14th January 2024

Epiphany 2


8am                       HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10.00am               MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube


Monday 15th January                       7.30pm                 Standing Committee – Church Hall

Tuesday 16th January                       9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

Thursday 18th January                     9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church


Epiphany 3

8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Sidespersons:    Ron & Jean Reader

10.00am               HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube      

Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Intercessor:        Andrew Francis

Reading:               Genesis 14. 17-20

Reader:                 Tiffany Weighell

Altar Server:       Andrew Kirk and Judith Alexander

Sidespersons:    Alan & Kathy Gregory


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
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


  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


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.

Church – Replastering

We hope that the replastering in the North Aisle will be completed by Friday 12th January and will then be able to resume tea and coffee after the service.  The builders will then start replastering in the baptisery corner.

Date for your diary – Afternoon tea, Saturday 2nd March

Our Wednesday housegroup is organising an afternoon tea (the full works!) in aid of the Swindon Food Collective on Saturday 2nd March, in the church hall from

3.30-5pm. More details to follow soon, but do put the date in your diary and think about any friends you could invite to join you for a special treat!

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

Children Society Boxes

Its time to empty the Children society boxes – if you have a collection box that needs emptying, please can you bring it to church and pass it to Carolyn Kirk by the end of January if possible.  Many thanks.

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.

The Joy of Art

On Sunday 28th Jan (3pm to 4.15pm) Chris and & Sue Offord will be running and hosting a session exploring a classical piece of Christian Art within a biblical context.   The session will include a short talk, plus a discussion with the group and a chance to sketch a portion of the masterpiece under the guidance of Chris.   It will take place at Delni Art Gallery Studio at Studley Grange Garden centre, Wroughton with refreshments available.  Places are very limited due to space, so please book your place with Chris either by email (delniart@gmail.com) or mobile (07866075474).

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.


The Church will be floodlit on Friday 12th January by Cheryl Cowley in memory of her husband, Francis Edward Cowley on their 11th Wedding Anniversary.

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.  We pray for all those who mourn the loss of a loved one.