Family Bubbles Arts and Crafts : The Wonders of Autumn

Come and make 4 great Autumn crafts!

Tues 27th and Thurs 29th October: 10-11am, 11.30-12.30am, 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm in Holy Trinity Church

Tickets for this event are limited and must be pre-booked to ensure COVID safety. Please book a ticket per family member with a maximum of 4 tickets per family.

Other Half Term activities include the Pumpkin Trail , the QR Village Trail: In Search of Hope and a variety of other trails to enjoy around the village, featured on our Inspired Ideas page. Full details of all activities are available on our Half Term Activities page, and hard copies of all trails and Nature Hunts are available in the church porch.

Dear friends,

Please join us for worship this week
(click on the links to view orders of service so you can follow along):
Sunday 9.45 Family Eucharist: online via Zoom and in-person (with tickets pre-booked here)
Wednesday 10.30 Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Thursday 9.00 Holy Communion (Iona/Celtic)
Friday 11.00 Holy Communion
Sunday 1 November, 6.00 p.m. Choral Evensong for All Saints' Day

All online live 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)

Holy Trinity Church is open daily for private prayer.

Please check our services and sermons page regularly for new opportunities to worship at home.

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 daily for personal prayer. Everyone is welcome to find peace and grace within our beautiful building, while respecting the necessary distancing measures in place.

In addition, please 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. Up to 60 (free) tickets will be available for in-Church participation in this service. Pre-bookable from Monday to Saturday on our ticketsource page. Please allow those who have been unable to join Zoom services to have priority in attending in-person worship.

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

An online home group is running weekly (now 7pm on Thursdays), using the Zoom link above to explore the Bible, get to know a small group of people better, and join in prayer. All welcome, especially anyone new or shy!

Our men’s group will be meeting online using the Zoom link above during the Autumn, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm. All are welcome! Nov 18th will be an Evening with the Vicar – a chance to ask Michael anything and everything!

Love in a Box: this year, we are again collecting Christmas shoeboxes on behalf of the Mustard Seed Relief Mission, a charity sending aid to disadvantaged children and young people in Eastern Europe. These give great joy to children unlikely to receive anything else at Christmas. Boxes to the church porch by 31st October, please! Check the link above for requested items – and if you can, include £4 to help cover transportation costs.

Advance Notice of our services for Remembrance Sunday (8th November): 9am Holy Communion (with hymns), 10.50 am Parish Service of Remembrance (at the war memorial in the churchyard – bring suitable footwear as not everyone can stand on the paths while distancing)

Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration (Sunday 15th November at 4.00 p.m.) All are welcome in church (ticketed) or online via the button above, as we give thanks for the lives of those whom we love but see no longer.

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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If you would like to make a quick single donation, please click the button, which takes you to our page on Give A Little, a secure website where you can safely make an online donation using a card.

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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.