7th January 2024



8am                       HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10.00am               HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube

6pm                       EVENSONG in Church


Tuesday 9th January                         9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

                                                                  12 noon                Funeral Service for Jeremy Kemble

Thursday 11th January                     9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church


Epiphany 2

8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

                                Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Sidespersons:    Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am               MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube    

                                 Preacher:             Sally Hunter

                                Sidespersons:    Lillian Wicks and Ross Fralley

Live streaming the 10am service

The 10am service will be live streamed on You Tube. Please visit our YouTube Channel on https://www.youtube.com/@WroughtonWichelstoweParChurch (or search for Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish church) and press the ‘subscribe’ button.

‘Sunday Club’ dates

Our Sunday morning group for primary school aged children takes place in the Vicarage during the 10am service, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays (except in November!). Future dates are:

Date Adults- lead/support
7/1 and 21/1 TBC


Small Groups

If you would like to join a small group, please contact the leaders of the groups below and find out where there is space. We would love to have everyone involved in a small group.

22 Kellsborough Avenue Mondays 10am-11.30


Now on break till 8th January 2024 Lillian Wicks

Louise Bessent

12 Artis Avenue Tuesdays at 7.30pm   Carolyn Kirk
Church Hall Alternate Tuesday evenings   Nick Orman
The Vicarage Wednesday evenings during term time.   Karen & Phill Harrison
Church Hall Saturday men’s breakfast   Mike Mason


Church – Replastering

The North Aisle will not be accessible due to the builders replastering.  At the moment we unable to do tea and coffee after the service.

Upper Churchyard Working Party 

Our next get together will be on Saturday 6th January from 9am – but meeting at the Church Hall and not in the churchyard. The Church Hall grounds are in need of some TLC, so we will begin there, and then if there’s time and enthusiasm move up to the churchyard for a tidy up. (I will bring equipment from the workstore for us to use). 😊  This will only be cancelled if the weather is blowing a gale or very wet…..! Any queries contact me on 07909 882150.  Many thanks, Helena

Revd Phill update

After making what has felt like very slow progress recovering from Covid, I am very happy to now be able to do a few more things. On the advice of the doctor, I will be on a phased return to work during January and will be working 9am to 1pm Mon, Tue, Weds, Thur and Sun. A heartfelt thank you to those who have been praying for me over the last couple of months and also to Chris and Barbara for taking on extra work over the busy Christmas period.

Keeping our Church Open During the Day

We have a rota of lovely volunteers who help keep the church open for visitors and those wanting a quiet space for prayer or reflection during the day. As Andrew is moving away (thank you for all you’ve done Andrew 🙂) we’re in need of volunteers for Wednesday opening and/or closing, and also for closing up on Sundays (when there’s no service).  If this is something you can help with please speak to me or let Janet know in the Parish Office.  You’ll need to be able to open up or close the church on a weekly basis, but there is always someone to stand in for those weeks you’re unable to do it due to holidays, illness or other commitments.  Helena

Church First Aid Appeal

Church is a place where we come to share fellowship, to worship and to learn about God. It should be a place where we can be open and honest with our Lord.  Part of this is feeling secure and relatively safe from harm, whether it be physical, or from others.

The P.C.C. takes this responsibility seriously and has “safeguarding” policies and procedures in place accordingly. We also want to improve and broaden our provision against the unfortunate event of illness or accidents. We are therefore renewing our appeal for members of the congregation who are willing to provide First Aid to make themselves known, with your qualification, to the Clergy, Lorna Robinson (PCC Secretary) or Mark Tubey (Safeguarding Officer).

If you are willing to help others who are unwell, or injured, but do not have First Aid / medical qualification then please also make yourself known to the above. The P.C.C. are looking at the possibility of arranging a First Aid Course. The cost will depend on how many volunteers we have come forward.

We are not looking at a Rota, just ensuring that stewards / church wardens know who to turn to should help be needed. Help us to help make Church the safe and caring place it should be.  Thank you.   Mark.

Eco Top Tips – practical ways to take better care of God’s creation

January – On the internet

  1. Enjoy texting: at 0.014g of carbon dioxide a text it’s a very low carbon cost way to communicate
  2. Think before you click: each web search requires energy on your computer, laptop or ‘phone and more at the server finding the webpage for you, costing 4.5g CO2e a time. Just 10 searches a day adds up to 16.5kg CO2e a year.


On Saturday 6th January by John Stow, Chris Stow and Nikki McMahon in memory of Maurice Stow on his birthday. 

If you would like the Church to be floodlit for a special occasion (cost £20.00) Forms are available in Church or online please return to Janet in the Office or email office@wroughton.com.   


We commend to God’s care and keeping those who have, died recently Jeremy Kemble, Audrey Ann Smith and Brenda Bottrill.  We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.

The Parish Office, Priors Hill, Wroughton, SN4 0RT Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1.30pm

01793 812050  office@wroughton.com

Revd Phill Harrison – Vicar 01793 812301 vicar@wroughton.com

Revd Chris HunterCurate 01793 814987 curate@wroughton.com  Church Twitter Account – @WroughtonWichel

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