11th February 2024

Sunday before Lent


8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

10am                     MORNING WORSHIP in Church and on YouTube


Tuesday 13th February                     9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

                                                                11.30am               Pancake Races – Willow Brook Gardens / Church Hall

Wednesday 14th February              7.30pm                 Ash Wednesday Service – Church

Thursday 15th February                   9.00am                 Morning Prayer – Church

Friday 16th February                         12noon                 Lent Lunches – St Joseph’s Parish Centre

SUNDAY 18th February 2024

Lent 1

8am                        HOLY COMMUNION in Church

Preacher:             Revd Chris Hunter

Sidespersons:    Alan & Christine Wrixon

10.00am               HOLY COMMUNION in Church and on YouTube      

Preacher:             Tracy Mason

Intercessor:        Sheila Tubey

Reading:               Psalm 25. 1-9

Reader:                 Lillian Wicks

Altar Server:       Jean Ford and Andrew Francis

Sidespersons:    Sally Parker and June Bradley

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.  Future dates are:


Date Adults- lead/support
18/2 Sally/Miriam
3/3 Karen H/ Lyn
17/3 Hannah/Holly
7/4 Joan/Helena T


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


Swindon Deanery day of prayer – Sunday February 4th

As we are seeking to do God’s will in Swindon Deanery through our Deanery plan, Deanery Leadership Team would ask you all to join in a Deanery Day of prayer on Sunday 4th February and to include the attached Deanery prayer and prayer points in your own prayers.

Lent Lunches

Soup  ~  Bread  ~  Cheese

Tea or Coffee

Every Friday during Lent at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Devizes Road, Wroughton

From Friday 16th February, 12noon to 1.00pm – Donations for Christian Aid/Cafod

Everyone Welcome

Pancake Races

As Shrove Tuesday falls in school holidays this year we will be having Pancake Races on Tuesday 13th February. As usual we will meet in Willow Brook Gardens at 11.30 am and then move to the Church Hall at midday to eat pancakes. If the weather is wet we will race in the Church Hall. We need some extra help in the kitchen and to chat to people (and eat pancakes).  If you can offer help in the kitchen please speak to Jean Ford. Those racing (all ages welcome) should bring their own frying pan. Volunteers speak to Barbara.

Afternoon tea, Saturday 2nd March – tickets now on sale

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. Tickets are £10 and are now available from the church office. Under 12s are free, but please let us know and bring an item to donate to the Food Collective with you. Please do come and treat yourselves in aid of a very worthy cause!

Knitting for charity

This week I have posted 66 hats and 11 scarves to Mission to Seafarers. A big thank you to all our knitters and especially to Jenny and her friends from Rodbourne who recently gave me a big bag full of beautiful hats. Please keep knitting.

Also I am always grateful for 6inch squares made from Double  Knitting yarn to be made into blankets for the End of Life unit at GWH. They can be knitted or crocheted but please check the size. For more details about our knitting projects please contact Janet Henderson 01793 525856.

The Hiding Place – Oddments Theatre Co.

Come and watch the true story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family, who rescued Jews during the 2nd World War. Oddments Theatre are partnering with Maranatha Christian School and Barnabas Aid to bring this story to Swindon at 7pm on Friday 8th March (at Barnabas Aid, SN2 8UN). Tickets are £10 at www.oddments-theatre.co.uk.

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

February – Be informed

  1. Are you responsible for more or less than the average UK carbon footprint of 12 tonnes CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent)? Challenge yourself to reduce by 1 tonne this year. Climate Stewards have an easy to use carbon calculator climatestewards.org
  2. Read a book to become more “carbon literate” and understand the greenhouse gas cost of your choices. Try “How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything” Mike Burners-Lee
  3. Do your own internet research to become more “carbon literate”: choose one item a day this week to find out what its carbon “cost” is. For example a kg of rice produces 4kg of CO2e in production or a kg of potatoes is 0.37kg CO2e.


The Church will be floodlit on Monday 12th February by Sheila Pounder in memory of Denis Pounder;

on Thursday 15th February by Mrs Edmonds in memory of her husband, Ron Edmonds on his birthday; also on the 15th February by Dr Keith Hooper in memory of his parents Clive and Margaret Hooper.


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 Brenda Hunter.  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

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Please use the prayer and prayer pointers below in your own prayers and encourage their use by your congregation and in prayers of intercession.

Swindon Deanery Prayer

Lord God, maker of heaven and earth,

We thank you for your unceasing care for us and for calling us to serve you in Swindon Deanery.

We lift our eyes to you and ask for your help in Swindon and the surrounding communities.

As we share the hope, love and good news of Jesus in our neighbourhoods

Guide us by your Spirit,

Unite us in your Son

And lead us to the people and initiatives where you want us to be.

Transform our Deanery so that more people know your love and hope in their lives

As we commit to serve one another and our town and villages

With love which reflects Jesus’ sacrifice, compassion and priorities

In His name we pray


Please pray:

  • For clarity of thought as we plan and implement the Deanery Vision
  • For human and other resources to make the plan a reality
  • For clear priorities making best use of available resources
  • For good communication and cooperation within the Deanery and with those elsewhere in the diocese who can help us
  • For effective sharing of the hope, love and good news of Jesus in our neighbourhoods.
  • For God’s kingdom to become more visible in Swindon and for more people to be impacted by God’s love.