This Week's Messenger



Sunday 2nd August 2015

Ninth Sunday after Trinity
(18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Please Pray For

Those Who Are Ill or Housebound

Barbara Allen, Norma Allum,Paul Aston, Elaine Baker, George Blake, Amy Chapman, Gordon Clack, Peter Dance, Tamsin Davis, Elaine Dodson, Shirley Driver, Greta Davies, Sybil Joan Frostick, Edward Glass, Constance Groves, Jean Holley, Diana Law, Cyril Legg, Sheila Maslin, Betty Mitchell, Fr Robert Pitt, Preston, Helen Robinson, Jane Shrimpton, June Tatt, Barbara Tomkins, Terry Venn-Adams, Peter Vincent, Clive Viner.


Recently Departed

Pam Gunter, Margaret Griffiths of Swindon Interfaith


Year's Mind

(2) Leslie Wheel; (3) Margaret Minty(4) Brian Drewitt; Muriel (''Mo'') Thorpe; (5) Wally Clifford;

(7) juliao Telles








The PCC will meet on Thursday 6th August at 7.30 pm in S. Aldhelm’s.




at S. Luke’s will close for the school summer holidays from next Sunday (26th July) and will reopen on Sunday 6th September. 

Children are encouraged to join with their parents at Mass.




Throughout the summer, a number of gardens will be open to the public in aid of Prospect Hospice, as follows


Sunday 2nd August—66 Beaufort Road, Wroughton, SN4 9HE.  Entry £2 per adult.  A very small garden with a big personality.  A variety of flowers, the River Ray and a whimsical beach scene.  Refreshments available.



Latest news from Jill Huby


Since the balloon launch at the GWH at the end of May, two milestones have already been reached.

  • £100,000 has been donated.
  • On the 9th of July 2015 the Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust formally approved plans to build and run a Radiotherapy Treatment Centre at the Great Western Hospital.

Swindon appears to have taken the appeal to its heart. This very much includes the people at St. Mark’s who have given me over £100 in the last couple of weeks and Cher and Philip have already signed up for the bike ride. Thank you all very much on behalf of some very grateful patients.  It would be lovely to make this a united Parish of Swindon New Town effort. I personally know of people at both St Savour’s and St Luke’s who have had to travel to Oxford for treatment and who know how much it adds to their distress.


Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal for £2.9 million to equip a purpose built radiotherapy treatment centre at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon


Tel. 01793 605631    e-mail



a publication by the Diocese of Bristol, giving a reflection on the questions posed by the Diocesan Strategy, which relates to the Big Questions the parish are discussing.

Copies are available at the back of church, please do take and read them.



Next Sunday's Readings

I Kings 19;4-8;  Psalm 34;  Ephesians 4.30-5:-2;  John 6.41-51

This Week In The Parish

TODAY - Sunday (2nd)

S. Saviour 9.00 am Sung Mass
S. Mark 10.30 am Parish Mass
S. Luke 10.30 am Sung Mass
Monday (3rd) - Feria
S. Mark 6.00 pm Mass
Tuesday (4th) - S.John Mary Vianney
S. Aldhelm 10.45 am Mass
S. Saviour 7.00 pm Mass
Wednesday (5th) - Feria
S. Saviour 9.30 am Mass
Thursday (6th) - Transfiguration of the Lord
S. Luke 9.30 am Mass
Friday (7th) - Feria
Saturday (8th) - S Dominic
S. Mark 9.30 am Mass
Sunday (9th) 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
S. Saviour 9.00 am Sung Mass
S. Mark 10.30 am Parish Mass
S. Luke 10.30 am Sung Mass








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