Weekly Email w/b 5th April 2021
What a joy it was to celebrate Easter together a few days ago across the local area. Sunday saw ten different services, and nearly three hundred people being able to meet “in person” as well as others joining us online and on the phone. Thank you so much to all those involved from morning to night, outdoors and indoors.
We’ll keep today’s email brief, with the exciting news of “Cloisters Pop-up Cafe”, a reminder about this Sunday’s service, and a link to the prayer resource. We continue to plan ahead over these next few weeks, and thinking about what our next steps look like across the parish and for individual congregations.
As always, with our thanks and prayers as together we are “growing faith, proclaiming hope and living the love of Jesus.”
We’re opening “Cloisters”, a pop-up Cafe taking place outdoors in the beautiful cloistered courtyard of the Trinity Centre.
We start from Monday 12th April, and will initially remain open in this outdoor setting until indoor hospitality opens up again from mid May. We’ll be here five days a week (Monday to Friday), initially 10am to 2pm though when schools go back look forward to some 9am openings for that ‘after drop off catch up” with a friend. Cloisters will be supported by staff and team from Cafe Connect, our longstanding cafe presence in nearby Radbrook Green.
Join us for drinks, snacks and light lunches to eat in or take away. We’ve got a new menu, take-away and eat-in options, and can assure you that we’ve taken all the necessary precautions to make the outdoor venue COVID-safe and follow the latest guidance on social distancing.
We’d love you to come and join us for our 9am or 11am Sunday celebrations this coming Sunday. Over April we’ll be meeting in person for these two services each Sunday, as well as online and with phone church. We’ll continue to run a “waiting list” for those who would like to worship with us, and will do all that we can to accommodate as many as we can.
We’re excited that some of our youth and children provision will also be taking place fortnightly, starting on Sunday 18th April.
Our new Easter booklet of prayers and reflections is now available. This one features a new section called “My Pandemic Experience”, with some questions and encouragement about thinking back over this last year by thanking / lamenting / learning / praying. There are further resources available online to help you do each of these. We hope it will be a gift to those across the local community and beyond, as well as the different congregations who make up Trinity Churches. You’ll find them available outside Meole Brace Church and Cafe Connect, from the front page of our website, and available at our Easter day celebrations.
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