17th April 2016

Sunday 17th April 2016

Easter 4

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and ever. Amen

St. Hippolytus (AD 190-236)

Today

 8.00am   Holy Communion

10.00am    Parish Communion

11.30am     Baptism Service for                    Ernie & Betty Graham

4.00pm     Church at 4

 

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 17th April

Monday 18th April

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

10.00am       Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

8.00pm        Supp & Chat – Brown Jack

Tuesday 19th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

7.30pm        Listening Post Prayer Meeting – Church

Wednesday 20th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am       Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

7.30pm        Confirmation Service at Highworth Parish Church

Thursday 21st April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

12.30pm       Ladies who Lunch – Barbary Pub, Broad Hinton

7.30pm        Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station         – Neen & Chris

Friday 22nd April

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

12.00 noon   Funeral Service for David Saffery

7.00pm        Bellringers—Church

Saturday 23rd April

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

10am to 12noon Mission Matters Coffee Morning – 11 St John Road

Wednesday 20th April

7.30pm       Confirmation at St Michael and All Angels Highworth

Sunday 24th April

Easter 5

8.00am       Holy Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Sidesmen:     Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Revd Nicola Such

Intercessor:  Margaret Penfound

Reading:       Acts 11: 1-18

Reader:        Gill Hayes

Servers:        Jean Ford and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidesmen:     Mike & Bridget Awre

4.00pm       Church at 4 – Church Hall

Led by:         Teresa Townsend

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Peter Sewell, Megan Phillips, Keith Bassett, Peggie Hayward, Carolyn Perry, Iris Smith, Jennifer Ferguson and Julia Edmonds who celebrate their birthdays during the coming week.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Sunday 17th April by Jane Phillips and family on Sunday to celebrate their daughter’s 18th birthday and also for Keith Bassett who shares his birthday with Megan on the 17th.

The Church will be floodlit on Monday 18th April by John Hawkins in memory of Fred & Min Hawkins.

On Tuesday 19th April by June & Alan Lilley, Norman & Clive Gough and all the family in memory of our Mum / Nan on her 100th birthday.

On Wednesday 20th April by Helen Toomer in memory of her mother, Pam.

Parochial Church Council

At the APCM on Sunday 24th April we will elect 5 members of the Parochial Church Council, (PCC), our trustee body, for three years. If you would like to stand for election, please fill in a nomination form. If you are thinking about it and would like to know more, please speak to ne of the clergy or to Helen Toomer our Hon PCC Secretary. Thank you 

Confirmation – Please come to support our candidates

On Wednesday 20th April at 7.30pm four of our congregation, Andy Kirk, Rose Humphries, Claudine Pelser-Quick and Martin Pratt will be confirmed by the Bishop of Swindon, the Right Revd Lee Rayfield at Highworth Parish Church. Please pray for them as they prepare for their confirmation and if you are able to come to the service to support them, your presence will be greatly valued.

School for Prayer

To prepare for Pentecost we are offering a School for Prayer beginning on Sunday 8th May and each weekday evening at 6.30pm for just 40 minutes. If you ever thought that you aren’t sure how to pray, this is for you!

Reading the Whole Bible

To prepare for the celebration of our Patronal Festival in June we are going to read the Bible non-stop – yes the whole Bible – starting on Wednesday 22nd June at 2.00pm and ending before our Sunday service on 26th June. More details soon.

The Listening Post

Our monthly prayer meetings resume from 19th April at 7.30 p.m. in church. Please join us to pray for the work and witness of our church.

Coffee Morning

Mission Matters are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 23rd April at 11 St John Road from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00. there will be crafts on sale and all proceeds will go to support the work of CMS. Everyone will be welcome.

Thy Kingdom Come- 

A National Week of Prayer for Evangelism

We will be joining Anglican churches across the nation for a week of prayer this Pentecost. From 8th-15th May there will be various local and national events aimed at getting the good news of God’s kingdom to more people- watch this space!

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE- Passion Play Party

The Wroughton Passion Play Steering Group invite all those who were part of the project in any way to a party to thank you for your involvement and to celebrate its success.

Friday 29th April 2016, 7.30pm at the  Wroughton Workmen’s Club.

