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What’s on at Holy Trinity
and St Nicholas

Holy Trinity and St Nicholas play an integral part in the life of the local community with many social and fundraising events throughout the year.

March 2018

  • Saturday 3 March, 10.00am | Holy Trinity

    Traidcraft BIG BREW 2018

    Holy Trinity Church
    Saturday 3rd March 2018
    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.

    STOP PRESS A huge thank you to Linda and Alyson and to everyone who supported this Big Brew event. £113.12 was raised for the Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal and this will be doubled by the Department for International Development. It was good to welcome visitors from other parishes into the church: so a good social occasion as well as a very successful day.


  • Friday 16 March | Holy Trinity

    Women’s Fellowship Report

    It was good to meet again after the Christmas celebrations. We started the New Year with an inspiring talk by Jan Lever who talked movingly about the work of Julia’s House (the local charity working to provide care and support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition). A collection was made for this very special work, which was much appreciated. It is hoped that we shall soon have settled on a suitable venue for future meetings.

    The next lunch will be held on the 19th March 2018 at the Crown Hotel at 12 noon for 1230. Please contact Pat Reeves on 01305 459215 to book.

    Our next meeting will be held on 23rd April 2018 when Mr Watson will continue with the second part of his fascinating Mother of Pearl collection. Our new venue will be decided and notified as soon as possible. We hope that all of our members and new members too will be able to come and enjoy our meetings.

    Submitted by Pat Reeves

  • Saturday 24 March, 2.00pm | Holy Trinity

    Community Easter Event 24 March 2018

    Due to schools not breaking up until Maundy Thursday this event replaces the Holy Week club which was previously run in this parish for children. Both Janet Hall and Jenny Keates felt that it gave them the opportunity to try something different - hence the idea of a Community Easter Event. It will be free and run from 2pm to 4pm with lots of activities and of course refreshments.

    Help would be welcome with the following:

    Serving tea, coffee and cake and washing up etc. Provision of Easter cupcakes

    Would you please let Janet (01305 839737) or Jenny (01305 788136) know if you can assist with the teas and coffees (they will provide) and a list will go up in the organ transept for the provision of cupcakes. If you would like a flyer to help promote the event then please ask for a copy.

    Thank You.

  • Saturday 24 March, 7.30pm | St Paul's Church, Weymouth

    Stainer’s Crucifixion

    A performance of The Crucifixion: a meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for a Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass choir and organ, and features solos for bass and tenor.

April 2018

  • Sunday 1 April | Holy Trinity

    YOUR Choir Needs YOU

    As we journey through Lent towards Easter, many of us take the time to both reflect on what has passed and look forward to new life and new beginnings in the future.  Members of Holy Trinity’s choir are no different and, prompted by several photographs dated from 2002, have been evaluating the choir’s role in worship and also its composition.  The most striking feature seems to be the current dearth of boy or girl choristers - each photograph conveys a complement of at least ten compared with the current, single, child member.

    This is obviously a concern for both now and in the future because the choir, as a living, evolving body needs new blood in order to ensure not only its growth but its very existence.  Musically, treble voices add an extra dimension to the sound of worship - without them some pieces of music cannot be performed.
    As a result of this, the choir is keen to try a range of approaches in order to encourage children and young people to come and join us - after all choirs are enjoying a huge surge in popularity at the moment, something not many people would have predicted only a few years ago (a testament to the power of television, perhaps)?

    The most obvious tactic is to strengthen relations with Holy Trinity Primary School and encourage pupils to take part in some joint musical ventures with choir and wider church to give them a flavour of what it involves and what we are like.

    We also have plans for a junior/training choir which would join with the main choir on specific occasions, e.g. weddings, and sing suitably selected music.  When proficient, junior members would be invited (with much pomp and ceremony) to join the main choir.  We also envisage a social side to the junior choir to ensure that members feel that their contribution and commitment is valued and to encourage friendship and ‘team-building.’ During one of his visits to Yorkshire, Derek (our Director of Music) visited St. Mary’s Church, Masham which obviously has a vibrant choir which records its activities daily in a dedicated book which is available for anyone to look through - something Holy Trinity could emulate.

    Our ideas and aims are all very well but will come to nothing if we cannot break down the barriers, dispel the fear and encourage people of all ages to give it a go.  We welcome new members of any age or voice range - can you sing? You don’t have to be a virtuoso - just be able to hold a tune (and preferably follow simple instructions - but if you can’t, don’t let that stop you - it’s never stopped anyone before)! Do you know anyone, young or old who might like to join us?  Can you think of any clubs or societies where we could advertise? (Would you like to join our press gang)?

    Our vision is to report this time next year that we have made some progress - help us to make that vision a reality.

  • Sunday 1 April | Holy Trinity

    Easter Day

    Today is EASTER DAY. There will be a blessing of the Pascal Candle, procession and renewal of baptismal promises at the 10am Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity.

  • Sunday 15 April, 11.30am | Holy Trinity

    2018 Annual Parochial Church Meeting

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held after the 10am Parish Eucharist. (Agenda to be published).

  • Saturday 21 April, 10.00am | Hilfield Friary

    Parish Quiet Day

    There will be a Parish Quiet Day at Hilfield Friary from 10am to 4pm on 21st April. Flyers will be available from 18th March.

Vicar’s letter for March 2018

“In a vivid adage, coined I think by the Swiss theologian Karl Barth, the life of the Christian community is perfectly defined - The Church gathers for worship and scatters for mission.The picture described by Barth is worth remembering.”

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