started and some suitable patterns, but you can use your own favourite patterns. Please call Janet Henderson on 525856 for more information.

This week please pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • The Residents of Moat Walk and Scorhill Lane
  • Those suffering drought in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia
  • Family & friends of Halle Barrett as she is baptised next Sunday
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently, especially Brendan Carroll. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.