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Vicar Puts Year Ahead in Context

Dear Friends, At the turn of the year, we all tend to find ourselves looking back at the more significant moments in the past twelve months. It’s a chance to remember the good things that have happened, the successes that both we individually and our family and friends have achieved. It can be sad too, as we find ourselves remembering friends lost in the past year. If you’re anything like me, it’s also a time where you come face to face with your regrets, those ‘should have’ moments in life that we all experience and perhaps it makes us stop and ask some of the bigger questions of life – the ‘why’s, what’s and ‘what if’s’. But it’s also a time to look forward. This is a ‘gateway’ time of year, a time to stand on the threshold of new beginnings and new opportunities, and that can take quite a bit of courage, especially when we have worries about what that new year holds in store, be that financially, physically or emotionally.

I’m sure you all know this well known quote from M. Louise Haskins -  ‘The Desert’: I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’  And he replied; ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God.  That will be better to you than light, and safer than a known way.’

We can look to the future with confidence because God stands with us on this threshold.  Jesus isn’t just a baby in a manger, put away with our Christmas decorations as we move on into January.  Rather, the enduring hope of the Christmas story is the message that Jesus travels this way with us each and every day of each and every year.  As John’s gospel says ‘the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world’.  His light can dispel our fears and worries for the future, help us to put behind us the regrets from the past year, and it invites us to travel on a daily journey with him into the new one.

Canon Andrew

From the Vicar’s letter this month…

View of Holy Trinity across the harbour

What’s on

  • Sunday 18 February 2018, 6.00pm | Holy Trinity

    Nota Bene Singers Music for Choir and Organ

    In 2002, the group now known as the Nota Bene Singers was founded by Gay Corran a local resident, John Holloway the Musical Director and Ian Fox organist.

    The group meet in Lulworth twice a year; with singers coming from all parts of the country to rehearse for a weekend culminating in a Festal Service in West Lulworth. They have toured twice in France, performing in Cathedrals and churches around Lectoure in the Gers region.

    I am therefore delighted to say that as a special treat they will perform for us in Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 18 February at 6pm when we shall hear them sing a varied programme of music – encompassing Stanford, Durefle, Jenkins, Mendelssohn, Bach and Sumison - and enjoy socialising with them over a finger buffet afterwards.

    They will rehearse in church on Friday evening and all day Saturday (16-17 Feb).

    Tickets - £10 for the concert and £15 for the concert and buffet – are available from Janet Hall who has arranged this event.

    The singers and organist are covering all their costs and giving their services free which means all profits go to Holy Trinity.

  • Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.00am | Holy Trinity

    Traidcraft BIG BREW 2017

    Holy Trinity Church
    Saturday 3rd March 2017
    From 10.00 – 3.00

    Once again we will be marking Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a Big Brew in the church. Join us for a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake for just £2.00.

    All proceeds will go towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange, supporting their ‘Hidden Entrepreneur’ Appeal which focuses on people in developing countries who have the talent and determination to succeed, but lack the opportunity.

    As an extra bonus, this year every donation will be matched by the UK Government meaning twice as much money goes to help people build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.

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Pastoral Care for St Nicholas Congregation

Father Andrew has successfully secured an alternative venue for our Wednesday Eucharist and a once a month Sunday Service (for those members of St Nicholas who are unable to get to Holy Trinity). We are grateful to Gracewell Community of Weymouth who have offered to accommodate us in one of their small community rooms. As from Wednesday 7th March we will continue to share together in the Eucharist at 10am at Gracewell, which is next to Holy Trinity School, Cross Road. During Lent this will be followed by our Lent Course. The first Sunday Service will be on Easter Day at 9am and thereafter on the fourth Sunday of each month at 9am.

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