30th June 2019

Sunday 30th June 2019


Prayer for Stewardship

Loving Father

you have made us your people,

richly provided us with good gifts

and called us to live for you;

may gratitude be in our hearts;

may generosity be in our hands;

may justice and righteousness guide

our feet and may the life of your kingdom

and the joy of heaven be found among us.



8.00am          Holy Communion

10.00am          Parish Communion

  4.00pm          Church at 4

Diary – Week Commencing 30th June

Monday 1st July

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

10.00am          Bible Study Group – 11 St John Road

Tuesday 2nd July

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

Wednesday 3rd July

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church Hall

Thursday 4th July

The Parish Office is closed today

8.30am            Morning Prayer – Church

7.30pm            Choir Practice – Church

Filling Station – Neen & Chris

Friday 5th July

The Parish Office is closed today

8.45am            Morning Prayer – Prospect Hospice

7.00pm            Bellringers Practice – Church

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

Saturday 6th July

10.00am          Christening Preparation – Church

12.00pm          Wroughton Carnival

Dates for your diary 2019

Wroughton Carnival

Saturday 6th July 

Holiday Club 2019

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

Parish Weekend at Home

Please keep the weekend of 12th and 13th October free.

Sunday 7th July 2019

Stewardship 2

8.00am            Holy Communion

Preacher:        Revd Barbara Abrey

Sidespeople:    Jean Reens and Christine Wrixon

10.00am          Parish Communion

Preacher:        Revd Barbara Abrey

Intercessions: Carolyn Perry

Reading:          2 Corinthians 8. 1-9

Reader:           Veronica Garside

Gospel:            Matthew 10. 5-8

Servers:           Jean Ford and Petrina Kingsley

Sidespeople:    Colin & Jackie Ash

4.00pm            Church at 4 – Church Hall

Leader:            Tracy Mason

 6.00pm            Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

Preacher:        Revd Phill Harrison

Intercessions: Dr John Godfree

1st Reading:    Malachi 3. 8-12

Reader:           Jean Ford

2nd Reading: Matthew 6. 25-33

Reader:           Roger Moore

Sidespeople:    Jean Ford 

Gluten free wafers

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


The Church will be floodlit on Saturday 29th June by Mrs Hoyland in memory of her husband, John Walter Hoyland.


Our Challenge

We want to continue to bring the good news of the Gospel to our community; to be good news for our community. This costs £2,334 each week. We are currently £241 per week short of this amount. If everyone in our church community were able to give an extra £2.20 each week then we would be secure financially and able to do all that we plan to do in the next 12 months.

Further information about our financial position is being sent to everyone on the electoral roll. Please look out for yours and take time to think and pray about your response.


The Bible Course

We’re continuing to explore the bible the BIG story of God’s salvation plan for the world. Three groups are meeting:

Monday 10am at 11 St John Road

Wednesday 7:30pm at 12 Artis Ave

Thursday 2pm at The Vicarage
Don’t forget to do your daily bible readings! 

IMPORTANT! ‘Praying in’ the Deanery School.  

On Saturday July 20th the Deanery School are hosting a prayer day for members of the public, involving a tour of the school, a Prayer Walk and lunch! The day will start at 9:15 with a tour and finish at 1:30. This is our opportunity to show we care, to ask God to bless the new building and everyone who uses it and, of course, to satisfy our curiosity.

You do need to register, so please Google ‘prayer day for the Deanery CE Academy’ and follow the link in the first search result to ‘eventbrite’ where you can sign-up.  See you there!

Spring Harvest 2020

We’re hoping that as many people as possible will join us at Spring Harvest next year (Minehead week 2: 13th to 17th April 2020). The theme for 2020 is ‘the Acts church today’. There are brochures at the back of church and also some available from Keith Bassett and Phill Harrison. There is a range of accommodation to suit various tastes and budgets and you can either go self-catering or fully catered. Because this is the first year that we’ve really promoted this as a church, it will be easier if people can book individually, rather than organising a group booking. Please book your own accommodation and be aware that booking is now open. Certain types of accommodation tend to go very quickly (single rooms in particular). 

Martina’s Ration Challenge – update

Last week Martina Lewis ate the rations of a Syrian refugee to mark refugee week and show refugees that we stand with them, not against them. Please consider sponsoring Martina. All proceeds go the work of Concern UK.

Date for your diary!

This autumn we will be having a ‘Parish Weekend at home’. Please keep the weekend of 12th and 13th October free. We have a guest speaker booked and hope to include plenty of opportunities for fellowship and laughter as well as growing in our relationship with God.

Carnival 6th July

We are having a stall on the Weir Field for Carnival.  If you would like to help in any way, chatting to folk, face painting or just relieving the regulars for a short while so that they can see the rest of the stalls, just turn up on the day.  We are open for business from midday. 

Holiday Club

Thank you for all your donations so far. I thinks we now have enough corner yogurt pots and nearly enough jars, but we will also need cardboard boxes for craft, any size cereal boxes would be fine.

Parish Office

The Office will be closed on Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July.

Any notices for the newsletter please let me have them by 9.30am on Wednesday 3rd July.  Many thanks, Janet


Swindon Youth for Christ

For some years, SYFC has been developing “LUSH”, a course on sex and relationships which is used as part of schools’ personal, social and health education curriculum. Recently, in addition to the tried and tested material, they have added a new session looking at the effects of pornography. The programme recognises that young people need safe spaces to talk about these important life issues.

Please pray that more schools will invite SYFC to provide these courses for them, and that young people will be transformed for the better by this work.

Legge House Monthly Prayer Point

We have had several cancellations which has knocked things a little. So please pray that Legge will be well used for the rest of the year and guests receive God’s blessing while here.

This week please also pray for:-

  • Swindon Youth for Christ
  • Our Ministry Team
  • For those organising the Wroughton Carnival and that the sun will shine!
  • For the staff and patients at GWH
  • For those who are organising this years Holiday Club
  • We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have died recently especially Jane Dudley, Kay Bond and Edna Cripps. We pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.