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 a shameless request to get involved in helping keep the churchyard such a beautiful place.
As always, we’d love to hear from you and how you are doing. “One day soon” indeed, as together we continue to be growing faith, proclaiming hope and living the love of Jesus.
Vicar of Trinity Churches and Area Dean of Shrewsbury
Our new-look notices video, this week hosted by Craig Silcock. We hope it gives a flavour of what’s going on here at the moment, and some of the different ways you can get involved. We’d love to know if this is a helpful way of doing things, and how we can keep improving, so do be in touch….
We’re finalising plans for Easter Day, Sunday the fourth of April. From sunrise to evening, in person, online and on the phone we are wanting to include as many people as we can. We’ll be inside and outside at Holy Trinity, and we expect there will also be small gatherings in Radbrook Green and the Meole Estate.
We’ll be following all the latest COVID guidelines, and numbers will be limited. Bookings open on Wednesday 24th March, so watch out for an email about how to let us know you’ll be coming, or check back at the church website.
The 21st of March, is census day. Have you completed your government form yet online?
We’re doing a census of our own here at Trinity Churches. At a time of opening up once again – and what feels like a new season of recovery – we’re asking for five minutes of your time. This will help us plan ahead, and find ways of supporting and resourcing the wider life of the church. There’s also a question on how you’re doing spiritually, and ways in which we might support you in your life with God.
We’re launching this formally this coming Sunday, but you can get a head start if you’d like by completing this from today. Follow the link below. Over to you!
Saturday 20th March is our next online prayer meet-up. Each week we’ll be reflecting around a particular theme or approach to prayer, including unanswered prayer, being creative in prayer, and finding that “still small place.” This week Charles Ruxton will help us explore “praying with the imagination”, and be
It’s been amazing to see the churchyard so well used in recent months. Did you know that we have an amazing team of people on the lawn-mowing team, and are looking for a few more! You’ll be on the rota every five weeks or so through spring and summer. Takes about two hours, and mow when suits you! Contact the Church Office and we’ll pass your details on.
Alongside Sunday gatherings, midweek meet-ups, small groups etc, there are three resources which we hope you’ll find a gift over Lent 2021.
- PHONE CHURCH is our weekly service available for a local call rate on 01743 298249. Hosted by Valerie Pitt and other members of the team, it features a twenty minute service with some well known music, a short reading and a reflection, and some prayers. Know anyone for whom this would be a gift? We’d love them to join us
- WORSHIP IN THE WILDERNESS. Lent 2021. A booklet to complement and build on our Sunday services with ideas and reflections to be done on your own or with someone else. Each week gives space for a simple prayer, a short piece of scripture to read, and a few questions to reflect on.
- TIME FOR GOD. A booklet with some simple prayers and readings from the Bible. Full of inspiring pictures and We’ve designed this particularly to give away to people who might appreciate some short encouragements in prayer and scripture. You can pick up a copy from outside Holy Trinity Church or Café Connect, or download one from the website. If you’d like us to send a copy to you, or someone you know, then do please let us know and we’ll put something in the post.
These are tough days for many people, and lots of us find ourselves in need of help and support. As a local church we pray regularly for the local community we serve, and we would love to pray for you, your family or friends. Do please let us know what we might be praying for you, or make this link available to others as appropriate.
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