This Week's Messenger


Sunday 19th June 2016

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time




Recently Departed

Julia Hodgens, Tim Lawrence


Year's Mind

[20] Lillian Saunders;[24] Francis Dance, Ronald Barass (priest), Ronald Royle (priest); [25] Agnes Florence Gibbens, Albert Tokeley.



at S. Luke’s today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Harold and Doris Leach.


Readings for this Sunday


First Reading - Zechariah 12.10-11

It is the Lord who speaks:  “Over the House of David and the citizens of Jerusalem I will pour out a spirit of kindness and prayer.  They will look on the one who they have pierced; they will mourn for him as for an only son, and weep for him as people weep for a first-born child.  When that day comes, there will be great mourning in Judah, like the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.”


Psalm - 63

O God, thou art my God : early will I seek thee.

My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee : in a barren and dry land where no water is.

Thus have I looked for thee in holiness : that I might behold thy power and glory.

For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself : my lips shall praise thee.

As long as I live will I magnify thee on this manner : and lift up my hands in thy Name.

My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness : when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

Because thou hast been my helper : therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul hangeth upon thee : thy right hand hath upholden me.


Second Reading - Galatians 3.26-29

You are, all of you, sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.  Merely by belonging to Christ you are the posterity of Abraham, the heirs he was promised.


Gospel - Luke 9.18-24

One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”  And they answered, “John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.”  “But you,” he said, “who do you say I am?”  It was Peter who spoke up.  “The Christ of God” he said.  But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.  “The Son of Man” he said “is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.”  Then to all he said, “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me.  For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it.”





spaces are still available on the pilgrimage. 

The minibus will leave S. Mark’s at 8.30 am, returning in the evening. The cost for the Pilgrimage is £25 per person, including transport and Pilgrim’s booklet.  If you would like to come along, please let Karen in the Parish Office know as soon as possible.



The Parish Outing will set off this Saturday, 25th June!

The coach will depart S. Mark’s at 7.30 am.

If you have booked to attend, please make sure that you arrive at S. Mark’s in plenty of time.




This Saturday from 10am to 12 noon in S. Saviour's Hall. 

Come along and enjoy coffee, cake and great conversation, whilst helping to raise money for Prospect Hospice!



You are invited to join us at St Augustine for the official service of thanksgiving for Swindon175 next Sunday, 26th June at 3pm.

We are being joined by the Mayor, Borough Councillors, GWR executives, MPs and Bishop Lee will give an address.

Members of the cast of ‘Brunel—The little man in the tall hat’ will be singing some of the songs for the show and refreshments will be served afterwards.

You are most welcome to join us!






6pm Mass

Bob Adams, John Aldridge, Norma Allum, Elaine Baker, George Blake, Derek Moreton

10.45am S. Aldhelm
7.00pm No Mass

Peter Dance, Tamsin Davis, Shirley Driver, Greta Davies, Denise Keene, Jane Shrimpton, Jeanette Matthews, Lyn Cheeseman

S. Alban
9.30am S. Saviour

Sybil Joan Frostick, Edward Glass, Constance Groves, Jean Holley, Helen Robinson, Gail Royle

S. Etheldreda
[9am Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass] S. Luke

Gordon Clack, Diana Law, Sheila Maslin, Betty Mitchell, Barbara Tomkins, Mick Koncowski,


Preston,  Pamala Silva, June Tatt, Donald Thompson, Ian Taylor, Fr Robert Pitt

Our Lady on Saturday
No Mass Today

Terry Venn-Adams, Peter Vincent, Clive Viner.



Next Sunday's Reading

I Kings 19.16,19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5.1,13-18; Luke 9.51-62





Our Regular Weekly Services

The Parish Church of St Mark

Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Mondays at 6.00 pm (Mass)


1st Monday of the month at 6.30 pm​ (Prayer of the Rosary)

Saturdays at 9.00 am (Morning Prayer)

Saturdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The District Church of St Saviour


Sundays at 9.00 am (Sung Mass)

Tuesdays at 7.00 pm (Mass)

Wednesdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The District Church of St Luke


Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Thursdays at 9.00 am (Morning Prayer)


Thursdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The Chapel of St Aldhelm


Tuesdays at 10.45 am (Mass)


And special services by announcement