5th May 2019

Sunday 5th May 2019

Easter 3


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!


8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

  4.00pm          Church at 4

  6.00pm          Evensong


Diary – Week Commencing 5th May

Monday 6th May – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 7th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 8th May

The Parish Office is closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 9th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Neen & Chris

Friday 10th May

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

12.00pm          Funeral Service for Joan Ewing

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

7.00pm            115 Club – (1st & 3rd Friday of the month)

Saturday 11th May

Dates for your diary 2019

Holiday Club 2019

This year’s Holiday Club will be Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019

Easter 4

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Mark Tubey

Sidespeople: Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Mark Tubey

Intercessions: Carolyn Perry

Reading:          Acts 9. 36-43

Reader:           Carolyn Perry

Gospel:            John 10. 22-30

Servers:           Alan & Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople:    Colin & Jackie Ash

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Joan Orman 

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the month)

                        Our next service will be Sunday 5th May

Gluten free wafers

If you require a gluten free wafer for holy communion please let a sidesperson know. 


Congratulations and welcome to Carolyn Perry, Lynda Pell, Sally Parker, Hannah Wrixon and Diane Phillips who were elected to the Parochial Church Council at our Annual Meeting on 7 April and also to Martina Lewis who was
co-opted onto the council at the PCC meeting which immediately followed. Please pray for them and all PCC members in preparation for their first meeting on May 14th. 

Sunday 19th May: 5th of Easter

Although not the first Sunday of the month, we will sing a fully Choral Evensong on 19th May (at 6.00pm) to mark the 25th anniversary of my first playing at Wroughton Church. Many guest singers from all over the region will supplement our own choir for this musical feast and there will be food and drinks afterwards.  John Henderson


Count your Blessings

We hope you have found the Count your Blessings leaflets thought provoking but interesting during Lent. Please make sure that Christian Aid benefits from the challenges by sending them your donations. The instructions are in the back of the leaflet. Your generosity will help many people struggling to survive. 

Good Friday Collection.

£250 was donated for Tearfund at the Good Friday performance by Wroughton Choral Society.

The Harbour Quiz 

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Quiz for the Harbour Project. We had a wonderful evening and helped to raise £2,857 for the Project’s work with asylum seekers and refugees.

Have you heard of The Bible?
Of course you have – but how much do you really know about it? You will soon be able to find out a lot more as we shall be running the Bible Society’s course about the Bible which looks at questions such as how it was put together, who wrote it and why. Is it still relevant today? As it is the Christian’s handbook we can all benefit from knowing more about it. Please consider signing up for the course which will start in mid May. There is a signup sheet with times etc. on the church chest.

Holiday Club craft 

We need corner yogurt containers and small glass jars (mustard size) for the children to use in some of the craft at holiday Club, so if you have any please save them for us. Any left over will be recycled

Duck Race

We have a stall at the Duck Race on Monday. If you are able to help us set up the event shelter and carry stuff over please meet us at the church hall at 12 noon on Monday.

Cream Teas and Bring & Buy

Saturday 1st June 2019, 2.45pm

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).  If you have any items for the table top sale please put them in the box at the back of the Church. 


Swindon Youth for Christ

Swindon Youth for Christ staff and volunteers go into local schools to take lessons and assemblies, and run lunchtime and after school groups. This provides opportunities to bring a Christian perspective to discussions on various issues with groups of young people, and for individual mentoring of vulnerable teenagers. Please pray that more schools would invite them to work with their students, and that churches would  be encouraged to join them to work in the schools in their neighbourhoods. 

Knitting for Mission to Seafarers

Knitters you are amazing! This week I have sent off a parcel of 20 hats and 15 scarves and am already half way to the next box full. Thank you all very much. We have been given a lot of wool recently so thank you to the donors and please take some if you would like to get knitting. It is on the pew near to the piano. Further information from Janet Henderson 525856.

Legge House Monthly Prayer Point

Thank you for your prayer support. This month please pray for The Trustees with the AGM and the decisions needed to continue to take Legge House forward.

Also for Glenn, the new member of staff, that he will settle in and learn the role quickly and efficiently.

This week please also pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • For those who feel lonely, sad, depressed
  • Those facing redundancy
  • For the patients and staff at GWH
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Joan Ewing, Michael Bates and Royston Gobey. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.