23
Feb 2022
"Are we nearly there yet?" Our COVID journey

As a church we welcome the lifting of legal restrictions as of 24th February 2022, and the hope-filled prospect of the end of this stage of the COVID pandemic. However we recognise that this will raise questions and concerns for some, particularly those who are more vulnerable. The next few weeks and beyond will see what Dr Chris Whitty called “gradual, steady change over a period of time”, rather than a sudden “everything stops” approach. We are therefore reflecting on what measures will best be in place as individuals and as a local church, and how we can live out our personal responsibility in such a way that we look not just to our own interests but also to the whole family of God. As a church we will......

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18
Feb 2022
Weekly Email w/b 14th February 2022

I’ve just driven back from Chester, taking that beautiful road past Wrexham and Oswestry and onto Shrewsbury. There’s always one spot on the journey where the radio signal dips and the mobile signal drops out, for about half a mile I’m in no-mans-land. There is no signal to the outside world! Author Henry Cloud describes how we, like mobile phones searching for a connection, have an inbuilt need to connect up with others. He describes that fundamental part of our DNA that we are designed to do life with others. Whether single or married, extrovert or introvert, we were not designed to be alone. I’ve been reminded of that as we’ve looked through the story of Elijah on Sunday mornings, and how one of the reasons Elijah hits rock......

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11
Feb 2022
Weekly Email w/b 7th February 2022

Last weekend it wonderful to hear the bells ring out to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our Queen’s accession! Some of you will remember how, on 6 February 1952, the young Elizabeth was staying in Kenya with her husband Prince Phillip when she heard of the sudden death of her father King George VI. We are told that without delay, she returned home, where she was proclaimed, ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ aged just 25. On her coronation, the Queen dedicated herself to a life of service – to her people, both in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth, and to God. Archbishop Justin Welby, interviewed by the BBC recently, likened her role as monarch to a lifelong religious vocation and the coronation to the vows for religious ministry. How......

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10
Feb 2022
Easter Day Baptisms

What better day to consider being baptised than Easter Sunday?! Alongside the regular baptisms we hold for babies, this year we’re offering children, young people and adults the opportunity to be baptised on Sunday 17th April as part of the 11am mid morning gathering. For most people you won’t have been baptised before, and this will be an amazing opportunity to more fully live out your faith as someone baptised. For others you might have been baptised as a baby and then have found a deep and living faith as an adult, so we’d explore with you about “renewing your baptism vows”. Interested? Talk to one of the staff team, or let us know and we’d love to continue the conversation. Or let us have your details, as below,......

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10
Feb 2022
Lent 2022 and midweek groups

This Lent we’re hosting two midweek opportunities to go stronger in faith and grow deeper in prayer. We’d love to invite people from across our life at Trinity to join in. Click on the events below to find out more, and sign up to let us know you’ll be coming.  Alongside these groups there are a variety of other things you can get involved in. Many of the small groups from across the local area will be continuing to meet, regular opportunities to live out ‘welcome, worship, word and witness.’ Six o’clock live will continue Mondays to Fridays at 6pm, using some excellent resources thanks to the Bible Society. And we’re hoping to have one or two other opportunities to be meeting together – in person! – to give some......

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27
Jan 2022
Weekly Email w/b 24th January 2022

On Friday morning, sad news broke of the death of US Rockstar Meat Loaf and throughout the day TV, radio and social media began to fill with people sharing their memories and their favourite Meat Loaf songs. Do you have a favourite? I have distant memories of being a child in the 80’s and long Meat Loaf songs playing on the car radio, but I suppose the first Meat Loaf song that springs to mind for me is his biggest selling single “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)“ from the early 90’s. It’s a funny song title, don’t you think? At first glance it seems a bit contradictory. “I’d do anything for love…but I won’t do that.” Hmmm…If you really would do “anything”, why is......

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