We’re delighted to say that our new vicar has been appointed!
Revd Phill Harrison will be joining us with his family as vicar in July– here’s a short message from him:
‘My family and I very excited about joining you all in Wroughton and Wichelstowe in July. My wife, Karen, and I were impressed by both the warmth of the welcome we received on our familiarisation day and the strength of the team in Wroughton. We have two secondary school age children, Aidan and Ciara (say: kee-ah-rah), both of whom are eager to explore what will become their new home. We currently live in Corsham, near Chippenham, where I am the Assistant Curate. Before this we lived in north Bristol… so God has been gradually calling us eastwards along the M4 towards Wroughton. We look forward to being with you in the not too distant future!’
In the meantime, please do contact Barbara…
Revd Barbara Abrey
17, Edgar Row Close
Tel: 01793 633024
The Parish Office
Tel 01793 812050
office open hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am- 2pm.
Visitors in person are welcomed on these days between 10-00am and 1pm.
‘I became a Lay Minister in 1994, having left teaching to work for the Church in 1990. I have moved around the country to manage various “church” projects, currently Legge House which our Church holds in its heart. I’m married to Sheila, and have three children (one disabled) and four grand-children.’
‘I spent several years as a young woman working as a nurse with a mission agency in South America. I was licensed as a Lay Minister in 1978 after moving to Wroughton. My particular interests are the worldwide church and our healing ministry, and my hope is that, as the well-loved hymn says, I might serve Jesus to the end.’
Parish Safeguarding Officer-Janet Henderson
‘I have held this role since February 2014 having been the Nominated Person for this parish for some years previous to this. As PSO my main role is to deal with applications from volunteers who wish to work with children and young people or vulnerable adults within church activities, including DBS checks. I also ensure that people have completed the relevant training. The importance of this role is to try and ensure a safe and welcoming environment in all church activities for children, young people and vulnerable adults.’