Dear friends,

From Sunday 6th December, Sunday services will once again be held in church, with (free, limited number) tickets bookable in advance via our Ticketsource page. As always, please give priority to those for whom accessing the live stream online is difficult.

Please join us for worship this week
(click on the links to view orders of service so you can follow along):
Sunday 9.45 Parish Eucharist with hymns
Sunday (6 Dec) 6.00 pm Advent Carol Service
Wednesday 10.30 Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Thursday 9.00 Holy Communion (Iona/Celtic)
Friday 11.00 Holy Communion

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 remains open for private prayer. All are welcome to enjoy the tranquil peace of this beautiful building.

From Sunday 6th December, Sunday services will once again be held in church, with (free, limited number) tickets bookable in advance via our Ticketsource page. As always, please give priority to those for whom accessing the live stream online is difficult. From home, continue to log on each Sunday at 9.45 a.m., to join Fr Michael in celebrating Eucharist for our parish, with a chance to talk with others in small groups afterwards. Full details of this online broadcast, how to join, and steps to take, can be found here.

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

November’s Fifth Sunday collection is for local children’s charity, Kangaroos. Since we are unable to take up a physical collection in Church, please click the logo below to see the wonderful work Kangaroos do, and make a donation directly.

Toy Collection for FSW: On Saturday, 5th December, please bring unwrapped toys for all ages to the church tower any time between 9.30 -12 noon. Christmas will prove a very challenging time for many local families, so let’s help everyone provide presents  for their children. Gifts for food hampers, or donations of wrapping paper will also be most welcome. A member of the Outreach Committee will be in the church throughout the morning to ensure your gifts remain safe.

Our Advent Carol Service is on Sunday 6th December at 6.00pm The service will (as with all our major worship) be livestreamed, as well as (we hope) ticketed.

With food poverty affecting more and more local families, we are urgently appealing to everyone in Cuckfield to support Holy Trinity School and our friends at the Bewbush Academy, Crawley, with gifts of food and money. For full details of what to give, how, and where, see our appeal letter.

Zooming Through Handel’s Messiahjoin Dr Suzie Wilkins on Thursday 10th December, from 7pm, for a whistle-stop tour through the background of this festive favourite music and its creators. Free of charge, access via the Zoom link above.

Thought for the Season

I cannot love thee as I ought,
For love reflects the thing beloved;
My words are only words, and moved
Upon the topmost froth of thought.

‘Yet blame not thou thy plaintive song,’
The Spirit of true love replied;
`Thou canst not move me from thy side,
Nor human frailty do me wrong.

‘What keeps a spirit wholly true
To that ideal which he bears?
What record? not the sinless years
That breathed beneath the Syrian blue:

‘So fret not, like an idle girl,
That life is dash’d with flecks of sin.
Abide: thy wealth is gather’d in,
When Time hath sunder’d shell from pearl.’

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’ (published 1850), Canto LII

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.

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