Welcome

Dear friends,

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 - Grill the Vicar!
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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Sunday morning services are in person as well as online. 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.

Do join us for Ignite this Sunday, 16th May at 4.30pm where you will have the opportunity to “Grill the Vicar!!” Ignite is a relaxed, informal service with contemporary worship songs. We are delighted that Michael is happy to share a little of his faith journey with us and answer any questions you may have.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians to pray for others from Ascension to Pentecost, both to deepen their own prayer lives, but also to pray regularly and specifically for five non-Christian friends or family.  We have twelve prayer stations in the church building in support of this initiative. Full details can be found in this sheet.

We now have a new home group meeting at 3pm on Fridays, on the Zoom Blue Button above. 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.

Schools Appeal: our local schools are back in term-time, and your continued support is still hugely valued. Jane Coan is continuing with the collections for Holy Trinity School, including fresh produce. Rebecca Anderson is collecting for Bewbush Academy in Crawley, where over 600 food parcels have been delivered so far. Details of what to give, and where, can be found here.

Michael is holding a series of Confirmation Classes on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, starting in mid-May, in church. Please email Michael or phone Gill in the office if you would like to attend, whether you’re even if as a refresher to your faith journey.

Our next Men’s Group meeting will be a quiz by Graham Johnson from Cuckfield and Ron Leggett from Bolney, on Wednesday 19th May at 8pm on the Zoom Blue Button. It should be a not-too-serious evening of fun, and it would be great to see you there!

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.

Family Support Work, our diocesan charity, have confirmed that the annual Amberley-Arundel sponsored walk is back on for 2021! We encourage as many people as possible to sign up, get sponsored, and enjoy the outdoors to support their invaluable work with families across Sussex.

Thought for the Season

“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.”

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.

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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.