16
Apr 2021
Weekly email w/b 12th April 2021

It’s been interesting over these last few days seeing the response to the death of HRH Prince Philip. At a national level we’ve seen gracious tributes, a genuine fondness, and an outpouring of love for the Queen in particular. Words like “service”, “dedication” and “legacy” have been used on many occasions in the barrage of news coverage following his death last Friday. At a local level I’ve been really pleased to hear that this coming Saturday – the day of the funeral – sees a small group of young people and others ringing the bells, all of whom are either currently taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award or have previously been involved with D of E. Talking of awards, I reckon that Andy Digby should win one......

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09
Apr 2021
HRH Prince Philip

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, as they mourn the loss of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Holy Trinity Church will be open between 5 and 6 tonight for all those who would appreciate a quiet space to remember and reflect.  ...

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08
Apr 2021
Cloisters Café

We’re opening “Cloisters”, a pop-up Café taking place outdoors in the beautiful cloistered courtyard of the Trinity Centre, just in time for the sun! We open  Monday 12th April, and will initially remain open in this outdoor setting until indoor hospitality opens up again from mid May. We’ll be here five days a week (Monday to Friday), initially 10am to 2pm though when schools go back, we look forward to some 9am openings for that ‘after drop off catch up” with a friend. Cloisters will be supported by our dedicated staff and team from Café Connect, our longstanding café presence in nearby Radbrook Green. We’ve got a new menu, take-away and eat-in options, and can assure you that we’ve taken all the necessary precautions to make the outdoor venue......

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08
Apr 2021
Weekly Email w/b 5th April 2021

What a joy it was to celebrate Easter together a few days ago across the local area. Sunday saw ten different services, and nearly three hundred people being able to meet “in person” as well as others joining us online and on the phone. Thank you so much to all those involved from morning to night, outdoors and indoors. We’ll keep today’s email brief, with the exciting news of “Cloisters Pop-up Cafe”, a reminder about this Sunday’s service, and a link to the prayer resource. We continue to plan ahead over these next few weeks, and thinking about what our next steps look like across the parish and for individual congregations. As always, with our thanks and prayers as together we are “growing faith, proclaiming hope and living the......

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22
Mar 2021
Weekly email w/b 22nd March 2021

Anniversaries resonate with us, and so a year of lockdown has inevitably provided an abundance of material reflecting on the last 365 days. I’ve particularly appreciated Laura Kuenssberg’s podcast, ‘Covid Confidential’, with people at the heart of government identifying and describing the defining moments of the crisis. It’s a fascinating listen. I wonder what your defining events of the last 52 weeks would be? Making sourdough? Mastering facetime or zoom? The first online church service? Loneliness? Cancelled plans? For many of us there are some achingly sad moments as we remember the loss of someone we love and the challenge and heartache of grief at this time. As Christians, we are preparing to remember the defining events of a week that took place 2,000 years ago. The death and......

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18
Mar 2021
Weekly email w/b 15th March 2021

I start with another cartoon by Charlie Mackesy, a London artist whose work has captured many a heart over these last few months. I saw this picture today, and it certainly spoke to me once more of the desire which most of us hold. To hug loved ones. To be with family. To see colleagues. To come alongside friends. “One day soon.” For us here at Trinity one of those ‘days’ is coming on 4th April, Easter Day. Read on further down for what Easter might look like here. You’ll also find details of our very own “census day” here, rivalling the government Census 2021 which also takes place this weekend. We feature a reminder also of the last few days of our Lent journey in the wilderness, and......

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