Welcome

Dear friends,

We're currently putting safety first by pausing our 8.00 am services, and joining together online for all other services.

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

Latest News

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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 continues to meet an urgent need – thank you so much for your ongoing support of this. (Details of what, how, when and where to give can be found 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. Thank you to all those who are so generously bringing comfort to many families. It was really lovely to receive this letter from Holy Trinity School this week. Our ongoing support and love of the school is so much appreciated.

Uplifting Moments: Take a look at our “Uplifting Moment a Day” page each day for a moment to brighten the spirits. Plus, please also consider contributing! Please send your Uplifting Moments to Hilary and Helen. We look forward to being able to encourage and uplift each other.

Lent 2021: We are following the diocesan Lent Course this year, and and Clive and Vicky have been busy preparing the sessions. Please join either on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 or on Friday afternoons at 3.00. There is also the 7.00pm Homegroup opportunity, which Jonathan leads as usual. The course is scripturally based this year, and promises to be a helpful preparation towards exploring and celebrating the fulness of life the Lord’s Resurrection offers us. All accessed via the Zoom button above.

Pancake Hunt: Congratulations to all of you who managed to find all 10 pancakes hidden in the churchyard! If you weren’t sure, the topping names and secret coded message can be seen here! These champion pancake-hunters are among those who found the whole message – well done!

Lent and Easter Appeal: Help unlock the door to a better life. This year we are supporting two charities which give hope to those who find themselves homeless: Tariro and Crawley Open House. Tariro provides shelter, education and employment opportunities for disadvantaged orphans and young people in Zimbabwe. Crawley Open House provides support for those living on the streets locally through its day centre, hostel, and advice clinics on finding accommodation. Inside the church are some stations to offer the chance to reflect on issues of homelessness and to find out more about the two charities. Envelopes can be found at the back of the church if you would like to support these charities or mark an envelope with Lent Appeal and post through the church office letterbox. Thank you.

Thought for the Season

“Forgive us, O Lord, we acknowledge ourselves as type of the common man,
Of the men and women who shut the door and sit by the fire;
Who fear the blessing of God, the loneliness of the night of God,
the surrender required, the deprivation inflicted;
Who fear the injustice of men less than the justice of God;
Who fear the hand at the window, the fire in the thatch, the fist in the tavern, the push into the canal,
Less than we fear the love of God.”

T.S. Eliot, ‘Murder in the Cathedral’

 

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.

Donate to Holy Trinity

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.

Give A Little

If you would like to make a regular donation, please see our Giving page here.

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