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Change is Always a Challenge

Most of our readers will know by now that, by the time you read this, St Nicholas church will have permanently closed and the site will up for sale. Change is always a challenge for us all. But it can be exciting too. The Church in every generation and in every era of its life has always had challenges to face because of the changing circumstances in which she finds herself. Our present age is no different.

The decision of the Church Council to ‘go for change and challenge’ has not been taken lightly.  I am grateful to the members of the PCC and the congregation of St Nicholas for the way they have thought about, prayed and importantly realised that, like many organisations, we have to restructure and step out in faith to move our mission to the centre of town based at Holy Trinity church. This will mean another challenge as we seek to look at ways in which we can best serve our community through our church building. This may mean transforming parts of Holy Trinity church inside to fulfil that mission.
Whatever challenges there may be, we always need to remember that it is God’s Church; we serve the Lord of the Church and the Church will prevail.

It is with much gratitude that we thank the Gracewell Community at Cross Roads who have allowed us to continue to worship at the far end of the parish every Wednesday with our Eucharist at 10am followed by our Lent Course as from the 7th March.  Also on the Third Sunday of each month at 8.30am - starting on Sunday 18th March when I will be pleased to celebrate the Eucharist.  Please come along to Gracewell where the cinema will become our chapel for these occasions and we shall be taking some of the precious symbols of St Nicholas with us. There will be an additional service at Gracewell on Easter Day 1st April at 8.30am.

We are not in the business of success but of faithfulness.  We are all called to be good stewards of all that God has provided and He himself with our cooperation will bring it to fulfilment.

Canon Andrew

23 February 2018


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Other news

  • 16 March 2018

    First Gracewell Service a Success

    The first Wednesday Eucharist at Gracewell was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the service in warmth and comfort. Real coffee was served afterwards in the cafe. Many thanks to everyone at Gracewell for this and the forthcoming weekly regular services. Come and join us each Wednesday at 10am - you would be most welcome.


  • 16 March 2018

    Thanks to Geoff Pritchard

    Many thanks to Geoff Pritchard - the Parish Magazine Editor - for compiling the excellent and detailed history of St Nicholas Church which he collated for the Thanksgiving Closure Service of St Nicholas Church held on 4th March 2018. The history is included in the March 2018 Parish Magazine available at 50p per copy.


  • 16 March 2018

    Team of Flower Arrangers

    The small but conscientious Team of Flower Arrangers at Holy Trinity would love some others to join them! Enthusiasm and interest are the only essentials: the Team will support and encourage you. Please have a chat or telephone Angela Bament on 01305 774186 for further details.


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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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What’s on

  • Saturday 24 March 2018, 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 2018, 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.

  • Sunday 15 April 2018, 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 2018, 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.

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