12th May 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019

Easter 4


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

Diary – Week Commencing 12th May

Monday 13th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm            Mission Matters

Tuesday 14th May

The Parish Office is closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            PCC Meeting – Church Hall

Wednesday 15th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

7.30pm            Church Yard Committee

Thursday 16th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.00pm            Choir Practice – Church

12.30pm          Ladies who Lunch – The Greyhound, Siddington

Filling Station – Joan & Neil

Friday 17th May

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

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

Saturday 18th May

10.00am          Healing on the Streets – Ellendune Centre

Dates for your diary 2019

Holiday Club 2019

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

Gardening Day at Willow Brook Gardens

Wednesday 29th May

Wroughton Carnival

Saturday 6th July

Sinday 19th May 2019

Easter 5

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Sidespeople: Gillian Pitter and Sally Speller

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Helen Toomer

Reading:          Acts 11. 1-18

Reader:           Peter Ferguson

Gospel:            John 13. 31-35

Servers:           Petrina Kingsley and Jean Ford

Sidespeople:    Rose Humphries and Pat Herring

11.45am          Christening Service for Esme Gunson and Erin &  Niamh O’Callaghan

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Revd Phill Harrison 

6.00pm            Choral Evensong

To mark the 25th anniversary of  Dr John Henderson first becoming our Organist at Wroughton Parish Church.

Gluten free wafers

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

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.

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.

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.

Duck Race

Thank you to the Community Engagement Group for organising our contribution to the Duck Race on Monday.  We had great fun shooting ducks with a water gun and getting a bit wet.  We also had several pictures entered into our colouring competition and winners have been informed. Thanks particularly to those who looked after the stall. If the numbers are as big as they were this year we will need more help next year. 

Spring Harvest 2020

Hopefully many of you will have chatted to those who went to Spring Harvest 2019, and will have heard what an uplifting and encouraging time they had there. We’d love it if even more of us could go next year. Watch this space for more details over the coming weeks!  Phill Harrison

Ladies who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch is on Thursday 16th May at 12.30pm  at The Greyhound,  Siddington, near Cirencester.


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

At the end of April I was able to send off another 30 hats and 16 scarves. This brings the total for the year so far to 75 hats and 45 scarves which is magnificent. Thank you very much.  The charity are always grateful to receive our knitwear so if you need a knitting project there are patterns available in church, or if you can donate some wool please leave it in one of the boxes by the blue vestry curtains. Details 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
  • The families and friends of Esme, Erin & Niamh as they are Christened in Church next Sunday
  • Members of the PCC as they meet this week
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Joan Ewing and Michael Bates. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.