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Sunday 5th July 2015

Fifth Sunday after Trinity
(14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Please Pray For

Those Who Are Ill or Housebound

Please see the list at the back of Church.  Lists are also available at the back of church for you to take home, if you wish.  If you are unable to get to the church, please contact Karen in the parish office on 01793 538220 to request a copy.


Recently Departed

Dennis Lidgley, John Popplewell


Year's Mind

[5] Annie Willis, Bertha Sargon, Patricia Harrin, Dorothy Clifford; [6] Thomas Steele-Davis, Annie Nutt; [7] Violet Reens; [8] Iris Edwards. Therese Davis, Doris Sweet; [9] Joy Pollard, [10] Herbert Plaister, Doreen McKinlay, Marcus Riggs (priest); [11] Doris Horne.



today are given to the glory of God and in memory of Dorothy Clifford (SM) and Harold and Doris Leach (SL)



If you have booked to go to Glastonbury this Saturday, please make sure that you are at S. Mark’s by 8.15 am, ready to board the minibus.

Tickets will be issued once you are on board.

Please make sure that you have made your £20 payment in the Parish Office no later than this Friday.



Many thanks to all who attended Thursday evening’s meeting, to discuss the future of the parish.

Four big questions were asked at that meeting and we would welcome your thoughts and responses to these questions:


· How do we build the unity of the parish?

· How do we work with our Parish Priest in the outreach of mission?

· How do we make it possible for our Parish Priest to minister to the needs of the whole parish, in his single capacity?

· How do we foster good communication inside and outside the bounds of the congregation?


Please consider these questions carefully and send your response by email, telephone, carrier pigeon or pen and ink, as you feel most appropriate, to Fr Dexter or the Parish Office (contact details on the front of this Messenger).  The deadline for responses is Monday 13th July, so that your responses may be discussed at the next Accompanying Group meeting on 16th July.



At Thursday’s meeting, a number of people indicated a willingness to take on a share in the pastoral work of the parish.  Fr Dexter is keen to arrange appropriate training to enable volunteers to undertake this work and would like to hear from anyone interested in sharing in this important work.

Please contact Karen in the parish office as soon as possible if you are interested.  It is anticipated that the training would begin in the autumn.




will be held at St Mark’s this Tuesday,  7th July at 7.00 pm.  Do come along and join in the fun!

The cost will be £5.00 to include supper (please bring your own drinks).  Please sign the list at the back of church today!



On Saturday 18th July at 7pm there will be a choral and organ concert at St Mark's Church. A mixed choir, accompanied and directed by Peter Eyles and Tim Eyles, will be performing choral works ranging from the
16th century to the 21st century. The concert will also feature solo organ pieces by J.S. Bach, F.A. Guilmant and William Mathias. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection for
St Mark's Church. There will be a cheese and wine buffet following the concert.



Eddie, along with his family, would like to thank the parish for all their prayers as Anne (Ryan) is now officially in remission from her cancer after her operation and convalescence.

Milly would like to thank everyone who attended the Guitar Concert at

S. Saviour’s last Sunday, when £230 was raised for the “Heads Up” charity.




An appeal has been launched to raise funds to bring radiotherapy services to Swindon.  Presently those needing radiotherapy must travel to Oxford, a difficult journey at the best of times.


For more information on events taking place, and how you can help, please see Jill Huby at St Mark’s.   




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

Sunday 5th July—51 Perry’s Lane, Wroughton, SN4 9AZ: an oasis within the heart of Wroughton with a stream with trout and crayfish and specimen plants.  The abundant garden of No 55 Perry’s Lane will also be open and accessed through this garden.  Refreshments available.  Entry £3.

Sunday 19th July—Castle Cottage, Lockeridge, Marlborough, SN8 4EL.  Entry by donation (minimum) £4 per adult.  Come along where you will be welcomed by the owners to walk around their beautiful gardens and wild flower meadow or just sit in the gardens and enjoy the beautiful views.  Refreshments available.

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.

Sunday 9th August—10 The Quarries, Old Town, SN1 4EX, 11am—4pm.  Entry by donation.  This traditional garden fete style open garden in a secluded spot in the heart of Old Town, has been given a Wild West theme this year, with a plant stall, bric-a-brac, children’s quiz, a “twigwam” added to enhance the theme.  Cowboy hats are optional!  Refreshments available.

Sunday 23rd August—4 Oak Drive, Highworth, SNP 7BP, 2pm—5pm. 

£3 per adult.  A well planned and well stocked walled garden on the grounds of the former kitchen garden of Westrop House.  Lots of horticultural interest in the varied planting schemes.  Refreshments available.



Next Sunday's Readings

Amos 7.12-15; Psalm 85; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.7-13

This Week In The Parish

TODAY - Sunday 5th July

S. Saviour 9.00 am Sung Mass
S. Mark 10.30 am Parish Mass
S. Luke 10.30 am Sung Mass
Monday (6th) - Feria
S. Mark 6.00 pm Mass
Tuesday (7th) - Feria
S. Aldhelm 10.45 am Mass
S. Saviour 7.00 pm Mass
Wednesday (8th) - Feria
S. Saviour 9.30 am Mass
Thursday (9th) - Feria
S. Luke 9.30 am Mass
Friday (10th) - Feria
Saturday (11th) - S. Benedict
S. Mark 9.30 am Mass
Sunday (12th) - 15th 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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