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Jun 2014
Remembering the First World War

The next weeks, months and years will see many opportunities to remember the centenary of World War One. The Great War saw 65 million troops mobilised, and no village, town, church or community was left unaffected. The first day of the Somme saw 20,000 killed and 38,000 wounded, and more than 15 million people lost their lives as a direct result of the conflict. Rightly the years 1914-1918 will be commemorated up and down the country through memorials and civic events. I was sent recently a replica copy of the “Active Service” gospel, a pamphlet of John’s gospel given to millions of troops on active service in the war. They were designed to be carried in the front pocket of an army uniform, and on the front it says......

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02
May 2014
If you missed the APCM

If you missed the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on 28th April, you can catch up on what went on here. Follow the link to download the various documents from the evening.  You can also check out the 2014 APCM brief report, which incloudes details of everyone elected to our various committees and the names of those given the ‘Unsung heroes Awards’, on the night....

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02
May 2014
Growing Leaders course set to run from September

Come and spend one session a month over a year taking part in the CPAS “Growing Leaders” course. We can promise some great input, time in small groups, opportunities for worship and to be mentored, and some great fun along the way. Throughout the course we’ll be exploring what it means to be “led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus, lead more to Jesus.” Christians in leadership roles in every area of society need support and encouragement so that they can live out and share the distinctives of godly leadership. Like throwing a pebble into a pond and watching the ripples spread out, we hope that through what people learn together the wider life of the local church and countless others will be blessed. Who is the course......

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01
May 2014
Food banks in the news – collection started at Trinity Churches

We have recently set up a collection point for Shrewsbury food bank at Holy Trinity.  We explain why and how you can get involved. Over recent months, politicians, both local and national, and of every political persuasion, have been sharing their views on food banks. Whatever they, and indeed we may think of food banks, one of the features of recent years has been the massive growth in the numbers of them, and indeed demand for their services.  The Shrewsbury bank, run out of Barnabas Community Church in Coleham is no exception.   Shrewsbury food bank offers short-term support to people in crisis, perhaps brought on by redundancy, illness or a change or delay in benefits.  A parcel of food and household essentials can make so much difference in......

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01
May 2014
Planning some 'Fun in the Sun' this summer

As summer approaches we are busy planning our annual ‘Fun in the Sun’ programme Over the weeks of the school summer holidays, things go a bit quieter in church life, but we want to give lots of opportunities for people to meet up, have fun and relax together.  At this stage we would love to hear about any ideas you may have for events we may be able to offer, either ones that you would like to run or things you would love to see happening, even if you are not sure you could organise them.  If you have any ideas, please contact us  ...

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01
May 2014
Launching B

Over the next few months we are going to be launching a new project B. Our hope for B is that all those connected with Trinity Youth across the whole parish will come and B part of an evening where we spend time with God and time together. The evening will have a distinct focus on worship, God’s word, food and games.  We are running B for those 11-18 or school years 7-13. Our hope is that B encourages the young people in their faith but also builds their friendships too.    ...

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01
May 2014
To be confirmed?

As we prepare for our Joint Confirmation Service on 29 June, Phil Cansdale writes to encourage us to conisder being confirmed. Confirmation is for anybody who is a committed Christian and wants to take the ‘next step’ in becoming a fully active member of the church. If you were baptised as a child, confirmation offers an opportunity to make your own public declaration of faith in Christ.  You may, however, have been baptised as an adult and be wishing to underline your commitment to the family of God. Alternatively, you may be a full member of another branch of the Christian Church and be wishing to play a full part in the Anglican Church. Getting Ready? There are a number of ways to prepare to get confirmed. You might......

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17
Apr 2014
Fruitfulness on the frontline - new morning sermon series

What would life look like if we were more able to make a difference in our everyday lives? How can we show and share Christ’s wisdom and love with the people we meet out in the places we usually find ourselves – at the shops or the gym, at work or at the schoolgate? In our morning services after Easter we are going to be reflecting further on this by looking at what it means to be ‘fruitful disciples.’ Using some fantastic new material written by Mark Green and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), we’ll be thinking about what it means to live as disciples on the ‘frontlines’ of our lives. Small groups will be given the opportunity to reflect on these issues further midweek, using a......

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14
Apr 2014
Ready for the APCM

As we prepare for our Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM), you will find the various papers, reports and information you need here. Meering from 7.15pm on Monday 28 April 2014 in Holy Trinity, we hope you will join us as we look back with gratitude and look forward with anticipation. We will also be electing various officers and representatives for the church family Meanwhile, we can also promise you a ‘world premiere’ on the night! Here you can download various documents as they are ready Annual Review 2013 APCM Agenda APCM minutes 2013 Draft Accounts 2013...

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11
Apr 2014
Eggsactly 150 treats 'to go'

Church members and generous customers at Cafe Connect have hit 150 in their bid to make Easter special for more families in Shrewsbury. This year the cafe has again been collecting Easter eggs that will be given to local families in need via  the charity Shrewsbury Homes for All.   150 have been donated, a new record for the Cafe . Pictured with a ‘Chocolatey mountain to go’ is Ollie Abbott, Cafe manager...

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