19
Jan 2018
Fab video from The Bible Society

I was in a meeting this week talking about some of the different people, and organisations, we get to support across the world. Thank you so much for your generosity, giving over £20k last year to support God’s work locally and further afield. I received an email from the Bible Society this morning,  one of the organisations we give regularly too. They’re amazing. It included this video about Bibles being brought to a remote tribe in West Papua. I must have seen it a dozen times, but still find a lump in my throat every time I watch it, as these people receive God’s word for the first time in their own language. I have about thirty Bibles sitting on my shelves, numerous podcast versions, and mobile phones and......

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05
Jan 2018
Spring 2018 termcards now available

The new spring termcards are now available, with details about what we are doing on Sundays across the parish for the next few months. It’s always hard to know how best to talk about what is happening across Trinity Churches. The termcard mainly talks about Sunday mornings and evenings, and opportunities for us to get together in church as we worship, encourage each other, grow faith, and get equipped for our 24/7 life. The termcard also points people towards midweek small groups, children and youth activities, and details of some of those involved in leadership across the parish. This time we also have a reminder of some of the different things which take place across the community and across the week. Pick up a copy in church, or take......

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03
Jan 2018
Amazing North African adventures

How do you get to North Africa? Flights from Manchester or Heathrow? A slow boat from Liverpool? Or by climbing three Shropshire hills? In the Easter holidays four of our intrepid young people aged 11 and 12 plus four excited adults are venturing to North Africa for five days to spend time with Helen and Marc and the children near their home in the foothills of the local mountains. As part of their preparation, and to assist fundraising, they’re going to be climbing some of Shropshire’s finest hills. This is going to be a fantastic time when they will be able to find out what it is like to live in a country that is so different from ours. While they are there they will be exploring a different......

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02
Jan 2018
Spring 2018 Sunday services

As the new year of 2018 begins we’re really excited about all that’s coming up on Sundays in spring 2018. In the morning services in January and the first part of February we’re going to be looking at what we’re calling “The Jesus Creed”, and what is might mean to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength.” Each week we’ll be exploring these well known words from Deuteronomy, as well as spoken by Jesus, and taking practical steps in our discipleship today. Meanwhile the evenings we’ll be using some excellent material from LICC called “Holiness and Hope”, some immensely down-to-earth and challenging teaching based on the book of 1 Thessalonians. Punching well above its weight, 1 Thessalonians gives us: a model to follow, in Paul’s......

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03
Dec 2017
New Youth and Young Adult Minister - Craig Silcock

We’re delighted to be announcing that Craig Silcock has been appointed this week as our new Youth and Young Adult Minister. Craig – pictured here along with wife Emily and twin girls Hannah and Bethany (4 months old) – is currently youth minister in Marple. Craig is due to be moving to Shrewsbury in the new year and beginning his role towards the end of January 2018. So for now let’s allow Craig to introduce himself… Hello! We are the Silcock family and we are so excited to be coming to live and work with you – the amazing team at Holy Trinity! You might ask – who are we? – here are 5 things we cannot live without! 1. FUN – If it’s fun, we’re in! We love......

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28
Nov 2017
Guided Prayer in Lent 2018

Personal prayer is personal – a time when we do business with God one-to-one, in honesty and without the need to defer to other peoples’ expectations of what prayer is. It is an essential part of Christian living. And yet, if you are like me, there are times when we feel that a bit of guidance wouldn’t go amiss. Not ‘expert’ advice (how can someone be an expert on me?) but the companionship of someone who is committed to the same quest. Here is a proposal for next Lent: –       You make a commitment to pray each day of Lent, in a way that suits you and at a time that suits you (something like 20-40 mins, or whatever you have time for); –       Each Wednesday (afternoon or evening,......

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28
Nov 2017
Christmas Connect 2 - now out

The latest version of Connect 2 has just come back from the printers. And will be ready to pick up from Church on Sunday 3rd December. It’s got details of our Christmas events, featuring things like carols in the pub, “Christmas Meole”, and all the usual favourites like carols by candlelight. It also has a page on the Trinity Centre, celebrating ten years. Take a look for yourself below. Pick up a copy and take one home. And our thanks – in advance – for the amazing work many of you do in helping us to deliver them across the parish.  ...

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27
Nov 2017
Carols by Candlelight - Sunday 17th December 2017

Rehearsals for the choir and orchestra are underway …  If you enjoy singing or playing an orchestral instrument, come and join in! Every year people of all ages and a range of abilities form an orchestra of 30+ people and choir of at least 20 to rehearse music for our annual carol services at Holy Trinity.  It’s part of our preparations for Christmas and we make a great sound. Orchestral rehearsals in the church are on: Wed 29th Nov 6-7pm, Tues 5th Dec 6-7pm, Thurs 14th Dec 6-7pm, Sat 16th Dec (time tbc) Choir rehearsals are in the church on: Thurs 30th Nov 7.30 – 9pm, Wed 6th Dec 7.30 – 9pm, Mon 11th Dec 7 – 9pm, Sat 16th Dec (time tbc) To join in, please contact (choir)......

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20
Nov 2017
Shropshire Hope Conference – a look back

It was great to welcome two hundred people to this year’s Shropshire Churches Conference. Those who attended were treated to a feast of stimulating input, being encouraged to “give a reason for the hope we have” through a variety of keynote talks, Q and A, workshops, and worship.   You’ll find a few resources from the day below.   Session One. Michael Lloyd Keynote address in the morning   Session Three. Q&A following Michael Lloyd workshop on Problem of Evil (apologies, he forgot to press record during his talk!)  ...

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