04
Mar 2021
Weekly Email w/b 1st March 2021

We finished the “wellbeing journey” last night. About sixty of us spent eight weeks looking at different areas of our wellbeing, and what it might mean to improve our physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, financial and vocational health. From the feedback thus far it has been immensely valuable and worthwhile, and we look forward to running it again. Last night we finished with the video clip of Eric Liddell, the runner from the film “Chariots of Fire.” You might remember it. Talking about how he wants to please God in his life, he says “God made me fast, and when I run I feel God’s pleasure.” What is it that when you do it you “feel God’s pleasure.” Writing a report? Giving a talk? Taming a garden? Building a patio?......

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25
Feb 2021
Weekly Email w/b 22nd February 2021

You might know that we’ve been running the “Wellbeing Journey” these last few weeks. This last week we’ve been looking at ‘relational’ wellbeing, which during COVID seems never more important. “It is not good for man to be alone” says Genesis 2, and the gift of others around us and alongside us in relationship. Whether single or married, extrovert or introvert, we are not designed to be alone. Author Henry Cloud likens it to a mobile phone connection, with each of us having an inbuilt need to connect with other human beings. Sadly for some of us these last months have been no connection. For others perhaps they know bad connection. He writes about what might lead to a good connection, where “you can be your whole self, the......

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18
Feb 2021
Weekly Email w/b 15th February 2021

Let’s be honest, life in Lockdown feels pretty much like a wilderness at the moment. Simplicity, sacrifice and sorrow have become daily realities, whether chosen or not. For some this is the wilderness of being in lockdown, and we assume for all of Lent we will be unable to worship together in our buildings. For others they are in the wilderness of grief, of illness, or of family concerns. For still others this might be a wilderness of faith, as we go through periods of feeling dry or full of doubts. And yet the Bible is full of characters who have transformational encounters with God in the desert places. They learn there what perhaps they can’t learn elsewhere, and find a God who can bring life and hope even......

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11
Feb 2021
Churchyard Prayer Labyrinth

Has anyone had a chance to wander through the Prayer Labyrinth in the church yard yet? Life can be so full on, especially in the current climate with working from home, home schooling etc. Its easy to get so caught up in the rush and excitement of the day we can forget to make time for God and for ourselves. We have set up this Labyrinth as an interactive way to inspire you to pause, take a breath of fresh air and just be for a moment. So why not use the opportunity, take a wonder down to the church and be inspired to pray, reflect and take a moment to be with God.     Here’s is a whistle-stop digital tour but if you are out and about......

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02
Feb 2021
Ten Ways to Connect up with life at Trinity Churches!

1. Join in one of our Sunday morning gatherings. 9.30am for pyjama church, and 10.30am for our mid morning gathering. You’ll find us via our website at www.trinitychurches.org/live, or on Facebook Live. 2. Let us know what we can be praying for you. There’s a small group of trusted people who pray regularly for people. What might they pray for you, or for others around you? Follow the button off the front page of our website called “pray for me.” 3. Get children and young people involved. Judith Clarkson and Craig Silcock are doing a great job with quite a few different midweek meet-ups, as well as providing school assemblies in local primary schools, Sunday instagram videos etc. There’s also Pyjama Church on Sunday mornings at 9.30am and available......

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27
Jan 2021
Weekly email. w/b 25th January 2021

You will have seen the devastating milestone yesterday of more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting COVID-19. Behind each of these figures is a beloved life and a community in grief. As the Archbishops of Canterbury and York wrote yesterday “100,000 isn’t just an abstract figure. Each number is a person: someone we loved and someone who loved us. We also believe that each of these people was known to God and cherished by God.“ What more might be said in the midst of a great sadness? Firstly this does feel like a period of lamenting, of crying out along with many women and men in scripture and ever since who cry out to God. I’ve been thinking this morning of the writer of......

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