Welcome

Dear friends,

In the interests of everyone's safety, we've decided to pause our 8.00 am services, and come together online for all other services. We pray that while this situation lasts, we will discover afresh what it means to be united in love and prayer for each other and for our village community, even as we stay physically separate.

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
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 during the week. All are welcome to enjoy the tranquil peace of this beautiful building.

All our services are currently online. 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.

Our Food Appeal for local schools is now open again after the Christmas break (the appeal flyer is available here). Jane has resumed collecting and taking to Holy Trinity School  (01444 617158) and items for The Bewbush Academy may be left for Rebecca Anderson at 8 Leyton Lea. The need for support is increasingly important. Thank you to all those who are so generously bringing comfort to many families.

The joint Men’s Group of the parishes of Cuckfield and Bolney cordially invite all Lads and Lassies, Scots or Sassannach nay matter, to join us for a virtual Burns Night on Wed 20th January using the Zoom link above, from 8pm, for about an hour.

Ignite, our exciting worship service for young people and their family, returns on Sunday 24 January at 4.30 pm, when we welcome special guest speaker Amber McAdam from Lindfield Church.

Uplifting Moments: In these uncertain and worrying times we thought it would be a good idea to have an “Uplifting Moment a Day” page on the website that we can turn to for comfort, strength and support; a moment a day to brighten the spirits. Do take a look – and we want everyone to contribute, so we have a good balance of different things people find uplifting. Moments shared can be anything from a photo, a verse of a hymn, a poem, a Bible passage, something someone has said to you. Feel free to put your name against it or you can remain anonymous! Please send your Uplifting Moments to Hilary and Helen. We look forward to being able to encourage and uplift each other.

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.

Thought for the Season

Behind Each Number, One Belovèd Face

“At close of day I hear the gentle rain
Whilst experts on the radio explain
Mind-numbing numbers, rising by the day,
Cyphers of unimaginable pain

Each evening they announce the deadly toll
And patient voices calmly call the roll
I hear the numbers, cannot know the names
Behind each number, mind and heart and soul

Behind each number one belovèd face
A light in life whom no-one can replace,
Leaves on this world a signature, a trace,
A gleaning and a memory of grace

All loved and loving, carried to the grave
The ones whom every effort could not save
Amongst them all those carers whose strong love
Bought life for others with the lives they gave.

The sun sets and I find myself in prayer
Lifting aloft the sorrow that we share
Feeling for words of hope amidst despair
I voice my vespers through the quiet air:

O Christ who suffers with us, hold us close,
Deep in the secret garden of the rose,
Raise over us the banner of your love
And raise us up beyond our last repose.”

Malcolm Guite (Chaplain and Bye-Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge), Quarantine Quatrains, VII

 

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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