Dear friends,

As our nation remembers the life and mourns the loss of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Holy Trinity Church is, as always, open for prayer and to light a candle. The Church of England is compiling a Book of Condolence to which we are all invited to contribute.

Please join us for worship this week:

Sunday 8.00 Holy Communion
Sunday 9.45 Parish Eucharist with hymns
(by advance ticket only - available free from our TicketSource page)
Sunday 4.30 Ignite (contemporary & informal)>br /> Wednesday 10.30 Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Thursday 9.00 Holy Communion (Iona/Celtic)
Friday 11.00 Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

All services can be joined using this Zoom meeting button:

(Please note that after clicking on the link you will enter a ‘waiting area’ after which you will join the assembly)

A prayer for this time of anxiety:
God of all compassion, your love never fails. Help us to listen to the tranquillity of your presence within our lives, so that we may grow in the knowledge that your Son, Jesus Christ, walks beside us, and your Holy Spirit comforts us at the heart of our being; for you are One God, world without end. Amen

With love from Michael and all at Holy Trinity

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Holy Trinity Church is open for private prayer. All are welcome to enjoy the tranquil peace of this beautiful building.

In-person services have returned on Sunday mornings. Please bring your contact details if joining the 8 a.m. Holy Communion; the Sunday 9.45 a.m. Eucharist is by advance ticket only (available free via our Ticketsource page). All services continue to be broadcast via the Zoom button above.

Each week’s orders of service, prayers, readings, sermons, and news will continue to be posted on our Latest Services page.

Space for Grace has restarted, meeting fortnightly at 6.30pm in Church. If you want to experience 30 minutes of quiet time, why not come to the next meeting on Wednesday 28th April.

New Home Group! Following on from our Lent Courses we are hoping to form a new home group meeting at 3pm on Fridays, on the Zoom Blue Button. The Thursday home group will be continuing to meet at 7pm.  Both groups meet for just an hour and give you a chance to explore the Sunday readings and the Sermon with others in an informal setting. You are more than welcome to join either.

Our Annual Parochial Meetings of Parishioners will be held via the Zoom link above on Sunday May 23rd – the notices of these meetings (and associated documents) can be seen on the APCM page.

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Thought for the Season

“If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let them enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.
If anyone is a grateful servant, let them, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.
If anyone has wearied themselves in fasting, let them now receive recompense.
If anyone has laboured from the first hour, let them today receive the just reward.
If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let them feast.
If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let them have no misgivings; for they shall suffer no loss.
If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let them draw near without hesitation.
If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let them not fear on account of tardiness.
For the Master is gracious and receives the last even as the first; He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has laboured from the first.
He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one He gives, and to the other He is gracious.
He both honours the work and praises the intention.
Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward.
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!
The table is rich-laden: feast royally, all of you!
The calf is fatted: let no one go forth hungry!
Let all partake of the feast of faith. Let all receive the riches of goodness.
Let no one lament their poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.

O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the First-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.”

St John Chrysostom (c.347-407), Easter homily


Prayer Requests

Whatever you’re going through, if it needs to be shared, share it with us. Use our Contact page and select ‘Prayer Requests’ from the recipient drop-down to share your news with our dedicated prayer group. No need for fancy words or pious phrases, no need to share more than you feel comfortable with – all requests are welcome. And you can be assured of the strictest confidence.

Stonework Appeal

Even within the limitations of coronavirus, Holy Trinity Church remains a potent symbol of our faith and an important source of inspiration through its beauty and its aura of prayerful tranquility. It is a resource, and a responsibility, that belongs to all of us.

Maintaining our wonderful ancient parish church is a costly challenge. We are currently appealing to the community for help meeting the £200,000 costs of much-needed repairs to the stonework.

Read the appeal letter here for details of what we’re doing, and how you can help! Thankyou so much.