Weekly Email w/b 25th March 2024

Weekly Email w/b 25th March 2024

We are now halfway through our holy week journey with Jesus, walking in the footsteps of the first disciples. We’ve been following him on the journey of Palm Sunday, of teaching in the temple, of meals with friends, to the cross… and beyond.

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in so far in our “first-century time machine” as we transform this part of Shrewsbury into ancient Jerusalem. I hope we’ve been able to appreciate some of the sights and the sounds, and get our heads more fully round the dynamics of that most amazing of weeks. We’ve been recording short snippets on our “Trinity Churches Shrewsbury” Facebook account if you haven’t yet caught them.

Our journey continues, both ‘on the streets’ as well as gathering for our usual times of worship on Good Friday and Easter Day. You’ll find fuller details below, as well as on our website. There is so much to be thankful for and grateful about, and we really look forward to welcoming you – and many others – to join in the Easter story.

Grace and peace… as always

Revd Phil Cansdale (Vicar)

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It’s Good Friday on 29th March. There are various ways of joining in the story of Holy Week together.

  • our day begins “out and about” at 7am, and then again at 8.30am as our Jerusalem-Meole journey continues with the trial of Jesus and him being taken to be crucified. More details and location on website.
  • there’s an all-ages gathering at 9.30am at Meole Brace Church
  • Christ the King will be meeting at 9.30am as well for a Radbrook Good Friday service
  • the “last hour at the cross” takes place at 2pm on Good Friday afternoon
  • at 4pm we’ll be meeting at Longden Road Cemetery as Jesus is buried…

There’s also the Shrewsbury Churches walk of witness which begins at St Mary’s at 10am, walking down Pride Hill and finishing in the square. Refreshments will be served afterwards at St Alkmund’s.

 

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It’s Easter Day on 31st March.
We start our day at 6.30am for a sunrise communion, this year taking place not at Meole Brace church as usual but nearby at Longden Road Cemetery Chapel instead. Please park considerately, and remember there are a couple of residential properties immediately next to the chapel. After our service we’ll have tea, coffee and some croissants etc as we celebrate together.

Our Easter day services then continue at 9am at Meole Brace, 1030am at Christ the King, and 11am at Meole Brace for an all-ages celebration. (including legendary easter egg hunt round the gardens). As part of that we’re so excited that two young people are going to be baptised, and one adult renewing his baptism vows. Do come and join them in celebrating new life!

Our Easter day concludes at 630pm with an evening celebration….

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Our latest version of Trinity Life is out this weekend, Easter Day. Covering April and May, it’s got some of the really great events coming up in the life of the church, including the ALIVE course, latest news, Sunday sermon series, Pentecost prayer etc. Pick up a copy on Sunday, and take a sneak preview online by clicking below.

April and May 2024 Trinity Life

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ALIVE is a five part series inviting people to ask some of the big questions about the Easter story and the Christian faith.

Starting on Wednesday 17th April we’re going to be taking a look at some of the people who had a life-changing encounter with Jesus after the resurrection. Mary by Jesus’ tomb, the friends on the road to Emmaus, doubting Thomas… each encounter reveals how Jesus reaches out to people at their place of need. With video input and plenty of time for discussion, we’ll be looking at topics like love, hope, peace, freedom and purpose.

So come and join us on a journey of discovery to see that Jesus being alive has a profound impact on us today – it really does change everything!

Find out more and sign up online

 

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This time of year we always begin talking about the Electoral Roll a bit more. This is a really important way of saying “I belong” to the life of the church, both locally and nationally. It seeks to be an indication of the strength of church life, recording the amazing family of God who make up churches across England seeking to be a Christian presence in every community.

Joining the electoral roll also opens up the way for greater involvement in the life of the church, at deanery, diocesan and national events. You become entitled to vote at the Annual Parish Church meeting, and become eligible to join the church committees and PCC.

If you joined the electoral roll in 2019 – or any time since – then you don’t need to complete a new one. But for everyone else you can find out more, and sign up online for yourself, by clicking below.

Find out more about the Electoral Roll

Join the Electoral Roll today

 

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Tuesday 9th April sees an evening for musicians, singers, and anyone else wanting to get involved in our musical life together. We’ll be learning a couple of new songs together, digging into a bit of input on “why / how” of worship, and reflecting on some of the joys and struggles in our worship at Trinity. All are welcome, whether you’re currently involved or not. We start at 7.45pm.

Let us know you’re coming

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Our next walk takes place on Saturday 13th April. Join in with others for a 6 mile circular walk to Pulley, Bayston Hill, Sutton and back.

We meet at 10am at “The Meet Place”, the community space at the heart of the Meole Estate. Do please wear suitable walking boots/trainers, and take the weather into account in terms of waterproof and warm clothing. You may want to bring refreshments for a coffee-stop at halfway, and at the end we’re hoping to people will bring their own lunch and enjoy that back at the Meet Place.

For more details please contact the Church Office, or speak to Rebecca Barker and Susan Tonge.

Let us know you’re coming

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