Bring and share buffet- please bring something suitable from the selection below:

Principal Cast (inc Pharisees and Centurions) – Pizza/Quiche/Sausage Rolls etc

Crowd – Cakes and Sweet Goodies

All choirs – Vegetarian and Fish Sandwiches

Stewards and Wardrobe – Meat Sandwiches

Stage Management and Production Team – Nibbles and Crisps

RSVP in person to Nicola Such or via email to Laura at wroughtonpassion@gmail.com by 22nd April.

Legge House Open Day

If you have any contact with schools, youth groups, church groups, scouts, guides etc please let them know that Legge House has an open day on Saturday 23rd April, 11am to 3pm.

Supp & Chat Ladies who Lunch

Thursday 21st April at Barbary pub, Broad Hinton at 12.30 pm Supp and chat

Monday 18th April at 8pm at The Brown Jack.

For all events contact Gwen on 813573 or by email. gwenwroughton@hotmail.com

Stuart Townend Will be in Swindon on April 19th at St Josephs College. Tickets are available from Rainbow bookshop or Highworth Methodist Church website. Stuart will be leading an evening of songs, chat and worship

‘Beating the Bounds’ Family Walk

Bank Holiday on Monday 30th May 10am leaving from the Ellendune Hall to reach the Check Inn at 12.30pm. Families are welcome but not all of the route is suitable for buggies. Details from: Parish Office 812050 or Gwen 813573.

Spring Harvest 2017

A small group from this Church recently enjoyed a few days of excellent teaching and lively worship at ‘Spring Harvest’, which is celebrated at Butlin’s Holiday Village, at Minehead. Those who attend may participate in as much (or as little) as they please. If you are interested in joining a group at next year’s event, please speak to Keith Bassett.

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD 

Swindon Youth for Christ

Teams in schools and those meeting young people where they gather, have been sharing the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with them. Please pray that other things they see or hear during the holidays will prompt them to think about God’s love for them

The Mean Bean Challenge

I shall be taking up the challenge to live on plain beans, rice and porridge for five days, starting on Sunday, 24th April. This is to highlight the poor diet that one billion people live on and to raise money for Tearfund to work towards eliminating hunger in the world. I would love you to sponsor me for these five days and you can do so either by the internet at

www.justgiving.com/my-mean-bean-challenge111 or signing the sponsor form on the church chest.   Margaret Penfound

This week please pray for:-

  • CMS
  • The Residents of Barcelona Crescent and Arnhill Road
  • Our Bible Study Groups
  • Healing on the Streets
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Margaret Hackling, Violet Strand, David Saffery, Edith Hacker, Heather O’Connell. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones

27th March 2016

Sunday 27th March 2016

Easter Day

A PRAYER FOR EASTER

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and ever. Amen

St. Hippolytus (AD 190-236)

 

Today

6.30am     Sunrise Service at Barbury Castle

8.00am     Holy Communion

10.00am    Easter Parish Communion

4.00pm     Church at 4 – Easter Celebration

6.00pm     Easter Evensong

 

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 27th March

Monday 28th March—Bank Holiday

Tuesday 29th March

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 30th March

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am       Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

Thursday 31st March

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Carol & Tricia

Friday 1st April

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Choir Practice – Church

Saturday 2nd April

 

Diary – Week Commencing Sunday 3rd April

Monday 4th April

8.30am         Holy Communion – Church

7.30pm        PCC – Church

Tuesday 5th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

6.00pm        Clergy Surgery – Parish Office

Wednesday 6th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Parish Office

10.00am       Holy Communion – St Joseph’s

7.30pm        Confirmation Group resumes – Vicarage

Thursday 7th April

8.30am         Morning Prayer – Church

Filling Station         – Sara Jane and Sherralyn

Friday 8th April

8.45am         Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm        Choir Practice – Church

Saturday 9th April

9.30am         Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

 

Forthcoming Events

Quiz Night

The next Quiz night with optional fish and chip supper will be on Saturday April 16th in the Church Hall, Priors Hill. 7.30pm start.

Next Listening Post Prayer Meetings

Tuesdays 19th April and 17th May at 7.30 p.m. in church.

