Sunday 19th May 2019

Sunday 19th May 2019

Easter 5


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

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

   4.00pm         Church at 4

   6.00pm         Choral Evensong

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

Diary – Week Commencing 19th May

Monday 20th May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

7.30pm            Churches together in Wroughton

Tuesday 21st May

The Parish Office is closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Pray & Bless Wroughton & Wichelstow

– Church Hall

Wednesday 22nd May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 23rd May

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Lucy & Anne Marie

Friday 24th May

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

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

Saturday 25th May

2.00pm            Wedding Service for Mitchell Coleman & Rebecca Garrow

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

Sunday 26th May 2019

Easter 6

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople:    Pat Lewis and Dee Vincent

10.00am        Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessions: John Henderson

Reading:          Acts 16. 9-15

Reader:           Ben Cooper

Gospel:            John 14. 23-29

Servers:           Alan & Kathy Gregory

Sidespeople:    Jean Leo and Lillian Wicks

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Tracy Mason

6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

                        Our next Service will be Sunday 2nd June. 

Gluten free wafers

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

TODAY— Sunday 19th May: 5th of Easter

Although not the first Sunday of the month, we will sing a fully Choral Evensong today 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

The Bible Course:

Whether you’re new to the bible or want to go deeper, The Bible Course is for you. It shows how all the books, characters and events fit together to form one BIG story, from Genesis to Revelation.

We had originally intended to run two evening groups, one on a Tuesday and one on a Wednesday, but diary logistics have defeated us! There will now be just one evening group on a Wednesday.

Groups will therefore be as follows:

  • Monday 10am at 11 St John Road – started on 13th May
  • Wednesday 7:30pm at 12 Artis Ave – will begin on 22nd May
  • Thursday 2pm at The Vicarage – will begin on 23rd May

If you can’t manage all of the dates for your chosen group then don’t worry, the course material is really good quality, so you will definitely benefit from the sessions that you can make. We will also try to arrange for spare DVDs to be available, so that you can catch up at home if you want to.  

Pray and Bless Wroughton and Wichelstowe

Following a break during Lent, we will be re-starting our monthly prayer meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning this Tuesday (21st May) at 7:30pm in the Church Hall. We want to bless people in our community and one of the key ways we can do this is by asking God to keep people, places and institutions healthy, happy and safe. 

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. 

Family Gardening Morning

On Wednesday 29th May at 10am, we will be working with Vision 4 Wroughton to run a Family Gardening Morning at Willowbrook Gardens. We would be glad of help to take things across from the church hall (tables, refreshments, and the event shelter if it’s raining) and to encourage the families with seed sowing, potting up plants etc. Also, if anyone has any spare plants that could either be planted at Willowbrook or which the families could pot up to take home that would be great. Please speak to Joan Orman for more information. 

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.

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


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 Esmé, Erin & Niamh as they are Christened in Church today
  • Family & friends of Mitchell & Rebecca who marry in Church next Saturday.
  • For those taking Stats, GCSE’s and A Levels
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Patricia Pinch, Michael Bates and Leslie Young.