Holiday Club

Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August – Church Hall

 

Sunday 3rd April

Easter 2

 

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Sidesmen:     Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

 

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Mark Tubey

Intercessor:  Dr John Henderson

Reading:       Acts 5: 27-32

Reader:        Janet Henderon

Servers:        Kathy Gregory and Cheryl Hawkins

Sidesmen:     Alan & Kathy Gregory

 

4.00pm       Church at 4 – Church Hall

Led by:         Tracy Mason

 

Sunday 10th April

Easter 3

 

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Sidesmen:     John & Iris Smith

 

 

10.00am    Parish Communion

Preacher:      Marion Colton

Intercessor:  Ron Stevens

Reading:       Acts 9: 1-6 (7-20)

Reader:        Janet Henderson

Servers:        Jean Ford and Alan Gregory

Sidesmen:     David & Mary Evans

 

4.00pm       Church at 4 – Church Hall

Led by:         Paul Woolley

Happy Easter – Christ is Risen

Happy Easter

Thank you to everyone who has helped to prepare for and celebrate Easter through worship, prayer, study and through the Passion Play – and in any other way. Happy Easter, Michael

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Andrew Bond, Alan Stone, Hannah Wrixon, Kate Lock and Owen Orr who celebrate their birthdays during the next two weeks.

Floodlighting

The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 2nd April by Katie & Jools Randall-Stratton in memory of Zachary Randall-Stratton on his third birthday in heaven; by Bill & Doreen Greenshields in memory of their son, Andrew on his birthday anniversary.

Contacting the Vicar

The phone lines to the vicarage have now been repaired – so thanks to BT communication is back to normal!

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed from Friday 25th March to Monday 4th April.

Study Leave

As some of you may already know after almost 25years of ministry in Wroughton I shall be taking a three month Sabbatical (Study Leave) beginning on Monday 11th April. Although I will not be in Church I will be about in the village and spending some weekends away and days out visiting Holy Wells and Sacred Springs.  I hope my visits will inspire some embroidery or artwork of some kind.  I hope to return to Church much refreshed about half way through July.  Barbara Abrey.

Church Electoral Roll

If you are a regular worshipper with us, please fill in an Electoral Roll form if you have not done so in previous years. This registers you on as a member of our church and allows you to vote for PCC members at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).

Parochial Church Council

At the APCM we will elect members of the Parochial Church Council, (PCC), our trustee body, for three years. If you would like to stand for election, please fill in a nomination form. If you are thinking about it and would like to know more, please speak to ne of the clergy or to Helen Toomer our Hon PCC Secretary.   Thank you

Save Swindon’s Libraries

If you would like to sign the petition to save Swindon’s libraries, please sign the form on the church chest.

Supp & Chat Ladies who Lunch

Monday 4th April at the Check inn at 12.30pm.

Thursday 21st April at Barbary pub, Broad Hinton at 12.30 pm Supp and chat

Monday 4th April, 18th April at 8pm at The Brown Jack.

For all events contact Gwen on 813573 or by email. gwenwroughton@hotmail.com

Learning to Heal

A New Wine course at St John Haydon Wick, on Saturday 16th April, 9.30am to 4.30pm. £5 for the day. For more information, please speak to the vicar, or book at St John’s Parish Office tel 726000 or parishoffice@stjohnshaydonwick.org.uk

Stuart Townend Will be in Swindon on April 19th at St Josephs College. Tickets are available from Rainbow bookshop or Highworth Methodist Church website He will be leading an evening of songs, chat and worship

 Friends of Legge House

“Thank you to everyone who have joined The Friends of Legge House. Your help in terms of prayers, money and volunteering is greatly appreciated.”

‘Beating the Bounds’ Family Walk

Bank Holiday on Monday 30th May 10am leaving from the Ellendune Hall to reach the Check Inn at 12.30pm. Families are welcome but not all of the route is suitable for buggies. Details from: Parish Office 812050 or Gwen 813573.

CHURCH IN THE WIDER WORLD

Swindon Youth for Christ

Teams in schools and those meeting young people where they gather, have been sharing the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with them. Please pray that other things they see or hear during the holidays will prompt them to think about God’s love for them

Fundraising for Children’s Library in Uganda

Thank you to all who have responded to the request from Amos Kimera in Uganda for financial help in setting up a children’s library. If you would still like to make a donation please could you do so by Easter weekend at the latest. Many thanks, Carolyn Kirk.

This week please pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • The Residents of Baileys Way and Aviemore Road
  • Our Choir
  • Staff and patients at GWH
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially David Saffery, Edith Hacker, Melita James, Heather O’Connell, Rocco D’Ambrosio and John Crowley. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.